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KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Washington Post

Los Angeles Times

The Best Cities Are Ones Where You Can Make Friends ("Long commutes pale in comparison to two other factors: decentralization, which produced the edge cities of the 1980s and ‘90s, and the thin schmear of unchecked sprawl that flourished during the housing bubble.")
Fast Company Exist

eNews Channels

Whittier Daily News

Development Of A Public Transport Investment Model (57p. PDF)
New Zealand Transport Agency

Downtown Pedals Toward Pedicabs
Los Angeles Downtown News

Editorial: Safety Is Latest Worry About California Bullet Train
Los Angeles Daily News

The Effect Of Transportation, Location, And Affordability Related Sustainability Features On Mortgage Default Prediction And Risk In Multifamily Rental Housing (25p. PDF)
University Of Arizona

Futuristic High-Speed Tube Travel Could Take You From New York To Los Angeles In 45 Minutes
Yahoo News

How To Increase Bicycling For Daily Travel (9p. PDF)
Active Living Research

Incorporating Greenhouse Gas Emissions Into The Collaborative Decision-Making Process (108p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

Is Your Rep A Member Of The New Public Transportation Caucus Yet?
StreetsBlog DC

LACMTA Library & Archive Earns 2013 Transportation Division Innovation Award ("The SLA Transportation Division 2013 Innovation Award has been awarded to Kenn Bicknell and Matthew Barrett of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library & Archive for their Los Angeles Transportation Headlines.")
Special Library Association Transportation Division

LADOT Approves NELA Bike Lanes After Lengthy Contentious Battle. But Don't Declare Victory Just Yet
StreetsBlog LA

LaHood Urges Govs To Press Congress To Pass 5-Year Transportation Bill
Detroit News

Legal War Could Muck Up Summer Bullet Train Groundbreaking
Curbed LA

Long Beach Looks To Make A Better Blue Line Train

Long Beach: The (Brilliant) Idea Of Turning Shoemaker Bridge Into A Park
StreetsBlog LA

Los Angeles Engineers New Traffic System To Help Congestion
CBS News

Meet Bay Area Bike Share (overview of the bikes and the pricing scheme)
StreetsBlog SF

Metro Station Upkeep And Patrols Are "Inadequate," Says Long Beach Vice Mayor Robert Garcia
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Metrolink Orders EMD Passenger Locomotives
Railway Gazette International

Mobility 21 Applauds Regional Leaders Appointed To National Freight Advisory Committee
Business Wire via Wall Street Journal

Museum Official Says Legal Action Possible Over USC Parking Deal
Los Angeles Times

Officials Celebrate Funding For Leimert Park Rail Station
Los Angeles Wave

An Ongoing "Virtual Town Hall" Is Informing Development Of Santa Monica's Pedestrian Action Plan
StreetsBlog LA
Santa Monica Pedestrian Action Plan Workshop (26p. slideshow)
City Of Santa Monica:

Opinion: The MTA Leimert Park Station: Intellectualism Wins For A Change
Los Angeles Wave

Parking Meters May Be Coming To Residential Streets
Santa Monica Daily Press

Pedego Electric Bicycle Juices Up Commute To Train Station
Los Angeles Times

Port Of Los Angeles Completes One Megawatt Solar Project On Rooftop Of World Cruise Center ("Larger than a football field, thousands of panels will increase energy capacity and reduce 22,800 metric tons of carbon dioxide.")

Roger Snoble Named SunLine Interim General Manager ("Roger Snoble, the former head of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, will lead SunLine Transit Agency while an investigation is underway into SunLine’s general manager.")
Desert Sun

Streetcar Proponents Woo Washington Leader ("In an effort to drum up federal support for the proposed $125 million Los Angeles Streetcar, 14th District City Councilman José Huizar and dozens of Downtown business and civic leaders last week took Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Penn.) on a 90-minute "whistle stop tour.")
Los Angeles Downtown News

Transit Screen Launches First Real-Time Multimodal Transportation Information Display In Washington D.C. ("Display Aggregates Bus, Rail, Bikeshare, Car Sharing, Taxi, Black Car Services in D.C.; Will Expand into Multiple North America Markets in 2013.")
PR Web

A United Front Of African American Leadership Secures Crenshaw Line Station At Leimert Park Village
Los Angeles Sentinel

Victorville Hopes To Raise $100K With Bus Stop Ads
High Desert Daily Press

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