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June 4: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (California passes Proposition 5, allowing motor vehicle fuel taxes and license fees to be used for research, planning and construction of mass transit)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

8th Annual National Dump The Pump Day Will Be Held On June 20
APTA Press Release

America's Supertrains Are Running Late
Better Roads

Attacking The Language Bias In Transportation Engineering
StreetsBlog DC

Azusa Council To Vote On Resolution To Support 710 Extension
Pasadena Star-News

Be Careful How You Refer To The So-Called "Great American Streetcar Scandal"
The Atlantic: Cities
General Motors And The Demise Of Streetcars (22p. PDF)
Transportation Quarterly via Debunk Portland

Big Blue Bus Needs Big Changes, Director Says ("Buses arrive as scheduled only two-thirds of the time, they break down 1,400 miles before they should and employees are absent from their posts 18 percent of the time, or twice as much as what King called the “industry standard” in his report.")
Santa Monica Daily Press

The Bridges Of Terminal Island

Caruso Wants To Extend Grove Trolley To Bev Center And LACMA
Curbed LA
Clang Clang Clank (subscription required)
Los Angeles Business Journal

Credit Cards Make Lots Of Cents For L.A. Parking Meters ("For the first time, the city parking department made more from credit and debit cards in March than it did from cash. Convenience is key, an official says.")
Los Angeles Times

Elon Musk's Mad Genius Idea To Reinvent Long-Distance Travel
The Atlantic: Cities

Enormous Losses Feared In Coliseum Deal With USC ("A trustee of the California Science Center foundation says loss of parking revenue would cut deeply into museum educational programs.")
Los Angeles Times

"Every Transit Rider In America Owes A Huge Debt To Senator Frank Lautenberg"
Transportation Nation

Express Bus Lane Opens On Wilshire Boulevard
KABC Los Angeles

Farebox Recovery: The Economics Of Public Transit

A Foldable Fix To Public Transit's Peskiest Problem ("Silver says that Calstart hopes to create programs like Pasadena’s elsewhere in the sprawling region covered by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and has published a “Folding Bike Implementation Plan” to assist interested municipalities.")
The Atlantic: Cities
Folding Bike Implementation Plan (63p. PDF)

Freight Data Sharing Guidebook (70p. PDF)
National Cooperative Freight Research Program

The Grim Rapper Warns [N.Y.] MTA Riders To "Stand Back" From The Tracks In Subway ("Musical safety video featuring motorman Noah Rodriguez is a YouTube hit.")
New York Daily News

Is Our Discussion Of L.A. Architecture Too Focused On Cars?
LA Weekly

Mayor Villaraigosa's Transportation Legacy: Top 10 Remarkable Achievements

Montebello Hires Engineering Firm In Grade-Separation Battle
Whittier Daily News

Nearly 74% Favor Using Their Tax Dollars For Increased Investment In Public Transportation
APTA Press Release
Americans' Support For Public Transportation (survey : 3p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

New Poll Suggests Americans Seek Link Between Transportation And Well-Being
AASHTO Journal

The New York Subway Is Back To Full Service For The First Time Since Sandy
The Atlantic: Cities

Ontario Files Lawsuit Against L.A. Seeking Control Of ONT
Los Angeles Daily News

Ontario Sues LA For Control Of Ontario International Airport
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Port Of Long Beach Interim Chief Not Yet Named To Replace Christopher Lytle
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Residential Parking Meters In Santa Monica Proposed To Raise Money, Discourage Residential Parking (includes video)
Huffington Post

Six Transportation Ideas For LA's Mayor Elect Eric Garcetti
Huffington Post

Steinberg's CEQA And Redevelopment Bills Move Forward
California Planning & Development Report

Study: Most Public Transit Systems Increase Fares, Cut Service
American City & County

Time To Rethink Roads: Millennials Lead Change In Transportation Trends
A New Direction: Our Changing Relationship With Driving And The Implications For America's Future (69p. PDF : "The unique combination of conditions that fueled the Driving Boom—from cheap gas prices to the rapid expansion of the workforce during the Baby Boom generation—no longer exists. Meanwhile, a new generation -- the Millennials -- is demanding a new American Dream less dependent on driving.")

The Transit App Guides You Through Public Transportation, Is Now Free
TOD News

U.S. Department Of Transportation Releases Energy And Sustainability Performance Update
U.S. DOT Press Release

Use Of Electronic Passenger Information Signage In Transit (112p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program

Why We Shouldn't Rely On Smart Growth Incentives To Fix Sprawl
The Atlantic: Cities

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