Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

3/28/2012

Expo Line, Highway Bill, UCLA Traffic, Gold Line Mariachi Plaza, Farmers Field, Westside Subway, Gas Tax & More

48% Say Feds Should Drop Gas Tax Until Prices Come Down
Rasmussen Reports

California High-Speed Rail: Building A Faster Train Faster
Southern California Public Radio

Can A 100% Private Passenger Rail Line Turn A Profit?
StreetsBlog DC

Did The Senate Kill Private Finance In Infrastructure?
New Republic

Expo Line Arrives: Taking The Train With Zev Yaroslavsky
KCRW
Is Mass Transit Rail In Los Angeles Finally On The Right Track? (audio)
KCRW

Expo Line Scheduled To Open April 28
USC Daily Trojan

Expo Takes Trees, Gives Back Double
Santa Monica Daily Press

Google Maps Getting Rid Of Weird And Inaccurate Nabe Names
Curbed LA

GOP Scraps Planned Highway Vote For A Second Day In A Row
The Hill

Highway Vote Punt Complicates Hill Timing
Politico

House Schedules, Skips, Debates, Ultimately Delays Vote On 60-Day Extension
StreetsBlog DC

How To Build A Successful Downtown Stadium
The Atlantic: Cities

Illustrating A Commute, One Rider At A Time
The Atlantic: Cities

Lawmakers Ready To Green-Light California High-Speed Rail
Sacramento Bee

Libros Schmibros Lending Library And Bookshop Moves To Mariachi Plaza ("If you visit train stations in any city in the world . . . so many of them have newsstands. And most of those newsstands don’t just sell magazines, they sell books.")
StreetsBlog LA

Local Officials Balk At Bill To Require Them To Spend More On Transit
Ventura County Star

Los Angeles Ends Its Use Of Red Light Cameras
Daily Breeze

NFL Stadium EIR Goes Public On April 5
Los Angeles Daily News

Parking Lots, Ready For A Close-Up And A Spruce-Up
New York Times

Parking Switch Coming To Colorado Avenue ("City Hall plans to reconfigure parking along Colorado Avenue to make room for the Expo Light Rail Line by axing spaces on Colorado and creating angled spaces along six residential streets and one largely commercial road.")
Santa Monica Daily Press

QR Codes In Transportation: The District DOT Shows The Possibilities
Talking Transportation

Subway Makes Tracks Toward Westwood
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Transportation Can Boost Las Vegas Economy (A proposed highway between Las Vegas and Phoenix, DesertXpress, and "Nevada also has the nation's second highest percentage of major roads in good condition and the lowest percentage of structurally deficient bridges.")
KLAS

The True Cost Of Unwalkable Streets
The Atlantic: Cities

UCLA Traffic Hits Lowest Level Since 1990
UCLA Newsroom
UCLA State Of The Commute, 2011 (20p. PDF : transportation statistics)
UCLA Transportation

What Californians Think About The Republican Candidates (audio : includes a segment on "a ride on the Expo Line")
KCRW

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