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Foxx Tapped For DOT, HOV Lanes, SaMo Airport, SF Subway, 405 Costs, Transpo Cameras, Leimert Park Station & More

April 29: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (One of the earliest monorail proposals for Los Angeles suggests the city utilize suspended railcars from freeway medians along with "underground tubes"; bus operators and other transit employees respond heroically to six days of civil disturbances)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

93% Of U.S. Transport Remains Reliant On Oil
Face The Facts USA

Antonio Villaraigosa And Chuck Reed: Fix The California Environmental Quality Act Now
Los Angeles Daily News

Assemblyman's Bill Would Open Carpool Lanes On 134, 210 Freeways To Single-Occupancy Drivers
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Bailey Streetscape Project
Los Angeles Wave

Bids To Build SF Central Subway Are $100 Million Over City's Estimates

Bigwigs, Locals City Council To Discuss Shuttering SaMo Airport
Curbed LA

Bike Sharing Programs Hit The Streets In Over 500 Cities Worldwide
Global Bike-Sharing Fleet Tops 500,000 Bicycles
Environment News Service

Biking Boom Prompts A Wave Of Non-Pedaling Adults To Sign Up For Lessons
Washington Post

Congress Indulges In Crazy Talk About De-Funding Transit And Taxing Bikes
StreetsBlog DC

Editorial: 405 Users Avoided Carmageddon, And This Is The Price We Pay?
Los Angeles Daily News

Federal Funding: Don't Read This, It's Too Depressing ("The Highway Trust Fund will go “broke” in early 2015.")
Transportation Issues Daily

How CicLAvia Engaged Angelenos In The Space And Place Of L.A.

LA City Councilman Wants Access For LAPD To Traffic Cameras Following Boston Marathon Bombings ("Councilman Mitchell Englander introduced a motion Wednesday, asking police and transportation officials to look into how compatible the current systems are and how they may be integrated.")
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

LA Designer Transforms Sequined Art Into Billboard Bling ("People who have visited SFO’s BART station or the Raleigh Convention Center are familiar with the “shimmer wall” art installation — a technique created by Ned Kahn that uses a huge grid of small, dangling squares of reflective metal to create a display that ripples with the gentlest breeze.")

LA Metro Board Ditches $3 Monthly Fee For Freeway Toll Lane Transponders
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

LA Metro Considers Leimert Park Train Station As Part Of Light Rail Project
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

LA Metro To Hold Industry Forum For Sepulveda Pass Corridor ("On May 1, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold an industry forum to present initial concepts for several multimodal P3 projects that are being considered for the Sepulveda Pass Corridor in Los Angeles County. The forum will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Ticket Room at Los Angeles Union Station. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, and Art Leahy, Metro's CEO, are expected to address the forum attendees.")

Mapping The Subtle Science Of Parking Demand
The Atlantic: Cities

The Next Mayor Of Los Angeles' To-Do List Drawn From A Sampling Of TPR Readers And Civic Leaders
Planning Report

NJ Transit, Looking Ahead, Starts Ticketing By Smartphones
New Jersey Newsroom

Nobody Walks In L.A.: The Rise Of Cars And The Monorails That Never Were ("How did Los Angeles become so automobile-centric? How did Angeleno culture evolve (or is it devolve?) to the point where not having a car is seen as such a strange thing?")
Smithsonian Paleofuture Blog

Obama To Nominate Anthony Foxx As Transportation Secretary
Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Expected To Be Nominated For Cabinet
Los Angeles Times
Obama To Nominate Charlotte Mayor To Transportation Post
New York Times
Meet Your Next Transportation Secretary, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx

Opinion: Port Railyard Project Needs Better Protections (by Janice Hahn and Alan Lowenthal)
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Rising Star Anthony Foxx Gets Nod To Replace Ray LaHood

Southern California's Traffic Is Jammed By An Excess Of Freedom
Los Angeles Daily News

Subway Car Configurations: A Matter Of Taste?
Human Transit

TIGER's Love Affair With Freight -- And Bikes
StreetsBlog DC
Lessons Learned From The TIGER Discretionary Grant Program (32p. PDF)
Eno Center For Transportation

Transportation Construction Responsible For Hundreds Of Billions Of Dollars In U.S. Economy, Report Says
AASHTO Journal
The 2012 U.S. Transportation Construction Industry Profile (99p. PDF)
Transportation Development Foundation / American Road & Transportation Builders Association

What If We Never Run Out Of Oil
The Atlantic

What Kind Of Transportation Secretary Will Anthony Foxx Be?
StreetsBlog DC

Why Los Angeles Could Become The Next Technology Epicenter ("Extend the Expo Line to Santa Monica, bridging the disparate tech communities around the county — such as Venice, Culver City, Hollywood and other areas — to ease collaboration and uniformity.")
The Next Web

Work On Full Buildout Of Cornfield Park Could Start In January
Curbed LA
Los Angeles State Historic Park To Close For A Year
Los Angeles Downtown News

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