Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

6/20/2012

Expo Culver City, Hollywood Plan, Measure R+, I-210 Gold Line Bridge, Tiramisu, 710 & More


10 Nightmare Neighborhood Scenarios For Opponents Of The Just-Passed Hollywood Community Plan
Curbed LA

AASHTO Adds Designs To Bikeway Guide, But Not Protected Bike Lanes
StreetsBlog DC

Business Leaders Make The Economic Case For High Speed Rail
California High Speed Rail Blog

Cheap Natural Gas: Could It Be A Transportation Fuel?
Giga Om

Cities Losing Out In Transportation Bill Debate ("Mass transit systems are in no shape to handle increased ridership. Due to the recession they have suffered cuts in government funding, which have in turn led to reductions in service and overcrowding on popular routes. Given that infrastructure investment would boost lagging employment and economic demand, now would be an especially good time to invest more, not less, in transit.")
Next American City

Concrete "Big Pour" Puts I-210 Gold Line Bridge On Track
Pasadena Star-News

Crowdsourcing App Gets Federal Grant ("Tiramisu uses feedback from transit riders to predict vehicle arrival times, and can be an alternative information source when GPS data is not available...Tiramisu also can be used to report problems, compliments, and suggestions.")
The Transit Wire
Tiramisu: The Real Time Bus Tracker

Dump The Pump Day Is Tomorrow, June 21, 2012
APTA

Expo Line's Culver City Station Ready To Debut
Los Angeles Times

Extension(s) Imminent: A Reflection On Neverending Transpo Gridlock
StreetsBlog DC

Extra! Extra! Get Your Free Pass To The Expo Line!
StreetsBlog LA

Five Mega-Projects That Will Transform La Brea
StreetsBlog LA

Freeloading Bus Riders Cost [N.Y.] MTA A Fare-ly Outrageous $50 Million ("Agency ups loss from $14 million [per year] estimate because of new tracking methods and lax enforcement.")
New York Daily News

Hollywood Community Plan Passed By L.A. City Council: Welcome To Skyscraper Hell
LA Weekly

L.A. Council OKs Hollywood Density Plan ("Revised zoning guidelines for 'elegant density' around transit hubs will make it easier to build bigger, taller buildings around subway stations and along bus routes.")
Los Angeles Times

Lawmaker: Highway Conference Dead, It's An Extension
Transportation Nation

Lawmakers Try To Save Stalled Transportation Bill
Associated Press

MTA To Vote On Indefinite Extension Of Half-Cent Sales Tax For Transportation
Los Angeles Daily News

Opinion: Expo Line's Halting Start ("If mass transit is to succeed in Los Angeles, the MTA is going to have to get its act together.")
Los Angeles Times

Public Transit Riders Will Reap Big Savings As They Look To Dump The Pump On June 21 (Los Angeles residents save $910 per month and $10,916 per year)
APTA Press Release

Radical Railways: Top 10 Transportation Systems Of The Future
Gizmag

Railroaders' Guide To Healthy Sleep (A resource from the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration)
Railroaders' Guide To Healthy Sleep

"Ramp Jam" To Snarl Westside Traffic
Santa Monica Daily Press

Regional Planning Expert Calls For CREATE Program For Southern California ("Goods-movement infrastructure needs outside of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach include exclusive truck lanes for the north-south and east-west freight corridors serving the nation’s largest port complex, truck bottleneck relief projects, some 68 grade separations, main track rail improvements and near-dock intermodal rail yards.")
Journal Of Commerce

Say Goodbye To The Riverside-Figueroa Bridge
LA Creek Freak

Sen. Liu Introduces Bill For Sale Of Caltrans Homes In 710 Freeway Path
Pasadena Star-News

Suja Lowenthal On Water, Ports, Mobility In Long Beach
The Planning Report

Survey: Capital Bike Share Saved 5 Million Driving Miles (Interesting statistics may bode well for Los Angeles' imminent program: 64% said they would not have made the trip without bike share; 15% said they joined bike share because of a “Living Social” offer; More than half of respondents used bike share as a feeder to reach transit stops)
Transportation Nation
Capital Bikeshare 2011 Member Survey Report

Time Running Out On Transportation Bill
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Use Of The U.S. Census Bureau's Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) By State Departments Of Transportation And Metropolitan Planning Organizations (85p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

When It Comes To Cutting Carbon, Cities May Be More Powerful Than National Governments
The Atlantic: Cities

Why iOS 6 Is Good For Transit
Open Plans


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