Today’s Headlines

  • Council Votes to Replace 6th Street Bridge with Cable Bridge (Curbed)
  • Wesson Taking Over as City Council President, Loves Adorable Dogs (LAT)
  • Does Downtown Need a Streetcar? (Transport Politic via Curbed)
  • Fabulous Santa Monica Bike Facility Opens (The Source)
  • Meanwhile, Great Bike Plan On Its Way (Bikeside)
  • Gov. Working on Budget (LAT)
  • Just Because R’s Cut HSR Funds, Doesn’t Mean There Won’t Be HSR Funds in 2012 (Railroad.net)

We’ll be on a partial publishing schedule today and tomorrow, meaning no syndication.  If you want to see what’s going on in Capitol Hill and beyond, check out Streetsblog D.C. and the Streetsblog Network.  Also, I’m traveling right now so I probably missed some headlines, leave any I missed in the comments section.

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