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$1 Billion USC Village Retail-Residential Project Largest In South Los Angeles
Los Angeles Daily News

10 Of The Grandest, Busiest Train Stations In America (photo essay)

$20 Million Figueroa Corridor Project To Make Busy Roadway More Pedestrian, Cyclist Friendly
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Amtrak Asks U.S. For $2.1 Billion To Buy Trains, Improve Tracks

Cali Bullet Train Breaking The Rules, Losing Big Supporters
Curbed LA

California's $68B Rail Project Will Hire The "Disadvantaged" -- Like Felons And Dropouts
Fox News

California's High-Speed Rail Authority Sues Everybody, Invites You To Argue Case In Court ("The lawsuit, titled "High-Speed Rail Authority v. All Persons Interested," is meant as a pre-emptive strike so the state can confirm that it's definitely legal to issue some of the bonds needed to begin bullet train construction this summer. By citing a somewhat obscure California civil code, the state can use the "sue now or forever hold your peace" strategy to prevent a string of future lawsuits and, instead, deal with the legal issues in one fell swoop.")
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Compare The Neighborhood Density Of US Urban Areas
Greater Greater Washington

County Land Use Panel Allows LAX Modernization To Proceed
Daily Breeze

County Seeks New Revenue To Fuel Transit (Ventura County)
Thousand Oaks Acorn

Google Maps Beefs Up Its Live Transit Information With Updates For NYC, DC And SLC
Tech Crunch

How To Survive Construction Of Expo Line's Venice Blvd. Bridge
Curbed LA

Laura Nelson Replaces Ari Bloomenkatz On Transportation Beat At L.A. Times
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Goes To Plan B To Deliver Transit Projects In This Lifetime
Curbed LA

Pasadena Stakeholders Implore Antonovich Over Possible 710 Freeway Tunnel
Pasadena Sun

Performance-Based Seismic Bridge Design (138p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Port Of Los Angeles Breaks Ground On Project Expected To Alleviate Rail Congestion, Truck Pollution
StreetsBlog LA

Proposed I-5 Carpool Lane In Santa Clarita
Los Angeles Daily News

Real Estate Tip: Buy Near Transit
Transportation Nation

Should U.S. Federal Transit Spending Aim To Redistribute Wealth?
Human Transit

Tracking State Transportation Funding Plans ("We’ll be tracking the current, active and enacted state (and some regional) transportation funding plans here, providing a way to compare what states across the country are attempting to do with their own plans. This chart here at top shows the quick at-a-glance view of state plans, with some expounded on below the chart in greater detail (coming soon.)")
Transporation For America

Worst Traffic Gridlock In 18 Years In Santa Monica
Santa Monica Dispatch

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