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Arcadia's Colorado Boulevard Closure Extended Three Weeks For More Gold Line Work
Pasadena Star-News

BART Can Begin Banning Unruly Passengers Next Week ("BART will be able to ban violent passengers or those who repeatedly deface buildings or trains, use them as bathrooms or harass other riders.")
San Francisco Chronicle

Bill To Change California's Environmental Review Law Advances
Sacramento Bee

Buy, Sell Or Hold: Sustainable Transit Edition
Motley Fool

Club Transit ("Why shouldn't riders be members of the non-profit organization that provides them transportation services on a regular basis? And why shouldn't they help govern that organization?")
The Transportationist

D.C. Streetcars' Success Will Be Measured By More Than Just Passenger Counts
Washington Post

D.C.'s Elegant Metro Map Suffers From Growing Pains
The Atlantic: Cities

DTLA's Latest Get: Palihouse Hotel Headed To South Park ("South Park Palihouse will be catty-corner from the Pico station of the Blue and Expo Lines -- so expect triple-enforced windows thanks to those train horns -- and across from a proposed mixed-user.")
Curbed LA

Editorial: Seeing Red Over A Green Bike Lane
Los Angeles Times

Enforceability Of Local Hire Preference Programs (40p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program Legal Research Digest

For Los Angeles, An End To The "Free" Subway Ride ("This might not exactly come as a news flash to anyone who has traveled the subways of New York or the Washington Metro, but a gateless subway entrance is not the most effective way to motivate riders to pay their carriage.")
New York Times

For Planners, Investment In Social Media Pays Dividends ("As social media strategies recently employed by Los Angeles' Department of City Planning and New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority demonstrate, social media networks can be useful tools in connecting planners and public agencies to their communities. Their experiences show that an open conversation between decision-makers and the general public is important for creating more livable communities, and offer lessons for those considering utilizing such platforms.")

Heavy Rail, Or A Light Rail/BRT Mix? Garcetti And Greuel Discuss Options For Sepulveda Pass
StretsBlog LA

Historic LA Union Station Facing Renovation Plans
Hispanic Business

Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures Into The Transportation Planning And Programming Processes (157p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program
Guide To Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures Into The Transportation Planning And Programming Processes (89p. PDF)
Technical Reference (198p. PDF)

L.A. Full Of Roads To Ruin For Cars ("The city gives its road network an average grade of C. But a Times analysis finds wide disparities, and they're not driven by wealth or political power.")
Los Angeles Times

LA's Alternate Realities ("This spring and summer, two complementary exhibitions in Los Angeles seek to bring the unfathomableness into focus. The first, “Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990,” which is at the J. Paul Getty Museum through July 21, explores how the city emerged through fitful initial development, explosive postwar growth, and a distinctive built legacy. The second, “Never Built: Los Angeles,” which opens at LA’s Architecture and Design Museum on July 13, examines a stunning array of unexecuted projects to show why the city didn’t become something else." Metro Transportation Library & Archive resources are included in both exhibits)
New York Review Of Books

Macias And Hadjinian Elected As ACE Board Chair And Vice Chair (PDF)
Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority News Release

Marin Grand Jury: Transit For Seniors Inadequate
Marin Independent Journal

Opinion: Rail Project Makes Sense For The Region
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Washington Post

Sustainability Busts Out Of Its Cubicle, Permeates DOT, HUD, And EPA
StreetsBlog DC

Telling The Story Of Inequality On Public Transit, With Maps ("With their Transit Quality + Equity web application, Sutedjo-The and Lee mapped the frequency of service on every bus route in San Francisco from the week of Oct. 1-7 last year and accounted for the average delay at each stop between the scheduled and actual arrival times. That map – effectively reflecting the quality of transit service – is then shaded according to the poverty levels by census tract across the city.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Tolling Most Popular Transportation Revenue Option, Survey Results Show
AASHTO Journal
The Time For Tolls Is Now: More Americans Prefer Transportation Tolls Than Taxes, Other Funding Options (2p. PDF)
America THINKS 2013 Tolling Survey
Priced Managed Lanes 2.0 (audio/video : "Panel of transportation experts discuss the trend of priced managed lanes and the results of a related America THINKS survey from HNTB Corporation.")

The Uncertain Future Of Public Roads
The Atlantic: Cities

Villaraigosa Defends Faulty Metro Subway Science
Beverly Hills Courier

Where "Share The Road" Is Taken Literally ("'Woonerf' is what the Dutch call a special kind of street or group of streets that functions as shared public space -- for pedestrians, cyclists, children and, in some cases, for slow-moving, cautiously driven cars as well.")
New York Times

Will The Master Plan Preserve Union Station's Art Deco Charm?
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

With Ontario, Some Don't Know Much About Geography
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

With Security Eyes Focused On Airlines, Terrorists Look To Rail, Experts Say
NBC News

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