Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

3/25/2011

Metro Board Wrap, 710 Health Study, Gold Line Extension, Business Investment In HSR, L.A. Bicycle History & More

710 Extension: Residents Attend Final Meeting In South Pasadena -- Residents From South Pasadena And Neighboring Communities Continue To Speak Out Against The Possible Expansion Of The 710 Freeway From Alhambra To Pasadena
South Pasadena Patch

A Brief History Of Bicycles In The Los Angeles Area (Rarely seen archival images and documents dating back to the 1890s from Southern California's libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions illustrate this fascinating story)
L.A. As Subject via KCET SoCal Focus

Broken Railroad Line In Yamada (Illustrates the effect of tsunami on railroad tracks)
New York Times


Curbed LA

Long Beach Press-Telegram

Long Beach Press-Telegram

Everything Long Beach

Los Angeles Times

The Diane Rehm Show

Camarillo Acorn

The City Fix
Next American City
Reading L.A.: Richard G. Lillard On The Growth Machine And Its Discontents (Next installment in the 2011 architecture and urban planning reading series)
Los Angeles Times

EGP News

CNBC

Station Planning Workshops (April-May dates, times and locations scheduled for Claremont, Montclair, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona & Glendora; hosted tours announced)
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
Grist

What To Do About Silverlake's Tunnel Of Trouble (The 1924 pedestrian tunnel under Sunset Boulevard serving Micheltorena Elementary School has fallen on hard times)
Eastsider LA

Why Angelenos Should Start Taking The Bus More Often ("Last December, [Metro] recorded the lowest number of complaints in its history.")
KCET SoCal Focus

Work Zone Operations: Best Practices Guidebook (310p. PDF)
Federal Highway Administration

3/24/2011

Gold Line Monrovia Yard, Bergamot Transit Station, L.A.'s 1956 Bus Ads, L.A. Traffic Videos, TransportationCamp West, Jet-Propelled Trains & More


California High Speed Rail Blog

The 1,000 MPH Trans-Continental Jet Train That Never Was ("The [1948] idea was to strap five solid-fuel rockets to a train, and basically launch it from New York City to Los Angeles. The trip could be completed in three hours at those speeds, meaning you’d arrive in Los Angeles at the same time you departed New York City. Craziness, right?")
Gas 2.0

Advertising Los Angeles' Bus Service On Television: 1956 Cartoon Commercials & How They Were Made (Metropolitan Coach Lines' animated foray into transit marketing in the early days of primetime TV)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

New York Daily News

Santa Monica Daily Press

The City Fix

New Urban Network

Mashable

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Southern California Public Radio

Infographic Video: Watch The Worst Traffic In The Country: Yay, Los Angeles! ("How bad is the horrible traffic? A new video shows 24 hours of the city's soul-crushing gridlock.")
Fast Company Design

Infrastructurist

Grist

USC Daily Trojan

Pasadena Star-News

San Jose Mercury News

A New Blueprint For Public Life ("Armed with a $100-million gift from alumni Meyer and Renee Luskin -- the second-largest ever received at UCLA -- the School of Public Affairs is building a powerful new resource for reshaping public life in Los Angeles and the country.")
UCLA Magazine

Curbed LA

Washington Examiner

Glendora Patch

Pasadena Star-News

Santa Monica Patch

StreetsBlog SF

Orange County Register

USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

MemeBurn

3/23/2011

Monrovia & Foothill Extension, Expo Line Photos, California Bridges, TOD & Race, LA Bike Plan, Transit Technology & More


Transportation Nation
Friends 4 Expo

School Transportation News

StreetsBlog LA

Pasadena Star-News

StreetsBlog LA

Los Angeles Daily News

Transportation Nation

DePaul University Chaddick Institute For Metropolitan Development

San Bernardino Railroad Days: April 16-17, 2011 (Discusses tours and festivities associated with the 3rd annual event celebrating rail history in San Bernardino County)
Inland Empire

A Scandal In Housing And Cutbacks In LA's Bus Service (audio : "It's been five years since a federal consent decree required Los Angeles' Metro system to reduce fares and provide more buses. Now, Metro's reducing bus service and building trains. We get the latest on LA's ongoing battle over public transit.")
KCRW Which Way LA?

