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Garcetti Elected Mayor, Metro Blue Line, Leimert Park Station, Westchester Station, LAX Terminal, DOT Secretary, National Rail Funding & More

May 22: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Division 3 opens in 1907 (check out our 1915 photo); Los Angeles Railway gets its first labor agreement on working conditions and wages 76 years ago today)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

3 Recommendations For Strengthening The Federal-State Partnership On Passenger Rail
Transportation Issues Daily

Anthony Foxx Confirmation Hearing For Transportation Secretary Set For Wednesday
Washington Post

The Business Of Bike Sharing ("To function efficiently, there needs to be enough bikes to borrow, and enough spaces in the rack to receive returned bikes. Capital Bikeshare has a staff of 25 that tries to keep that delicate balance in order by redistributing bikes around the city.")
Washington Post

Centerpiece Of Remodeled LAX Terminal Named For Villaraigosa
Los Angeles Times

Five Essential Elements Of A Placemaking Campaign
Project For Public Spaces

The Forgotten Urban Transportation Problem We Should Be Trying To Fix
The Atlantic: Cities

Funding For Leimert Park And Westchester Stations On Crenshaw Line To Be Discussed In Special City Council Session On Wednesday
StreetsBlog LA

GOP, Amtrak Debate Responsibility For Long-Distance Train Routes
The Hill

Just 15% Of L.A. Voters Turned Out To Elect A New Mayor
The Atlantic: Cities

L.A. County To Study Demolishing Part Of Men's Central Jail
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Mayor's Race: It's Eric Garcetti By Wide Margin ("Garcetti took 54% of the vote compared with 46% for Greuel in preliminary results, ending speculation that the race was so tight that a winner might not be known for weeks. Some mail-in ballots must still be counted, but they are not expected to significantly change the results.")
Los Angeles Times

Lane Splitting: Should It Be Legal In California?
Riverside Press-Enterprise

A Look Back At L.A.'s Most Significant Mayors And The Work That Remains For Tuesday's Winner
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

A Los Angeles Primer: The Blue Line

Public Transportation Users Predict Big Increases In The Use Of Smartphones, Paperless Travel And Social Media
Future Of Public Transport: Highlights From The 2013 Accenture Survey Of Public Transit Users In Nine Of The World's Major Cities (PDF infographic)

Taking The Guesswork Out Of Designing For Walkability

Taxes Too High? Try Building Walkable, Mixed-Use Development
StreetsBlog DC
Building Better Budgets: A National Examination Of The Fiscal Beneftis Of Smart Growth Development (53p. PDF)
Smart Growth America

Visualizing The Impact Of Mega-Storms On Transit
The Atlantic: Cities

W Hollywood Penthouses: All The Glitz, None Of The Grit
Los Angeles Times

Water, Transit And Toxic Hotspots Are Among Environmental Issues Awaiting LA's Next Mayor
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Where Is Public Transportation Going? Insights From The High Performers (2p. PDF)
Beyond The Traditional: Establishing New Rules And Roles For Public Transportation (12p. PDF)

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