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June 11: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Preliminary engineering begins for Metro Rail with a $12 million federal grant to the Southern California Rapid Transit District)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

12 Westwood Parklet Ideas
Curbed LA

2013 Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards Announced ("Category: Light RailGOLD Award for Safety – Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Los Angeles, CA")

Beach Bus From Foothills To Santa Monica Returns
La Cañada Sun

Big Blue Bus Official Commends Bravery During Santa Monica Shooting Spree
Santa Monica Mirror

Calif. AG Joins Suit Over Toll Road Extension
Legal Newsline

Chicago Rail Program A Success, But Future Funding In Doubt, Officials Say ("Members of a congressional panel came to Chicago to see firsthand how a unique public-private partnership seeks to eliminate the choke points that have long halted rail and vehicle traffic in the Chicago area.")
Chicago Tribune

Construction For NMS@La Cienega Eating Up Sidewalk, Views
Curbed LA

Editorial: Open Car Pool Lanes During Non-Peak Hours
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Environmentalists Call LA Rail Project Racist
Courthouse News Service

Eyes On The Street: Expo Phase II Construction At Venice/Robertson
StreetsBlog LA

LA Transportation: A Vision For The New Mayor

LACMTA Eyes Contractor For Crenshaw LRT
Railway Age

LACMTA Staff Recommends Contractor For $1.3 Billion Crenshaw/LAX Line Project
Progressive Railroading

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Achieves Milestone In Gold Line Operations Campus Construction
AZO Build

The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets
The Atlantic: Cities

OCTA 2013-2014 Budget Increases Bus Service, Funds Measure M Projects
Orange County Breeze

OCTA Budget: $1.26 Billion In Freeway Work, Street Repairs
Orange County Register

OCTA Focuses On Long-Range Plan For Transportation
Voice Of OC

Old Taxes, New Fees Among Options For Highway Funding

Open Letter From Ed King, Director Of Transit Services ("We are resolved to do all that we can to help our community recover from Friday's senseless tragedy...Know that we at the Big Blue Bus join you as we, too, are navigating our way back to what was once routine and what feels like home.")
Big Blue Bus

Perris Valley Line: Where Does It Go From Here?
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Petitioning U.S. DOT To Recognize That City Streets Should Prioritize Walking
StreetsBlog DC

Senate Commerce Panel Approves Foxx As U.S. Transportation Secretary
Kansas City Star

States Ramping Up Action On Passenger Rail: A Report On The First Year Of The Recovery Act's High-Speed And Intercity Passenger Rail Program

Sunday Traffic Poses Problem At Ports O' Call Village In San Pedro
Daily Breeze

Taking Down A Freeway To Reconnect A Neighborhood

Train To Nowhere Or Cutting Edge Vision?

Transit Benefits Would Remain At Higher Levels Under Proposed Bill
Washington Post

Two Day Symposium At The Getty Takes On The "Evolution Of Los Angeles"

Use Of Market Research Panels In Transit (72p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program

Why The Wall Street Journal Hates Bikes So Much
The Atlantic Wire

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