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January 30: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (20 years ago today, Metro Red Line opens to the public. At the dedication ceremony the day before, Governor Pete Wilson proclaims, "In 30 years, this will be the most magnificent transportation system in the world.")
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

2-Mile Stretch Of La Cienega Shut Down After Road Buckles
Los Angeles Times

5 Ways The Next U.S. Secretary Of Transportation Will Be Forced To Follow Ray LaHood's Lead
The Atlantic: Cities

Bill Would Hike Or Extend $2.3 Billion In Car Fees
Los Angeles Daily News

Chicago Planners Push Boldest Bus-Rapid-Transit Question

The Cupboard May Be Bare But LA County Is On A Roll

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Again, Cast As Possible Transportation Secretary
Los Angeles Daily News

Move LA's 5th Annual Transportation Conversation
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

A New Busway Or Elevated Train Line To Pasadena? What East L.A. May Get Out Of Closing The 710 Freeway Gap
Eastsider LA

A Pay-Per-Mile Road Tax Could Target Transpo Funding -- But It's Years Away
Transportation Funding

Rate The Debate: Which Candidate Gave The Best Answer To The Leimert Park Station Question?
StreetsBlog LA

Ray LaHood Exit Interview: We Are Behind On High Speed Rail
Huffington Post

Report: Bike Lanes Will Slow Traffic On Figueroa, Colorado ("The LADOT data on the potential impact of bike lanes is clear, but local experts and business owners disagree over what slower traffic would mean for Northeast L.A.")
Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch

Rivals Taking Aim At Purple Line-Adjacent Century City Tower
Curbed LA

Rosemead Approves Participation In Pro-Tunnel 710 Coalition
Sierra Madre Weekly

The Separation Of Church And Parking ("The story in most U.S. cities goes that on the seventh day, even parking enforcement officers rest. But thanks to slashed municipal budgets and seemingly never-ending congestion on the roads, that’s quickly and likely irrevocably changing.")
The Atlantic: Cities

These Airbags For Cyclists Might Save Your Life When A Car Slams Into You
Fast Company Exist

Two Mini Parks Opening Downtown
Los Angeles Downtown News

U.S. Transportation Secretary Departs, Leaving A Legacy Of Memorable Initiatives (A look back at how Secretary LaHood's nomination was assessed in 2009 compared to his legacy as he departs office)
Transportation For America

Villaraigosa, Granholm On Long List Of Rumored Successors To LaHood
The Hill

What Is Obama Looking For In A New Transportation Secretary
StreetsBlog DC

With Ray LaHood Leaving The Cabinet, Will Antonio Villaraigosa Have A Job In The White House?
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

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