Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

9/02/2011

Crenshaw/LAX, Arroyo Parkway, Transportation Bill, OC Transit Security, LA Turns 230, Sharrows & More


Santa Monica Lookout

Analyst Casts Doubt On Economic Benefit Of Downtown L.A. Stadium
Los Angeles Times

StreetsBlog DC

Eagle Rock Patch

EGP News

Orange County Register

Huffington Post

Crenshaw Line's Final Environmental Report Includes New 405 Bridge
Curbed LA

The Expo Line Before The Expo Line ("The vaunted, long awaited $930 million Expo Line, slated to open later this year, had a precursor. Long before Angelenos dreamed of a subway to the sea, there was a rail line that connected Downtown to the coast.")


Associated Press

Is The Metro Train To LAX Really "Moving Out Of The Station" Like Villaraigosa Says?
LAist

LADOT Responds: 20 Miles Of Sharrows Part Of Mayor's Infrastructure Commitment
StreetsBlog LA

Mayor Requests Special Jobs Rules For LA ("Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants local workers to fill the 166,000 future jobs expected to open from federally funded, regional transportation projects. But federal rules forbid local hiring preferences on publicly funded transportation projects. The mayor wants to change that rule and sent MTA board member, Richard Katz to DC to make this proposal.")
Southern California Public Radio

Southern California Public Radio

When Safe Routes To School Is About More Than Bike Lanes And Sidewalks
StreetsBlog LA

Examiner

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9/01/2011

Westside Subway, Complete Streets, Highway Bill, Urban Property, Green Line To LAX & More


App Lets Drivers Sell Public Parking Spots To Highest Bidder
DNA Info

A Back-To-School Syllabus For Complete Streets Advocates
StreetsBlog DC

Feinstein: "I Support Funding For The Westside Subway"
StreetsBlog LA

L.A. Under The Influence: The Hidden Logic Of Urban Property
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Libertarians And The Urban Planning Culture War
Forbes

Mica Opens Door To Short-Term Highway Bill
The Hill

Obama: Failing To Extend Highway Bill Inexcusable
Forbes

On Highway Funding, GOP Chairman Mica Agrees To Go Obama's Way
Huffington Post

President Obama Calls On Congress To Pass Transportation Measures To Protect Jobs (includes video and full transcript)
White House Blog

President Obama Pushes Congress For A Clean Extension Of Transpo Bill
StreetsBlog DC

Public Has Say On Light Rail Connection To LAX: Metro Is Gathering Feedback On A Way To Get Angelenos From Public Ground Transportation Directly To The Airport, But Don't Expect It To Come Down The Track Anytime Soon
Venice Patch

Santa Monica's Bergamot Transit Village Slims Down, Gets A Park
Curbed LA

Transportation Projects Create 4,600 O.C. Jobs
Orange County Register


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8/31/2011

Metro Green Line, Mulholland Bridge, Peer-To-Peer Car Rental, Cost-Benefits Of Rail, Local Transit Jobs & More


Blog Downtown

Shareable

Avoid Mulholland Bridge, MTA Urges: With Schools Reopening, Transportation Authorities Urge Motorists To Use Alternative Routes To Ease Traffic Crunch During Bridge Construction Work
Sherman Oaks Patch

Can Getaround Convince People To Rent Their Cars To Strangers? ("Car sharing isn't new, but what if it was your car that was being shared? A new crop of peer-to-peer hourly car rental companies are popping up--can they gain traction?")
Fast Company

Checking Out Local Fauna With A 15-Year-Old Birding Expert (audio : "Jose spends his summers scoping out Los Angeles' top birding destinations, and he does it all using public transit.")
Southern California Public Radio

Institute Of Transportation Engineers

Human Transit

Guardian (U.K.)

