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AASHTO Questions Proposed Continuing Resolution's Transportation Funding Levels

After An Initial Misstep, Darrell Johnson Begins As OCTA Chief
Orange County Breeze

Americans' Commutes Aren't Getting Longer
USA Today

Amtrak Loses A Ton Of Money Each Year. It Doesn't Have To
Washington Post


Beverly Hills' Juicy NIMBY Battle Goes To The Polls Today ("There's an election in Los Angeles County today, which puts the political spotlight on America's juiciest NIMBY controversy: the path of a new $6.3 billion subway line beneath Beverly Hills High School.")
The Atlantic: Cities

California High-Speed Rail Authority Appoints Fong As CFO ("Fong most recently was acting CFO and acting deputy executive officer of operations for the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).")
Progressive Railroading

CEQA: Reforming California's Landmark Environmental Law
Public CEO

Coldwater Canyon To Be Closed For Water Line Repairs  ("A critical commuter connection between the San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles, will be closed for more than a month as workers replace a 99-year-old water pipe.")
NBC Southern California

Curbed LA

Editorial: Put The Brakes On High-Speed Rail Plan
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Fixing Amtrak ("Long-haul routes are Amtrak's biggest financial burden, and it should scrap them. Fixing the problem, unfortunately, won't be that easy.")
The Economist

Foothill Extension Update: Pasadena To Azusa Connection Right On Schedule For 2015
San Marino Tribune

High-Speed Rail Project Targets "Disadvantaged" Workers In Central Valley
Sacramento Bee

How NASA Scientists Are Turning LA Into One Big Climate Change Lab

StreetsBlog DC

Inspiring Words From Congresswoman, Veteran, Amputee, And Bike Rider Tammy Duckworth
Bike Portland

L.A.'s Mayor: Lawless And Clueless On Mass Transit

L.A. Metro Extends CEO Leahy's Contract
Metro Magazine

L.A. Metro Launches Bike Safety Campaign
Metro Magazine

LaHood Announces Safety Summits To Help Shape New Bikeway Standards
StreetsBlog DC

The London Tube's Cultural Moment ("As the 150th anniversary of the sprawling, antique and often criticized London Underground rolls on, Penguin is publishing a set of 12 new books, each one explicitly connected to a different line of the system.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Los Angeles Harbor Commission To Vote On Embattled BNSF Railyard Project
Daily Breeze

Metro Launches Campaign To Increase Bicycle Traffic Safety
Los Angeles Sentinel

New OCTA CEO Assumes Post
Metro Magazine

Telecommuting Increasing Nationwide And Is Driving Higher Production, Study Says
Los Angeles Daily News

The Value Of Visuals ("Last November the citizens of El Paso successfully passed a neighborhood-focussed Quality-of-Life bond with an amazing 70% voter approval because it was linked to a visually compelling Vision Plan led by Dover, Kohl & Partners. Meanwhile, San Diego’s brilliant City of Villages policy plan sits in stasis for lack of any visual maps, graphics or illustrations to build long-term political will.")
Place Makers

Time Travel: Road Racing On Wilshire Boulevard ("From 1909 until 1919, a big winter road race was held in Santa Monica that attracted top drivers and thousands of spectators. The starting and finish line was on Ocean Avenue at Montana — today a pretty upscale stretch of coast on the top of the bluffs.")
LA Observed

Visualizing A Walkable City ("To further improve walkability, Pontevedra's city council produced a map that visualizes the distances and travel times between key places on foot at an average speed of five kilometers per hour. Known as Metrominuto, the map has color-coded lines that resemble those of a subway guide. ")
A Subway Map For Pedestrians
The Atlantic: Cities

Whittier Bike Plan Looks To Make Streets Safer For Cyclists
Whittier Daily News

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