Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

7/21/2011

CA High Speed Rail Trouble, Villaraigosa on Metro, Metro on Historypin, GREEN LA, Time-Lapse Carmageddon & More


Curbed LA

Analysis: California Bullet Trains May Not Leave Station ("Rather than conveying confidence, the statement suggests the authority is well aware its planned rail network is at serious risk of being derailed and that to survive it must be cast as a big green positive for a state that fancies itself an environmental leader and where dystopian fears run deep.")
Reuters
California High-Speed Rail Authority Press Release

Beverly Hills Versus The Subway (readers sound off in letters to the editor regarding last week's cover story)
LA Weekly

Los Angeles Times

Silicon Valley Mercury News

Cities, Smart Growth And Transportation Infrastructure ("And in Los Angeles, which has also been selected as an early partner in the Better Buildings Challenge (Seattle is the third city), the city is greening their infrastructure on numerous fronts. In 2007, the city adopted GREEN LA, a plan to combat climate change. Goals include reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by thirty-five percent below 1990 levels by 2030, and increases in renewable energy use to forty percent by 2020. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is celebrating its twentieth anniversary. Voters approved Measure R in November, 2008 to expand rail service and bus connections beyond the seventy station system. Rail expansion has led to development of housing, retail and business clusters around transit stations. And through the $37 million Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Los Angeles has promoted, implemented and managed energy efficiency programs to reduce fossil fuel emissions and improve total energy efficiency.")
Green Pro Building

StreetsBlog DC

Long Beach Press-Telegram

Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Curbed LA

The City Fix

Glendale News-Press

NFL Stadium And Convention Center Project Would Boost Tax Revenue, Studies Find ("One study contends the two projects would generate $41 million in tax revenue annually for an array of government agencies, including the state, school district and Metropolitan Transportation Authority, during their first full year in operation in 2016.")
Los Angeles Times

LAist

Orange County Register

StreetsBlog DC

StreetsBlog DC

StreetsBlog LA

National Geographic

Reuters

Redondo Beach Patch

Mother Nature Network

Who Will Ride An Alternative To "Market-Driven Sprawl?" ("Roughly 38 million people live in California today; by 2050, that's projected to reach 60 million. Leavitt believes that the state can't continue its development pattern of recent decades: what he called "market-driven sprawl."...What's the alternative? To the authority and its supporters, it's a 200-plus-mph train.")
New York Times

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