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AAA: Cost Of Car Ownership On The Rise
Next City
Your Driving Costs: How Much Are You Really Paying To Drive, 2013 edition (12p. PDF)

APA 2013: Dispatches From Chicago (Describes the national and international trends that planners will need to address over the next several decades)

Baca Names Transit Supervisors To Replace Demoted Officers ("The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday named replacements for three transit department supervisors who were demoted in connection with an alleged cheating scandal.")
Los Angeles Times

California Bullet Train Zooms Forward With Legal Settlement

CSUN Bike Collective Encourages Alternative Transportation
California State University, Northridge Daily Sundial

Editorial: It's The System, Stupid ("Sam Lubell calls for streamlining bureaucracy to bring Los Angeles into the 21st century.")
Architect's Newspaper

How Amtrak Can Provide World-Class Service On The Northeast Corridor
StreetsBlog DC

How To Remove DTLA's Bike Lane From Film In 40 Seconds
Curbed LA

How The End Of The Traditional Workplace Is Changing Our Cities ("For decades, cities have reflected the neat separation of work and home, with residences in one part of town, offices and industry in another, and infrastructure (highways, parking garages, hub-and-spoke transit systems) built to help connect us between the two around what has been for many people a 9-to-5 work day. But what happens when more people start to work outside of offices, or really anywhere – at all times?")
The Atlantic: Cities

Ideas For Downtown LA: Implement Road Diets On Our Ultra Wide Streets To Encourage Pedestrian Activity
DTLA Rising

It's Almost Impossible To Put An Entire U.S. Metro Area On Lockdown ("The MBTA, the city's mass transit agency, has halted all service, and Boston taxi drivers have been ordered off the roads.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Long Beach: Belmont Heights Medians Are Complete With Slower Traffic And More Pedestrians
StreetsBlog LA

National Photography Competition Brings Transportation's Role Into Focus
AASHTO Press Release
Faces Of Transportation Competition

One Small Solution For Food Deserts: The Bus-Mounted Grocery Bin
The Atlantic: Cities

Op/Ed: A Quick Fix To L.A.'s Mass Transit: Bring Back The Trolleybuses!
StreetsBlog LA

Rail Officials Admit To Changing Bid Rules ("The California High Speed Rail Authority acknowledges that the modification awards construction work on the first phase to a group that received the lowest technical rating.")
Los Angeles Times

Residents Worry Highland Park Transit Village Will Take Parking
EGP News

The School District And The Subway
Beverly Hills Courier

Settlement Reached In Calif. Bullet Train Lawsuit; Federal Rail Panel Claims Project Oversight
Washington Post

Southern California Gas Prices Finally Dip Below $4 Per Gallon
Los Angeles Daily News

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