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9/23/2011

Metro Jobs Program, LA Commuting, CAHSR, Beverly Hills Subway, Rail Crossings, World Carfree Day & More

BART's Surprise Announcement: Easier-To-Clean Seats Coming Soon
Bay Citizen

Beverly Hills School District Angry Over MTA Subway Process
Beverly Hills Courier

Bike Infrastructure Hits Congressional Speed Bumps
NPR

Celebrate World Carfree Day!
The City Fix

Census Figures: Carpooling Down, Solo Drivers Up
Daily Breeze

Danger In The Air: Unhealthy Air Days In 2010 And 2011 (61p. PDF)
Environment California Research & Policy Center

Despite Fatal Stabbing, Crime Low On Metro Transit, Agency Says
La Canada Valley Sun

Dianne Feinstein Helps Restore $100 Million In Federal HSR Funding
California High Speed Rail Blog

Editorial: L.A.'s Commuter Dream: Commute Times Are Slightly Worse In New York Than Here, But Most Workers There Don't Have To Fight Traffic The Way We Do. More Mass Transit Options Are On The Way For L.A.
Los Angeles Times

High-Speed Rail Funds Approved By Senate Appropriations Committee
Huffington Post

L.A. Famous Four-Level Freeway Interchange, "The Stack," Turns 58 (Explore historic images of Los Angeles' iconic freeway interchange from archival collections around the region)
LA as Subject via KCET

LA's Transportation Agency Adopts Another Great Environmental Policy, Implementing Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Los Angeles OKs Transportation Jobs Program: Officials Say The Plan Will Create Thousands Of Jobs For Those Who Need Them Most On Upcoming Projects
Los Angeles Times

Metro: All Century City Subway Stops Still On The Table: A Beverly Hills Unified School District Website Says Metro Is No Longer Considering A Subway Stop At Santa Monica Boulevard And Avenue Of The Stars, But Metro Officials Say The Posting Is Incorrect
Westwood-Century City Patch

Metro Crime Stats: Gold Line Is Among System's Safest Trains
Eagle Rock Patch

Metro Finalizes Call For Projects List
StreetsBlog LA

[New York] MTA Launches Wireless Service In Six Stations In NYC Subway System
New York Daily News

New Report Finds LA Traffic Moving Faster. Do You?
Southern California Public Radio

New York MTA Completes Two-Mile Tunnel For Second Avenue Subway
Business Week

Policies For A Shareable City #2: Ridesharing
Shareable

Producing Transportation Data Products From The American Community Survey That Comply With Disclosure Rules (380p. PDF web-only document)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Rail Crossing Upgrades On The Way: Changes Could Help Lead To The Reduced Use Of Locomotive Horns
Glendale News-Press

Report: L.A. Ranks As 3rd Smoggiest City
Contra Costa Times

Top 10 Metro Highway Removal Projects
Urban Land

Why It Doesn't Matter That President Picked Wrong Bridge For Jobs Bill Poster Child
Transportation Issues Daily

Will Seattle's "Carmageddon" Be As Anti-Climactic As LA's?
StreetsBlog Network

What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Daily, our online digest in newspaper format updated every day.

9/22/2011

Gold Line Eastside Extension, LA Commutes, Beverly Hills Subway, Metro Crime, Bob Hope Taxis, Quiet Metrolink & More

Are Lawsuits The Final Nail In The Coffin For California High-Speed Rail?
Infrastructurist

Azusa Assumes Responsibility For Pricey Report If Council Rejects Proposed Parking Structure ("If the City Council decides to turn down a controversial parking facility near its Gold Line train stop, it will cost the city $460,000.")
Whittier Daily News

Beverly Hills School District Wants Metro To Prove Why Westside Subway Needs To Go Under B.H. High School: So Far Metro Is Mum
LA Weekly

Beverly Hills Unified School District Demands Metro Come Clean With Facts On Westside Subway Extension: School Board Says Transit Agency Refuses To Disclose Seismic Studies At The Same Time It Uses Data To Make Decisions About Century City Station Without Public Input
PR Newswire
Metro Responds To Latest Allegation By Beverly Hills Unified School District
Metro The Source

Blogs Put Bikes On A Path To World Domination
Grist

Bob Hope Airport Flat $15.50 Taxi Fare Put On Hold: The Action Of The Burbank Traffic Commission Is Been Determined [sic] To Be Beyond Its Authority At This Time
North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch

