Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

4/05/2012

SCAG Plan, Westside Subway, AEG Farmers Field EIR, CicLAvia, Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension, Expo Line & More

1950s General Motors Propaganda Film: Solution To Congestion Is More Roads (includes video footage of 1954's "Give Yourself The Green Light")
The Atlantic: Cities

AEG Unveils Traffic Plan For Downtown NFL Stadium
Los Angeles Daily News

AEG's Farmers Field Releases Environmental Report Thursday ("The 10,000 page EIR will address critical environmental issues regarding Farmers Field's affect on the surrounding downtown community. Parking, transportation and traffic are among the 23 topics analyzed in the report.")
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Beverly Hills City Council Hires Lawyer To Prepare For MTA Litigation ("During closed session discussion, the Beverly Hills City Council decided yesterday to hire a CEQA lawyer in preparation for litigation against the Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro).")
Beverly Hills Courier

Beverly Hills City Council To Hire Lawyer To Possibly Challenge Westside Subway Route
LA Weekly

Beverly Hills May Pursue Legal Action On Subway ("Beverly Hills mayor William Brien says in a statement that the council intends to hire legal counsel to "protect the city's interests...and if necessary, pursue litigation.")
Westwood-Century City Patch

Bike Share Returns To Los Angeles, 100 Bike Nation Bikes At CicLAvia
StreetsBlog LA

Bridge To Connect Glendale Narrows With Los Angeles River ("City Council approves funding that will build two bridges, one which will connect a trail between the first phase of the riverwalk to the second portion. The other bridge would run over the Los Angeles River to Griffith Park.")
Glendale News-Press

Bullet Train vs. Book Learning
Los Angeles Times

Can A Sustainable Town Be Built From Scratch In The Middle Of Nowhere? ("The project is a proposed brand new town that aims to eventually house about 37,000 people, their jobs and the commercial activity to sustain their economy, all overlooking the northwest shores of the deeply troubled Salton Sea in the Colorado Desert of Southern California.")
The Atlantic: Cities

CicLAvia Rules! How Bicyclists Made L.A. A Better Place
LA Weekly

Congressmen Seek More Federal Funding For PTC Research, Emergency Response Training (Positive train control)
Progressive Railroading

Don't Believe The Flyers, April CicLAvia Doesn't Extend To Mariachi Plaza
StreetsBlog LA

Editorial: Biting The Bullet Train Cost
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Engineers: Metro Quake Fault Studies Incomplete ("Shannon & Wilson calls for more studies of the potential faults along the proposed routes of the Westside Subway Extension. It also says tunneling under Beverly Hills High School could probably be done safely.")
Beverly Hills Patch

Expo Line To Culver City Will Open To Public Late April; Two Stations Still Under Construction
Blog Downtown

Foothill Extension Authority Green Lights Work On Light-Rail Alignment
Progressive Railroading

Foothill Transit Looking To Build Four-Level Parking Garage In Diamond Bar
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Friday Angels Express Trains Begin This Week
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Geithner Says Congress Shouldn't "Limp Forward" On Highway Funding
The Hill

Gold Line Foothill Go Go Going
Curbed LA

Gold Line To Extend From Pasadena To Azusa
Pasadena Sun

High-Speed Rail Plan Still Relies On Federal Funds
Modesto Bee

How A Student Used Open Data To Beat National Rail Enquiries At Its Own Game
Guardian (U.K.)

How BART Finally Decided To Replace Its Bacteria-Covered, Gross Old Seats (includes time-lapse installation video)
The Atlantic: Cities

How Local Transportation Decisions Can Put Public Health Front And Center
StreetsBlog DC
Legal Review Concerning The Use Of Health Impact Assessments In Non-Health Sectors (48p. PDF)
Health Impact Project / Pew Health Group / Arizona State University

In The Know: California's High Speed Rail
UCLA Daily Bruin

Infographic Shows The Shifting Racial Makeup Of L.A. 20 Years After Rodney King
Fast Company Design

It's National Walking Day, But Too Many People Will Have To Walk Unsafe Streets
Transportation For America

L.A. Metro Transit Authority's Proposal For Westwood Subway Stop Gains Traction
UCLA Daily Bruin

LA Working On Creating A Citywide Car Sharing Program
Curbed LA

New High-Speed Rail Plan Turns Urban Sections Into Commuter Rail
Voice Of OC

N.Y. MTA Says Subway Extension To N.J. Won't Happen In Our Lifetime
Asbury Park Press

Opinion: Derail This Gravy Train ("The Federal Railroad Administration is considering lending $4.9 billion to a company called Desert Xpress, for the purpose of building a high-speed rail line to Las Vegas from Victorville, Calif., some 81 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.")
Washington Post

Opinion: Los Angeles Metro's Westside Subway Extension Project Proposal Should Move Forward
UCLA Daily Bruin

Opinion: Westside Subway Extension Hurts Museum Row
Westwood-Century City Patch

Passenger Numbers Fall At Bob Hope Airport
Glendale News-Press

Planners Unveil $500-Billion Blueprint For Regional Transportation
Los Angeles Times

SoCal Group Passes Plan To Remake Transit Identity ("The government group that oversees transportation for Southern California voted Wednesday to approve a $524 billion agreement that aims to make train tracks, bike lanes and clear skies as much a part of the region's image as boulevards and freeways...The unanimous vote from the Southern California Association for the 25-year Regional Transportation Plan provided a moment of consensus and celebration for the government officials and advocates who worked on it for four years, a feeling that could fade as it now needs to be put into play by local agencies and paid for by citizens.")
San Francisco Chronicle

"This Plan Will Make Air Pollution A Relic Of Our History"
StreetsBlog LA

Wilshire Subway To Devour A+D Museum, Galleries
LA Observed

Work On Expo Line In Santa Monica To Start Again This Week
Santa Monica Lookout

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