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May 10: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Metro unveils two massive solar panel installations in the San Fernando Valley which ensure huge future savings for the agency)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

California Transportation Commission Approves Nearly $1 Billion In New Construction Projects To Improve Transportation And Drive Economic Growth
Caltrans News Release

CicLAvia Introduces Iconic Wilshire Boulevard Route For June 23rd Open Streets Festival (includes map)
StreetsBlog LA

Civic Engagement In The Digital Age (59p. PDF)
Pew Research Center

Cyclists Go Positive Against Mis-Information Campaign In Northeast L.A.
StreetsBlog LA

Executive Order Making Open And Machine Readable The New Default For Government Information
White House Press Release
Landmark Steps To Liberate Open Data
White House Blog

If You Pay Sales Tax At, Your Transit System Could Improve
StreetsBlog DC

Infographic: What Makes A Bicycle Friendly Community?
League Of American Bicyclists
Full-screen PDF of this must-see infographic

L.A.'s Underground Art Scene ("This is a story about Underground Los Angeles. Not the underground music scene — the underground art scene. The subway art scene...Red Line art may not be part of the normal tourist route, but it’s worth a morning or an afternoon. You need to get off the train at some of the 14 stations, wander around the platform, go up to a higher level to get a broad view. Explore both sides of the turnstiles. Once you’ve seen the art at one station, take the train in the same direction to the next station and enjoy the artwork there.")
Washington Post
Details: The L.A. Subway

LACMTA Receives More Than $390 Million from CTC And Caltrans For Improvements

Lower Bus Fares? Why One Public System Is Considering It

Metrolink To Offer Free Train Ride To Bicyclists On Bike To Work Day (May 16)
Metrolink Press Release

Mid-Town First, Metro Ready To "Break Ground" On Wilshire Bus Only Lanes
StreetsBlog LA

Nearly $70 Million Provided For Inland Projects
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Promoting Transportation Innovation: Champions Of Change
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Rev. Lee Tells Crenshaw Coalition How To Win Their Goals
Front Page Online

Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project Now Expected To Cost $1.1B
CBS Los Angeles

Spring Street Park To Open In June
Los Angeles Downtown News

Traffic Pollution May Cause Higher Rates Of Childhood Diabetes
The Atlantic: Cities

Transit Commuters Are Stinking Low-Lifes, Subaru Tells Transit Commuters ("In recent Canadian editions of Metro — the free daily distributed at transit stops — Subaru ran a two-page spread spouting just about every negative transit, and transit rider, stereotype you can think of.")

Transit Officials Find $42.6 Million That Fell "Through The Cracks" ("Los Angeles' transportation department has identified a $42.6-million accumulation of cash that should have been paid to the city's general fund over a 17-year period.")
Los Angeles Times

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