Bus vs. Train: Is It A Fare Transit Fight?
The Street

Communities Urge Congress: "Don't X Out Transit"
StreetsBlog DC

Crime On LA's Metro: Worse Than Boston, Much Better Than DC
Curbed LA

Five Minutes: Johnson Favaro's Steve Johnson (Steve Johnson from Johnson Favaro, a Culver City based architectural firm, discusses the importance of libraries and their profound effect on his architectural style and proximit to transit)
Culver City Patch

Gold Line East Extension Alternatives Would Cost Less, Be More Popular Than Expected
Whittier Daily News

Grid / Street / Place: Essential Elements Of Sustainable Urban Districts
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Hands-On With New York's On The Go Mobile Station, A 47-Inch Touchscreen Subway Map (includes video)
Popular Science

High-Speed Rail Advocates Win Small Funding Victory
The Hill

High-Speed Rail "Life Support" Wins Approval By Senate Panel
Bloomberg

How Safe Is Our Transit System? Metro Releases Detailed Crime Statistics
LAist

Ideas For Downtown LA: What Can Urban Los Angeles Learn From New York City?
Brigham Yen

Like A Troubled Bridge Over Water: Making Connections In Pacoima
StreetsBlog LA

Los Angeles Commutes Aren't That Bad: L.A.-Long Beach-Santa Ana Drivers Had Only The 17th-Worst Commute In The Country, A Survey Finds
Los Angeles Time
Commuting In The United States: 2009 (American Community Survey Report statistics released September 22, 2011 : 20p. PDF)

Metro Looking At All Options To Cloes 710 Freeway Gap
Curbed LA

Metrolink Offers Quiet Ride Starting Oct. 3
Riverside Press-Enterprise

New Digital Tools For Travelers Mean New Questions About Public Space ("The same way "public parks" in New York and elsewhere increasingly rely on deals with private entities to stay funded and maintained, ostensibly public objects like [interactive terminals in public transit stations] can also have private ties.")
Tech President

A Note On Transportation Subsidies ("Why do we subsidize transit? Is skewing the market acceptable?")
Transport Politic

One Year In, Capital Bikeshare Shatters Expectations
StreetsBlog Network

Ray LaHood Wants To Build Big In America (interview)
GOOD

Senate Panel OKs $100 Million For High-Speed Rail, Far Below What Obama Requested
Washington Post

Senate Saves A Sliver For High-Speed Rail
StreetsBlog DC

Speaker Boehner Ignores L.A. Mayor In Capitol: Villaraigosa's Big Plans For Westside Subway Fade Further Into OblivionLinkLA Weekly

Support Grows For Making Muni Rides Free For Kids
San Francisco Chronicle

Tagger Wanted In Connection To MTA Vandalism
KABC Los Angeles

Thousand Oaks Hopes To Speed Up Highway Interchange Project
Ventura County Star

Tram Among Proposals For Hollywood Sign Congestion
Silicon Valley Mercury News

TRB Research On Fatigue In Transit Operations: A Conference (October 12-13)
U.S. Transportation Research Board

Venice Neighborhood Council Approves LADOT Plan For Main Street Road Diet, Bike Lanes
StreetsBlog LA

Will Retailers Follow The Gold Line To Boyle Heights' Mariachi Plaza?
Eastsider LA

What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Daily, our online digest in newspaper format updated every day.

9/21/2011

Metro Board Preview, Bus Cut Protests, Hydraulic Buses, Rodeo Drive Subway, Federal Transpo Cuts & More

Automated License Plate Readers At Metro Stations?
Plus Metro

BRU, T4A, Transit Riders Rally To Stop Bus Cuts: "The Buses Are Our Legs!"
StreetsBlog LA

Building A Better Bus ("Modified diesel engine...runs a hydraulic motor linked to the wheel shaft. The pumps can capture and reuse about 70 percent of the energy used for breaking.")
The Atlantic Cities

Central Subway Once-In-A-Generation Chance, Backers Say
San Francisco Chronicle

Cities Now Compete On How Well They Plan For Biking-Walking-Transit
Crosscut

Cutting Federal Public Transportation Funding Will Result In Significant Job Losses And Service Cuts ("Today marks a national day of action, "Don't X Out Public Transit," as public transit riders and advocates from across the country join together to highlight the severe effects a drastic cut to federal transit funding would have on public transit riders, their communities and jobs. An estimated 620,000 jobs will be lost if the proposed federal funding cuts becomes law.")
PR Newswire

Defining The Transportation Debate ("Here are five issues that will shape the next transit debates, as Congress tackles longer reauthorizations – or another Band-Aid fix.")
Politico

Eco-Libertarian Alliance Pushes Replacement Of Rural Air Service With Buses
StreetsBlog DC

