Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

6/12/2012

DesertXpress' New Name, 405 Ramp Closures, Expo Line, BH Subway, Positive Train Control & More


Apple's Homegrown Maps App Debuts (First Take) ("What we didn't see in Apple's Maps was public transit navigation. For now, you can get transit directions, but no turn-by-turn (or stop-by-stop) navigation like Google offers across hundreds of cities around the world.")
CNET

Bicycle Accomodations At The New Grand Park
LADOT Bike Blog

"Black Box" Proposal Divides Truckers
USA Today

Broadway's Historic Theaters Adapt to Ensure The Show Goes On
Blog Downtown

Cutting Highways Is Not So Popular ("Is it now passé to call for keeping infrastructure funding within the highway trust fund? What has changed since the beginning of this Congress that has allowed so many Republicans to comfortably say that current highway funding levels should be maintained? How does a conversation about the highway trust fund and its limitations impact the infrastructure debate? Was Broun's maneuver useful to the conversation or was it a distraction?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

DesertXpress: The Tim Tebow Of High-Speed Rail?
Vegas INC

DesertXpress Vegas-California Rail Project Renamed ("DesertXpress Enterprises announced Monday that it's rebranding the project XpressWest to reflect its goal of a larger rail network across the western U.S.")
San Francisco Chronicle

From "Carmageddon" To "The Rampture": L.A. County Taking Your Questions On 405 Ramp Closures During Friday Live Chat
Los Angeles Daily News

House Attack On Safe Streets Makes Transpo Bill Ever More Elusive
StreetsBlog DC

Is It Time To Stop Building Convention Centers?
The Atlantic: Cities

L.A. Streetsblog Launches Tumblr, "Streetsblog Lite"
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Modifies Bus Routes To Accomodate New Expo Light-Rail Line In Los Angeles
UCLA Daily Bruin

Municipal League To Discuss Westside Subway Extension, Beverly Hills At General Meeting
Beverly Hills Courier

National Dump The Pump Day: June 21, 2012
APTA
Online Toolkit & Resources
APTA

Positive Train Control Mandate Adds To Remote Power Challenges
Progressive Railroading

S.F. Central Subway Tunnel Construction To Begin
San Francisco Chronicle

Stanley Cup: L.A. Kings Parade, Rally Planned For Thursday ("The parade is to start at noon near 5th and Figueroa, proceed south on Figueroa and end between L.A. Live and Staples Center.")
Los Angeles Times

The Trouble With Finding An Extra $2 Billion ("The Texas Department of Transportation, which often claims that it lacks the money to maintain its network of roads properly, surprised many state leaders in March when it announced it had an extra $2 billion.")
New York Times

Vegas-LA HSR Service One Step Closer To Reality
California High Speed Rail Blog


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