Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

7/22/2011

Expo Phase II, Blue Line Changes, Carmageddon Numbers, Westside Subway, Biking Lessons From Europe & More


LAist

Santa Monica Daily Press

StreetsBlog DC

Beverly Hills Patch

Carmageddon By The Numbers ("So how big an impact did the 405 closure have on Los Angeles last weekend? Big, if you believe the statistics that have been trickling in this week. Some numbers—such as the sales tax receipts that will reflect the closure’s economic impact—won’t be available for a while yet. But it’s not too soon to begin a preliminary tally.")
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

StreetsBlog LA

Ed Reiskin Named New Head Of S.F. Transit Agency ("Reiskin, the city's public works director since 2008, starts one of the most demanding jobs on the city payroll without experience at a transportation agency but with the reputation as a top-notch manager with a passion for city living.")
San Francisco Chronicle

Rancho Park Online

The Atlantic

Transit Cooperative Research Program

Beverly Hills Weekly

LAEDC Forecast Offers Very Little Short-Term Daylight ("Some 2,500 new jobs are expected in locations involved in the movement of goods.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Planetizen

The Little Engine That Should ("The plan to build ahigh-speed railconnecting 24 cities in California is still on the radar despite some calls for the project’s derailing.")
NBC Los Angeles

StreetsBlog DC

Huffington Post

U.S. Transportation Research Board

Transportation Nation
Update: NY MTA Chief Leaves For "Much Better Job" ("Walder is leaving to be the CEO of MTR, a Hong Kong-based company that runs transit and rail systems in Asia, London, Stockholm, and Melbourne.")
Transportation Nation
New York Times

On Biking, Why Can't The U.S. Learn Lessons From Europe? ("Building bike paths alone will not get people out of their cars in the U.S. and onto bicycles. To create a thriving bike culture in America’s cities, people must begin to view bicycling as Europeans do — not just as a way of exercising, but as a serious form of urban mass transportation.")
Yale Environment 360

Capitol Weekly

Opinion: Carmageddon's Big Surprise ("Mass transit ridership increased last weekend, but only 10 to 15 percent — hardly a watershed event. Even though Los Angeles has done a herculean job of increasing its rail and subway system, only 1 percent of 29 million daily trips originating in Los Angeles County are on rail...No, the big lessons of Carmageddon are not about transportation. They are about something else, something less easily quantified. They are about the small salves in life that make a day easier, or even memorable. When millions of Angelinos decided to hold a block party, or go to the park, or ride a bike, or play soccer, or spend half a day at the farmers market, or take advantage of free admission at some museums, they found a city far removed from that awful commuter stress index.")
New York Times

StreetsBlog LA

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

StreetsBlog LA

Los Angeles Times

Villaraigosa: Transportation Bill Might Speed Subway Plan ("LA's mayor says funding from thebill might allow construction to begin earlier on a subway to Westwood.")
NBC Los Angeles

The Atlantic


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