Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

8/05/2011

Metro's Green Construction, CAHSR, Beverly Hills Subway, Gas Tax, Gold Line, LA Streetcars In The Sea & More


10 Busiest Junctions In The World (Two Los Angeles interchanges make the list which includes impressive photos)
InAutoNews

San Francisco Examiner

Los Angeles Times

Governing

City Ready To Break Ground On Spring Street Park: Historic Core Facility Slated To Open In Late 2012
Los Angeles Downtown News

Curbed LA

Stateline

StreetsBlog LA

Washington Post

CNN Money

LAist

Guidebook For Conducting Local Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Studies (184p. PDF)
Hazard Materials Cooperative Research Program

LA Light (Photographer Colin Rich created this mesmerizing video of the endless urban fabric of Los Angeles at night)
Colin Rich via Vimeo
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

StreetsBlog LA

LAist

Opinion: The Great High-Speed Rail Lie ("Big oil and aviation can't attack high-speed rail directly - that would be an obvious attempt to abort competition. So they hire a "think tank.")
San Francisco Chronicle

The City Fix

Los Angeles Times

LAist

Streetcar In The Sea Update: More About The 1950s "Transit Reefs" Of Los Angeles
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Tech And The City ("Today if you want to voice your concerns to local officials, you can often do so remotely, from your laptop or cell phone. Websites, social media, call centers, and services that receive and respond to mobile text messages are becoming common means of communicating with the powers that be. With so many new avenues to reach municipal governments, the podium is increasingly irrelevant. In fact, the digitization and dispersion of the public-participation process is in such demand that some cities have created positions for technology chiefs to oversee the systems that connect the government to its people.")
Design Mind

Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

LA Weekly

U.S. Transportation Research Board

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8/04/2011

L.A. Bus Lanes, Expo Line Testing, Bikes On Metrolink, High-Speed Rail, 710 Tunnel, Culver City Bikes & More


Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Daily News

Infrastructurist

Walnut Patch

From One Crisis To The Next: Congress Must Pass A Transportation Bill For All Users
American Society Of Landscape Architects The Dirt Blog

From Sprawling New Jersey, A New Way Forward For State DOTs
StreetsBlog DC

Gov. Brown Vetoes Commuter Benefits Act, Cites Cost Argument
StreetsBlog LA

Associated Content

California High Speed Rail Blog

Ignoring Infrastructure Is Playing With Fire (Guest post from the vice president of Research & Emerging Issues for the National Chamber Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s nonprofit think tank)
Infrastructurist

Life Without Left Turns
Infrastructurist

A Lonelier Ride On The Dodgers Express ("You know the Dodgers are having a tough year when even the free bus service to the stadium is in a slump.")
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Southern California Public Radio

The City Fix

Los Angeles Times

Report: Finance Committee Has Closed The $12 Billion Gap In Senate Bill ("BNA’s Transportation Watch publication is reporting that the Senate Finance Committee has figured out where the additional $12 billion needed for the Senate transportation bill will come from, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is clearing the way for the bill to be considered after the August recess.")
StreetsBlog DC

Rethink LA (August 4, 2011 - September 4, 2011 : "RETHINK/LA presents a series of visions based on both the stark environmental realities of the present and the optimistic possibilities for the future.")
Architecture And Design Museum, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times

Daily Breeze

TRAX Lines Opening A Year Early, 20% Under Budget (Salt Lake City believes it will be the first transit agency in the U.S. to open two new major light-rail lines at the same time. How are they doing it ahead of schedule and under budget?)

America 2050

Transportation Issues Daily

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8/03/2011

Culver City Expo, 110 Toll Lanes, Beverly Hills Tunnel, Debt Deal & Transportation, Green Construction & More

Redondo Beach Patch

Reconnecting America
Full-Text Report (19p. PDF)
University Of California, Berkeley Institute Of Transportation Studies

University Of South Florida National Center For Transit Research

Beverly Hills Courier

Cities See The Other Side Of The Tracks ("Cities around the country, including Chicago, Philadelphia and St. Louis, are working up plans to renovate their aging railroad trestles, tracks and railways for parkland. Cities with little public space are realizing they badly need more parks, and the High Line has taught that renovating an old railway can be the spark that helps improve a neighborhood and attract development.")
New York Times

California High Speed Rail Blog

Debt Deal Could Mean More Painful Cuts For Transportation
StreetsBlog DC

Planning Report


U.S. Federal Transit Administration

Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Los Angeles Times

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Terranautix
USC Integrated Media Systems Center

Reuters

Fast Company

Beverly Hills Courier

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8/02/2011

Upcoming 710 Carmageddon, First MTA 60 Years Ago, Downtown Streetcar, High-Speed Rail, Air Quality, Cap Parks, UCLA Commuting & More

60 Years Ago This Week: Los Angeles Gets Its First Publicly-Governed Transportation Planning Agency
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Los Angeles Times

Fox News Latino

KCET

UCLA Daily Bruin

Riverside Press-Enterprise

U.S. Transportation Research Board
U.S. Transportation Research Board

Debt Deal Could Mean More Painful Cuts For Transportation
StreetsBlog DC

Curbed LA
Long Beach Post

Trendhunter

Seed

Metro Magazine

Transport Politic

Los Angeles Downtown News

L.A. Moves Closer To Bringing Streetcars Back
StreetsBlog LA

Los Angeles Daily News

Brigham Yen

LAist

Land Line

Technology To Advance The Future Of Rail Transport (Philadelphia : April 17-19, 2012)
ASME

Torrance Plans To Renew Landmark Bridge ("Historic, architecturally significant and elegant in its simplicity, the Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge spanning Torrance Boulevard just east of Old Torrance may be the city's most recognizable landmark.")
Daily Breeze

U.S. Federal Transit Administration

Pasadena Star-News

Transportation For America

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8/01/2011

Metro's Air Quality, Constellation Station, Downtown Streetcar, Manhattanization Of L.A., Sharrows, Montebello Bus At 80 & More


Infrastructurist

A Breath Of (Not So) Fresh Air ("Commuters on the Los Angeles Red Line subway are exposed to higher levels of potentially hazardous components of particulate matter in the air - in some cases twice as much - as commuters on the above-ground Gold Line light rail, according to a new USC study. However, the Metro system’s levels of these air pollutants, some of which are known carcinogens, pale in comparison to the levels of particulate matter that bombard commuters stuck in traffic on the freeways.")
USC News

TIME

Malibu Patch

An Economic Growth And Competitiveness Agenda For California (32p. PDF : "The farsighted and largely self-financed package of transit andtransport projects put together by Los Angeles in its 30/10 project exemplifies the scale needed to build the next generation ofinfrastructure.")
California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

Los Angeles Daily News

Ventura County Star

Los Angeles Downtown News

Wall Street Journal

Los Angeles Times

Capitol Weekly

California High Speed Rail Authority

Big Map Blog

LADOT Bike Blog
LADOT Bike Blog
LADOT

San Gabriel Foothills Examiner

Whittier Daily News

OC Metro

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Business Journal

More Than Red Cars

StreetsBlog LA

EGP News

StreetsBlog DC

Fed Smith

Los Angeles Times

Pasadena Star-News

Transportation Nation
Chaddick Institute For Metrpolitan Development, DePaul University

Government Technology

KCET

Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

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