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This is National Library Week.  Have you explored our Los Angeles Transit History timeline? We have assembled a chronological view of transportation agencies across the region going back to 1873, with links to our extensive historic photograph collection.  More information on how we achieved this can be found here.

6 Reasons To Be Wary Of Public-Private Partnerships

Advocating For Transportation Systems Change ("A U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics study found that 6 million people living with disabilities had difficulties accessing needed transportation. Concerns about accessible transportation have led many Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in California to increase their advocacy efforts to create long-term transportation systems change.")
Wall Street Journal

A Better Way To Grade City Transportation Systems ("TTI’s narrow focus on congestion has come under increasingly intense scrutiny in recent years, with critics pointing out that it is used to justify road-widening projects that purport to reduce congestion but mainly serve to encourage sprawl and lengthen commutes.")
StreetsBlog DC

Beverly Hills Votes To Support Purple Line Subway Extension, But Not Under High School
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Bullet Train Bidder Had Overruns: Builder Blames Past Issues On Governments Changing Specs
San Diego Union-Tribune

Could Transportation Spending Become A Core Conservative Value?
StreetsBlog DC

Council Will Support Westside Extension Only If It Avoids High School
Beverly Hills Patch

Doubling Efforts On Metro's Fare Studies?
StreetsBlog LA

Executive Decision Making For Transportation Capacity: The Multi-Agency Context (78p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

First Permits For Bike Share Kiosks Could Be Filed Soon
Curbed LA

Gov. Brown Sees China As Ticket To High-Speed Railway
China Digital Times

How Should Government Regulate Private Ride Sharing?
Greater Greater Washington

Industrial Alameda Square To Be Renovated, Stylized Into Fashion-Focused Retail Center
Blog Downtown

LA Sheriff's Crackdown On Blue Line Rail Crime Results In Hundreds Of Citations
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Litter By Litter, He Cleans Up The Area (And Loses Weight Too) ("It's trash and carry for Hans Svanoe, a corporate butler who's become a one-man sanitation engineer picking up garbage along the Orange Line busway.")
Los Angeles Times

Metro Expo Line Bridge Construction To Affect Part Of West LA
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Next Stop? A Milestone In Public Art
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Ocean Park Boulevard Complete Street
Urban Insights LA

President Obama Punts On Transportation Pay-Fors

Question Of The Week: Should CalTrans Increase HOV Lane Requirement To Three Passengers?
Los Angeles Daily News

Review Of The Federal Transit Administration's Transit Economic Requirements Model (36p. PDF)
Transportation Research Board

State Transportation Funding Proposals Detailed In New AASHTO Web Resource
Transportation Governance And Finance: A 50-State Review Of State Legislatures And Departments Of Transportation (230p. PDF)
National Conference Of State Legislatures / AASHTO

Strong Urban Cores Promote Socializing In The City ("Long commute times and urban areas that leapfrog over open space make it harder for people to socialize, but cities that are decentralized are even worse.")
Science Daily

Supreme Court Will Hear Truckers' Challenge To Port Of Los Angeles Rules
Daily Breeze

Take A Peek At Preliminary Art For The Expo Line Extension
Curbed LA

Take Me Out To The Ballgame By Public Transit
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Thousands Sign Up For New York City Bike Share In First Hours Of Registration
Transportation Nation

What Corridors Could Be Best For BRT? Metro's Study Progresses
StreetsBlog LA

Why "Nobody" Bikes In L.A., Yet...And Why That Could Change

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