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May 21: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (90 years ago today, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors call for a comprehensive highway study which leads to two remarkable studies and associated maps)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Alameda County Details How Transit Cuts Harm Health
Getting On Board For Health: A Health Impact Assessment Of Bus Funding And Access: Executive Summary (14p. PDF)
Alameda County Public Health Department

Areas With Most Commuters Reap Benefits And Costs

Bike Lane Critics, Supporters Meet On San Pedro Street Corners
Daily Breeze

California High-Speed Rail Challenge Will Move Forward
Transportation Nation

Colorado Esplanade Moves Forward ("The Colorado Esplanade, as it’s called, is first and foremost a street project that will make Colorado Avenue one-way between Fourth Street and Ocean Avenue to provide more space for pedestrians and bicyclists disembarking from the Exposition Light Rail line, which will end slightly east of the project.")
Santa Monica Daily Press

Could This Be A Solution To VMT Privacy Concerns?
Transportation Issues Daily

Crumpled Railcars Led To Designs Saving Commuters' Lives

A Decade Later, Blossom Plaza Breaks Ground ("The project will also add a walkway connecting the Metro Gold Line Station to Broadway, making it easier to get from the light rail line to the heart of the community.")
Los Angeles Downtown News

Density: Census Numbers Betray an L.A. Cliché

Do We Suddenly Hate Driving? ("Is PIRG on the mark in terms of its projections about reduced driving? How does the data change the way we should think about infrastructure? Will millennials' driving behavior increase when, like me, they have to start carting children to baseball games and martial arts classes? Is there a business opportunity to be developed in the country's overall change in behavior? If driving continues to decline, how far would that go toward solving the infrastructure funding shortfall?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Giving Bike Rack Power To The Bus Drivers
Mass Transit

Great Hall At LAX's New Bradley Terminal To Be Named For Antonio Villaraigosa
Los Angeles Daily News

How Clean Is The Air We Breathe In Cities?
The City Fix

LA Metro Uses Social Media In The Planning Process ("This was the first time that Metro incorporated comments received via social media into the official record for projects governed by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)." Interview with Jody Litvak, community relations director at Metro)
The Transit Wire

Long Beach Airport Has Lowest Fares In California, Second Lowest In Nation
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Mayor Found $40MM For Crenshaw Line's Leimert Park Stop
Curbed LA

Metro Wants To Charge Developers For Traffic Mitigation
Curbed LA

The Next Stop In Public Transit Advertising: Audio

Obama's Budget Would Save The Transpo Trust Fund. If Only It Were Real
StreetsBlog DC

O.C. Toll Roads Land CEO For Pared-Back $240,000 ("The offer wasn't quite the $615,000 handshake that Orange County toll-road operators initially had in mind, but in the end it was enough to land a chief executive described as both a veteran and a visionary.")
Orange County Register

OCTA Board To Revisit Pay-Toll Idea On 405 Project
Orange County Register

SanBag Reaffirms Support For Extending Gold Line To Montclair
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

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