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405 Delays & Cost, 91 Tolls, Crenshaw Subway, Crenshaw Leimert, SCIG, ACE & More

$500 Million SCIG Rail Yard Approved For Port Of Los Angeles, Setting Stage For Lawsuits
Los Angeles Daily News

ACE To Close Baldwin Avenue In El Monte For Two Years
Pasadena Star-News

BNSF Rail Yard Project Approved
Los Angeles Business Journal

California Authority To Market High-Speed Rail Project To Minority-Owned Firms
Progressive Railroading

Crenshaw Subway Coalition Get Ready For Leimert Park Train Stop Showdown
Los Angeles Wave

Delays, Costs Build Up For 405 Freeway Project In L.A. ("The 10-mile project is expected to be mostly finished by mid-2014, a year later than anticipated. Meanwhile, who pays what for cost overruns is up in the air.")
Los Angeles Times

Free, Historic, Fun: National Train Day ("Education and entertainment knowledge converges on National Train Day, which returns to downtown LA's Union Station, and several other points around the nation, on Saturday, May 11. It's a free daytime celebration, backed by Amtrak, that offers stuff to do for wee conductors-to-be as well as those people who've been riding (and dreaming about) trains for several decades. For the little riders: Activites, model train exhibits, and educational-type displays are the focus. For adult fans, tours of luxury cars will be offered.")
NBC Southern California

Highway 91: Toll Lanes Coming To Corona Stretch
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Issues With The Crenshaw-LAX Line On Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles Wave

L.A. Council Approves Controversial Rail Yard For Port Complex ("Action sets stage for possible court challenges alleging environmental and civil rights violations. Backers say the project would bolster efficiency and create jobs.")
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles City Council Approves Railyard Project Near Port Of LA
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Los Angeles Transportation Authority Lands $390 Million In State Bond Funds
Progressive Railroading

Mark Your Calendars: The Big Parade Is Back In May 2013 ("This is urban hiking at its best: two days, 35 miles, 15 Los Angeles neighborhoods, some 80 public staircases, more than two dozen parks, and -- most importantly -- making new connections and friends.")

NBCUniversal Puts $13.5 Million Toward L.A. River Bikeway

Opinion: Rail Project Makes Sense For The Region
Long Beach Post

Study: Walkable Infill Development A Goldmine For City Governments
StreetsBlog DC

Walkable Communities Aim Of UC Riverside, Community Collaboration ("UCR researchers participating in $250,000 grant to develop walkability plans for two Riverside neighborhoods.")
UC Riverside Today

Why Historical Maps Still Matter So Much, Even Today
The Atlantic: Cities

You're An Urban Planner, Too: Design A More Walkable City With This Tool

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