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May 24: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The "locally preferred alternative" for rail from downtown into Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles is approved, paving the way for a Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

$1.1 Billion In Sandy Aid Announced For Transit Systems

Capital Bikeshare Members Reduced Their Driving By 4.4 Million Miles Per Year (check out Capital Bikeshare's data dashboard here)
StreetsBlog LA

The Case For Caution When Building Streetcars
The Atlantic: Cities

The Development Scene: The Latest Info Of 88 Downtown Projects
Los Angeles Downtown News

Do High Occupancy Toll Lanes Really Help Congestion? ("In the U.S. many states have built high occupancy toll lanes. Most don’t make a lot of money. But they do cut commuting times.")
Toronto Star (Canada)

Downtown Features New Bike Lanes, Racks, Events
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Foxx Rocks His Confirmation Hearing, Reveals Some Initial Priorities
StreetsBlog DC

Funding OKd For Light-Rail Station In Leimert Park ("Metro approves $80 million for an underground station on the planned Crenshaw Line. Supporters hope it will help revitalize the African American business corridor.")
Los Angeles Times

How Does Anthony Foxx's Transportation Experience Compare To Past USDOT Secretaries?
Transportation Issues Daily

How Waze Became The Hottest Map App Around
The Atlantic: Cities

Huge: Crenshaw Line Getting Leimert Park And Hindry Stops
Curbed LA

I-5 Bridge Collapse: A Painful Reminder Of The Nation's Misguided Priorities
StreetsBlog DC

Infrastructure And Automobile Shifts: Positioning Transit To Reduce Life-Cycle Environmental Impacts For Urban Sustainability Goals (PDF)
IOP Science via Arizona State University

Lawmakers Form Public Transit Caucus ("A bipartisan pair of lawmakers in the House announced on Thursday that they were forming a caucus for public transportation supporters.")
The Hill

Livable City: Ticket Fee A Smart Way To Fund Transit To Warriors Arena
StreetsBlog SF

Long Beach: 710 Expansion Update; All Community Alternative 7 Options Considered
StreetsBlog LA

A Los Angeles Cycling Highway ("Pasadena resident Horace Dobbins bankrolled the construction of the Cycleway, after receiving approval from the state legislature, which was against the idea until a former governor and friend of Mr. Dobbins threw his weight in with the project.")
The City Fix

Metro Board Approves Crenshaw Line's Leimert Park Village Station
Los Angeles Times

[D.C.] Metro Moves To Modernize Fare-Collection System
Washington Post

New Lane Opens On Northbound 405 Freeway
Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica: Improving Bus Service Is An Imperative To Meet Our Sustainability Commitments
StreetsBlog LA

Sometimes, You Just Need To Set Aside The Data And Explore An Area By Bike
StreetsBlog LA

State Gives New Tools To Fund Streetcars ("The bill allows the city to dedicate tax revenues from several specific parcels around Minneapolis to help pay for a new streetcar line. The city pushed for the new funding method because, unlike regional transit like light rail, streetcars would be a localized project requiring more municipal investment.")
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Transportation Secretary Nominee Ducks Highway Financing Questions
Roll Call

When Lincoln Park Was Eastlake ("Like many of Los Angeles' first public parks, Eastlake (now Lincoln) Park began as unwanted land: a fifty-acre site rejected by a railroad and given to the city for free." Includes archival images and maps)
LA as Subject via KCET

William Fulton On Why Smart Growth Pays And Sprawl Decays (interview with Smart Growth America vice president and former Ventura mayor)
StreetsBlog DC

Yes Viginia, There Will Be A Leimert Park Station On The Upcoming Crenshaw/LAX Line
StreetsBlog LA

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