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$1 Million Bus Stop Opens In Arlington
Washington Post

12 Fresh Ideas For Transforming The Places We Live With Open Data
The Atlantic: Cities

After Decades Of Sprawl, Density Comes To Denver (thanks to transit-oriented development)
The Atlantic: Cities

Balancing Safety, Security, And Saturation On The Blue Line, Part I
StreetsBlog LA

Culver City Braces For Expo Line Construction
KABC Los Angeles

Glendale's "Space 134" Freeway Park Concept To Be Presented To City Council
Tropico Station

How Bad Is Our Infrastructure, Really?
Government Technology

In S.F., An Uphill Battle For A "Freeway For Bikes" ("Plan to replace some parking spaces on Polk Street with bicycle lanes and parklets has many residents and lots of business owners saying 'Not so fast.'")
Los Angeles Times

Is The City Planning Politburo Performing Outreach Or Just Outrage? (Expo Line)
City Watch

Long Beach Transit Agrees To Buy Buses From China ("The Long Beach Transit Board of Directors today voted to award a $12.1 million contract to purchase 10 all-electric buses and charging equipment to BYD Motors, Inc. a U.S. subsidiary of BYD Co. Ltd., a Chinese firm.The proposal has been criticized by a rival company and others who are upset that Long Beach Transit would select BYD over an American company.")
Long Beach Press-Telegram

MyFigueroa Unveils New Designs: Promises Cycletracks, Transit Lanes And More For South Fig, MLK, And 11th
StreetsBlog LA

OCTA Brings In Lower-Cost Operator For Disabled-Access Buses
Orange County Register

Oh Goody, A D Plus! ("What does the report card tell us that we didn't already know about the nation's infrastructure? Is ASCE being too tough? What would an "exceptional" road, runway, or levee look like? How does the United States compare with other countries on a similar grading scheme? What are the most pressing needs for the United States, and how can they be addressed?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Parking Madness: Los Angeles vs. Dallas
StreetsBlog DC

Plans For Revamped Figueroa Advancing ("The project, which would run on Figueroa from Seventh Street to Exposition Boulevard, would add high-visibility crosswalks, widened sidewalks, new transit platforms, more street trees and landscaping, better signalization and signage and public art.")
Los Angeles Downtown News

Rumor Mill: Is Whole Foods Coming To 8th & Grand In Downtown LA?
DTLA Rising

The Utopia Of Elysian Park Before Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles Magazine

Will New Oil Supplies Slow The Transition To Green Transportation?
StreetsBlog DC

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