Planetizen

Green Line To LAX Picture Coming Into Focus
CityWatch

Reuters

An Opportunity We Can't Afford To Miss? ("Our infrastructure is crumbling, and we know we’ll have to rebuild it in the coming years. Why do it later, when it will cost us more and we very likely won’t have massive unemployment in the construction sector, as opposed to now, when the market will pay us to invest in our infrastructure and we have an unemployment crisis to address?")
Washington Post

SFMTA Tries New Bike Lane Treatments To Keep Cyclists Clear Of Door Zone
StreetsBlog SF

Beverly Hills Courier

Villaraigosa Lobbies Washington With Jobs Plan: The Los Angeles Mayor Wants To Give Local Workers An Advantage In Winning Some Of The 166,000 Jobs Expected From Transportation Projects ("Federal rules prohibit local hiring preferences on federally funded transportation projects, under the premise that all U.S. taxpayers help to pay for the work and should have an equal shot at getting the jobs. The rule also stems from concern that making local hiring a factor in awarding contracts will increase the cost of projects. But with Washington jittery about unemployment heading into an election year, the mayor has received a positive signal from the administration. Hovering at 12%, California's unemployment rate is the second highest in the nation.")
Los Angeles Times

The Hill

Daily Breeze

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8/30/2011

The Source, Football & Transit, ThinkBike Los Angeles, Fuel Taxes & VMT, SB 375 & More



Can Taxing trucks By The Mile Help Save Transportation Funding?
Stateline

Dutch Bikeway Design Experts Ride Into L.A. To Host "ThinkBike Los Angeles"
LAist

Editorial: Brown Must Be Bold To Bolster High-Speed Rail
Sacramento Bee

From Fuel Taxes To Mileage-Based User Fees: Rationale, Technology, And Transitional Issues
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Getting The Reporting Right On HSR Cost Estimates
California High Speed Rail Blog

The Great Stadium Shuffle: Cities And Architects Across California Jockey For Major Football Projects (transit and transportation interface discussed)
Architect's Newspaper

How Many Fans Would Take Transit To A Football Game? ("Is car-happy Los Angeles capable of envisioning a future where three-quarters of football fans arrive at Farmers Field via transit?")
Blog Downtown

Impacts Of Public Policy On The Freight Transportation System (114p. PDF)
National Cooperative Freight Research Program

Metro's The Source Wins First Place ("For 2011, Metro's The Source takes First place in Group 3 of APTA's 2011 Annual AdWheel Awards competition for the Social Media - Blogs category.")
Plus Metro

Need A Parking Space? Look In Your Hand
NPR

New Legislation Seeks To Lower Voter Threshold For Transit Tax Approval
StreetsBlog LA

New Road Signs Will Now Wait ("The administration plans to issue a proposal Tuesday to eliminate dozens of deadlines for replacing traffic signs to comply with safety standards initiated under the Bush administration, saying that communities should not be forced to install the new signs until the old ones wear out.")
New York Times

No Public Transit? No Job
Wired

SB 375 Draws Ire Of Tea Party ("While the Tea Party movement has been trying to “take back America” on the national stage since the election of Barack Obama, Tea Party activists have also turned their attention to taking back California – and, specifically, Senate Bill 375, the 2008 law that seeks to combat climate change by promoting density in the state’s metro regions.")
California Planning & Development Report

Senator Boxer Touts Clean Energy, Transportation In Santa Clarita
Southern California Public Radio

Well That's A Relief: Hurricane Irene Shouldn't Affect Gas Prices Much
StreetsBlog DC

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8/29/2011

Lessons From Irene, Green Line LAX, Bike Sharing, PPPs In High-Speed Rail, 710, Metrolink & More


Santa Monica Mirror

KCET

New York Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Can Pay-Per-Mile Driving Programs Work? ("Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood got a spanking when he suggested one, but test programs have received positive responses from drivers. Like it or not, with gas tax revenue declining it may be the only option.")
Fast Company

Wall Street Journal

Doing Right By The Public: PPPs In High-Speed Rail ("As the retrenchment continues in the American public sector, private-sector investors are likely to play an important role in paying for fast train systems.")
Transport Politic

Fresno Bee

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Fresno Bee

CityWatch

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Urban Times

California High Speed Rail Blog

LAist

Sacramento Bee

Ventura County Star

Gothamist

New York Times

Next-Gen Data And Information Frameworks For ITS (Intelligent transportation systems)
Terranautix

CBS News

New York Times

California High Speed Rail Blog

Transportation Issues Daily

Riverside Press-Enterprise

La Canada Valley Sun

What's It Going To Take? An Earthquake? ("Can transportation break through the mayhem? Will the gas tax be subjected to scrutiny and ridicule by Republican fiscal hawks? Or will it skate through unnoticed as part of the continuing resolution? Will the job creation in transportation resonate enough to engage lawmakers in maintaining the highway trust fund? Short of another earthquake, is there any hope for retaining current surface transportation spending levels?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Infrastructurist

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