Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

3/09/2012

LAX Connector, Gold Line Bridge, Expo Line Trees, OCTA, LADOT, Transpo Bills, High-Speed Rail & More

52 Trees To Be Moved For Expo Line In Santa Monica
Santa Monica Mirror

$253 Million In Transportation Funding Adds To Economic Growth
Topanga Messenger

"All Communities" Convened Over SR-710 Gap Closure: Stakeholders Encouraged To Join Community Liaison Councils
EGP News

Boehner's Effort To Move House $260B Transportation Bill Lacks Support
The Hill

California High-Speed Rail Opposed, Tax Increase Plan Supported: Survey
Huffington Post

Editorial: SF Muni Should Give Students A Free Ride
San Francisco Chronicle

European "Superbus" Aims To Hit 155 MPH On The Track
The Atlantic: Cities

For L.A., How To Build An Airport Rail Connection That Makes Sense For Passengers? (Detailed comparisons of four connection types as well as four on-airport options)
The Transport Politic

Freeway 91 Project To Take 3 1/2 Years
Inland News Today

Get Ready For Chaos If Congress Can't Agree On Highway Bill
Washington Post

Gold Line Bridge To Cause More 210 Fwy Closures
Pasadena Independent

HSR Opponents Working Hard To Turn Me Into A Supporter
Mother Jones

Major LA Streets To Close To Accomodate Boulder's Path To LACMA (list of streets and map)
Southern California Public Radio

Motorists Not Turning To Public Transit Yet ("At this point we haven't seen any increase (in bus ridership) directly related to the gas prices...When looking at average weekday boardings, the OCTA experienced incremental ridership bumps throughout the summer of 2008 when O.C. experienced its highest average gas price record of $4.59 in June. But, their highest ridership increase did not come until three months after the record price.")
Orange County Register

New Organization At LADOT Marks The End Of An Era
StreetsBlog LA

OCTA Unveils Indoor Transit Simulator To Aid Those With Disabilities
OCTA Press Release

Opinion: Time To Get Our Heads Out Of Sand On California's High-Speed Rail
Bakersfield Californian

Reid Sells Transportation Bill As House Version Stalls
PBS Newshour

Seedy Hollywood Alley Becomes A Welcoming Pedestrian Thoroughfare: Organizers Hope EaCa Alley Is Just The First Of Many Such Rehabs In The Neighborhood -- But New Obstacles Add To The Challenge
Los Angeles Times

Senate To Complete Highway Bill Vote-O-Rama Next Week
The Hill

Senate To Consider Giving States More Control Of Spending On U.S. Highways
Bloomberg

South Gate Receives Grant To Upgrade Firestone Boulevard
Los Angeles Wave

Survey: Likely Voters Back Tax Increase, Oppose High-Speed Rail
California Watch

Traffic Safety Focus Of Union Pacific Neighborhood Study
(Unincorporated East Los Angeles)
EGP News

Transportation Survey Aims To Improve Mobility, Job Access And Air Quality ("The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), along with other state agencies, is conducting a survey of California residents’ travel behavior...We need to look ahead to a time when California will add millions of new residents and vehicles to our state transportation system.")
Caltrans Press Release

Update On Cloud-Computing For Next-Gen Traffic Management Applications
Terranautix

US House Speaker Ready To Drop Stalled Transport Bill
Reuters

Why Are Companies Defecting From Google Maps?
Digital Trends

Why Does Everyone Want A Train Set And Not Everyone Wants To Build A Train?
Forbes

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