Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

9/16/2011

Transpo Bill Extension, Expo Line, I-210 Gold Line Bridge, Bike/Ped Saved & More

Boehner: Lets Build Highways To Transport Fossil Fuels
StreetsBlog DC

The Hill

Car Lovers Like Mass Transit More Than They Think (Looks at a study in Sweden which provided drivers with 30-day transit passes, which reinforced that people are "terrible at predicting the strength of their emotions.")
The Atlantic

Long Beach Press-Telegram

Council Gets Expo Line Rolling ("A day after the Expo light rail groundbreaking in downtown Santa Monica, the City Council got down to the project's nuts and bolts. The council gave city staff the direction they need to get the project up and running in cooperation with the Expo Metro Line Authority, while negotiating for the kinds of design and construction details they say the people of Santa Monica want.")
Santa Monica Lookout

MIT Technology Review

Expo Means Jobs (Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky)
CityWatch

Expo Phase I Moves Forward, Phase II Back To Court
StreetsBlog LA

Farmer's Field's Fanciful Green Promise ("Traffic engineer Bob Shanteau says that promise is extremely hard to fulfill, so AEG will resort to buying carbon credits — essentially, paying to help reduce emissions in another part of California, or even outside California, as penance for adding a big emissions load to downtown.")
LA Weekly

Pasadena Star-News

CityWatch

USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Los Angeles Times

Interview: Gabriel Wartofsky On Designing For The "Conscious Commuter" (With a degree in transportation design, this interviewee has some interesting ideas for incorporating folding electric bikes into the overall transportation mosaic)
KCET

Keeping Up With Communication Technology: An Online Workshop On The Practical Uses Of Social Media (free webinar : September 21 : "TRB’s first-ever, online-only workshop will consist of 2 plenary sessions and eight breakout sessions that will explore various social media issues and challenges faced by transportation agencies and others. Attendees may attend any or all of the sessions that their schedule allows.")
U.S. Transportation Research Board

StreetsBlog DC

KABC-7

Meetings To Update Communities On Gold Line Extension Planned ("MTA officials are studying two possible routes for the Gold Line Extension: the Washington Boulevard Route, favored by Whittier as the most beneficial to the community, its residents, employers and businesses, and a line along the Pomona (60) Freeway.")
Los Angeles Wave

EGP News

Metro Magazine



The Hill

Sharing Data Makes For Truly Public Transit (looks at some recently released transit apps in cities around the U.S.)
Fast Company

Beverly Hills Courier

TOD Database: One Stop Shop For Station Area Data (webinar : September 20 : "This webinar session is sponsored by The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and is valuable to planners, practitioners, housing advocates, MPOs, local, state and federal DOT's, transit agencies, sustainable communities grantees, advocates, as well as elected officials and other decision makers.")
Center For Transit-Oriented Development

CityWatch

Whittier Daily News

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9/15/2011

Metro Turnstiles, Gold Line WiFi, Expo Line Lawsuit, Measure R Oversight, CalPERS & Infrastructure, Bike/Ped Funding, Beverly Hills Subway & More


Bloomberg

Sacramento Bee

City Agency Chugs Along To Bring Free Wi-Fi To Gold Line ("In a slow-moving project to bring high-speed Wi-Fi to Gold Line train passengers, the board of the Community Redevelopment Agency on Thursday is scheduled to inch forward on a $1 million free wireless Internet project intended to boost ridership.")
Eastsider LA

StreetsBlog DC

Designing A Cleaner Commute In The Bay Area ("What can data do for your daily commute? A team of energy policy consultants and software developers met in San Francisco to brainstorm how data sets could be used to make the typical urban commute shorter and greener. They participated in a high-speed coding competition last weekend called theCleanweb Hackathon" which gives participants 24 hours to develop apps from scratch)
New York Times

StreetsBlog DC

Huffington Post

Orange County Register

Beverly Hills Weekly

Curbed LA
Southern California Public Radio

Santa Monica Daily Press

StreetsBlog Network

Transportation Nation

U.S. Senate Committee On Commerce, Science, & Transportation

NFL Football Is Bad For You And Your Neighborhood ("SB 375 - signed into law in 2008 - already contains triggers for exempting multi-family residential projects from CEQA review if their greater density is assumed to reduce driving and expand public transit use. Under SB 375, some projects designed to increase neighborhood density could be built even when opposed by city council members. Regional and state planning agencies will determine what gets built and where.")
KCET

