Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

10/07/2011

UCLA Subway, LA County Streets Manual, Expo II, Transit Operators, CicLAvia, CAHSR & More

5 Cities Where Mass Transit Riders Are Richer Than Drivers
The Atlantic: Cities

$200,000 Grant For CicLAvia Approved by L.A. City Council
KCET

An Analysis Of Proposed U.S. House Of Representatives Actions And Their Impact On Public Transportation (13p. PDF)
APTA

Announcing The October 9, 2011 Route! (10.5 miles of Los Angeles streets will be closed this Sunday between East Hollywood and Boyle Heights for CicLAvia)
CicLAvia
Map

Bike Spaces Could Replace Some Car Parking
EGP News

Calif. High-Speed Authority To Issue Revised EIR/EIS
Metro Magazine

Can High Speed Rail Be Saved?
Infrastructurist

City Agrees To Loan $20 Million Toward Freeway Construction: Plan To Add Lanes To 101/23 Interchange Still Needs Federal Grant To Proceed
Thousand Oaks Acorn

City Council Hires Consultant For Peer Review Of Westside Subway Extension's Final Environmental Impact Report And Statement (p.4 of 20p. PDF)
Beverly Hills Weekly

City Declines BHUSD's Request For MTA Joint Defense Agreement (p.4 of 20p. PDF)
Beverly Hills Weekly

Combating Obesity With Street Design
The Atlantic: Cities

Construction Authority Awarded Millions In Federal Grants For Station Area Improvements
Sacramento Bee

The Cost Of Congestion, The Value Of Transit (What would happen if all public transportation stopped? Several charts and graphics for cities around the U.S. tell the story)
Urbanophile

Council Still Refuses "United Front" To Fight Subway
Beverly Hills Courier via Google Docs

The Family Guide To CicLAvia
StreetsBlog LA

Fight On For UCLA: Rejecting A Westwood-Adjacent Subway Station
Huffington Post

Grant To Help Fight Port Pollution
Downey Beat

High-Speed Rail Authority Hires First Liaison To Work With State Legislature
San Francisco Examiner

How A Bill That Is Supposed To Boost The Downtown Stadium Could Actually Help The Subway To The Westside
LAist

How High Speed Rail Is Crucial To The [San Joaquin] Valley's Economic Future
California High Speed Rail Blog

How Technology Can Reduce Traffic Congestion And Air Pollution
Smart Planet

Implementing Distance-Based User Fees As A Replacement For The Fuel Tax (free webinar : October 20)
University Of Minnesota Center For Transportation Studies

Infrastructure Bank To Get A House Hearing
The Hill

Integrating Business Processes To Improve Travel Time Reliability (91p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

Is Obama's National Infrastructure Bank The Answer On Jobs?
U.S. News & World Report

Marginal Cost Pricing And Subsidy Of Transit In Small Urban Areas (44p. PDF)
Small Urban & Rural Transit Center, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University

Model Design Manual For Living Streets (384p. PDF : Highly-anticipated document from the County of Los Angeles: "This manual is based on complete streets principles that design streets for people of all ages and physical abilities and accommodate all travel modes. The manual goes beyond complete streets to living streets. Living streets principles embody complete streets and also include consideration of other issues related to economic vibrancy, equity, environmental sustainability, aesthetics, and more. This manual offers another way to design streets and provides guidance for those municipalities that decide to adopt these principles. The result will be more livable neighborhoods with healthier residents due to opportunities for active transportation (walking and cycling).")
Los Angeles County Department Of Public Health
Manual's homepage with more information

New Urbanists: No Economic Recovery Without Smart Growth
StreetsBlog DC

Northern California vs. Southern California: Who Runs The Golden State?
Huffington Post

The Once And Future Rail ("Projected to complete construction in 2015, Phase 2 of the Expo Line will continue further west along the Exposition Corridor. Exposition Corridor is right-of-way that used to house a line of the old Pacific Electric Railway, a mass transit system that served Southern California from 1901 to 1961. This section of the Expo Line would finally provide a direct route from Downtown L.A. to the Pacific Ocean.")
Corsair

Port Will Not Challenge Appeals Court Ruling On Clean Trucks Program
Daily Breeze

Predicting Walkability (114p. PDF : "This research project fills some of the ‘walking’ knowledge gap and provides practitioners with a technique to quantify the quality of the pedestrian environment in a way that is similar to that which is used for other modes of travel.")
New Zealand Transport Agency Research Report

Reinventing The Urban Interstate: A New Paradigm For Multimodal Corridors (158p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program

Research: Mapping The Impact Of Traffic On The Livability Of Streets
Infosthetics

SFPark To Base Meter Rates On Demand
San Francisco Chronicle

State Agency Bans Rail Transit Operators From Using All Portable Wireless Devices ("The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday unanimously adopted a regulation prohibiting the use of cell phones by rail transit operators and requiring the installation of cameras to enforce the rule. The CPUC approved the regulation at its meeting in Los Angeles, making permanent an interim emergency order issued in September 2008.")
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Testing Algorithms for A Passenger Train Braking Performance Model (4p. PDF)
Federal Railroad Administration Office Of Railroad Policy And Development

A Walk On The Risky Side: Three Sisters Headed To School Were Hit By A Car In A Crosswalk, But It's A Risk L.A. Traffic Policies Accept In Certain Neighborhoods
Los Angeles Times

Who Will Design And Build Future Transportation Network?
Transportation Issues Daily

Why A Fix-It-First Policy Is Critical In Transportation Investments
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

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