Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

6/21/2012

Culver City & Farmdale, Union Station, LAX WiFi, Rail vs. Bus, Gold Line Bridge, Caltrans & More


386 To 34: House Instructs Conference To Get It Done By Friday
StreetsBlog DC

All Aboard! Passengers Take A Ride Downtown From Culver City Station (photo essay)
Culver City Patch

Bike Hubs? Walkable Orange Line? What's Your Favorite Planned Transportation Project? CRA Vote Could Help Determine Its Future
StreetsBlog LA

California Bullet Train's Promise Of Jobs Is Overstated, Says UCLA
LA Weekly

Culver City Expo Line Station Opening Pleases City Officials
Los Angeles Wave

Culver City, Farmdale Expo Line Stations Open Wednesday
NBC Los Angeles

Culver City Welcomes Expo Line Light Rail To The Westside
Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Parking Meters Can Be Bane Of Tourism -- Cities Must Balance Costs Against Earnings
Los Angeles Daily News

Endorsements Soar For Transferring Control Of Ontario Airport
Los Angeles Times

Explaining The Psychological Appeal Of Rail Over Buses
StreetsBlog DC
Bus Or Rail: An Approach To Explain The Psychological Rail Factor
Reconnecting America

Expo Line Officially Complete With Culver City Station Now Open
Santa Monica Mirror

Expo Line's Culver City Service Begins Wednesday
KTLA

First Impressions Of The Expo Line
StreetsBlog LA

Free Wi-Fi At LAX: L.A. City Council Endorses Provider
Los Angeles Times

Free Wi-Fi Coming To LAX Despite Council Opposition To Way Airport Handled The Deal
Los Angeles Daily News

From "Carmageddon" To "The Rampture": 405 Ramp Closures Set To Start Friday
CBS Los Angeles

Gov. Jerry Brown To Scrap Environmental Exception For Bullet Train
Los Angeles Times

Governor Backs Away From Bullet Train Fight ("Brown had hoped to fast-track construction of the controversial project by sidestepping key provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. But the idea had put him at odds with most of the state’s green groups.")
California Watch

House To Vote On Firming Up The Conference Deadline
StreetsBlog DC

In Los Angeles, Grimshaw And Gruen On Track To Win $4 Million Union Station Contract
Architectural Record

LA Will Finally Get A Major Overhaul Of Its 1946 Zoning Code
Curbed LA

Lawmakers Try To Save Stalled Transportation Bill
The Trucker

Mayors Ask State Legislators For High-Speed Rail Funds ("San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined forces to write a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown and members of the legislature asking them to allocate $2.7 billion in matching 1A funds for the high-speed rail system.")
Gilroy Patch

Methodology For Determining The Economic Development Impacts Of Transit Projects (365p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program 

Metro Moves One Step Closer To Choosing Union Station Master Planners
Blog Downtown

Metro's Expo Line Begins Service To Culver City, Farmdale
CBS Los Angeles

The Oldest Things In Southern California Archives, Part 2 (The Metro Transportation Library's Archive shares the story behind a late 18th-century trust deed for the purchase of land by the Los Angeles Consolidated Electric Railway Company)
LA As Subject via KCET

Orange Line Busway Extension To Chatsworth Completed Under Budget
Los Angeles Daily News

Small Improvements: Metro Buses Announce Stops Served By Rail Lines
StreetsBlog LA

Smart Pavement Will Tell You The Weather, Offer Coupons ("All that sidewalk space is so wasted, merely providing a place for your feet. A new innovation out of Spain will let the pavement become an enormous screen, full of information.")
Fast Company Exist

Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations: Federal Coordination Efforts Could Be Further Strengthened (1p. PDF)
Government Accountability Office

Two Minute State DOT Update California (video : Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty discusses state transportation initiatives)
AASHTO via YouTube

Two Wilshire-405 Ramps To Close, And Commuter Misery Is Feared
Los Angeles Times

Watch The Gold Line Basket Bridge Get Filled Up With Concrete
Curbed LA

Which U.S. Airport Is Offering Free Public Transportation?
USA Today


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