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Expo Greenway Project, Van Nuys Busway, Big Blue Bus, Metrolink, Vegas HSR, Buy America & More

March 12: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Los Angeles gets a grand proposal for a 244-mile Countywide rail network just 13 years after what was once the world's largest streetcar system goes out of service)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Abuse Pollutes State Environmental Law ("The California Environmental Quality Act, signed into law by Gov. Ronald Reagan, is being used for unintended purposes and needs fixing.")
Los Angeles Times

Big Blue Bus: How To Get Around On LA Marathon Day This Sunday
Santa Monica Mirror Checks In On Bike Nation Anaheim
StreetsBlog LA

Busway Or Light Rail On Van Nuys? Metro Opens Up The Debate
Curbed LA

CEO: Effort To Curb Las Vegas High-Speed Rail Project Based On "Faulty Data"
Vegas INC

A Conflict Resolution Scholar Explains How To Resolve Conflicts In The Quiet Car
The Atlantic: Cities

Congressional Republicans Try To Block Federal Loan For Vegas HSR
California High Speed Rail Blog

Expo Board Approves Construction Funding For First Part Of Greenway Project ("The Expo Greenway project would transform the area between Westwood Boulevard and Overland Avenue adjacent to the future bikeway and rail project into a sustainable urban greenway that would provide a corridor of native species, a stretch of open space, and a place where rainwater is sustainably moved back to the ground.")
StreetsBlog LA

In Time For International Women's Day, DOT Adds Web Exhibit: Women In Transportation History
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

L.A. Harbor Commission Certifies Final EIR For BNSF Railyard
Long Beach Business Journal

Let's Talk About Buy America ("What is the purpose of Buy America? Is it necessary? How does it affect private-sector investments in infrastructure? How does it affect employment in the transportation industry? In its current form, is it doing what it was intended to do? Would it be more or less effective with the changes suggested by House Democrats?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Mass Transit Ridership At Highest Level In Decades

Metro To Run Free Shuttle From Culver City Station To Santa Monica For Sunday's Marathon ("The shuttle from the Culver City Expo Line Station will run every 15 minutes from 5 a.m. until the race ends.")
Brentwood Patch

More People Taking Public Transportation, L.A.'s Metro System Leading The Way
Los Angeles Daily News

NYC Subway Ridership At 62 Year High, Despite Sandy Disruptions
Transportation Nation

OCTA Directors React To Metrolink Audit
Voice Of OC

One Reason Federal Funding Is So Important To Transit
StreetsBlog Network

Paul Ryan Trying To Kill High-Speed Rail To Vegas
Curbed LA

Public Transportation Getting Stretched As Hiring Picks Up
NBC News

Public Transportation Hits 10.5B Rides In 2012
USA Today

A Renewed Look At Federal Funding For Transit Operations
The Transport Politic

Republicans Want High-Speed Rail From California To Las Vegas Spiked
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Researchers To Develop Automated Track Inspection Tool
The Transit Wire
Automated Railway Inspection System Can Help Prevent Train Accidents
University Of Massachusetts, Lowell
Project Website

South Pasadena Eases Parking Space Rules To Spur Commercial Business Growth 
Pasadena Sun

Study Links Autism To 10, 405 Freeway Traffic
Culver City Patch

Transit Trips Rose Faster Than Driving In 2012, Despite Impact Of Sandy
StreetsBlog DC

Trolley Buff Guides Others Down The Tracks Of Memory ("In his talks, Jeff Arnett, 88, paints portraits of an earlier L.A., when he grew up riding trolleys and life moved at a slower pace.")
Los Angeles Times

Why Do People Quit Riding Transit? It's The On-Board Delays, Stupid
StreetsBlog DC

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