Los Angeles Times

Senate Dems: GOP Cuts Would Cause Surge In Gas Prices
Huffington Post

Signs Of CSI: Location Leftover (Television crew leaves some New York transit signage in downtown Los Angeles)
View From A Loft

Transit Agencies Rebuffed On Request For More Transit Funds
Wall Street Journal

Transit And Trails (All helps you find Bay Area trips, trailheads, and campgrounds near you as well as the transit options to get there)

StreetsBlog LA

Transit Team Rents Downtown Digs Near Subway ("The group working on the proposed Westside subway extension and regional connector through downtown Los Angeles has taken 41,628 square feet of office space.")
Los Angeles Times

Two-Wheelin' Ambition In Los Angeles: Bike Plan Reimagines Urban Design For A City Where The Car Is King (includes renderings of plan which could drastically alter the physical environment of Los Angeles and how it is perceived)
Architect's Newspaper

3/22/2011

Metro Board Agenda, Expo Line, Redevelopment, Culver City Bikes, Buses & Civil Rights, Research Roundup, Build America First & More

New York Times

Australians Have Learned To Drive Less: In Car-Crazy Australia, Soft Measures Are Turning The Tide In The Hard Battle To Reduce The Number Of Basically Empty Cars On The Road
Miller-McCune

Infrastructurist

StreetsBlog LA

City Livability Rankings, And The Struggle For The Complete City ("Do such rankings have merit? Are the right criteria used? How can they leave out housing affordability? Do they have a bias against larger, denser cities like New York? What is livability anyway, and is it the same as "quality of life"? Does it reflect livability for everyone, or just the well-off? Is it too personal and subjective to be quantifiable or definitive? Should the most livable cities also consider the "best cities" (some media reports seem to use these two terms interchangeably?")
Planetizen

NPR

San Francisco Chronicle

Finding Ways To Encourage And Increase Private Sector Participation In Passenger Rail Service (6p. PDF)
Hearing Before The U.S. House Committee On Transportation And Infrastructure, Subcommittee On Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

Findings From The Transportation Research Board's 2010 State Partnership Visits Program (11p. PDF)
U.S. Transportation Research Board

KCET SoCal Connected

StreetsBlog DC

Tnooz

CityWatch

Southern California Public Radio

StreetsBlog LA

Northeast Rail, Amtrak Enthusiasts Unite ("Does it make sense to designate the Northeast Corridor as a high-speed rail corridor? How does the label change the merits for a high-speed rail competition? Is this just another iteration of an age-old fight over Amtrak? If Amtrak is able to get federal money, does that change the general understanding of the definition of high-speed rail?")
National Journal Transportation Blog

Infrastructurist

KTAR

Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Brookings


LAist

3/21/2011

Metro's FTA Compliance Review, Expo Line Phase 2, HSR & TOD, CicLAvia & More

Curbed LA

San Francisco Chronicle

StreetsBlog LA

Business Week

StreetsBlog DC

CicLAvia Returns ("It's an amazing feeling to bike over the 4th Street bridge and to experience the beauty of downtown as it appears magically over the horizon from Boyle Heights. The majesty of the bridge and the enormity of the river finally gives dignity to the crime the Army Corps of Engineers inflicted upon Los Angeles when they concretized this magnificent river and turned it into a flood control channel.")
Huffington Post

Los Angeles Downtown News

Designing The High-Speed Future ("As California continues to progress with its own high-speed rail plans, one question that we need to address is this: what should transit-oriented development (TOD) around high-speed rail train stations look like in the United States?" Thought-provoking renderings of potential high-speed rail stations)
Next American City

Los Angeles Downtown News

New York Times

Sunset Junction Streetscape Design Competition

Culver City Patch

LA Weekly

KABC-7

Crain's New York Business

Mobilizing The Region

StreetsBlog LA

California High Speed Rail Blog

Burbank Leader

StreetsBlog LA

Curbed LA

KCET SoCal Focus

Light Rail Track Testing ("The Expo Line light rail won’t begin service until the fall, but the track likely will be sporting some vehicles by the end of March. So the message is safety first.")
USC Daily Trojan

TreeHugger

Los Angeles Times

KTLA

More Than Red Cars

The Next Step In Transportation: Buses As Clean, Green Machines ("At the next [LAC]MTA meeting, we will be voting to ratify a new pilot program to use 30 electric buses on a trial basis.")
Huffington Post

StreetsBlog LA

Government Technology

Los Angeles Daily News

Simi Valley Acorn

APTA

Study: Transit Outperforms Green Buildings (It's official, says the EPA. Living in a TOD reduces greenhouse gas emissions more than living in a green, single-family home and driving a Prius)
New Urban Network
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Survey Of Metropolitan Transportation Infrastructure Needs ("I am seeking your participation in an important survey we are conducting to determine metropolitan transportation infrastructure needs and where Congress and the Obama Administration should prioritize investments in the pending authorization of the federal surface transportation law (SAFETEA-LU).")
United States Conference Of Mayors

Teaching Urban Design ("This year, Parsons The New School for Design is launching the nation’s first undergraduate degree in urban design, which prompted us to ask the program’s director, Victoria Marshall, what exactly is being taught and what exactly it means for the training of a new generation of urbanists with a different relationship to the urban realm than the designers that came before.")
Urban Omnibus

USA Today

Los Angeles Times

Pasadena Star-News