L.A. Bus Riders Protest Proposed Federal Transportation Cuts
Los Angeles Times

LA Transit Advocates Say Federal Transportation Bill Would Cut Too Much
Southern California Public Radio

Late Opposition To Downtown Subway Details; Proposed Changes Would Require Redesign Of Little Tokyo Station
Rafu Shimpo

Mayors Meet With Lawmakers About Transportation Funding
The Hill

Metro Board Preview: Saved Bus Cuts, East Line Extension Safety, The 710 EIR And More...
StreetsBlog LA

Old Parking Meters To Become Bicycle Racks In New York
The City Fix

Passenger-Miles Are Overrated
Pedestrian Observations

Redeeming Los Angeles' Urban Form
Wilshire/Vermont

Rodeo Drive Committee Supports Wilshire/Rodeo Subway Stop: A Subway Station Near The Golden Triangle Shopping District Will Help Bring Tourists And Their Business To Town, Group Members Say
Beverly Hills Patch

Senate Strips High-Speed Rail Funding
StreetsBlog DC

Shhhhh! Metrolink Will Offer Weekday "Quiet Cars" Starting Next Month
LAist

The Shovel-Ready Series: What Is "Shovel-Ready" And Why Does It Matter?
Infrastructurist

Tolls: Coming To A Road Near You
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Westside Subway Lawsuits: Metro, 1, Beverly Hills School District, 0
Curbed LA

What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Daily, our online digest in newspaper format updated every day.

9/20/2011

1940s LA Streetcar Photos & Specs, CicLAvia, LADOT, America Fast Forward, CEQA & More

19 Streetcar Models From Los Angeles Railway: Rarely Seen 1940s Photography And Construction Specifications
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog


Progressive Railroading

Debunking The Cul-De-Sac
The Atlantic Cities

Federal Support For Smart Planning Is On The Line Tomorrow
StreetsBlog DC

MSNBC

How Obama's Plan For Infrastructure Bank Would Work
Washington Post

In Case You Missed It: CicLAvia's Expanded Route Changed Again Last Week
StreetsBlog LA

LADOT Moving Past Budget Woes, Audit Controversy (interview with LADOT General Manager Jaime de la Vega)
Planning Report

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: Jobs Gridlock Igniting "Collective Frustration" Among U.S. Mayors
Huffington Post

Reconnecting America

Los Angeles Downtown News

Sacramento Bee

Enhanced Online News

CityWatch

The Hill

Southern California Public Radio

StreetsBlog Network
Transportationist
Human Transit

A Tale Of Two Bicycle Boulevards (In-depth comparison of 4th Street in Los Angeles and Vista Street in Long Beach)
L.A. Eco-Village Blog

Fast Company

Mar Vista Patch

StreetsBlog LA

Zocalo Public Square

What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Daily, our online digest in newspaper format updated every day.

9/19/2011

Expo Line, Regional Connector, Turnstiles, California Highways, Yellow Lights, Subway Maps, Green Bike Lanes & More


Aid For Baffled Weekend Subway Riders ("The [N.Y.] Metropolitan Transportation Authority will unveil on Friday an online-only map that portrays the subway as it actually appears on the next tangled, jumbled weekend. And in a retro twist, the map is modeled on the 1970s-era guide by Massimo Vignelli, a much-missed city icon that now hangs in the Museum of Modern Art.")
New York Times

StreetsBlog DC

StreetsBlog LA

Buses vs. Airplanes ("Have buses been given short shrift in federal policy? Even if the subsidies are eliminated for some areas, wouldn't it simply be easier to travel by car? When should the federal government step in to make sure everyone has access to at least one long-distance travel option?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Transportation Nation

Can Bikes Bring Back The Neighborhood Store? ("Santa Monica is rich in bike riders, bike lanes, bike dreams, and -- perhaps most key -- bike funding. But, as Kavanagh's enthusiasm suggests, it is also a city without a decent bookstore.")
Grist

Plus Metro

Riverside Press-Enterprise

Curbed LA

Terranautix

StreetsBlog DC

StreetsBlog LA

LADOT Bike Blog

New York Times

Los Angeles Independent

Fresno Bee

Los Angeles Times

Berkeley Law & UCLA Law Legal Planet

New York Daily News

Transportation Nation

Inland News Today

Blog Downtown

Curbed LA

StreetsBlog LA

Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey Press Release

Santa Monica Mirror

San Diego Union-Tribune

NPR

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Security Info Watch

Riverside Press-Enterprise

NBC Los Angeles

What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Daily, our online digest in newspaper format updated every day.