Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

5/29/2012

Expo Safety, Metro Day Passes, Purple Line Flyover, Metro Gates, Carmageddon II, BH Subway, Bike Lanes, I-5 Burbank & More


1934 Map Shows Los Angeles' Extensive Public Rail System
LAist

AASHTO Top Leaders Announce Retirements ("The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announces that Executive Director John Horsley and Director of Program Finance and Management Jack Basso have notified the AASHTO Board of Directors that they intend to retire effective Feb. 1, 2013.")
AASHTO Press Release
Assessing And Comparing Environmental Performance Of Major Transit Investments (344p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program
Summary Of Research Findings (24p. PDF)

Biking Saves Americans $4.6 Billion Each Year
GOOD

Buffered Bike Lanes Coming Soon To Montana Ave. In Santa Monica
StreetsBlog LA

CA Senate Passes 3-Foot Passing Bill. Will Gov Brown Sign It This Time?
StreetsBlog SF

CA Transportation Commission Allocates $224 Million To The I-5 Project In Burbank
Burbank Beyond

Carmageddon II Delayed ("Officials initially hoped to shut down a segment of the San Diego (405) Freeway next month, but delays to the $1 billion project are pushing the massive closure back to August or September.")
Los Angeles Daily News

A Deeper Look In The Metro Budget: Goodbye $5 Day Passes?
StreetsBlog LA

Disputed Beverly Hills Subway Route Approved
Business Week

Estimating Life Expectancies Of Highway Assets: Vol. 1, Guidebook (150p. PDF) and Vol. 2, Final Report (242p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Fewer Jobs + Expensive Gas = Less Cars On The Road
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Fly Over The Purple Line Subway As It Runs Under Bev Hills High
Curbed LA

For Cyclists, Revolution Must Catch Up
New York Times

Gas Prices Expected To Fall Further Heading Into Summer
Washington Post

Gold Line Parking Downsized?
Arcadia's Best

Good News? Fewer Jobs Means Less Traffic
Orange County Register

Governor Brown Celebrates Golden Gate Bridge By Touting High Speed Rail
California High Speed Rail Blog

A Great New Resource On European Buses And Bus Rapid Transit
Human Transit

Gridlock, On Roads And In Highway Bill Talks, Marks Memorial Day Weekend
The Hill

I-215 Widening Gets $113.4 Million Infusion
Riverside Press-Enterprise

It's Costly, But Los Angeles Is Getting Its Rail Mojo Back
Sacramento Bee

LA County Subway To Lock Gates For First Time
Sacramento Bee

LA Metro Ticket Honor System Coming To End
ABC Los Angeles

Los Angeles And The Case For Transit Oriented Development: Building And Funding TOD (Part 3 of 3)
StreetsBlog LA

[D.C.] Metro Strains To Talk But Struggles For Clarity Among Many Channels ("WMATA promised a revolution in its communications a year ago...So where are we now?")
TBD On Foot
No More Free Rides On LA's Subway System; Years Of Honor-System Ticketing Set To End
Washington Post

Opinion: L.A.'s Lost Opportunity For Job Creation (Metro rail cars)
Los Angeles Times

Park This Way: Get Ready To Pay Up To $6 An Hour At Downtown Meters
Los Angeles Downtown News

Public Art In Transit
Urban Land Institute

A Ride On The New Expo Line From Culver City To Downtown Los Angeles...
RSF LA

Safety Expert Calls For More Upgrades On Expo Line ("A USC professor asserts that three crossings on the 7.9-mile route are 'woefully inadequate.' The MTA and the state say the route has been thoroughly tested.")
Los Angeles Times

South Pas Residents Dubious Of 710 Freeway Tunnel: Metro Officials Said They Will Look At All Alternatives In The Early Stages Of An Environmental Study
Pasadena Sun

Transportation Bill Excluded From House Summer Legislative Agenda
Transportation Issues Daily

Video: Take The Purple Line From Western To Santa Monica (Without Waiting Decades)
LAist

Westside Residents Worry About "Ramp Jam" ("Representatives from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority release details about the impending street closure, set to start June 22.")
Westwood-Century City Patch

Westside Subway's Officially On Its Way
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third Distrct

What's Next For The Opponents Of The Subway Under Beverly Hills High?
Southern California Public Radio

When The 1% Say No: Cities Need Public Transit And Affordable Housing -- But Outdated Laws Make It Easy For The Wealthy To Block Progress
Salon

Why We Pay More For Walkable Neighborhoods
The Atlantic: Cities
Walk This Way: The Economic Promise Of Walkable Places In Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
(22p. PDF)
Brookings


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