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June 13: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Groundbreaking for the second segment of Metro Rail)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Americans' Support For Public Transportation (survey results)

Amtrak Gets Gourmet Advice
Washington Post

Analysis Of Movable Bus Stop Boarding And Alighting Areas (105p. PDF)
Florida Department Of Transportation Research Center

Bike Lanes Will Require Patience, Los Angeles Officials Tell San Pedro Residents
Daily Breeze

California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion Of Funding To Upgrade Transportation And Promote Jobs (District VII highlights)
Caltrans Press Release

The Case For Making Bike-Share Membership An Employee Benefit
The Atlantic: Cities

City Planning In Los Angeles Surrenders In Merger To "Create Efficiencies"
The Planning Report

Commission To Appeal Perris Valley Line Ruling
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Creating Productive Roadways: Developing An Advanced Energy Production, Storage, And Distribution System (2p. PDF)
Federal Highway Administration

Crenshaw Line's Leimert Park Station May Be In Jeopardy, Again
Curbed LA

Dutch High-Speed Rail Dream Runs Off The Rails
Yahoo Finance

Editorial: Halt Wasteful California "Bullet Train" Project
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Fundamentals Driving Trends In Intercity Transportation In The US

Gov. Jerry Brown, Lawmakers Strike A Deal On Key Budget Issues

Graduating Into The Workplace: Perspectives From Recent Planning Grads

How LEED-ND Standards Reduce Driving And Associated Emissions: New Research ("Even the "worst" performing of the LEED-ND projects is predicted to generate 40 percent less driving than an average development in its metropolitan region, according to the study’s sophisticated transportation models.")
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog
Predicting Transportation Outcomes For LEED Projects (abstract)
Journal Of Planning Education And Research

Los Angeles To Update City's Zoning Code
Los Angeles Daily News

Major Blowback From City Council Members Over Leimert Park Funding Plan
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Bus Driver Who Died In Tow Truck Collision Identified
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Metro To Host Public Meetings On 710 Extension Study
Pasadena Star-News

Opinion: Lawsuit Only Way To Fight Pollution From Port's Railyard Project
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Port Of Los Angeles To Spend $400 Million On Improvement Projects
Transport Topics

Rep. Waxman Seeks Funding For Lost Hills Road At 101
Malibu Times

Sensors Help LA Create Demand-Based Parking Pricing
Government Technology

Transportation Authority Board Withholds Money From Metrolink
Voice Of OC

West Orange County Connectors Project Construction Highlights Through Saturday, June 14
Orange County Breeze

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