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5900 Wilshire Gets The Shaft: Westside Subway Extension Begins This Week
Los Angeles Magazine

Angelenos Invited To Explore Metro Station Artwork In Series Of Public Tours ("Every day throughout L.A.County, throngs of commuters pass by artwork in their local transit station, often without giving the pieces a second glance. Metro officials are trying to change that — through monthly art tours that provide insight into the artists behind the creations.")
Blog Downtown

Anschutz's Attempt To Sell AEG Froze L.A. Football Bid, Says NFL Official
L.A. Biz

Breaking: There's Finally Light At The End Of The Expo Legal Tunnel, Supremes Set Court Date
StreetsBlog LA

Buscaino, Englander's Road Bond Proposal Is Back, But Will It Go Forward?
StreetsBlog LA

California High Speed Rail Authority Extends Contracts Totaling Nearly $50M
KABC Los Angeles

DeFazio Tackles The Eternal Question...How To Fund The Highway Trust Fund?
American Society Of Civil Engineers

DOT Launches "Women In Transportation" Video Series At White House Forum, Invites The Public To Submit Their Own Stories
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

High-Speed Rail A Highlight Of Brown's China Trip
Associated Press via Sacramento Bee

L.A.'s Parking Wars Take A Toll On Drivers And Meter Officers Alike
Los Angeles Times

New Gold Line Bridge In Arcadia Defaced With Graffiti
Pasadena Star-News

The Nuclear Option For Rude Subway Riders: Wearable Speakers
The Atlantic: Cities

Officials Seek Merger Of Planning, Building And Safety
Los Angeles Downtown News

Post-Sandy Elevation Requirements Ensure We Build To Last
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Stick A Pin On It ("For street-level information, the most expensive part of mapping, MapBox relies on data gathered and distributed for free by OpenStreetMap (OSM), a crowdsourced mapping project managed by the not-for-profit OpenStreetMap Foundation, run entirely by volunteers.")
The Economist

The Straight And Narrow On LA's Sharrows War
City Watch

Study: Too Many Drivers Fail To Look For Pedestrians When Turning Left
StreetsBlog DC

Tackling Terrible Traffic: How Cities Try To Ease Commutes
NPR Talk Of The Nation

TomTom Research Finds Los Angeles Most Congested City In North America (L.A. edges out Vancouver, Honolulu and San Francisco)
Auto Channel

We Are In Overdrive: L.A. Constructs The Future, 1940-1990 (The Getty Museum and Getty Research Institute launch an historic exhibit next week as a follow up to "Pacific Standard Time." Metro is contributing several items to tell the story of how Los Angeles rapidly evolved into one of the most populous and influential industrial, economic and creative capitals in the world)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Westside Subway Extension Renamed "Purple Line Extension"
Brentwood Patch

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