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January 16: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The San Gabriel Valley is the first region in Los Angeles County covered by an extensive new regional highway plan to accommodate the projected rapid growth in population, personal automobiles...and the dirigible.)
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America Is A Walking Disaster ("In much of America, walking – that most basic and human method of movement, and the one most important to our health – is all but impossible. Maybe not literally impossible, but inconvenient at best, and tragically dangerous way too often.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Big Data Meets Big Brother In Passenger Screening Line

Bike Sharing Systems Push To Reach Underrepresented Groups
Greater Greater Washington

California's "Foothills Basket" Bridge Finished (U.K.)

A Case For Abolishing Parking Tickets
The Atlantic: Cities

Charlotte Transit Chief Touts Rail, Expansion  ("Charlotte’s top transit executive says the five-year-old light-rail line has directly led to an additional $18.8 million in tax revenue along the corridor. Charlotte Flowers, chief executive of the Charlotte Area Transit System, cited transit-oriented development -- apartments, shopping and other services that sprout near light rail and other projects -- as one of the success stories of taxpayer investments in transit.")
Charlotte Business Journal

Discount Bus Lines Like Megabus And Even Greyhound Are "Building Empires" Across America As Intercity Travel Booms
International Business Times

Englander/Buscaino Road Bond Off The Ballot For 2013
StreetsBlog LA

Ex-Transit Chief Lhota Heads Toward NY Mayoral Run
Associated Press

Fred Harvey Cafe At Union Station Still Looking For Operator
LA Observed
Union Station's Harvey House Seeks Full-Time Operator
Eater LA

FTA Releases $7M In Transit Workforce Development Funds
Metro Magazine

Google, Apple, Nokia, And The Quest For The Perfect Map ("Why are Google, Apple, Nokia, and Microsoft funneling significant resources into creating the best digital maps? "[A]ll share the same hunch that maps sit at the core of our digital future," writes Farhad Manjoo.")
Fast Company

Hold Off On Zipcar's Eulogy: Planners Are Key To Carsharing's Next Act

House Panel Rejects Proposal To End Feds' Mass Transit Benefit
Government Executive

Ideas For Downtown LA: Using Grand Central Terminal NYC As A Model For LA Union Station
DTLA Rising

Land Acquisition Starts For California High-Speed Project
Rail Journal

Life In The Slow Lane: San Diegans Spend More Time On The Road Than Angelenos
San Diego Free Press

Priced Managed Lane Guide ("This Guide is intended to be a comprehensive source of collective experience gained from priced managed lanes implemented in the United States through 2012. The Guide presents a wide range of information on priced managed lanes. The purpose of this guide is to assist transportation professionals as they consider, plan, and implement priced managed lanes projects.")
Federal Highway Administration Tolling And Pricing Program

Rail Authority Gets OK To Solicit 356 Valley Parcels
Fresno Bee

Ray LaHood's Status: "Nothing To Report"

Reports Foresee Trillion-Dollar Spending Gap For U.S. Infrastructure
Washington Post

Streetcar Out, Light Rail Or Busway In For Van Nuys Boulevard
Curbed LA

Today In Foreign Policy: American Interests Demand Walkable Communities
StreetsBlog DC

Top Reasons People Stop Using Public Transit

When Los Angeles City Hall Commanded The L.A. Skyline (A look at Los Angeles' three City Halls prior to our current edifice built in 1928)
LA as Subject via Los Angeles Magazine

Who Teaches Planning? ("What role does the background of planning faculty, and the institutions from which they earned their degrees, have on the training of future planners? Tom Sanchez examines the profile of the nation’s planning faculty to help advance this discussion.")

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