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March 11: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A Los Angeles-San Pedro railroad opens, and LACMTA breaks ground on the third segment of the Metro Red Line linking Hollywood to North Hollywood)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

405 Freeway Work Continues Amidst Resident Complaints And City Worries
Long Beach Press-Telegram

"Abundant Access": A Map Of A Community's Transit Choices, And A Possible Goal Of Transit
Human Transit

After 7 Hours Of Public Comment, Controversial SCIG Rail Yard Approved
Long Beach Post

At Sundown, Train Station Trades In Drab For Dazzling ("Flexible, light-emitting diode strips -- 1,275 feet in all -- have been mounted along three sides of the building, which overlooks Interstate 95. At night, the strips offer a riot of colors that is complemented by 24 lights that are beamed onto the walls from across the street.")
New York Times

Audit Details Metrolink's "Screwed Up" Finances
Orange County Register

Audit Finds Financial Mismanagement At Metrolink
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Behind The Scenes Of Capital Bikeshare
Bike Portland

Bicycling Means Business: How Cycling Enriches People And Cities
StreetsBlog DC

California Is Least Improved In Highway Conditions

California Supreme Court Overturns Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Discrimination Decision
Santa Monica Lookout

City Awards Design Firm $30 Million Contract For New 6th Street Bridge
Blog Downtown

The End Of Federal Transportation Funding As We Know It ("This month marks 120 years since the federal government got involved in funding road transportation...Today the federal transportation program faces perhaps its greatest challenge since that shaky start. The most urgent problem is funding.")
The Atlantic: Cities

An Epic Transit-Oriented Development Fail
The Atlantic: Cities

Everything To Know About The Great Coldwater Canyon Shutdown
Curbed LA

Exploring Eric Garcetti's Street Repair Bond Idea
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Follow The Money In MAP-21
League Of American Cyclists

How Gender Matters On American Roads
Transportation Nation

Imagine A Digital Library In Every Bus Or Train ("A group of students at the Miami Ad School envision putting that technology to decidedly more pleasurable use. "Underground Library," designed by Max Pilwat, Keri Tan and Ferdi Rodriguez, proposes a series of advertisements for the New York Public Library where a quick swipe could send the first ten pages of a book right to your phone.")
The Atlantic: Cities

It's Official: Metro Will Have Ara Najarian To Kick Around For Awhile
StreetsBlog LA

Map: Downtown Los Angeles Streetcar Will Help Create A Car-Free Urban Core
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Metro Board Certifies EIR For Azusa To Montclair
San Marino Tribune

Metro's Van Nuys Boulevard, Sherman Oaks-To-San Fernando Light Rail Plan Opening To Public Comment
Los Angeles Daily News

Metrolink Begins Making Financial Repairs ("Steps to improve record-keeping and financial reporting follow a scathing internal audit.")
Los Angeles Times

Multi-Agency Emergency Drill In Alameda Corridor Was A Success
LAFD News & Information

Najarian Wins Re-Election To MTA Board Despite His 710 Freeway Tunnel Stance
Glendale News-Press

Public Transportation Surges As Americans Return To Work

Regional Connector Work Postponed In Financial District
Los Angeles Downtown News

Road Projects Like Gold Mines For Metal Theft ("Crooks are making off with everything from rebar and copper to half-ton steel beams from construction sites across the region.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Scenic Historic Route For California Zephyr Train
Las Vegas Sun

Senate Unlikely To Challenge House Cuts To MAP-21 Budget
StreetsBlog DC

Union Station Transit Users Want More Access, Signage, Food
Curbed LA

Walk It Out: Urban Design Plays Key Role In Creating Healthy Cities
Science Daily

Want To Show People The Benefits Of Transit? Build A Pretend Train Station
The Atlantic: Cities

What The Steamship And The Landline Can Tell Us About The Decline Of The Private Car
The Atlantic: Cities

What Transportation Stakeholders Need To Know About The Federal Short Term Funding Proposals
Transportation Issues Daily

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