Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

12/06/2011

Expo Testing, Metro TAP, CA HSR Poll, Infrastructure Banks, 1921 L.A. Information Men, Calif. Greenhouse Gases & More

90 Years Ago Today: Los Angeles Railway Rolls Out "Information Men" Public Service
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Announcing The 2012 TED Prize Winner: The City 2.0
TED Prize

As Washington Drags Its Feet, States Take The Lead On Mileage Fees
StreetsBlog DC

Calif. Takes Big Step Toward Greenhouse Gas Limits (First of two parts)
NPR

Development Of An Integrated Adaptive Transit Signal Priority (ATSP) And Dynamic Passenger Information (DPI) System (124p. PDF)
Caltrans

Earphones Are Cited In Many Railroad Deaths
Pittsburgh Tribune
Foreigners Want America's Public Assets ("It seems like foreign governments and corporations are craving U.S. public assets like toll roads, electrical grids and railways. In the case of our largest creditor, the Chinese government, they don’t want any more U.S. Treasuries, but they do want to own the hard assets that comprise our nation’s infrastructure.")
Reuters

Four Cities That Need Congestion Pricing ("People often come to Los Angeles and shake their head solemnly at the effect that urban sprawl has had on the environment and low-income residents. They have obviously never been to Delhi.")
This Big City

Green Bike Lanes In Los Angeles: City Officials Waste $15K On Premature Paint Job
LA Weekly

A Guidebook For Sustainability Performance Measurement For Transportation Agencies
(203p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

High-Speed Rail Looking More Uncertain
KALW Crosscurrents

Infrastructure Banks Explained: A Common State Tool Gets Mixed Marks
Stateline

LaHood To Testify Before House Panel On Rail
The Hill

Metro Expo Line Begins Testing Trains Ahead Of Expected 2012 Opening
Southern California Public Radio

Metro's TAP System Moving Forward, But Some Snafus Remain For Bus Riders
StreetsBlog LA

Plan To Drill For Transportation Funding Is Full Of Holes
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

The Smart Growth Priority Advocates Are Forgetting
The Atlantic: Cities

State Sues Alleged "Palm Rustlers": State Seeks Damages To Replace Stolen Palms That Belong To Taxpayers ("The state of California has filed a civil suit against a ring of alleged “palm rustlers,” that it claims stole palm trees from public land along the Santa Monica Freeway.")
NBC Los Angeles

State Voters Would Now Reject High-Speed Rail Project, Poll Shows ("64% of those surveyed want another vote on the $98-billion project and that 59% would oppose it if another vote were taken.")
Los Angeles Times

Widening Project Prompts Overnight Freeway Closures In San Fernando Valley
CBS Los Angeles

Wireless Internet Now Aboard California Amtrak Trains
KCET

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