Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

8/19/2011

LA's Public Transit Tops List, Gold Line Art, Widening The 5, Beverly Hills Subway, Baldwin Park's Complete Streets,


Washington Post

MarketWire

Los Angeles Times

Westwood-Century City Patch

Beverly Hills Patch

Metropolitan Planning Council

Los Angeles Wave

Beverly Hills Patch

Do Line Numbers Matter At All?
Human Transit

Ventura County Star

Equity Of Evolving Transportation Finance Mechanisms (142p. PDF : Addresses the equity of alternatives to current transportation finance mechanisms, notably mechanisms based on tolling and road use metering, i.e. road pricing)
U.S. Transportation Research Board Special Report

Talking Points Memo

Beverly Hills Courier

Lighter Than Air: SoCal Ballooning In Photos ("The images that follow document a small part of aviation-ballooning history in the Los Angeles region throughout the last 100 years.")

Metro Magazine

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Put Your Money Where Your Miles Are ("Though no country appears to be ready to adopt a VMT tax on a nationwide level, all signs indicate that we'll be paying such a levy someday soon. With the gas tax (hopefully) on its way to obsolescence, we'll need a new way to repair our roads and bridges. When done right, a VMT tax scheme could not only give our infrastructure funding a boost, it could also get us out from behind the wheel a bit more.")
Grist

The Role Of Public Art, Part One and Part Two (video : the importance of, and rationale behind, public art along the Metro Gold Line. Includes overviews of individual art installations and interviews with the artists who created them.)
Goldlineblogger via YouTube

New York Times

Transportation Nation

CNET

StreetsBlog Network

Zev Zings Critics (p.6 of 20p. PDF)
Beverly Hills Weekly

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8/18/2011

LAX & Transit, Beverly Hills, Metrolink Bikes, LA Transportation Headlines, Sustainable Transpo, California Highway Grants & More

Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Box: Metrolink Passes Bike Friendly Test
StreetsBlog LA

Scientific American

StreetsBlog LA

Commentary: Making Parking Pay
KCET

StreetsBlog DC
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program


Fresno Bee

LA Weekly

Long Beach Post

Long Before Freeways ("Four years in the works, [Wilmington's Banning Residence Museum's] new "Improbable Gateway: The Los Angeles Transportation Legacy" exhibit will open...The exhibit also chronicles the age of the railroad, L.A.'s Red Cars and the construction of the modern Port of Los Angeles.")
Daily Breeze

StreetsBlog LA

Examiner

Beverly Hills Patch

LAist

Los Angeles Times

Ventura County Star

Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Opinion: The End Of The Road For Motormania ("Something unexpected is happening to our car-crazy culture. What are the forces driving us out of motoring?")
New Scientist

Progressive Railroading

StreetsBlog DC
APTA

Illinois Center For Transportation

U.S. Transportation Research Board

Beverly Hills Chamber Of Commerce

U.S. Transporation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces $29.6 Million In Grants For California Highway Projects
Federal Highway Administration Press Release

Zimride Matches Drivers, Passengers (Start-up combines carpooling and social networking)
San Francisco Chronicle

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8/17/2011

CicLAvia's New Route, Metro's New Telenovela, Beverly Hills Tunnel, Green Line And LAX & More


AEG's Designs On Downtown L.A. Stadium ("The stadium is one of two mega-projects in the works downtown. The other is a redesigned Union Station, set to be enlarged to make room for the arrival of high-speed rail service. L.A. County'sMetropolitan Transportation Authority, which bought Union Station earlier this year for $75 million, is planning to release a short list of design teams for that project in October.")
Los Angeles Times

New York Post

BART: We Will Tell You When It's Your Turn To Speak ("San Francisco's mass-transit authority shuts down cellphone service to quell protests, only to incite a louder outcry.")
The Atlantic

Beverly Hills Courier

A Chance To Look Behind The Curtain Of The Division 6 Bus Facility
StreetsBlog LA

CicLAvia Announces Expanded Route For October Heading North And South Off Original Spur
StreetsBlog LA
Announcing The October 9 2011 Route!
CicLAvia

KABC-7

Southern California Public Radio

Is California's High-Speed Rail A Boondoggle? ("Is California’s project doomed? Not necessarily. Or — perhaps a better way of putting it — not just yet.")
Washington Post

U.S. Transportation Research Board

Progressive Railroading


Metrolink's New Bike Cars (One rider's experience with and photos from a trip on Metrolink using new bike racks aboard trains)
Trainweb

