Downtown Streetcar, La Brea Streetscape, One Santa Fe, HSR, "Urbanization Science," Metro Library Honor & More

March 19: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (101 years ago today, Pacific Electric extends its reach to San Fernando)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

BART Tries Out Letting Bikes On Board During Commute Hours

California Officials OK $8.6 Billion In Debt For High-Speed Rail

Civil Engineers Echo Obama Calling For Infrastructure Fix
Business Week

Construction Watch: "One Santa Fe" Mixed-Use To Bring 438 Apartments To Arts District In Downtown LA ("One of the most exciting features of the One Santa Fe project includes a possible new future Arts District metro station, which entails a pedestrian bridge that would link from One Santa Fe to a new station platform to be built in the rail yard. Construction on the new Arts District station will likely be wrapped into a new “turn-back” project seen as a necessary upgrade to allow for increased train service frequency (2-minute rush hour headways) for the future Purple Line Westside Subway Extension to UCLA/Westwood.")
DTLA Rising

Getting Past The Groupthink At LA's World Airports
City Watch

High-Speed Project Moves Forward, But Lawsuits Loom
Modesto Bee

High-Speed Rail Project Beset By Political Mine Fields
Las Vegas Sun

How The U.S. Tax Code Favors Driving Over Other Modes
StreetsBlog Network

Is It Time To Move Past Urban Studies And Toward Urbanization Science?
The Atlantic: Cities
It's Time For An Urbanization Science (5p. PDF)
Environment Magazine

Krugman: Costs Of Driving Deserve Way More Attention
StreetsBlog DC

La Brea Streetscape: Balance Peds, Bikes & Cars
WeHo News

LA Planning More Development, Ped-Friendliness Around Expo
Curbed LA
Los Angeles Transit Neighborhood Plans Website
Los Angeles Department Of City Planning
Map Of Transit Neighborhoods Along Expo And Crenshaw/LAX Lines (PDF)

"Movers & Shakers": Metro Transportation Library Receives National Honor For Innovative Services
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Obama's Clean Energy Policy Elevates Efficient Cars Over Efficient Modes
StreetsBlog DC

Officials Urge L.A. County Drivers To Share The Lane With Bicyclists ("Metro bike safety campaign message calls out to drivers; to be prominently displayed across the Westside leading up to Bike Week L.A. in May.")
Pacific Palisades Patch

Photos: Bicyclists Check Out Silver Lake's Newest Bike Lane

Proposed 2014 Transportation Budgets Differ Wildly. Who Will Win?
Transportation Issues Daily

Ryan House Budget Would End Spending On High-Speed Rail

San Francisco Cab Industry Looks To Mobile Technology To Boost Rider Experience
San Francisco Examiner

Sheriff Lee Baca Proposes Almost $1 Billion New Jail To Replace Downtown Facility ("The proposed new jail would be built on the site of the half-century-old MCJ in downtown Los Angeles. It is envisioned to house up to 3,500 high-security and medical inmates in two towers.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Streetcar Supporters Return From Washington After Rallying For Federal Funds
Blog Downtown

Train vs. Plane: Does Amtrak's New Acela Ad Do The Service Justice?
NBC News

What's Next: Urban Mapping, Down To The Doorknob

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