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48 Ideas For New Mayor Garcetti...And They Won't Cost Taxpayers A Penny!

Beautifying Data With SoCal Art Schools And The Jet Propulsion Labs

The Biggest Bicycling Infrastructure Achievement In North America That You've Never Heard About

Boston: Revealing The Beauty Of The Useful Bus
Human Transit

Calif. AG Joins Suit Over Toll Road Extension
Legal Newsline

California Achieves Cleaner Air Despite Having More Cars

California Demographic Changes Demand New Way To Pay For Infrastructure
California Economic Summit

#DearMayor: Mayor-Elect Garcetti Shares His Priorities For The City (" In my own district, we've seen a remarkable transformation because we focused on the street-level health of the community — that basic infrastructure that attracted businesses and people to spend time in their neighborhoods again.")
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Demand For TIGER Infrastructure Funding Remains Strong
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

DOT Professionals Understand That Transportation Is About People
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Draft CA Budget Ups Bike/Ped Funds, Leaves Safe Routes To School In Doubt
StreetsBlog SF

For Mass Transit, Proof Of Payment Is The Way To Go

Glossary Of Transportation Construction Quality Assurance Terms (48p. PDF : 6th ed.)
Transportation Research Board

How Do TIGER 2013 Applications Compare To Past TIGER Programs?
Transportation Issues Daily
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces 568 Applications For Latest TIGER Grants
U.S. DOT Press Release

Integrating Land Use And Transportation II: The Hills (part 2 of 6)
StreetsBlog LA

Interstate 5 Toll Lanes Near Highway 14 Await State Approval

L.A. Metro Expands Art Tour Program
Metro Magazine

LA's Huge Bike Share Program Seeking Fortune 500 Sponsor
Curbed LA

Local Car Wash Offers Free Gold Line Construction Viewing ("Cleanliness is next to Gold Line Mess.")
Arcadia Weekly

OCTA $1.26 Billion Budget Is Up From Last Year And So Is The Anticipated Service
OC Weekly

OCTA Board Withholds Money From Metrolink
Voice Of OC

Opinion: Metro, Don't Make The Same Mistake Long Beach Transit Did On Electric Buses
StreetsBlog LA

Parks, Hills, Homes, Boulevards, Centers And Industry: A Concept To Integrate Land Use And Transportation Policies In Los Angeles (First of six parts)
StreetsBlog LA
Developing And Implementing The City Of Los Angeles' Transit Corridors Strategy: Coordinated Action Toward A Transit-Oriented Metropolis (110p. PDF)
City Of Los Angeles Mayor's Office

The Path Forward ("Here is Move LA’s take on the Top 10 transportation priorities for our new mayor going forward...")
Move LA

Probable Crenshaw Line Builder Designed Lines From New York To Honolulu To Chinatown
Curbed LA

Rail Lines Bring Housing Clashes ("Cities take steps to try to promote affordable housing while rents rise near new transit) Subscription required
Wall Street Journal
Demand Surges For Transit-Oriented Housing
Bacon's Rebellion

Roads To Rails ("We just need to decide to make better use of the land we all already own together: the public roads. Our roads today suffer from an identity crisis. We want them to provide thoroughfares for private cars, routes for public transit, spaces for parking, lanes for bicycles, sidewalks for pedestrians, access for people with disabilities, space and light for buildings, drainage for storm water, and even room for trees and flowers! Take a look out your window — the streets are contested territory, trying to be all things for all people.")

Southern California's Mobility 21 Awards Champions Of Transportation
Business Wire

Underground Bicycle Parking Systems (video)

The WMATA Twitter Feed: A Source Of Commuter Frustration, Or A Solution?

What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Dailyour online digest in newspaper format updated every day.

We invite you to visit Metro's The Sourceyour window to what's happening with agency news, funding and policy issues, and how to get the most out of transit and Los Angeles.