Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

9/16/2011

Transpo Bill Extension, Expo Line, I-210 Gold Line Bridge, Bike/Ped Saved & More

Boehner: Lets Build Highways To Transport Fossil Fuels
StreetsBlog DC

The Hill

Car Lovers Like Mass Transit More Than They Think (Looks at a study in Sweden which provided drivers with 30-day transit passes, which reinforced that people are "terrible at predicting the strength of their emotions.")
The Atlantic

Long Beach Press-Telegram

Council Gets Expo Line Rolling ("A day after the Expo light rail groundbreaking in downtown Santa Monica, the City Council got down to the project's nuts and bolts. The council gave city staff the direction they need to get the project up and running in cooperation with the Expo Metro Line Authority, while negotiating for the kinds of design and construction details they say the people of Santa Monica want.")
Santa Monica Lookout

MIT Technology Review

Expo Means Jobs (Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky)
CityWatch

Expo Phase I Moves Forward, Phase II Back To Court
StreetsBlog LA

Farmer's Field's Fanciful Green Promise ("Traffic engineer Bob Shanteau says that promise is extremely hard to fulfill, so AEG will resort to buying carbon credits — essentially, paying to help reduce emissions in another part of California, or even outside California, as penance for adding a big emissions load to downtown.")
LA Weekly

Pasadena Star-News

CityWatch

USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Los Angeles Times

Interview: Gabriel Wartofsky On Designing For The "Conscious Commuter" (With a degree in transportation design, this interviewee has some interesting ideas for incorporating folding electric bikes into the overall transportation mosaic)
KCET

Keeping Up With Communication Technology: An Online Workshop On The Practical Uses Of Social Media (free webinar : September 21 : "TRB’s first-ever, online-only workshop will consist of 2 plenary sessions and eight breakout sessions that will explore various social media issues and challenges faced by transportation agencies and others. Attendees may attend any or all of the sessions that their schedule allows.")
U.S. Transportation Research Board

StreetsBlog DC

KABC-7

Meetings To Update Communities On Gold Line Extension Planned ("MTA officials are studying two possible routes for the Gold Line Extension: the Washington Boulevard Route, favored by Whittier as the most beneficial to the community, its residents, employers and businesses, and a line along the Pomona (60) Freeway.")
Los Angeles Wave

EGP News

Metro Magazine



The Hill

Sharing Data Makes For Truly Public Transit (looks at some recently released transit apps in cities around the U.S.)
Fast Company

Beverly Hills Courier

TOD Database: One Stop Shop For Station Area Data (webinar : September 20 : "This webinar session is sponsored by The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and is valuable to planners, practitioners, housing advocates, MPOs, local, state and federal DOT's, transit agencies, sustainable communities grantees, advocates, as well as elected officials and other decision makers.")
Center For Transit-Oriented Development

CityWatch

Whittier Daily News

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