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From Daily News LA:

Free music series in Warner Center Park kicks off Sunday

“This summer’s weekly “Concerts on the Green” series of free performances in Warner Center Park kicks off this Sunday with a show by Al McKay, a co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire.”

http://www.dailynews.com/ci_23358458/free-music-series-warner-center-park-kicks-off

From The Hill:

Lawmakers form public transit caucus

“A bipartisan pair of lawmakers in the House announced on Thursday that they were forming a caucus for public transportation supporters.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/public-transit/301555-lawmakers-form-public-transit-caucus

From NBC Southern California via StreetsBlog LA:

This CicLAvia’s Made for Walking (and Riding, Too)

“Good news, though, for people looking to go the true pedestrian route: The Sunday, June 23 event is being called “the most walkable CicLAvia ever!”

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/entertainment/the-scene/This-CicLAvias-Made-for-Walking-and-Riding-Too-209437581.html

From CoExist via Metro Library and Archive:

The Best Cities Are Ones Where You Can Make Friends

“A new statistic called Social Interaction Potential measures how likely it is for two people in a community to end up in the same place and talk. The question then becomes: How do you raise a city’s SIP?”

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682108/the-best-cities-are-ones-where-you-can-make-friends

From The Atlantic Cities:

A Foldable Fix to Public Transit’s Peskiest Problem

“Pasadena officials are giving people $220 to buy folding bikes in an effort to solve the “last mile” transportation problem.”

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/06/pasadenas-last-mile-solution-folds-seconds/5762/

From StreetsBlog Network via StreetsBlog LA:

Study: Walkability Linked to Much Lower Risk of Default on Housing Loans

“A University of Arizona professor has found that loans for apartment buildings are much less likely to enter default if the residences are located in walkable, transit-accessible locations.”

http://streetsblog.net/2013/06/03/study-walkability-linked-to-much-lower-risk-of-default-on-housing-loans/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+streetsblogla+%28Streetsblog+LA%29

From TOD News via Metro Library and Archive:

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

“iPhone: Most of the popular maps apps like Google Maps and Apple Maps have public transportation functionality built in, but they’re not always perfect. The Transit App is built specifically for public transportation, and it provides a clean interface to get you to your destination easily.”

http://todnews.com/2013/06/the-transit-app-guides-you-through-public-transportation-is-now-free/

From Huffington Post via Metro Library and Archive:

Six Transportation Ideas For LA’s Mayor Elect Eric Garcetti

“With LA having just elected a new Mayor, the timing feels right for putting out some transportation and planning ideas that can help make LA a more livable city.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harris-silver/post_4903_b_3372565.html

From AASHTO Journal via Metro Library and Archive:

New Poll Suggests Americans See Link between Transportation and Well-Being

“’This research shows there is a disconnect between our perceived value of transportation mobility and our personal investment in the infrastructure that provides it,” said ARTBA President Pete Ruane in a statement.”

http://www.aashtojournal.org/Pages/053113ARTBApoll.aspx

From LA Daily News:

Farmers Insurance moving to Warner Center

“The company is relocating its corporate headquarters from its Wilshire Boulevard complex to its leased Woodland Hills high-rise on Owensmouth Avenue, a Farmers spokeswoman said Tuesday.”

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_23389815/farmers-insurance-moving-warner-center

From APTA via StreetsBlog LA:

Dump the Pump. Ride Public Transit. Save Money.

“The 8th annual National Dump the Pump Day will be held this year on Thursday, June 20.”

http://www.apta.com/mediacenter/pressreleases/2013/Pages/130531_Dump-the-Pump.aspx

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