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April 8: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History (The last Pacific Electric interurban streetcar runs between Los Angeles and Long Beach after more than half a century of continuous service. Also, groundbreaking for the Metro Gold Line to Pasadena 19 years ago today)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Big Numbers For Dodger Stadium Shuttle
Los Angeles Downtown News

BYD To Build Electric Bus Assembly Plant ("The Shenzhen-based producer of electric vehicles will break ground on May 1 for an assembly plant in Lancaster, about 70 miles north of Los Angeles, to make electric buses for US and Latin American public-transportation markets. The facility will be one of only a few making electric buses in the US. Most buses in the country use diesel fuel or compressed natural gas.")
China Daily

City Exploring Plan To Bring Back Streetcars ("[Riverside] has applied for a $300,000 grant from the Southern California Association of Governments to fund the study. The initial route is projected to serve more than 200,000 people who live, work or attend school in the city.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Connector Work To Hit Little Tokyo
Los Angeles Downtown News

Expo Line Artists Chosen As Supreme Court Hearing Scheduled
Curbed LA

From Rooftops To Subways, Dancing Makes Los Angeles The Stage
Los Angeles Times

High Speed Rail Versus Austerity
Harvard Business Review

Hot New LADOT TAP Cards Available For Pre-Order Now
StreetsBlog LA

Houston Rising: Why The Next Great American Cities Aren't What You Think
Daily Beast

LAX Will Probably Get A People Mover No Matter What
Curbed LA

The Lost Canals Of Venice Of America (Historic images highlight the story of how "cigarette baron Abbot Kinney incorporated several references to the community's Mediterranean namesake, from the Italianate architecture to his fanciful notion of launching a cultural renaissance there.")
LA as Subject via KCET

Lost Treasure Of The Day: Edmonton's Streetcar Bookmobile
The Atlantic: Cities

Moscow Traffic Rated Worst In World

Officials Break Ground On $110.5 Million Nogales Underpass Project ("The Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority is overseeing the project, which officials say is among the most hazardous crossings in Los Angeles County.")
Claremont-LaVerne Patch

Opinion: Why Conservatives Should Welcome State Gas Tax Hikes
Washington Examiner

Parking Ordinance Timeline Not Deferred, & Thoughts On Future Of Parking
StreetsBlog LA

Port Of Los Angeles Lauds Finished Dredging Project
Daily Breeze

San Diego's Railroad Deja Vu ("It is curious that San Diego’s elected leaders have remained relatively passive about the region’s omission from the first and very possibly only (at least in our lifetimes) phase of the California High Speed Rail project.")
UrbDeZine San Diego

Someone At LADOT Wants A Monorail To Dodger Stadium
Curbed LA
Trying To Beat Dodger Traffic Blues
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Southern California Architecture: The Missing Early Years From PSTP ("In stitching the connections among architecture, urban planning and politics, the prewar story would have to confront the missed civic opportunities of those decades: how Los Angeles failed to take public control of the private red-car trolley network as it began to fall out of favor and how ambitious private plans for new parks and open space were scuttled.")
Los Angeles Times

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