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April 3: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The City of Los Angeles adopts the "Concept Los Angeles" general plan -- the first time that a rapid transit network is proposed as essential for Los Angeles to achieve its General Plan)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Americans Are Driving Less (video)

Amtrak Haters: Bullies With No Public Purpose
Railway Age

California High-Speed Rail Costs Soar Again -- This Time Just For Planning ("California rail leaders said Tuesday it will cost an extra $97 million in office and field work to design the rail line, which has famously seen its construction cost double to $69 billion since voters approved it five years ago.")
Contra Costa Times

Californians Want Relief From High Gas Prices, Not Gas Taxes
San Diego Union-Tribune

Caltrans Working To Sell SR-710 Homes, Legislators Say
Pasadena Star-News

Changing Of The Guard At San Gabriel Valley Council Of Governments
Whittier Daily News

Critics Find Cracks In "Infrastructure Crisis"

Dodger Season Begins As Does The Stadium Express Bus From Union Station
Blog Downtown

Does Giving Out High Fives Make Riding The Subway Fun?
The Atlantic: Cities

Editorial: Scuttle Plans For California "Bullet" Train ("Taxpayers are all too likely to end up with an isolated stretch of track in the lightly traveled Central Valley. But even if the state manages to complete the line, California will have poured billions of dollars into a project that meets no pressing public need.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Glendale Approves Disney's Grand Central Air Terminal Renovation Plan
Tropico Station

Gold Line Construction Authority Posts Maps, Detailed Info For Foothill Extension Work On Website
Pasadena Star-News

Graffiti On Gold Line Bridge
Arcadia Patch

How Baxter Became One Of L.A.'s Steepest Streets ("One stretch between Allessandro and Alvarado claims a 32 percent grade, among the steepest in the city. Just over the hill past Lemoyne, a grid pattern embedded in the concrete helps tires better grip the road.")
LA as Subject via Los Angeles Magazine

Infrastructure Bank Would Fund More Than Just Roads And Bridges
Land Line

Infrastructure Gap? Look At The Facts. We Spend More Than Europe

LA 2050: Some Of The Best Ideas For Los Angeles' Future Livability
StreetsBlog LA

LA Metro Expo Line Bridge Construction Underway In Culver City (includes maps)
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Legal Issues Surrounding The Use Of Digital Intellectual Property On Design And Construction Projects (48p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

MARTA Introduces "See & Say" App ("The app will allow [Atlanta] transit users to discreetly report incidents on the system.")
Roswell Patch

Metro Offers Dodger Stadium Express Bus Service From Union Station To Dodger Stadium During Regular Season 2013 Dodger Games
Pasadena Independent

[D.C.] Metro To Triple Its Number Of Surveillance Cameras
Washington Examiner

Street Bond Proposal Revived
Los Angeles Daily News

The Trackless Trolleys Of Laurel Canyon (an image from the Metro Transportation Library & Archive inspires this essay about the first rubber tire trolleys in the United States -- in Laurel Canyon from 1910 to 1915)
LA as Subject via Los Angeles Magazine

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