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May 29: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (60 years ago today, a bus caravan over the Cahuenga Pass signals the replacement of streetcars with coach service)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

America's Mayors Support America Fast Forward Transportation Bonds (PDF : infographic)

Arcadia Car Wash Owner Makes The Best Out Of Gold Line Construction (must-see photo)
Arcadia Patch

Battle Joined. Battle Won. Leimert Park Gets Its Metro Station

Building Of New Gerald Desmond Bridge At Port Of Long Beach Forges Ahead
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Bullet Train's Risk Of Cost Overruns Reduced, Rail Chief Says
Los Angeles Times

Cal Poly Pomona Traffic Study Ignores Bicycle Safety
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

A Chronicle Of Research And TRB Turns 50: Highlighting The Fifth Decade Of TR News
Transportation Research Board

Delijanis Move Forward With Plans To Bring Restaurants And Bars To Four Broadway Theaters
Los Angeles Downtown News

Following NYC's Historic Launch: Bike-Share Poised To Pop Up Everywhere
StreetsBlog DC

How Engineers Are Building A New Railroad Under New York City

How New York City's Citi Bike Sizes Up To 9 U.S. Bike-Share Programs

LA Transit: Think About It (1:34 video : "LA Metro is a prime example of the positive change that can come from adding natural gas to a region's transportation sector. LA Metro has the largest fleet of clean compressed natural gas (CNG) buses in the nation -- approximately 2,200. After purchasing its first natural gas bus in 1995, the system retired its last diesel bus in 2011. Annually, LA Metro buses run about 1.5 billion miles a year and as of 2011, LA Metro estimates that its natural gas fleet has collectively driven more than one billion miles." Watch 31 second version here)
Natural Gas Now
Think About It
America's Natural Gas Alliance

LB's Blue Line-Adjacent Mixed-User Comes With 5-Story Garage
Curbed LA

Long Beach Expected To File Suit Against Los Angeles Over $500M Rail Yard Project
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Low Carbon Bus Systems, Tailored To Your City
Scania Newsroom

Many Don't Know How Much They Pay For Roads, Survey Finds
Washington Post
Are Good Roads And Transit Worth As Much To You As Household Electricity Or Cable Service?
American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Financing Federal-Aid Highways (explains the Highway Trust Fund, gas tax and other funding mechanisms)
Federal Highway Administration

MTA To Assist Bob Hope Airport's Train Connection Project ("The transportation agency has agreed to spend $1.7 million to help the airport achieve its goal of becoming easier to reach by means other than a car.")
Los Angeles Times

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

New Restaurant At Union Station? Metro Looking For "Local Chef"
StreetsBlog LA

Next To You On The Subway ("Dr. Pace has also surveyed an exotic environment much more familiar to New Yorkers: the subway. The goal? To find out exactly what we’re breathing down there -- and if any of its invisible critters are cause for worry. His study also provides a “pre-event” baseline, an idea of what’s normal -- useful in the event of a bioterrorism attack, recent flooding or other catastrophe.")
New York Times

Now That SaMo's Getting Pedicabs, When Will They Come To LA?
Curbed LA

The Port Of LA Adopts Policy To Protect Historical Buildings And Sites
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Report Finds Emerging Cycling Population That Looks Like America
StreetsBlog Network
The New Majority: Pedaling Towards Equity (16p. PDF : includes numerous statistics and infographics)
League Of American Cyclists / Sierra Club

The Rest Of Last Week's Metro Board Agenda: Billboards, Attacked Bus Drivers, More Antelope Valley Line Service
StreetsBlog LA

State Legalizes Sidecar...For Now (The California Public Utilities Commission "has yet to decide whether SideCar and various other "New Online-Enabled Transportation Services" (NOETS) should abide by the same regulations that govern traditional transit.")
San Francisco Weekly

Streetcars Might Make A Comeback In Oakland
East Bay Express

StreetsBlog Transition Team: Who Should Join Garcetti On The Metro Board Of Directors
StreetsBlog LA

Train Wrecks Aren't Always Catalysts For Better Safety (discusses automatic train stop and positive train control)

Watts Village Theater Company Takes "Meet Me @ Metro IV" "Home" To Watts
StreetsBlog LA

What Happens When A Nonprofit Car-Sharing Service Gets Bought By A Major Rental Company?
The Atlantic: Cities

Zoning Workshops Near Expo Stations
StreetsBlog LA

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