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September 11: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Los Angeles' all-night "Owl Service" begins on this date in 1906)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Amtrak Funding In Crosshairs In Presidential Race
Associated Press

Amtrak On Track To Set Rider Record

APTA Elects Officers, New Board Members
Progressive Railroading

BART's Record Setting August
California High Speed Rail Blog

Bike-Lane Cultural Revolution Pokes Along In Some Cities
USA Today

Boosting Ridership By Replacing Buses With Rail
The Atlantic: Cities

Concrete Ideas For Promoting Walkability
The Atlantic: Cities

Disappointing Contest Of The Day: America's Transportation Award
The Atlantic: Cities

Electric Drive By '25: How California Can Catalyze Mass Adoption Of Electric Vehicles By 2025 (32p. PDF)
Bank Of America / UC Berkeley Law / UCLA Law

Expo-Adjacent Murals Just Placeholding For Retail Project
Curbed LA

The Feds Lionize Mayors, But Forsake Their Cities ("At least until very recently, conversations about community development, transportation and infrastructure have necessarily been couched in the language of federalism will the long fingers of the federal government stifle the good work being done by mayors? rather than the language of place.")
Next American City

FHWA Offers A Guide For American Cities And Towns Considering Bike-Share
StreetsBlog DC
Bike Sharing In The United States: State Of The Practice And Guide To Implementation (68p. PDF)
Toole Design Group / Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center for USDOT FHA

Gold Line Bridge Prompts Additional 210 Freeway Closures In Arcadia
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

LADOT Brings Bike Friendly Design To Yucca Street
StreetsBlog LA

Los Angeles Transportation Club Supports Students Through Endowment ("Though its civic namesake resides just slightly to the north, the Los Angeles Transportation Club has made Long Beach its business-activity hub for decades. Since the transportation-industry non-profit was founded in 1924, it has found a logical home in the rich aerospace, rail, shipping and maritime histories of the City by the Sea.")
Long Beach Post

Metrolink Previews $200-Million Crash Prevention System ("Four years after the Chatsworth disaster, Metrolink shows off its progress on a pioneering crash prevention project like the kind some in the railroad industry want to delay implementing.")
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink Previews New Safety System 2 Days Before Anniversary Of Chatsworth Wreck
Moorpark Patch

Metrolink PTC (video : How Metrolink's new "positive train control" works)
Metrolink via YouTube

Muni App Seeks To Improve Fleet, Crews
San Francisco Chronicle

Opinion: Caltrans The Root Of All Evil And Many Local Traffic Problems
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Ports Gone Green: A Brief History
Long Beach Business Journal

Remote-Controlled Brake System Unveiled To Prevent Metrolink Crash Repeat
CBS Los Angeles

Russia: High-Speed Rail Construction In Question
Mass Transit

Santa Monica Bans AIDS Walk Los Angeles Ads On Big Blue Bus Line

Santa Monica Debates Content Of Bus Ads: Big Blue Isn't Supposed To Advertise Nonprofits
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Santa Monica Ramps Up Its Bike Share Program

State DOTs, Smart Growth Group Highlight How To Stretch Transportation Funds

Transit Goes Hybrid In San Francisco
Hybrid Cars

Unraveling Ped & Bike Tension In Santa Monica
StreetsBlog LA

Upper West Side Subway Stations To Get Wi-Fi And Cell Service This Fall
DNA.info New York

US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces Grant To Van Nuys
Corporate Jet Investor

What's On TAP? For Some, Confusion ("While thousands of regular and occasional Metro train riders seem to be adapting well to the agencys new, mandatory TAP card system thats rolling out this summer, first-timers, tourists and people who havent ridden Metro trains lately are encountering trouble on the tracks. Some seniors are complaining, too, about having a hard time finding the reduced-fare options on the ticket machines new menu of purchase alternatives.")
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Why China's Subway Boom Went Bust
The Atlantic: Cities

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