Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

2/27/2012

Fare Gates, OC ARTIC, I-5 Project, HOT Lanes, DesertXpress, Metro Line 305, LAX Bikeway, Gold Line & More

February 27: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A landmark date regarding CNG fueling stations as part of Metro's conversion to alternative fuel vehicles)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Access To The Car Pool Lane Can Be Yours, For A Price (High occupancy toll (HOT) lanes around the country)
New York Times

The American Bus Revival
BBC News Magazine

ARTIC Project Receives Federal Nod To Proceed: The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center Has Cleared Another Hurdle Towards Construction
OC Metro

Caltrans Seeking To Finish Massive I-5 Corridor Project Early: Millions In Incentives Could Shave A Year From Construction Timeline
La Canada Valley Sun

A Century Old Lesson On Trains
Riverside Press-Enterprise

City Wants In On High-Speed Train: Officials Say Impact To Local Transport Systems Needs To Be Recognized
Glendale News Press

Congress Fiddles While Our Infrastructure Burns ("In California, 65 percent of transportation dollars come from local sources; in the Southern California Association of Governments region, it’s as high as 74 percent. Regions as diverse as Los Angeles and Orange County have approved tax increases to fund repairs to roads and bridges, maintain highways and develop mass transit systems. However, it’s not enough.")
Fox And Hounds Daily

County Planning 158 Miles Of New Bikeways In SCV
Santa Clarita Valley News

DesertXpress Project To California Faces Rising Costs
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Encouraging News On Transit, But Serious Flaws Remain In House Transpo Bill
StreetsBlog DC

Expanding The LAX Bikeway Network
LADOT Bike Blog

Gold Line Clears Major Hurdle With $56 Million Deal For Monrovia Yard
Pasadena Star-News

House Unlikely To Vote On Reworked Highway Bill Upon Return From Recess
The Hill

It's Time For Americans To Chill Out About Gas Prices
GOOD

L.A. River Excursion: Arroyo Seco Bike Path
KCET

L.A. Transit Advocates Urge National Infrastructure Spending Bill
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Lobbying Our Government: A Citizen's Plan For Safer Streets
KCET

A Long Commute Can Put A Short Strain On A Relationship Or Marriage
CBS Los Angeles

Looks Like All Systems Go For Central Subway
San Francisco Chronicle

Los Angeles Times Launches New Membership Program ("Starting March 5, online readers will be asked to buy a digital subscription at an initial rate of 99 cents for four weeks. Readers who do not subscribe will be able to read 15 stories in a 30-day period for free.")
Los Angeles Times

Master Of Lights: The Man Who Controls Over 4,000 Signal Lights In Los Angeles
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Metro Punts On Regional Connector Hearing
Los Angeles Downtown News

Metro To Begin Community Meetings On 710 Freeway Extension
Los Angeles Wave

Metro To Lock All Fare Gates Within 6 Months
LAist

Moving Sustainably ("In this video, you'll hear from Brendon Harrington, Transportation Operations Manager at Google, about various innovative transportation solutions at Google, which strive to keep employees commuting as sustainably as possible.")
Google via YouTube
Google Green Website

MTA Targets Bus Line Serving Westside Workers Who Live In South L.A. ("The 305 line runs for about 20 miles from Willowbrook to Westwood, allowing some to make the journey without changing seats. Transit advocates say that cutting this and other lines after the Expo Line opens would subject commuters to expensive, time-consuming transfers.")
Los Angeles Times

MTA To Lock Long-Open Gates And Turnstiles
KABC Los Angeles

Multimodal Transportation Indicators, February 2012
Research And Innovative Technology Administration / Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Museum Of Flying Reopens At Santa Monica Airport ("About two dozen flying machines, along with exhibits on the Southland's aviation and aerospace industry, are featured in the third iteration of the museum, founded in 1974.")
Los Angeles Times

Needs Of Older Drivers Not Yet Met By Our Roadways And Vehicles
Consumer Reports

New Wetlands Park Made Possible By Environmental Justice Lawsuit
Natural Reosurces Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Our View: Metro's Crackdown On Fare Dodgers On Track
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Palm Tree Shuffle "A Big Cover-Up," Resident Says ("Caltrans says it got the culprits to return and replant palm trees removed from public land. But area residents are still furious, because they suspect a Caltrans employee was involved.")
NBC Los Angeles

Planning For Community Engagement In Urban Planning
StreetsBlog LA

Public Meetings On 710 Fwy. Extension Proposals Set To Begin
La Canada Valley Sun

SANDAG Joins In $1 Billion Bid For High-Speed Rail Funds
U-T San Diego

Sex Crimes Pass Under The Radar On Public Transit
New York Times

SR-710 Environmental Studies
StreetsBlog LA

Transit Union Hires Democratic Lobbying Firm To Help End Bus-Driver Fatigue
The Hill

Transportation Bill Faces A Wall Of Opposition From Both Parties
New York Times

Up In The Air: The Fight For Clean Air In Boyle Heights
KCET

Westside Rises Up Against Bergamot Project
Santa Monica Daily Press

What Does A Subway Entrance Say About Its City?
The Atlantic: Cities

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