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9/09/2011

Infrastructure & Transportation Proposal, CAHSR Funding, 7th Street Bikes, Gold Line, Ports & More

Are TODs Really PODs? (Looks at transit-oriented developments in terms of property value increase, causing the author to consider "pedestrian-oriented developments")
Planetizen

StreetsBlog LA

California Bullet Train Funding Slashed By House Panel ("The Obama administration had asked for $8 billion for fiscal 2012 for high-speed rail projects, including the one in California, as well as other passenger rail programs around the country. But the House Appropriations subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development on Thursday cut the request by nearly $7 billion, leaving money only to operate Amtrak and some smaller programs.")
Los Angeles Times

California Joins Suit Against Inland Empire Warehouse Project ("The Mira Loma project, in Riverside County, calls for 24 warehouse and industrial buildings totaling 1.4-million square feet near the 60 Freeway and Etiwanda Avenue in the city of Jurupa Valley. It would result in an estimated 1,500 additional daily diesel truck trips in the vicinity of 101 modest stucco homes where particulate pollutant levels are among the worst in the nation.")
Los Angeles Times

EGP News

KCET

USA Today

GOP Chairman Opposes Obama's Call For National Infrastructure Bank ("The Republican chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said Thursday evening that he was opposed to President Obama call for a national infrastructure bank in his speech to a joint session of Congress on job creation.")
The Hill

Transportation Issues Daily

Los Angeles Times

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Back In Nation's Capital ("to continue his lobbying efforts on behalf of increased transportation funding.")
Los Angeles Daily News


Monrovia Seeks Redevelopment Exemption ("Monrovia officials said Wednesday they need a Sacramento lawmaker to carry a bill that would allow the city's redevelopment agency to continue to negotiate with transportation agencies on the Gold Line extension project.")
Pasadena Star-News

StreetsBlog Network

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Southern California Public Radio

Los Angeles Times

Transportation Nation

Progress Made And Work Remaining In Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years After 9/11 (226p. PDF)
Department of Homeland Security / Government Accountability Office

California Progress Report

Seventh Street Open For Cycling
StreetsBlog LA

CNET


Transport Politic

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9/08/2011

Gold Line Foothill, Pico/Rimpau History, LA Parking Meters, CAHSR, Downtown Stadium, Commuter Pain Index & More

14th International HOV/HOT And Managed Lanes Conference (Oakland, Calif. : May 22-24, 2012)
U.S. Transportation Research Board


Big Blue Bus Breakthrough ("A discussion of the history of the Pico/Rimpau transit center, the Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines (“Big Blue Bus”) and of transit in West Los Angeles in general" from 1924 to the present)
More Than Red Cars

Boxer Files Highway Trust Fund Extension
Journal Of Commerce

Los Angeles Times

StreetsBlog DC
Federal Transit Administration

Monrovia Patch

Demographics As Destiny (""If the transportation component of your local economic development planning is uninspiring, if it puts vague hope in some new roads, if it ignores transit, and if less than one percent of your combined transportation investments are in the growth modes of biking and walking, you do not have a transportation component to your economic development strategy.")
Citiwire

Curbed LA

A Drive Around Late 1940's Bunker Hill (photos, video, and narrative)
Blog Downtown

Dynamic Pricing: Fluctuating Parking Meter Prices ("The L.A. City Council last week approved a pilot program that hopes to turn the city’s current parking meter system on its head.")
Smart Planet

Victoria Transport Policy Institute

StreetsBlog LA

Altadena Patch

The Hill

IBM Commuter "Pain Index" Shows Worst Cities For Driving (Discover where Los Angeles ranks relative to other U.S. and international cities)
Wall Street Journal

CNN Money

Los Angeles Times

Fast Company

Officials Push For Funding ("Thousands of Southern Californians could return to work, and millions more would spend less time in traffic, if federal lawmakers can break their logjam over a long-term transportation bill, local officials said Tuesday at a regional transportation summit.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Passenger Information Systems On The Gold Line ("Even the smallest mistakes in a train station's design can lead to serious safety issues, and we've seen Metro's Gold Line stations, specifically its Eastside Extension stops prove just that. Last time, I went into detail about the confusing entrance and exit pathways of the Little Tokyo / Arts District Station. This time, I note a safety concern and design error from the newly installed passenger information display systems that showcase train departure times.")
Plus Metro


9/07/2011

Farmers Field & Transit, Hollywood Bowl Station, Positive Train Control, Figueroa Plan, Mobility 21, CAHSR Ridership & More


San Bernardino Sun

AEG Proposal Begs The Question: What's "Carbon Neutral," Anyway? ("By focusing on transportation issues with Farmers Field, AEG will create a 21st century stadium, one that capitalizes on the nearby Blue Line, the forthcoming Exposition Line and buses...Additionally, AEG officials say they could bundle NFL tickets with mass transit tickets or encourage carpooling and van service.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Riverside Press-Enterprise

California Watch

Guardian (U.K.)

Chatsworth Patch

Wall Street Journal

Governing

Transport Politic

LA Weekly

Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch

Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

California High Speed Rail Blog
Independent Peer Review Panel

Los Angeles, 1917 (video : Rarely seen streetcar and traffic footage in early downtown Los Angeles)
Ford Educational Library via YouTube

Los Angeles Daily News

More Than 2M Commute For 45 Minutes Or More ("Of the 15 million Californians who commute to work, 2.7 million spend at least 45 minutes getting to their jobs, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.")
California Watch
Wall Street Journal

TeleTrader


Transportation Nation

Daily Breeze

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9/06/2011

Gold Line, Mobility 21, Bicycling, Infrastructure Bank, SAFETEA-LU Extension & More


Mobility 21

2012 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards (open for nominations October 1, 2011 - December 1, 2011)
Federal Highway Administration / Federal Transit Administration

Strategic Highway Research Program

LAist

Strategic Highway Research Program

KCET

Gold Line Agency Poses Questions ("Metro Gold Line construction agency is seeking $1.2 million to fund an environmental study on the extension of a light rail line from Montclair to the L.A./Ontario International Airport, but Rancho Cucamonga will not take part, and Upland is undecided.")
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Pasadena Sun

LAist

MarketWatch

StreetsBlog DC

Greater Greater Washington

Los Angeles Magazine

Obama's Infrastructure Plan, Part Deux ("Will it work? How effective will it be? What kinds of infrastructure projects are in the holding pen that will be unleashed with this directive? How will the administration's infrastructure effort impact the broader talks on reauthorizing the surface transportation funding system? Will a sped-up waiver process facilitate new public-private partnerships? How many jobs can be created just by eliminating red tape?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

New York Times

New York Daily News

Schools Work To Lessen Traffic Crush ("Now that summer is fading and fall is returning, thousands of students are returning to schools and universities on the Westside. And they must motor across the narrow Mulholland Bridge to get to class.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Show Me The Way (APTA awards their Adwheel Award first prize to Austin, TX transit map)
Cap Metro Blog

Eastsider LA

Transport Politic

Mobility 21

Transportation Issues Daily

TreeHugger

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