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April 12: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A 1978 call for renewing Los Angeles' extensive rail network because "our supply of gasoline in Los Angeles County will either dry up or be too costly to use, beginning about the year 2001"; The Alameda Corridor Project opens)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

14 Fun/Weird/Wonderful Ideas To Make LA Amazing In 2050
Curbed LA

2012 Urban Congestion Trends - Operations: The Key To Reliable Travel

Bike-Share Program Gets Ready To Roll ("The [San Francisco] program, which will cost about $7 million initially, will bring a fleet of about 700 sturdy 7-speed bikes to the area for anyone to use in 30-minute increments. It mirrors popular programs already in place in cities such as Boston, Washington and Montreal. Bike sharing is coming to New York in May.")
Wall Street Journal

Bugging Out: Tenants Say Caltrans Ignores Vermin Complaints And Imposes Late Fees Meant To "Depopulate" 710 'Corridor
Pasadena Weekly

California 3 Feet For Safety Bill Amended To Address Liability Concerns

California Gov. Jerry Brown rides Chinese bullet train [Video]
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans Watchdog Bills Pass Senate Committee
Contra Costa Times

Century City Planning All Kinds Of Purple Line Goodies
Curbed LA
Century City Center Subsequent Draft Environmental Impact Report (link to reports)
Los Angeles Department Of City Planning
Appendix C -- Transportation Study (393p. PDF)
Los Angeles Department Of City Planning

Congress, Administration Trade Gimmicky Ideas For Keeping Amtrak Afloat
StreetsBlog DC

The Effect Of Smart Growth Policies On Travel Demands
Strategic Highway Research Program

How President Obama's Budget Proposal Would Affect Cities
The Atlantic: Cities

If Bullet Train Is Built, A Taxpayer Bailout May Be Needed, Study Says
Los Angeles Daily News
California High Speed Rail: An Updated Due Diligence Report (April 2013) (81p. PDF : "This report updates Reason’s 2008 Due Diligence Report by addressing and evaluating numerous changes in California’s plan to build a high speed rail (HSR) system between San Francisco and Los Angeles via the San Joaquin Valley.)`
Reason Foundation

New Chicago Plan: Pedestrians Come First
The Atlantic: Cities

New Look (But Not Start Date) At Expo-Adjacent Legado Crossing
Curbed LA

Obama Wants $50B For Roads, $40B For Rail, MAP-21 Extension In 2014 Budget
The Hill

Obama's 2014 Transpo Budget Calls For Higher Spending, HSR
StreetsBlog DC

OC's Tollroad Agency Loses Federal Lawsuit Against Commerce Department
OC Weekly

Ontario Is Getting Ready To Sue LA For Airport Neglect
Curbed LA

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Celebrates Opening of PHX Sky Train
PR Web

Rep. Shuster: Obama Budget Missing Transportation Funding Source
The Hill

Villaraigosa And The State Of The City: "L.A. Is On The Move"

Vote For Your Favorite City-Changing Bike Proposal
The Atlantic: Cities

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