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11/22/2011

Spring Street, Figueroa Tunnels, Caltrans, Complete Streets, High Line, Best Books & More

80 Years Ago: Three North Figueroa Tunnels Dedicated
Blog Downtown

All Aboard New York City's Geek Train ("Using 15 portable battery-powered web servers hidden in shopping bags, a nascent creative agency...is creating temporary pirate Wi-Fi hotspots in select subway cars, allowing mobile devices in range to access a public intranet complete with chat room, news, and original content from local artists and writers.")
Wired

Are Complete Streets Incomplete? ("Getting transportation professionals to think about including pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users is a key first step in creating great places and livable communities. But that is not enough to make places that truly work for people — “streets as places.” The planning process itself needs to be turned upside-down.")
Project For Public Spaces

BART Adopts "Buy America" Policy
Progressive Railroading

Caltrans Releases Bay Bridge Testing Data
Sacramento Bee
Documents Showing How Caltrans Responded To A Technician Caught Falsifying Data
Caltrans
Executive Summary (4p. PDF)

Caltrans Wants Prosecution For Forged Tests
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Congressmen Want Review Of Ontario International's Sharp Decline
Los Angeles Times

Downtown LA Opens Dedicated Bike Lane
NBC Los Angeles

Fault-y Towers: Don't Mention The Core! ("Nothing against the good individuals who were paid by Metro, but I just happen to have a natural-born skepticism when it comes to paid EIR experts.")
Huffington Post

For Downtown Cyclists, This Green Also Means Go: The Bright Green Bicycle Lane On Spring Street Is Aimed At Reducing Collisions And Helping Cyclists Feel Safer Navigating Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times

Gold Line Extension Tells Us What's Shaking In Duarte
Curbed LA

A Hard Turn: Better Health On The Highway ("On the road for weeks on end, with the sorts of diets that make nutritionists apoplectic, the nation’s truckers are in pretty bad shape. Now, beset by rising insurance costs and desperate to ensure their drivers pass government health tests, trucking companies and industry groups are working hard to persuade road warriors to change their habits.")
New York Times

High Line: The Inside Story Of New York City's Park In The Sky
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Infographic: How Does Los Angeles Move? (A closer look at mobility statistics from LA/2B)
GOOD

Inspired By High Line, Park Is Envisioned With Sights Set Low ("Plans for another attention-grabbing green space on a former transit site. But this one comes with a twist — the proposed park would be underground, in a dank former trolley terminal under Delancey Street that is controlled by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.")
New York Times

L.A. Freeways: Congested And Wasteful, But At Least They're Reliable
Southern California Public Radio

LaHood: Avoid Across-The-Board Cuts After Supercommittee Failure
Transportation Nation

LaHood Warns Super Committee Failure Will Hit Transport Programs
Journal Of Commerce

Long Beach Bridge Jobs Sought For Local Workers
Contra Costa Times

Looped: A Downtown Streetcar Isn't Transit
KCET

Metro Bus Struck By Two Bullets In South Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times

Ranking The Nation's Most Congested Highway Corridors
Fleet Owner

San Francisco's Transbay Terminal Faces Murky Future
San Francisco Business Times

South El Monte Residents Consider Possible Improvements To Durfee/Peck Corridor
West San Gabriel Valley Bike Coalition

Supercommittee Goes Bust, Lone Prospect Of Gas Tax Hike Dissolves
StreetsBlog DC

Taxpayer Group: GOP Drill Bill "Not A Responsible Budget Approach"
StreetsBlog DC

Top 10 Books, 2012 ("Planetizen is pleased to release its tenth annual list of the ten best books of the year in urban planning, design and development.")
Planetizen

Torrance Set To Adopt South Bay Bicycle Master Plan At Meeting
Daily Breeze

Transportation And Food Access Idea 4: More Walkable Food Retail
StreetsBlog LA

UCLA's Bike-To-Campus Week Aims To Educate About Environmental And Health Benefits Of Cycling
UCLA Daily Bruin

West Hollywood "Entertainment Shuttle" In The Works ("In an effort to reduce traffic congestion and drunk driving, City Council will discuss establishing a shuttle service traveling through Weho's nightlife destinations.")
West Hollywood Patch

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