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February 15: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Los Angeles County bus operations are consolidated and the second phase of the Metro Blue Line opens)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Bike Maps That Give Riders The Info They Actually Need
The Atlantic: Cities

CA Congressman's New Post Another Roadblock For High Speed Rail?
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Car-Free City: China Builds Dense Metropolis From Scratch ("Walking from the center of the city to the green spaces takes just ten minutes, and other nearby urban centers will be accessible by a mass transit system." Includes photos and renderings)
Web Urbanist

Chapman University Officially Opens Huell Howser Archive, Remembers The Late TV Host

CicLAvia Is One Of LA's "Green Secrets" (video : "In honor of Earth Day, the Mayor’s Office has put together a series of videos titled “LA’s Green Secrets”. Their first video features everyone’s favorite block party: CicLAvia!")
LADOT Bike Blog

Committee On Transportation And Infrastructure (video : hearing : February 13, 2013)
U.S. House Of Representatives
Hearing Highlights Federal Role In Infrastructure And Economic Importance Of Transportation System
U.S. House Of Representatives Press Release
Links To Text Of Testimony (Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Edward G. Rendell, Co-Chair, Building America’s Future, and former Pennsylvania Governor; Terry O’Sullivan, General President, Laborers’ International Union of North America)

Editorial: What Is It With Metrolink?
StreetsBlog LA

Expo Line: Portion Of Colorado Ave. To Close In Santa Monica
NBC Southern California

Guide For The Process Of Managing Risk On Rapid Renewal Projects (100p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

High-Speed Rail Critic Jeff Denham To Chair House Railroad Panel
Fresno Bee

How Serious Is The President About Fix It First And Rebuild America Proposals?
Transportation Issues Daily

I-10 ExpressLanes Open Feb. 23
Santa Monica Patch

LADOT To Begin Adding Sharrows To An Additional 20 Miles Of Streets
LADOT Bike Blog

Litmus Test For Transport Spending: Will It Benefit Our Kids?
StreetsBlog Network

Metro ExpressLanes: Can They Work In LA?
KABC Los Angeles

Measure M Oversight Panel Finds OCTA In Compliance
Orange County Breeze

Montebello Collects Ideas For Bike Lane Study
EGP News

"Parker" Now Operating In Venice
Yo, Venice!

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Rail Promoter, Announces Retirement
StreetsBlog DC

UCLA Receives Gold Award From National Center For Transit Research ("Best Workplaces for Commuters a program designed to encourage sustainable transportation innovation.")
UCLA Be A Green Commuter!

Video: Find Your Ideal Commute With Alt-Transportation ("The “Be a Smarter Commuter” video highlights how UCLA supports alt-transit by offering things like discounted bus passes, bicycle incentives, and carpool and vanpool systems. The video is part of the department's effort -- and a campuswide goal -- to get 50 percent of staff and faculty out of lone-driver cars by 2014. Currently, 53.4 percent of the University’s employees drive alone to campus.")
UCLA Today

When L.A. Was Empty: Wide-Open SoCal Landscapes (Numerous historic archival images depicting a Southern California as rural and sparsely populated. Includes the earliest known photograph of Los Angeles from 1862: "When an anonymous photographer stood atop Fort Moore Hill circa 1862 and took the earliest-known photograph of Los Angeles, he captured a small town -- population 4,385 in 1860 -- within an open countryside.")
LA as Subject via KCET

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