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May 31: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (60 years ago today, the last day of service for Pacific Electric's West Hollywood Line down Santa Monica Boulevard)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Bike To Death ("Accident numbers for Orange County and Los Angeles are troubling.")
Voice Of OC

Bus Transportation Making An Impact: An Update From The BRT World
The City Fix

California High-Speed Rail Faces Delays As High-Stakes Trial Begins Friday
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Can New York's Penn Station Ever Be Great Again? (includes renderings for grand station redesign)
The Atlantic: Cities

Central Valley Opposition To High Speed Rail Undaunted (audio)
California Report

Commuters Would Pay More For Better Public Transit Tech, Study Says

Council Pushes Forth Recommendation For Additional Blue Line Safety Measures
Long Beach Post

D.C. Tops Nation With Largest Daily Surge In Commuters
Washington Examiner

Expo Park Museums Freaking About USC Taking Their Parking
Curbed LA

Federal Help Needed With Goods Movement
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Global Road Deaths At All-Time Low, But U.S. Still Ranks Poorly On Safety
Transportation Nation

Huntington Park To Join Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
Los Angeles Wave

Incline L.A.: Angels Flight And Its Lost Sibling, Court Flight (Episode One) (Article and video : "With the exception of Angels Flight, these incline railways -- also known as funiculars -- are now lost to history, their remains rusting on hillsides or long ago sold for scrap, their memory preserved only in the photographs, films, and maps of the region's archives." LA as Subject web series debut includes resources from Metro Transportation Library & Archive)
LA as Subject via KCET
Incline L.A., Part 1
LA as Subject via YouTube

LA Ranks Toward Bottom Of National Fitness Index ("Residents in LA, Long Beach and Santa Ana smoke less and use public transportation more often than their counterparts in other major cities.")
NBC Southern California

Lawsuits Once Again Challenge LAX Runway And Construction Work
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach Pols Push For Blue Line Safety Measures, More Needs To Be Done
StreetsBlog LA

Los Angeles Syncs Lights; Traffic Picks Up
NBC News

The Most Important Population Statistic That Hardly Ever Gets Talked About ("Commuter-adjusted populations" tell us a lot about where the jobs are and which communities do little more than give people a place to sleep. Count people where they work, and not where they live, and the resulting picture also further blurs the divide between cities and suburbs (and how we think about who is invested in which places.")
The Atlantic: Cities
Commuting (Journey To Work) (links to tables and data)
United States Census Bureau

Neglecting Muni Costs The Economy At Least $50 Million Per Year
StreetsBlog SF

New Leadership On House Transportation Committee Likely In July
Transportation Issues Daily

On The Go With Ray LaHood: The Last Episode
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Pollutant Load Reductions For Total Maximum Daily Loads For Highways (71p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Purple Line Extension Phase One Meeting Begins In Early June
Brentwood Patch

Rep. Adam Schiff Asks Metrolink To Assess Yard's Health Risks
Los Angeles Times

Residents Fear Cancer, Asthma Risks From Metrolink Train Emissions
Los Angeles Times

San Gabriel Valley Council Of Governments Votes For Separation Of Alameda Corridor East Agency
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Southern California Transportation Interests Ask Congress To Improve Freight Network
San Bernardino Sun

Starting Tonight, Regional Connector Meetings On Tap
Los Angeles Downtown News

States With Worst Bridges Face Uphill Battle Making Repairs

Surfliner Cancels Bike Fees, Requires Metrolink Commuters To Buy Amtrak Tickets To Ride With Their Bikes
StreetsBlog LA

This CicLAvia's Made For Walking (And Riding, Too) ("The mega shut-down-the-streets and pedal event incorporates more walkability.")
NBC Southern California

Transit: LA Deserves Kudos...And Condemnation

Where's The National Business Voice For Transit?
StreetsBlog DC

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