Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

11/10/2011

Expo Line's Predecessor History, Crenshaw Subway, Beverly Hills Rebuttal, Union Station Master Plan, Wilshire Blvd History, Downtown Streetcar & More

Amsterdam Proves Bikes And Streetcars Are Allies
Greater Greater Washington

"Apron Parking" Nears OK
Los Angeles Daily News

Are There Any New Ideas On Cities? (Should cities be seeking ways to re-purpose old infrastructure like New York City did with its High Line?)
American Society Of Landscape Architects' The Dirt Blog

A Bus Terminal, Overshadowed And Unmourned
New York Times

Business Praises Action On Senate Transport Plan
Journal Of Commerce

California Is Ignoring Its Decaying Roads
Sacramento Bee

Cars To Return To K Street In Downtown Sacramento On Saturday
Sacramento Bee

Colton: Officials Cheer Start Of Rail Crossing Construction
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Community Assessment Tool (59p. PDF)
Pedestrian And Bicycle Information Center

Commute Wire: Sunset Bridge Demo, Veterans Day Transit
Curbed LA

Crenshaw Subway Coalition Rallies Community In The "Battle For Crenshaw"
USC Annenberg Intersections South LA

Cut Out Buy Here, Pay Here Dealerships With Community Car Share
StreetsBlog LA

Do-It-Yourself Parking Bans In Malibu: The California Coastal Commission Fights A Losing Battle Against Homeowners Who Post Illegal "No Parking" Signs. Some Look So Official That Even Authorities Are Misled
Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Californians Still Willing To Pay? ("It has been three years since voters had a say on California's proposed high-speed rail system...So much has changed since then.")
San Bernardino Sun

Enhancement And Field Test Evaluation Of New Battery-Less Wireless Traffic Sensors (Link to full-text report)
University Of Minnesota Center For Transportation Studies

Field Testing And Evaluation Of A Wireless-Based Transit Signal Priority System
(Link to full-text report)
University Of Minnesota Center For Transportation Studies

Full Reply To Metro Blog Post ("The Metropolitan Transit Authority's own taxpayer-funded blog site, "The Source," admitted the substance of The Courier's analysis of its tainted "fault study" that purports to conclude that only a tunnel under Beverly Hills High School allows a safe subway station in Century City. This articles contains The Courier's REPLY to Metro's responses.")
Beverly Hills Courier

High Speed Rail: Too Much, Too Late
Huffington Post

How Timed Traffic Signals Can Be Bad For Pedestrians
The Atlantic: Cities

Interns Could Benefit From Growing Metro
USC Daily Trojan

Is Laguna Niguel Plan The Next Urban Village?
Orange County Register

LA Union Station Shortlist Announced & The Notables That Missed The Cut
Architect's Newspaper

Metro Chooses Six Teams To Submit Master Plan Visions For Union Station
Blog Downtown

Metro Picks Architect Shortlist For Union Station Plan
Los Angeles Downtown News

MTA Concedes Fault Study Will Destroy Subway Ridership
Beverly Hills Courier

New Federal Fuel Rules Expected Soon, California Poised To Benefit
("Stricter fuel standards for cars and light trucks could bring tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars to the Golden State, one report says.")
KQED
More Jobs Per Gallon: How Strong Fuel Economy/GHG Standards Will Fuel American Jobs (embedded full-text document)
Ceres

Opinion: High-Speed Rail Backers Pulling A Fast One
Santa Monica Daily Press

Our "Grand Concourse": Historic Images Of Wilshire Boulevard's Double-Decker Buses & Other Forgotten History
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Regional Agencies Taking Slow Walk Towards Sustainable Funding
StreetsBlog LA

Restoration Of Historic Streetcar Services In Downtown Los Angeles: Alternatives Analysis Community Update Meeting (November 3 presentation : overview of 7 alternatives now being considered)
Metro via Scribd

Santa Monica's New Parks Bringing Fancy Streetlights, Raised Crosswalk, Public Art With Them
Curbed LA

Senate Committee Passes Highway Bill, Infrastructure Groups Split On Reactions
Transportation Nation

Senate Panel Gives Los Angeles Mayor's Transit Plan Bipartisan Boost ("A two-year, $109-billion transportation bill, approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee with unusual bipartisan speed, would increase funding for a federal loan program that is critical to the mayor's bid to build a dozen projects in 10 years instead of 30. Funding for the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program would increase to $1 billion a year, up from the current $110 million.")
Los Angeles Times

Streetcar Project Full Steam Ahead: The Alignment Is Expected To Cost Between 100 And 125 Million Dollars
NBC Los Angeles

This Is How We Rolled (The real story behind the rise and fall of the Expo Line's predecessors which linked downtown with the coast : "Although the Westside’s first mass rail project in 50 years feels in some ways like the dawn of an era, Los Angeles has been down this road before. In fact, it has been down the same set of train tracks: The Expo Line will run on a historic railroad right-of-way that has carried Southern Californians, off and on, for more than 135 years now, first behind steam engines and then in iconic Red Cars.")
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Transit Civil Rights And Economic Survival In Los Angeles: A Case For Federal Intervention In LA Metro (26p. PDF)
Labor/Community Strategy Center

Transportation Ballot Measures Mixed In 2011 Election
Reconnecting America

U.S. Department Of Transportation Announces Nearly $35 Million To Improve Transportation Choices And Job Access For Military Families
U.S. DOT Press Release

Villaraigosa Cheers Senate Committee Approval Of Transit Funding Bill
Daily Breeze

Villaraigosa Wants To Borrow Future Tax Money To Fix L.A. Streets: Over About Two Years, The Plan Would Spend Up To $800 Million To Repair Nearly A Fourth Of City Roads Using 27 Years Of Proceeds From Measure R, A Half-Cent Sales Tax Passed By County Voters
Los Angeles Times

Want To Sell Voters On Transit? Keep It Simple
StreetsBlog Network

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