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May 7: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Freeway flyer bus service begins between the San Fernando Valley and downtown Los Angeles)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

The 6 (Surprising) LA 'Hoods With The Best And Worst Streets
Curbed LA

American Maglev Still Stuck At The Station
Earth Techling

Amtrak Subsidy Gone, States Must Pay The Freight To Keep Rail Routes
New York Times

Charlotte's Pro-Transit Mayor Is A Good Choice To Head The Department Of Transportation ("As a former mayor, Foxx would bring a much-needed urban perspective to our national transportation programs. The latest transportation bill shifted more funding to states, which typically prefer to spend on highway projects, at the expense of metropolitan regions. Having the mayor of a thriving city with a growing transit network at the helm of the national transit agency could help metropolitan areas get their fair share of the funding they need to serve their growing populations.")
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Colorado Road Money Can Now Be Used On Transit Projects
Denver Post

Deconstructing New York's Bike-Share Freak Out
The Atlantic: Cities

Disneyland Driving Up Costs Of Anaheim Streetcar Project
Voice Of OC

Do American Transit Projects Suffer From A Democracy Deficit?
StreetsBlog Network

Exclusive First Look At Transbay Transit Center Construction
Curbed SF

Improved Bike ParkingAt Dodger Stadium? The Dodgers Earn An Incomplete
StreetsBlog LA

In The Wake Of The Times' Editorial, Our Challenge To Film L.A.
StreetsBlog LA

LA Expo Line Riders Appear To Be New Transit Riders
California High Speed Rail Blog

Letter Report On Review Of The U.S. DOT Strategic Plan For Research, Development, And Technology 2013-2018 (14p. PDF)
Transportation Research Board

Study Of Shipping Routes Maps Delivery Of Invasive Organisms ("Eggs or cells can be carried across the world in ballast water, posing a threat to local wildlife. Scientists find Los Angeles and Long Beach to be among the most vulnerable ports.")
Los Angeles Times

Temple City Businesses Have Mixed Feelings About Rosemead Boulevard Project
Pasadena Star-News

Waiting For Foxx ("What does Foxx's urban experience bring to the table for the Transportation Department? Does it matter that he knows little about highway funding formulas and infrastructure loan programs? What should Foxx be fighting for in the administration and in Congress? What can he learn from LaHood's experience? How should he handle the big issues coming up this year on water resources and passenger rail?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Why America's Population Density Is Falling

Will The Nation's First Strategic Freight Plan Be Multi-Modal?
StreetsBlog DC

Your Rush-Hour Commute As An Animated Cartoon
The Atlantic: Cities

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