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May 8: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Renowned urban planner Federick Law Olmsted, Jr. submits his major traffic street plan, one of the most important traffic studies in history, to the City Clerk.  The plan addresses convergence of rapid population growth, the rise in personal automobile ownership and the peak of streetcar system use in 1924 Los Angeles)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

3 Initiatives To Drive The New Secretary Of Transportation
Huffington Post

Advocates Of Distance Based Road Pricing Look To Oregon In The Coming Months
Road Pricing

Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner Adopts Wildly Anti-Bicycle Policy
StreetsBlog LA
Pacific Surfliner Rider Brochure (8p. PDF)

Caltrans Awards Los Angeles Region Nearly $194 Million To Improve Public Transit And Air Quality
Caltrans News Release

City Plans 20 Intersection Upgrades For Bridge Project
Los Angeles Downtown News

Crenshaw Line: No News Is Good News
Curbed LA

The Debate About Bike Infrastructure Has Been Settled
StreetsBlog Network

Designing A New Town Square For Our Crowded Urban Future
Fast Company Exist

Everybody Already Hates The Google Maps Redesign
The Atlantic: Cities

Growing Impact Of Social Media In Transportation Public Engagement
Transportation Issues Daily

Has High-Speed Rail Been Derailed? ("Four years after President Barack Obama declared high-speed rail a national priority, the financial hurdles seem higher than ever.")

High Speed Rail Is Not Like Toll Roads
California High Speed Rail Blog

The History Of Turning Left In Los Angeles ("Left-turn pockets didn’t appear on most L.A. roads until 1956; before then, cars waiting to turn left shared a lane with thru-traffic, as if inviting a demonstration of their rear bumpers’ effectiveness. Protected left-turn signals—first introduced on Sepulveda Boulevard in 1956—are still uncommon on L.A. streets today.")
LA as Subject via Los Angeles Magazine

If The Internet Sales Tax Fails, Expect Higher Gas Prices
Next Gov

LA Ad Town: Fake Elevated Line Edition ("This may be one of the more bizarre creative licenses I've seen in a while: The Red Line subway magically appears above ground in downtown LA, via this University of Phoenix spot.")
Franklin Avenue Blog

L.A. Board Seeks To Halt Decline At Ontario Airport ("Commissioners approve a plan to reimburse carriers for ads, incentives to lower rents and fees, and contracting out security and custodial work.")
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Is A Leader In Green Ports, Mayor Villaraigosa Says ("The world looks to L.A. for ways to reduce pollution, Villaraigosa says at a ports conference. He cites a modernization of the Port of L.A. and the state's tough emissions law.")
Los Angeles Times

Plans Move Forward On Los Cerritor/Bixby Knolls Bike Infrastructure
StreetsBlog LA

Transit-Oriented Development In The Chicago Region: Efficient And Resilient Communities For The 21st Century (62p. PDF)
Center For Neighborhood Technology

What Public Transit Data Teaches Us About How People Use A City
The Atlantic: Cities

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