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4/25/2012

CAHSR, BH Subway, BUR Transit Center, MTA Service Changes, Gold Line Foothill, LACMA's Station, Measure R+ & More


April 25: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A state-of-the-art maintenance facility opens, changing the way L.A. does transit)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

20 Years Later: The Ambiguous Legacies Of The Los Angeles Riots
Design Observer Group Places

Are Recent Cuts To MTA Bus Service A Violation Of Civil Rights Laws?
Southern California Public Radio

BH Councilman: Metro Subway Vote Is Still Happening ("Beverly Hills city officials expect the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors to proceed with its Thursday vote on the Westside Subway Extension before granting Beverly Hills' request for a public hearing on the project’s final environmental impact report.")
Westwood-Century City Patch

Bike Nation To Bring Bicycle Rental Kiosks To Westwood In The Fall
UCLA Daily Bruin

Bob Hope Airport Officials Authorize $82.7M In Bonds For Transit Center: Money Would Pay For Parking Structure And Rental Car Facilities At Proposed Facility
Burbank Leader

Debunking NIMBY Math On California HSR
StreetsBlog Network
High Speed Rail Operating Costs
Systematic Failure Blog

Did LACMA Bully Metro Into Changing Where The Entrance To The Westside Subway's Fairfax Stop Will Be?
LAist

Environmental Group Challenges Calif Stadium Bill
Associated Press

An Experiment In Free Public Transportation Worth Watching ("Is it an idea worth considering for Los Angeles County's Metro mass-transit system?")
Los Angeles Daily News

Feds Order MTA Review Of Service Changes
KABC Los Angeles

Feuer Aims To Accelerate County Transportation Projects: AB 1446 Would Seek To Provide Funding For L.A. County Transportation Projects, In Hopes Of Creating Jobs
Sherman Oaks Patch

Five Ex-Secretaries Map Out A Communications Strategy For Transportation
StreetsBlog DC
Are We There Yet? Selling America On Transportation (62p. PDF)
David R. Goode National Transportation Policy Conference
The 2011 David R. Goode National Transportation Policy Summit (video and multimedia downloads)
University Of Virginia

From The Publisher: The L.A. Times Should Read...The L.A. Times -- Attack On Beverly Hills Gets Its Facts Wrong
Beverly Hills Courier

Georgia Tech Researchers Address Bus Bunching
The Transit Wire

High-Speed Rail Avoids Derailing In Legislature -- For Now
Central Valley Business Times

House Republican Divide Keeps Lid On Highway Projects
Reuters

How To Make Friends With A Bridge: The Gold Line Construction Authority Has Created A Facebook Page For The Foothill Extension Bridge Over The 210 Freeway
Monrovia Patch

The Important Detail The LA Times Left Out Of Their HSR Story
California High Speed Rail Blog

In Years Since The Riots, A Changed Complexion In South Central
New York Times

The Invention Of Jaywalking ("The forgotten history of how the auto industry won the right of way for cars.")
The Atlantic: Cities

LA Moving Ahead With Huge Overhaul Of 1946 Zoning Code
Curbed LA

LACMA May Pay For Extra Entrance At Purple Line Fairfax Stop
Curbed LA

Ladies And Gentlemen: Your 2012 Transportation Bill Senate Conferees
StreetsBlog DC

L.A. Expo Line To Open Late, Over Budget
Engineering News-Record

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa: The Next U.S. Secretary Of Transportation?
KCET

LA's "Transpo Mayor" Still Has Some Work To Do To Make Label A Legacy
CityWatch

Metro Board To Discuss BH's Hearing Request Thursday ("Beverly Hills' request for a public hearing on the Westside Subway Extension will be discussed at Thursday's Metro Board of Directors meeting.")
Beverly Hills Patch

MTA Board Of Directors Meeting To Start At 9:30 A.M. ("The MTA Board will be discussing and potentially approving the Westside Subway Extension Final Environmental Impact Report as recommended by MTA staff and the majority of the Planning and Programming Committee to include a terminus station at Wilshire/La Cienega and a tunnel underneath Beverly Hills High School to Constellation Boulevard in Century City.")
Beverly Hills Courier

Music, Art, And Mimes, Oh My! The Expo Line Throws Itself A Party
StreetsBlog LA

Natural History Museum's New Front Yard Opens For Expo ("Need somewhere to go on the Expo Line when it opens this weekend? The Erika J. Glazer Home Garden has fruit trees, seasonal vegetables, and plants...the entire area has been been planted and is being left to grow for a June 2013 opening that will coincide with the museum's centennial.")
Curbed LA

Opinion: High-Speed Rail For A More Sustainable State
Sacramento Bee
Mayors Of LA, SF, San Jose, Sacramento And Fresno Urge Legislature To Fund HSR
California High Speed Rail Blog

Pasadena Star News / San Gabriel Valley Tribune: Wrong On Measure R In 2008, Wrong On Extending It Today
StreetsBlog LA

Port Of LA To Invest Billions In Infrastructure
Journal Of Commerce

Recycled BART Tickets Add Up For Charity
The Transit Wire
BART's Tiny Tickets Make Lasting Change
San Francisco Chronicle
Tiny Tickets ("Tiny tickets are those hoards of BART tickets, often discarded or left in pockets or drawers, that have tiny bits of value left on them, a nickel, a dime, and more in some cases, that could be turned into cash.")
East Bay Community Foundation

RIP, 2012 Federal Transportation Bill
Transportation Issues Daily

Smart Growth Is A Start. But It's Not Enough
Natural Resources Defense Council Staff Blog

Study: Low-Income Neighborhoods Much More Likely To Have Dangerous Roads
StreetsBlog DC

Ten-Mile Block Party: CicLAvia Brings Los Angeles Together
Santa Barbara Independent

Video: Expect More 210 Closures Going Forward ("The Gold Line Construction Authority released another video detailing the progress of the bridge along the Foothill Extension.")
Glendora Patch

Voters Deserve An Honest Discussion Of The HSR Project
California High Speed Rail Blog

What Exactly Does An Infrastructure Bank Do For Us Anyway? (" Let’s examine some potential sources of value and what infrastructure banks might deliver on them.")
Urbanophile

What Libertarians Talk About When They Talk About Transportation Reform
StreetsBlog DC

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