LAist

The City Fix

Planned Merger Of Two Agencies Hits Legal Hurdle ("The planned merger of the Ventura County Transportation Commission and the Ventura Council of Governments has hit a legal snag that both agencies are scrambling to resolve.")
Ventura County Star

StreetsBlog LA


National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Transportation Issues Daily

Transportation Nation

Associated Press

Caltrans

Federal Highway Administration Innovator

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Center For Transportation Analysis

StreetsBlog DC

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9/14/2011

Metro Station Name Changes, Expo Phase II, LA Rail History, CAHSR, Beverly Hills In-Fighting, Transit Saves $$, 210 Closure & More



New York Times

Infrastructurist

Huffington Post

Carsharing And Parking Sharing ("What can a city do to bring carsharing to every city block? What would make carsharing a viable option for everyone and greatly reduce the number of cars clogging our streets?")
Shareable

UCLA Be A Green Commuter!

An Entirely New City In America, Built Only For Technology Testing ("Benchmark testing and Evaluation will be carried out at The Centre in primarily four sectors: Green Energy, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Homeland Security and Next Generation Wireless Infrastructure.")
Industry Leaders

Echo Park Patch

For Sale: 200 Sq. Feet, 0 BRs, No View: $125K (Looks at the high price of parking in U.S. downtowns. "San Francisco, for example, in 2006 required that developers unbundle parking-spot prices from the prices of condos. Now, the two properties have to be purchased separately, so buyers are more likely to take public transit to work.")
Wall Street Journal

Project For Public Spaces

Good Network Maps: Clear Without Color?
Human Transit

California Watch

House Passes Transportation Extension Unanimously
StreetsBlog DC

USC Daily Trojan

Making Bikes Count In LA County ("The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) will be conducting the 2nd ever City of Los Angeles Bike Count. In 2009, we counted over 14,000 cyclists at 50 intersections throughout the City of Los Angeles.")
Health DATAbytes

Plus Metro

Long Beach Post

California High Speed Rail Blog

Curbed LA

Wired

Los Angeles Times

Three Bothers Set Out to Explore High-Speed Rail At A Walker's Pace
GOOD
We Make The Road By Walking (The brothers are walking the length of California's high-speed rail tracks to spark a public discussion about land-use and the urban-rural divide. Their blog tells their story, the route, video diary and more)

Los Angeles Times

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9/13/2011

Expo Line II, Metro TAP, Beverly Hills Subway, More Hollywood Bowl, Amtrak, Bike Lanes & More


Transportation Issues Daily

Los Angeles Daily News

Santa Monica Daily Press

LA Weekly

Beverly Hills Courier

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Pasadena Now

Editorial: Amtrak Held Up Again: Latest Proposal To Eliminate State-Supported Amtrak Service Across The Country Is A Short-Sighted Assault On Passenger Rail ("For the first time ever, Amtrak is expected to hit the 30 million milestone on Sept. 30. That's how many passengers it will have served over the previous 12 months, an annual increase in train ridership of 6.4 percent — a remarkably robust result given the nation's high unemployment rate and challenging economic circumstances.")
Baltimore Sun

Huffington Post

Expo Update: And Twenty Years Later, Ground Was Broken
StreetsBlog LA


The City Fix

Metro To Start Locking Turnstiles [In] October
Plus Metro

Pasadena Star-News

Obama's Jobs Plan: Help Or Hindrance?
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Infrastructurist

Smart Planet

Sept. 20 Is "Don't X Out Public Transportation Day" (Local events and involvement opportunities at Supporttransit.org)
Reconnecting America

Los Angeles Times

Southern California Public Radio

StreetsBlog LA

San Francisco Chronicle

Where's the Go Metro - Los Angeles App?
Plus Metro

Santa Monica Dispatch

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9/12/2011

Expo Line Moves West, Gold Line Foothill, Reactions To Obama's Plan, High Speed Rail, CEQA, Gas Prices & More


Los Angeles Times

Passenger Transport

AASHTO Press Release

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

APTA Press Release

AZ Central

Beverly Hills Patch

Los Angeles Times

Bay Citizen

Los Angeles Times

Transportation Issues Daily

Focus On Infrastructure Earns Associations' Approval Of Obama's Jobs Act ("The Washington-based U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Smart Growth America (SGA), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) all released statements supporting the plan.")
American City & County

Los Angeles Times

Fresno Bee

White House Press Release

Inland News Today

Transportation Nation

KABC-7

Infrastructurist

MarketWatch

NBC Los Angeles

StreetsBlog DC

Huffington Post

StreetsBlog LA

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Santa Monica Patch

Bloomberg

Inhabitat

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