Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

8/26/2011

L.A.'s Cable Cars, Sunset Junction Streetcars, Culver City Congestion, Boyle Heights Pollution, Metro Art, Hurricane Irene & More


Before Hurricane Irene Hits, New York Planning To Shut Down Transportation System, Evacuate Areas ("The MTA took the unprecedented move of setting its hurricane plan in motion, which calls for a complete shutdown of subways, trains and buses.")
New York Daily News

A Brief History Of Sunset Junction: Street Cars, Gay Rights And Its Namesake Festival
LA as Subject via KCET

Transportation Nation

Chicago Tribune

Los Angeles Wave

Sightline

Gov. Jerry Brown Makes Another Appointment To CHSRA Board ("This time the appointee is Michael Rossi, the wealthy financial executive who Brown had just recently tapped as his jobs advisor.")
California High Speed Rail Blog

Historic Los Angeles Neighborhood Continues To Bear The Brunt Of Air Pollution
Newsdesk
American Lung Association

Riverside Press-Enterprise

Left-Right Coalition Lists Counterproductive Programs To Cut ("Also on the list is a proposed tunnel to route the I-710 freeway under Pasadena.")
San Francisco Chronicle
Friends Of The Earth / Taxpayers For Common Sense / Public Citizen / Heartland Institute

A Look Back At 1880s Cable Car Service In Los Angeles
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

StreetsBlog LA

StreetsBlog LA

USC Annenberg Intersections South LA

New York Times

Transportation Planning And Climate Change (video : UCI Professor of Planning, Policy and Design asks "If we built cities differently, would people drive less?")
University of California, Irvine via YouTube

Bike Radar

TMC

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8/25/2011

Westside Subway Funding, High-Speed Amtrak, L.A. Football Stadium, Bergamot Station, 710 Corridor, Gardena Buses, Mulholland Bridge & More


Federal Highway Administration

The Hill

Railway Age

LAist

Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica Lookout

Can You Get There From Here? ("For those considering a move to the city — or even just to a new neighborhood — proximity to a subway station is only the first step in determining how easy it will be to get around. You will also need to know how frequently and reliably a subway runs, and whether you’ll be plagued by weekend service interruptions or reroutings.")
New York Times

The City Fix

Westwood-Century City Patch

Los Angeles Times

Is This The World's Greenest Neighborhood? (Plantinum LEED ratings, carbon-neutral residential units, windmills, solar panels and other renewal energy technology throughout are just some of the features in what may be the most sustainable neighborhood on earth)
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Pasadena Star-News

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Daily Breeze

Van Nuys News Press

Rafu Shimpo


Transportation For America

Curbed LA

Long Beach Press-Telegram

Strategic Highway Research Program

Curbed LA

NBC Los Angeles

LAist

Infrastructurist

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8/24/2011

Expo Line Public Art, Downtown LA Demographics, BBB Changes, High Speed Rail, AB650, LAX, Murals & More


PRNewswire

La Canada Valley Sun

Big Blue Bus Schedule Changes ("Beginning Sunday, August 28, the Big Blue Bus (BBB) will launch changes to nine of its 20 services.")
Santa Monica Dispatch

Washington Post

L.A. Eco-Village Blog

Critical Cameras On Buses Not Working
Santa Monica Daily Press

Downtown Los Angeles Demographic Study 2011 (91p. PDF)
Downtown Center Business Improvement District

Washington Post

Curbed LA
Build Expo

Infrastructurist

Mineta Transportation Institute

Brigham Yen

Infrastructure Whistle-Blowing (Infrastructure costs are towering in the U.S., but much of that could be because of old habits in road building. This column looks at how cities and states can reduce their infrastructure costs)
Citiwire

StreetsBlog LA

It's Time To Think Big On Transit ("Assembly Bill (AB) 650 establishes a blue ribbon task force to craft a public transportation development plan for California based on an assessment of what transit we have, what amount of transit we need, and how we can finance transit construction. The task force will be composed of 12 experts in finance, transit, the environment, and public health who must complete their plan by September 30, 2012. This work would be undertaken, in part, through workshops conducted across the state. And, it would be financed from existing transit moneys provided through California’s gas tax, specifically those devoted to transit planning.")
California Progress Report

