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April 15: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (60 years ago today, public money is set aside to study the viability of monorail service along a route following the Los Angeles River from Panorama City to Long Beach)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

8 Ways That California And China Can Work Together To Reduce Pollution And Protect The Climate
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

$72 Million Truck Lane Project To Bring Lane Closures To I-5
CBS Los Angeles

Behind The Scenes, Are Hollywood's Councilmen Delaying The Repainting Of Spring Street Green Buffered Bike Lane
StreetsBlog LA

Brown Wants China Aboard California's High-Speed Rail Project
Los Angeles Times

A Busy California Port Seeks To Grow, But A Neighbor Objects ("The fight over the proposed railyard, which would serve as a large center for trains that move shipping containers from the Port of Los Angeles to other parts of the country, is the region’s biggest battle yet over threatened competition from the expansion of the Panama Canal, set to be completed by 2015.")
New York Times

Chinese Cautious But Interested In Building Calif. Bullet Train
Curbed LA

Counting Bikes And Cars Without A Clipboard
StreetsBlog DC

Development Tsunami ("Gehry headlines Santa Monica's swelling building frenzy.")
Architect's Newspaper

Garcetti's $1 Million Traffic Idea ("At last a little outside-the-box thinking in this dullest of mayoral campaigns. It came during last night's hour-long debate when City Councilman Eric Garcetti suggested offering a $1 million prize to anyone who could offer the best solutions to L.A.'s traffic problems (I'm told he would raise the money privately).")
LA Observed

Is Federal Bike Lane Guidance Working In Your City?
StreetsBlog DC
Green Lane Project

It's Time To Clean Up And Green Up Los Angeles
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

L.A. Only Looks Ugly ("Los Angeles has not one thrilling subway station portal and not one inspiring modern skyscraper...But this would be a misreading of Los Angeles and the nature of its architecture.")
Zocalo Public Square

LaHood: Zero Tolerance For Drivers Who Disrespect Cyclists
StreetsBlog DC

Opinion: Too Many Studies, Not Enough Service
Burbank Leader
Opinion: Why Transportation Study Is Needed
Burbank Leader

The Port Of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Case To Be Heard By The U.S. Supreme Court On Tuesday
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Station Art Revealed For Phase 2 Of Metro Expo Line

Transportation Offers Mixed Reaction To Obama Budget
Fleet Owner

Tutor Parini/Zachry/Parsons Leads On Bullet Train Contract ("The firm's $985-million bid for a 29-mile Central Valley segment is ranked first among five competitors.")
Los Angeles Times

WalkScore Introduces "ChoiceMaps" To Measure Neighborhood Amenities
StreetsBlog Network

West LA's Bundy Drive Could Be Widened For Cars Or Bikes
Curbed LA

What Role Will The Private Sector Play In The Streetcar? ("City officials and business representatives haven't yet reached consensus on whether to create a separate authority for the DC Streetcar, or how much the private sector should chip in to build it.")
Greater Greater Washington

Will Ellis Drive? ("Research shows that young adults are in no rush to get behind the wheel. We won't stand for that.")
Road & Track

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