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April 22: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A "fully depressed and concealed" alignment along Santa Monica Boulevard is recommended for the proposed Beverly Hills Freeway in 1964)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

3 Creative Ways To Visualize Urban Public Transportation ("The Urban Data Challenge asked teams to make something beautiful and helpful from open data sets in San Francisco, Zurich, and Geneva. The results will change what you think a city’s transportation system can look like (and how useful it can be).")
Fast Company Exist

The 7 States With The Lowest Gasoline Taxes
Motley Fool

10 Incredible Repurposed Train Stations (photo essay)

100,000 Expected As CicLAvia Rolls Through LA To The Sea
Los Angeles Times

America Needs Clean Transportation, Not Just Clean Cars ("Anderson's work also shows the economic benefit of public transit, estimating that the congestion relief provided by public transportation in Los Angeles, for example, ranges between $1.2 billion and $4.1 billion per year. Therefore, the considerable economic gains justify the significant cost of constructing transit systems.")
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog
Obama's Energy Security Must Also Invest In Public Transportation
Americans For Transit

At CicLAvia, Many Say They Feel Safe Despite Boston Bombings
Los Angeles Times

Bicycle Riders Take To The Streets Of L.A. For Sixth CicLAvia (video)

California High-Speed Rail Gets Its First Contractor
Transportation Nation

A "Car-Free LA" Announced At CicLAvia ("Car Free LA, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board's new car-free campaign, "showcases the city's new bikeways, expanded public transit, improved walkability, and events like CicLAvia" as well as "features a series of expertly designed itineraries for discovering the city's diverse neighborhoods on foot, bike, and public transit," according to a release.")
Discover Los Angeles' "Car-Free LA" website

CicLAvia Bike Event Leaves Some Motorists Fuming About Traffic Jams
Los Angeles Times

CicLAvia Draws 100,000 Cyclists In Push For A Less Car-Dependent LA (video)
NBC Los Angeles

CicLAvia Lends Big L.A. A "Small Town Feel"
Los Angeles Times

Council Will Not Support The Subway If It Tunnels Under Beverly High (PDF)
Beverly Hills Weekly

Court Date Set In Proposed Metrolink Extension ("Riverside County Transportation Commission officials are expected in court Wednesday, April 24, to work out a solution concerning a lawsuit against a planned Metrolink extension into Perris.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Fatigue Risk Management Guide For Rapid Renewal Highway Construction Projects (155p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

Free Bus Passes For Earth Day
Riverside Press-Enterprise

How CicLAvia Made Its Way To The Sea ("We're literally going between the historic birthplace of L.A., which is the old church -- the Placita Church on Main Street opposite Olvera Street -- and Abbot Kinney's man-made utopia, Venice, this fantasy seaside resort that he built," says Paley."When Abbot Kinney set up his fantasy one of the most important things was that there was a streetcar that connected downtown with it and I think [CicLAvia is] a historic retracing of that route.")
LA Weekly

Letters On Letters: For Whom The Bell Tolls ("Angelenos like their freeways to be free (although they differ on what it means for highway access to be free). That's the sentiment expressed by the half a dozen reader responses to USC public policy professor Peter Gordon's letter last Saturday urging motorists to be patient with Los Angeles' experiment in congestion pricing on the 10 and 110 freeways. Gordon's lengthy letter discussed a Times article reporting that while traffic on the 110 toll lanes has sped up since their conversion from solely carpool lanes, it has slowed on the rest of the lanes...Readers were unconvinced. Here is a selection of their letters.")
Los Angeles Times

Mapping Voids, Debonding, Delaminations, Moisture, And Other Defects Behind Or Within Tunnel Linings (555p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

Mayor Joins CicLAvia Bikers, Skaters Taking Over Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink Or Other Trains Likely Reason For Frustration At Crossing (subscription)
Orange County Register

Non-Drivers Hog The Road At 6th And Biggest CicLAvia ("The 15-mile route from downtown to the beach welcomed any form of non-motorized transportation. Organizers say as many as 150,000 people participated.")
Los Angeles Times

Planes, Trains And A Downtown Auto Dealer
Los Angeles Downtown News

Santa Monica's First Kidical Mass A Success
StreetsBlog LA

Some Vow To Make CicLAvia A Tradition
Los Angeles Times

Spot-By-Spot, Or Route-By-Route? SFMTA Refines Its Bicycle Strategy
StreetsBlog SF
Draft SFMTA Bicycle Strategy (31p. PDF)

State Makes Another Redevelopment Money Grab
Santa Monica Daily Press

Take 3 For "Give Me 3." Safe Passing Law Heads To Assembly Committee On Monday
StreetsBlog LA

Tony Hsieh's Plan To Reinvent Vegas Transportation With Electric Cars ("The ambitious initiative, called Project 100, is the Zappos CEO’s latest scheme to change the face of Sin City. This time, he’s using a fleet of Teslas.")
Fast Company Exist

Westlake Village Sculptor's Next Big Project Will Span Highway 101 ("The bridge project is being funded primarily using Measure R funds from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.")
Ventura County Star

Will The FRA Force Amtrak To Build Pricier High-Speed Trains?
StreetsBlog Network

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