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February 12: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Metro breaks ground on the Whittier Greenway Trail)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Caltrans Wants Public Input On Statewide Rail Plan
Central Valley Business Times

Cars And Robust Cities Are Fundamentally Incompatible
The Atlantic: Cities

Congestion Rankings Make News, But What Do They Really Mean? Very Little For Most Residents
Transportation For America

The Geometry Of Transit-Friendly Neighborhoods ("The question of where to invest in transit-oriented development is a complicated one. We recently stumbled across a smart way of visualizing the answer – with “typology radar graphs!” – from the Center for Transit-Oriented Development.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Housing Plans Near Gold Line Monrovia Stop Not Totally Dead
Curbed LA

If You Build Bike Share, Riders Will Come
The Atlantic: Cities
Impact Evaluation Of A Public Bicycle Share Program On Cycling: A Case Example Of BIXI In Montreal, Canada (19p. PDF)

The Lessons We Haven't Learned From London's Killer Fog Of 1952
The Atlantic: Cities

Metrolink Executive Quits After Report Cites Accounting Problems
Los Angeles Times

New Beltway Express Lanes Losing Money (Recent financial disclosures from the company that operates the Capital Beltway's new high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes in northern Virginia show that the lanes lost $11.3 million in their first six weeks of operation with fewer users than expected)
Washington Examiner

New LAX Plan Lays Out Details For Airport People Mover
Curbed LA
LAX Specific Plan Amendment Study: Final EIR (1,904p. PDF)
Los Angeles World Airports

New Parking At Santa Monica College
StreetsBlog LA

OCTA Bus Fare Increase Takes Effect
Capistrano Dispatch

Police Warn Transit Passengers About "Apple Picking" ("Warning passengers about the increase in thefts on public transportation systems. Electronic devices are the target, especially iPhones and iPads.")
The Transit Wire

Report Slams Metrolink's Financial Management ("Metrolink has kept such poor financial records that it cannot account for potentially millions of dollars in unpaid bills, an internal review has found. The commuter rail system doesn't keep enough cash on hand to cover its immediate expenses and appears to have dipped into restricted funds to pay its bills.")
Orange County Register

Santa Monica Braces For Expo Line Construction Starting Monday
Santa Monica Lookout

Why We Need An Investment Budget ("Too many roads are potholed, bridges unsafe, public transport systems outdated, pipelines bursting, and schools literally falling apart. Studies show a public return on infrastructure investment to average $1.92 for every public dollar invested.")
Robert Reich

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