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Transit Watch LA ("The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transporation Authority (Metro) has launched this website for the public that utilizes the Metro system. This website is populated with information from DHS and the local Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) about what to look for and how to report any information that could possibly be terrorist related to the Metro sheriff deputies that patrol the Metro system.")

After Boston: In A California Terrorist Attack, Cameras Would Be Watching ("Cities, police departments, transit agencies, businesses and regular people across Southern California have installed thousands of cameras, some paid for with federal homeland security grants.")
Daily Breeze

Builder Contends Low Bid For High-Speed Rail In Valley Realistic
Fresno Bee

Bullet Train Bidder Has History Of Cost Overruns
California Watch

California High-Speed Authority Identifies Joint Venture As "Best Value" For Central Valley Project
Progressive Railroading

California Taxpayers To Subsidize High-Speed Rail

Caltrans Installing New Signs Statewide To Remind Motorists To "Move Over" For Law Enforcement And Highway Workers
Caltrans Press Release

Cars Or Smartphones: Which Will Win Millennials Hearts -- And Wallets?
Digital Trends

Collecting Data On The Habits Of Passengers Underground
New York Times
Smart, Practical Tips For Building A More Comfortable Subway Car
The Atlantic: Cities
Observed Customer Seating And Standing Behaviors And Seat Preferences Onboard Subway Cars In New York City (21p. PDF : includes several images)
New York City Transit Authority via Transportation Research Board

Corporate Greed Has Disemboweled America's Public Transportation System, Causing Deadly Accidents All Over The Country ("These are the worst conditions for mass transit since the Depression.")

Despite Beverly Hills Council Vote, Metro Says Purple Line Is Moving Forward ("The Metropolitan Transit Agency [sic] said the Purple Line Extension project is moving forward, despite a recent vote by the Beverly Hills City Council to condition its support of the Purple Line on a change in the proposed route.The agency says the Purple Line Extension project will proceed with help expected from a $65 million match in federal funds.")
Brentwood Patch

The Frustration Of San Francisco's Mass Transit Riders, Visualized ("That remarkably detailed assessment of the city's transit woes comes from the "Frustration Index," a web app that visualizes service satisfaction for mass transit in San Francisco, Geneva and Zurich based on three criteria: capacity, delays and speed.")
The Atlantic: Cities

The Game Changer Hidden In Obama's Budget ("Has the administration gotten more sophisticated on its approach to infrastructure? Does easing the bonding restrictions make it easier for state transportation departments to make deals for major projects? Are there areas where this kind of bonding doesn't work? How should advocacy groups approach the president's budget if they like this idea? Is this a big step in the White House's endorsement of public-private partnerships?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Going To CicLAvia? Here's How To Rent A Bike, Fix A Flat, Join A Feeder Ride, And More Tips
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Interim [N.Y.] M.T.A. Leader Picked To Be Is Chief ("Mr. Cuomo named Mr. Prendergast, a veteran transit executive who had been the authority’s interim executive director since Mr. Lhota’s departure, as his nominee for chairman and chief executive of the authority, which is the largest public transportation agency in North America.")
New York Times

Introducing the Long Beach “CiclovĂ­a”
StreetsBlog LA

A Los Angeles Primer: La Brea Avenue

New Bicycle-Friendly Universities Announced!
League Of American Bicyclists

Operation TRUST (Transit Rail Urban Saturation Team) - LASD Metro Blue & Green Rail Lines ("On April 8-10, 2013, Sheriff's Transit Services Bureau-South implemented a new operational concept to secure the Blue Line light-rail transit system.")
Los Angeles County Sheriff Transit Services Bureau

Our Response To SoCal Connected's Segment On Pedestrian Safety
Los Angeles Walks

Port Of Los Beach Harbor Commissioners, Despite Benefits To Port, Back Appeal Of SCIG
StreetsBlog LA

Ray LaHood To House Republicans: You Can't Have It Both Ways ("The strained relationship between Ray LaHood and House Republican leadership was on full display Tuesday morning, when the transportation secretary sparred with members of a House subcommittee at a hearing about the Department of Transportation's budget request.")
Transportation Nation

Reps. Duncan And Nadler Will Lead New T&I Panel On Freight
StreetsBlog DC

Sheriff's Deputies Patrol Union Station In Los Angeles A Day After Explosions Hit The Boston Marathon
Alert Net

Topanga Canyon Boulevard May Become A State Scenic Highway

Transport U: Colleges Save Millions By Embracing Policies To Reduce Driving
StreetsBlog DC

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