Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

12/01/2011

LADOT Clean Buses, County Bike Plan, Metro & Occupy, Future Of Freeways, Amtrak, Olympic Transit & More

Amtrak: Record Breaking Thanksgiving Ridership
Railroad.net

Amtrak Tests E-Ticketing On Downeaster Service
USA Today

Analyst: New Calif. Rail Plan Doesn't Meet Rules
CBS News

Are Freeways Doomed?: Several Cities Are Tearing Down Highways And Creating Bold New Public Spaces. Are We Headed For A Car-Free Future?
Salon

Behind The Scenes Of Olympic Cities' High-Tech Transit Systems
Mashable

Bombadier's Transit Vision Pairs Efficiency With Wireless Technology
Globe And Mail (Canada)

Bullet Train Critics Call For New Vote
San Diego Union-Tribune

Buses, Trains, Bikes And Occupy L.A. ("Anyone watching the drama unfold between Occupy L.A. and the LAPD last night couldn’t help but notice the active involvement of Metro in the eviction of the Occupy protests. News reports reported that between 27 and 30 Metro buses were used to bus police from Dodger Stadium to Downtown Los Angeles and any overhead shot of the LAPD’s home away from home, the Dodger Stadium Parking Lot, showed rows of Orange Metro buses being loaded with police in riot gear.")
StreetsBlog LA

California Lawmakers Say Goodbye To Their State-Purchased Cars ("But the new car program could end up digging deeper into taxpayers' pockets.")
Sacramento Bee

Can Higher Fares Save Public Transit?
The Atlantic: Cities

Dear America, We Need More Public Transportation
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Downey Link Offering Saturday Service For Holidays
Downey Beat

Epic Job Creation Fail: Paying Developers To Build Parking
StreetsBlog Network

Expo Line Turned Over To MTA
LA Observed

Extreme Weather Events In 2011 Costing Federal Highway Officials Hundreds Of Millions
Transportation Nation

Getting Creative With County Bike Plan
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Google Transit Data Tool For Small Transit Agencies (26p. PDF)
U.S. Transportation Research Board Transit IDEA Program

Gov. 2.0: Livable Streets Taking Over The Internet
StreetsBlog LA

Hearing Raises Political Profile Of Hours Rule
Trucking Info

High-Speed Rail Authority: The Draft 2012 Business Plan And Funding Plan (9p. PDF : November 29, 2011)
California Legislative Analyst's Office

House GOP Slows Down Its Rush To Introduce Oil-And-Infrastructure Bill
StreetsBlog DC

Jumpstarting The Transit Space Race: Los Angeles Metro Region (links to 32 of 40 distinct Southern California transit projects)
Reconnecting America

L.A. Rolls Out Clean Bus Fleet: Ninety-Five Commuter Express Vehicles Will Run On Compressed Natural Gas And Provide Commuters With Adjustable Seats And Climate Control
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Welcomes New Clean Energy Buses: The City Introduced 95 New Natural Gas-Powered Buses To The Commuter Express Program
USC Annenberg TV News

LADOT Unveils MCI Alternative-Fueled Commuter Coaches
Metro Magazine

London's Bicycle Network: Good For Commuters, Bad For Communities
This Big City

Mapped: How Federal Funding Fails To Match Demand For Transit In The U.S.
StreetsBlog DC

[N.Y.] MTA Asks Public To Vote For Best App: 42 Apps Submitted To MTA App Quest Competition; 42 Days Of Apps Kick Off Tomorrow
MTA Press Release
MTA App Quest Website

New [N.Y.] MTA Project Makes Subway Navigation Easier For Hard Of Hearing
NY1

OCTA CEO: Employee Development Essential In Challenging Times
Metro Magazine

Quake Warning System For West Coast Nears Reality
Contra Costa Times

Right On Google's Tail, Nokia Pushes Indoor Mapping Too
Wired

Somebody's Dreaming Big In Long Beach
LA Observed

Transportation Center Gets Zarian Stamp
Burbank Leader

The Trouble With Pedestrian Malls: Once Popular, These Car-Free Zones Are Slowly Disappearing From The Urban Landscape
Governing

A Vision For The Future Of Road Safety
Huffington Post

Will Downtown Comebacks, Entrepreneurs Reverse Commercial Sprawl?
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

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