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5 Sustainable Infrastructure Projects Other Cities Might Want To Copy
The Atlantic: Cities

2013 Is A Boom Year For Bike Share, Here's Which Cities Will Launch Next (map and article)
Transportation Nation

APTA's Melaniphy Calls For More Federal Investment In Transit Security
Progressive Railroading

Bike Share Program To Roll In Downtown
Los Angeles Downtown News

Bikes Out-Sell Cars In Europe Nearly Two-To-One

Central Subway Workers Prepare For Boring Machine
San Francisco Chronicle
Central Subway Tunnel Machines Arrive This Week
San Francisco Bay
Central Subway Tunneling Machines Set To Arrive In San Francisco; Digging Expected To Start In June
San Francisco Examiner

CicLAvia's Bicycle Traffic Jams Are The Price Of Success?
LA Weekly

CicLAvia To The Sea A "Huge Success," Planning Underway For April, 2014 ("Organizers say they want to use the same route, and next time they want to close both sides of Venice Blvd. for bikes, as opposed to only one side (westbound) that Angelenos experienced this year.")
Bill Rosendahl, Los Angeles City Council, 11th District

Come And Get It: LaHood Announces Fifth Round Of TIGER Grants
StreetsBlog DC
DOT, Transportation Community Happy To See Long-Awaited Return Of A TIGER
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Comprehensive Highway Corridor Planning With Sustainability Indicators (104p. PDF : "Phase Two of the project focused on extending this quantitative evaluation of sustainability indicators to additional multimodal corridor improvement options, including high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane, high occupancy toll (HOT) lane, bus rapid transit/bus-only lane, light rail transit, truck-only lane, express toll lane, and road diet (i.e. lane removal).")
Maryland State Highway Administration

DTLA's Spring Street Park Now Has Cement And Some Trees
Curbed LA

Earmark Woes Resurface ("Did transportation get unfairly shafted in the rush to ban earmarks, which were really intended to combat questionable appropriations practices? Is the WRDA bill worse, in terms of looking like a pile of earmarks, than a surface transportation bill? Are there lessons from last year's highway and transit bill negotiations that can help lawmakers drafting a water resources bill? What other issues that could cause problems in that process?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Fearing Parking Loss, Downtown Business Group Stops "Street Seats" Program (parklets)
Bike Portland

For Some Riding In CicLAvia, It Is About More Than Just Having Fun (Although Fun Is Allowed)
StreetsBlog LA

Hiking In The Wonderful Mountains Of Southern California In 1918 ("While the Pacific Electric Railway might be known for linking urban areas, it also connected the people of Los Angeles with the delights of the wilderness above the city.")
Los Angeles Magazine

Huizar: It's Time To Paint The Spring Street Green Bike Lane
StreetsBlog LA

In Praise Of The Stockholm Subway's Breathtaking Art
The Atlantic: Cities

In U.S., Most Oppose State Gas Tax Hike To Fund Repairs (national poll)
Gallup Politics
Poll: Americans Not Revved Up Over Increased Gas Taxes
Poll: Put Brakes On Gas Tax

Is Increasing The Gas Tax Truly Politically Unpalatable?

Los Angeles Regional Earthquake Warning System Gets $5 Million Federal Grant
Los Angeles Daily News

The Opportunity Costs Of Highway Expansion
StreetsBlog Network

Prototype Development Of The Open Mode Integrated Transportation System (OMITS): Final Report (19p. PDF)
City College Of New York University Transportation Research Center

Remaking Sodo: Hansen, Teams, City Look At L.A. Live ("Investor Chris Hansen would like to create a Seattle version of L.A. Live, a thriving entertainment district by Staples Center. The Mariners and Seahawks also want to enliven the stadium area. But Port and maritime workers worry about freight mobility, congestion and loss of industrial lands.")
Seattle Times

Roads Are A Money Losing Proposition (video)

Seaside Scenes From CicLAvia's Packed First Route To The Sea
Curbed LA

What Are The Three Key Changes In TIGER 2013?
Transportation Issues Daily

Why Aren't Younger Americans Driving Anymore? (Presents "five big hypotheses")
Washington Post
Transportation And The New Generation: Why Young People Are Driving Less And What It Means For Transportation Policy (41p. PDF : Report from April, 2012)
Frontier Group / U.S. PIRG

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