Southern California Public Radio


Infrastructurist


Roads Bill Gets Another Look ("The White House and congressional Democrats are working on a plan to jump-start passage of a stalled highway bill as the administration reworks part of its strategy for responding to high unemployment.")
Wall Street Journal


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8/23/2011

Gold Line Foothill Extension, CicLAvia, Freeway Murals, Montebello Buses, Long Beach Livability, Data Visualization, Infrastructure Jobs & More


Bikeways Planning Begins For North Figueroa
Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch

Los Angeles Times

CicLAvia Expands Downtown Borders
Los Angeles Downtown News

KCET

National League Of Cities

Data Visualization Student Challenge ("Do you have what it takes to apply data visualization for transportation investment or policy decisions? The United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) wants to see what you can do!")
Challenge.gov

Journal Of Commerce

Editorial: Water Trumps Rail ("A bullet train, by contrast, represents no essential public need, and Brown should rethink his advocacy of the project.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise
Failing The 21st Century (response to editorial)
California High Speed Rail Blog


Introducing GTFS-Realtime To Exchange Realtime Transit Updates (The General Transit Feed Specification was launched in June for Live Transit Updates. Now it is available to the public for app development -- including trip updates, service alerts and vehicle position)

Mapping The Urban Places Where No Transit Goes ("Living in a city can be easy without a car: Just take the bus or train. But there are people who aren't served by public transit, and who don't have a car, creating islands of stranded people in cities across the country.")
Fast Company

Mass Transit

Contra Costa Times

New Graffiti-Resistant Hollywood (101) Freeway Murals Not Theft-Resistant ("Just before Caltrans was to unveil the vandal-resistant replicas designed by four freeway artists on Monday, a drive-by burglar boosted two of them.")
Daily Breeze

Transportation Issues Daily

Washington Post

Reader Q & A: Deputy Mayor Borja Leon Responds (Questions include " If you could change one thing about transportation in Los Angeles with the wave of a magic wand, what would it be?")
StreetsBlog LA

Southern California Public Radio

USDOT Unveils Catalysts For The Future: The Digital Transportation Exchange ("The Digital Transportation Exchange (DTE) would connect citizens, businesses, state and local governments, industry, entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors though a public private partnership like never before—creating a thriving online marketplace for the agile creation of transportation solutions.")
Young Professionals In Transportation Blog

Reconnecting America

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8/22/2011

Metro's Freeway Murals, Santa Monica Expo Line, Bus Benches, Red Line Universal City, WeHo Cycles, Riverside Metrolink & More


Transportation Issues Daily

Silicon Valley Mercury News

Caltrans Replaces Decades-Old Freeway Murals, Unveiling Today ("Caltrans and L.A. Metro are teaming up to replace the old paint-on-concrete-wall artworks with new fabric versions of the murals, which can be quickly removed for cleaning or repairs.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles Times

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Engineer To Measure Vehicle Emissions On Highways: Study Will Focus On Particulate Matter Concentrations, Which Are Increasingly Implicated In Human Death And Illness ("A University of California, Riverside assistant professor of engineering, has received a $41,000 grant from theUC Transportation Center to build a portable device, install it on test vehicles and use it to map real-time particulate matter concentrations on Southern California highways.")
University Of California, Riverside Press Release

CityWatch

Los Angeles Times

Architect's Newspaper

MSNBC

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles Times

StreetsBlog LA

Urbanophile

CityWatch

The Most Dangerous Cities For Walking (outside of Florida, Southern California's Inland Empire is tops in the U.S.)
New York Times

Curbed LA

West Hollywood Patch

Opinion: The High Stakes Of High-Speed Rail ("Nearly three years after voters approved the project, along with $9.95 billion in bonds to finance the startup, and less than a year before they hope to break ground on the first segment, officials have not yet released what even they consider to be a serious business plan.")
San Diego Union-Tribune

Houston Chronicle

StreetsBlog LA

Riverside Press-Enterprise

Canyon News

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Straight Outta Suburbia

Urbanology By The BMW Guggenheim Lab ("The BMW Guggenheim Lab released an online urban planning game, “Urbanology,” as a platform to explore urban issues.")
The City Fix

What Makes A Good "Planning Game?" ("You've probably played with online tools, often published by newspapers, that invite you to "balance the government budget yourself." Planning games drill down to a more detailed level than that, but they share the same spirit: They invite the citizen to express her views through grappling with the actual problem that government is facing.")
Human Transit

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