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April 25: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (SCRTD opens the Central Maintenance Facility, supporting 13 operating divisions for equipment and maintenance)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

405 Project Stuck In The Slow Lane ("Plagued by cost overruns and delays, the widening will take at least a year longer than first anticipated. Pencil in June 2014, when officials aim to complete the bulk of the construction.")
Los Angeles Times

California High-Speed Rail Estimates "Astounding"
Washington Examiner

Decision On Crenshaw Line's Leimert Park Stop Arriving Soon
Curbed LA

Elon Musk Hates 405 Freeway Traffic, Offers Money To Speed Widening
Los Angeles Times

For The MTA, The Buck Stops At Leimert Park (by Mark Ridley-Thomas)
LA Observed

How Did Richie Trimble Get His CicLAvia Bike Into Media Stories In MexicoGreece and Croatia? By Riding One That Is "StoopidTall" (over 14 feet off the ground)
Yahoo News
Video of "StoopidTall" at CicLAvia 2013 via YouTube

Mapping The Screens At 7th Street / Metro Center ("Many of these screens have been added in less-than-useful places or show less-than-useful information.")
Steven White: The Accidental Urbanist

Mayor Villaraigosa Mandates MTA Hold Contractors Accountable For Lack Of Blacks Hired On Phase I Of Crenshaw Rail Project
Los Angeles Sentinel

New Low For L.A.: Ticketing Cars At Broken Parking Meters
Los Angeles Times

San Bernardino To Celebrate Historic Train Culture At Railroad Days
San Bernardino Sun

Spring Street Bike Lane Poised For A Paint Job Despite Film Industry Concerns
Blog Downtown

State Senate Approves Caltrans Chief Despite Concerns
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Tunneling Machine For Central Subway Arrives In SF ("They're called an 'earth pressure balance machine' and they have a rotating cutter head for soft ground, and we're anticipating drilling into soft ground.")
KGO San Francisco

Villaraigosa Announces Bike Share Program For Los Angeles
Latinos Post

What's A Bike Good For? Churning Ice Cream, Apparently ("The Peddler’s Creamery grand opening took place during L.A.'s recent CicLAvia, a daylong event that opens city streets to bikes and pedestrians.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Whittier OKs Purchase For Greenway Trail Extension
Whittier Daily News

Will The Casden Development Be L.A.'s Bermuda Triangle Of Traffic? ("Billionaire Alan Casden plans "transit concierge" for his project at 405 and Pico.")
LA Weekly

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