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8/12/2011

Century City Subway, Wearable Transit Cards, Bike Sharing, ExpressPark, Bus Benches & More


Accessorize With London's Fashionable New Oyster Card ("Knowing that your transit card is on your finger or around your wrist, you’ll never fumble to find your card again." Check out the photos!)
The City Fix

After Air War, Lawmakers Hit The Road ("The Republican congressman at the center of the partisan dispute that shut down parts of the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday he was prepared to clash again with Senate Democrats, this time over a major highway bill that must be passed next month to avoid a disruption in federal infrastructure funding.")
Wall Street Journal

KCET

The Atlantic

Pedestrian Observations

Bloomberg

CityWatch

Land Line

Walnut Patch

Distracted Driving: What Research Shows And What States Can Do (50p. PDF)
Governors Highway Safety Administration

Orange County Register

Blog Downtown

Curbed LA

Daily Breeze

Group Pushes To Make Alhambra More Bike Friendly
Pasadena Star-News


Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Daily Breeze

The Hill

BART

Rebuilding America (audio : Maureen McAvey, ULI Executive Vice President For The Initiatives Group, appeared on NPR's Diane Rehm Show this week to discuss the need for greater investment in U.S. infrastructure. She explains why these investments must be made to keep America's cities competitive with those in Asia and Europe)
The Diane Rehm Show

Rethinking LA's Future ("Much of the traffic through the Sepulveda Pass moves underground in a series of tubes that accommodate both high-speed rail and 'personal rapid transit modules,' while a monorail operates above.")
Palisadian-Post

San Francisco Chronicle

Slideshow: Imagine Your Los Angeles Street Beyond Cars (photo essay fro the A+D Museum exhibit)
GOOD

Washington City Paper

A Star Is Worn (But Help Is On The Way)
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Beverly Hills Weekly

Statewide Transit Goal Setting (18p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

California Planning & Development Report

Los Angeles Times

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8/11/2011

Removing L.A. Sidewalks, LA Bike Plan, LA Bike Share, CAHSR, Gas Tax, Intelligent Transportation Systems & More

Absent A Transportation Bill, DOT Can Innovate All On Its Own
StreetsBlog DC

Santa Monica Daily Press

Bike Progress: No Way, No How ("Finally, what LA cyclists have been waiting for: The impenetrable maze that is the City of LA’s Bike Plan Impedimentation Flow Chart!")
Bikeside LA

New York Times

California High Speed Rail Blog

KCET

Natural Resources Defense Council
High Street Consulting Group; Natural Resources Defense Council

Gas-Tax Issue Could Be The Next Political Fight
The Hill

Transportation Nation

Los Angeles Times

Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Opinion: Develop Public Transportation, Help Economic Recovery (The Reply) ("In fact, while rebuilding a rapid transit infrastructure in Los Angeles is no easy task, we’ve already begun. 30/10 is an exciting initiative because its focus is accelerating that effort." Response to this opinion piece from Monday)
Los Angeles Times

Infrastructurist

Problems Continue For China In Aftermath Of Deadly Rail Crash ("As if the rail sector’s problems weren’t enough, some worry that the safety failures suffered by the high-speed lines might indicate problems with the nuclear sector.")
Infrastructurist


LAist

Rethinking The Streetspace: What's Next? (Two years ago, several cities developed new street standards. Revisiting the same cities today, they discovered significant advances in street planning, and some new challenges as well)
Planetizen

GOOD

Transit Secrets: Learning From Hong Kong (Public transit is expensive, and most transit agencies don't make money. But Hong Kong's MTR is different. It is so profitable, "it's listed on the stock exchange, although the government still owns a majority share.")
Citiwire

Wall Street Journal

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8/10/2011

Alameda Corridor-East, CAHSR Draft EIR/S, 710 Tunnel, Rail/Transit Ballot Initiatives, TOD & MoreFarmers Field,


After City Approval, What's Next For Farmers Field? ("Transportation impacts have been the biggest source of public debate for the stadium, despite AEG's insistance that Sunday traffic around Downtown—the time when most NFL home games would be played—is light and manageable. Downtowners should be interested to see if the EIR might include money for the L.A. Streetcar project as part of its traffic mitigations.")
Blog Downtown

StreetsBlog DC

California Voices

Metro Magazine

California High-Speed Rail Authority Press Release

California High Speed Rail Authority Press Release
Draft Environmental Impact Report / Statement: Merced To Fresno (webpage links to numerous sections, technical appendices and alignment plans)
California High Speed Rail Authority
Draft Environmental Impact Report / Statement: Fresno To Bakersfield ((webpage links to numerous sections, technical appendices and alignment plans)
California High Speed Rail Authority