San Francisco Chronicle

Houston Chronicle

Public Health Scores In L.A. Councilmember Richard Alarcon Introduces A Motion To Ban Alcohol Ads From All City-Owned Property ("The Councilman is also supporting approval of a new 10-year bus bench contract that includes a provision to prohibit alcohol ads on bus benches.")
PR Newswire

Government Technology

Los Angeles Times

Telenovela "Los Americans" To Be Broadcast On Metro Bus Screens (""Los Americans," also funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, cost $600,000 to make and is being offered free to L.A. mass transit riders.")
Daily Breeze

Pasadena Star-News

Bloomberg
Stateline



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8/16/2011

Metro's Record Ridership, Century City Subway, Arcadia Gold Line, Green Line To LAX, HSR Boondoggle?, How We Travel & More


ICOET

Pasadena Star-News

Mother Jones

Chamber Needs To Dig Deeper For Subway Facts ("Advocates for a station at Constellation Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars never want to acknowledge or talk about the actual facts and findings contained in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Draft Environmental Impact Report. That’s because that document concludes that a station one block away at Santa Monica Boulevard – less than a three-minute walk from the Constellation stop – would cost at least $60 million less to build and serve about 5 percent more riders, all without having to take the unprecedented risk of tunneling under a high school!")
Los Angeles Business Journal

Civil Rights Group Demands End To Car-Centric Transportation Policies
StreetsBlog DC


Transportation Issues Daily

Infrastructurist

How We Travel: A Sustainable National Program For Travel Data
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Lessons On How To Compete For A USDOT TIGER Grant (22p. PDF : presentation from a webinar held last month)
U.S. DOT

KABC-7

Contra Costa Times

Name That Los Angeles Neighborhood! ("You’re standing at the intersection of Wilshire and Highland. What neighborhood are you in? The sign on the corner says you’re somewhere called Brookside. The sign on the other corner says you’re in Park Mile. The sign a block away, in full view of the other signs, says you’re in Sycamore Square. Google Maps doesn’t mention any of these. Google Maps calls this neighborhood Dockweiler....There's a neighborhood called West Los Angeles. West Los Angeles is not to be mixed up with the Westside of Los Angeles, which includes everything west of Hollywood, including West Hollywood, which isn’t part of Hollywood because Hollywood is part of Los Angeles and West Hollywood is its own city...")

Curbed LA

HNTB
America THINKS 2011 Corridors Of The Future Survey

KABC-7

Progressive Railroading

Southern California Public Radio

Los Angeles Times

Transportation Battle On The Congressional Horizon
Southern California Public Radio

The Economist

Progressive Railroading

Video Surveillance Uses By Rail Transit Agencies (91p. PDF)
U.S. Transit Cooperative Research Program Synthesis Report

Human Transit

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8/15/2011

Green Line To LAX, LA Bus Benches, Transit TV, L.A. Freedom Riders, LA Parking, Infrastructure Woes, BART Redesign & More


Business Insider

Los Angeles Wave

Analysis: Infrastructure Woes -- A Roadblock To Growth ("The United States has fallen sharply in the World Economic Forum's ranking of national infrastructure systems. In the forum's 2007-2008 report, American infrastructure was ranked 6th best in the world. The 2011-2012 report due in September will show America at No. 16.")
Reuters

Wired

Huffington Post

Santa Monica Lookout

Contra Costa Times

Children With Autism, Connecting Via Transit ("The [New York Transit] museum, and others like it, are moving beyond accommodating the enthusiasm for trains and buses among children with autism and trying to use it to teach them how to connect with other people — and the world.")
New York Times

USA Today

Architect's Newspaper

Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

StreetsBlog DC
Slate

Forbes

Contra Costa Times

Long Beach Press-Telegram

San Francisco Chronicle

U.S. Transportation Research Board

Beverly Hills Courier

U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Los Angeles Times

San Francisco Chronicle

Opinion: The Test Of Our Generation (California High-Speed Rail)
San Francisco Chronicle

LA as Subject via KCET

Transportation Issues Daily

Greater Greater Washington

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Train "Flyover" Gets Conceptual Approval In Walnut ("The $68 million project is one of 10 grade separations planned for the heart of the San Gabriel Valley by the Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority (ACE) to alleviate traffic congestion at train crossings.")
Whittier Daily News

EmailWire

Westwood-Century City Patch

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