Walnut Patch

Transportation For America

Los Angeles Times

StreetsBlog LA

Beverly Hills Courier

Riverside Press-Enterprise

Silicon Valley Mercury News

Curbed LA

Los Angeles Downtown News

Sacramento Bee
Mineta Transportation Institute

My Garden: Pasadena Transformed ("Originally purchased by Caltrans for building a freeway, the property had become a weed-covered abandonned lot. In 2003, the City of Pasadena and Caltrans began to think about a new way develop the lot. Betty McKenney suggested a garden and eventually, the city and Caltrans agreed.")
Garden Design

The City Fix

Planning For TOD At The Regional Scale (28p. PDF : "Building successful TOD requires thinking beyond the individual station and understanding the role each neighborhood and station area plays in the regional network of transit-oriented places. It also requires an understanding of the real estate market,major employment centers, and travel patterns in the region. Regional planning for successful TOD projects is really about the coordination of existing plans for growth, transit, housing and jobs, as well as programs and policies at all levels of government.")
Reconnecting America

Fresno Bee

LAist

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8/09/2011

Metro Passes, Wilshire 405 "Rampture", LA Bike Share, CAHSR, Culver City Expo, Infrastructure Falling Apart,

The Best Of #ThingsNotToDoOnPublicTransportation (What happens when public transit advice starts trending on Twitter?)
Transportation Nation

A Breath Of Life For Metropolis: Re-Imagined South Park Mega-Project Gains Momentum From Big Downtown Deals
Los Angeles Downtown News

Culver City And Expo Authority Reach Agreement, Station Plan Moves Forward
StreetsBlog LA

Culver City Expo Stop Will Get Improvements, Already Has Street Art
Curbed LA

Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch





StreetsBlog DC
Building America's Future
Press Release (2p. PDF)
Fact Sheet (3p. PDF)

The Role Of Labor In Transportation ("What are other examples of how labor impacts transportation and infrastructure? How effective are labor unions in influencing the transportation debate? Are there anti-union forces that also impact the conversation? What can be done to avoid controversial labor issues stalling otherwise bipartisan transportation legislation?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Three Years Later: Is L.A. Ready For Bike Share?
StreetsBlog LA

Transit Enterprise Architecture And Planning Framework (150 p. PDF : "The declining costs of communications, data storage, and data retrieval are accelerating the opportunities spawned by the Internet and other information and communications technologies. Choosing and sequencing investments in technologies, processes, and people to reduce costs and increase productivity present challenges to the transit manager, who must weigh the costs, benefits, and risks of changing the ways services are delivered.")
U.S. Transit Cooperative Research Program

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8/08/2011

710 Shutdown, Union Station, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Palmdale, Santa Clarita, Sunset Boulevard, HSR & More


KABC-7

Human Transit

Beverly Hills Courier

StreetsBlog LA

California High Speed Rail Blog

"Deplorable" Comments From Bullet Train Official Enrage Farmers ("The County of Kings Board of Supervisors sent a tough 21-page letter to the Federal Railroad Administration. The supervisors accused the state rail authority of ignoring local concerns – and violating environmental laws – in plotting the bullet train’s route.")
California Watch

Curbed LA

Shareable
Access: University Of California Transportation Center

Infrastructurist

FTA Transit Cooperative Research Program

Curbed LA

Los Angeles Daily News

Curbed LA

A Monorail On The Sunset Strip And Other Visions Of LA's Future ("Rethink/LA: Perspectives on a Future City exhibit at the A+D Museum. The exhibit most prominently features 20 photographs of present day Los Angeles, juxtaposed with 20 collages of a future LA. Collages showcased the icons, infrastructure, boulevards, freeways, urban environments, and suburban environments of Southern California.")
Curbed LA

Los Cerritos News

Los Angeles Business Journal

Los Angeles Downtown News

Opinion: The Dutch Way: Bicycles And Fresh Bread (Linking American individualism to transportation planning, author Russell Shorto claims that "the willingness of Europeans to follow top-down social planning" makes public transit and bicycling more feasible in European cities than they are in the States where people don't always agree with technocrats)
New York Times

Opinion: Transit Will Keep LA Competitive (Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa)
Los Angeles Daily News

Redlands Daily Facts

KHTS

Los Angeles Times

West Hollywood Patch

Human Transit

CityBiz Real Estate

Transport Politic

Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Warsaw -- My Next Stop On The Wilshire Subway Extension ("My hoped for subway construction and more will happen in LA eventually. But if we want the projects to benefit us all before the economy, air, and public take another hit, the time to build is now.")
Urban Times

LAist

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