Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

6/22/2012

Measure R+, "The Rampture," Highway Bill, Expo Line, CRA & More


June 22: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Tokens reappear as fare media)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

An Amazing Metro Adventure In Los Angeles Part 1 (A couple document their extensive Father's Day excursion to several parts of Los Angeles)
Follow My Bliss
Amazing Metro Adventure, Part 2

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Coming To Union Station In Downtown LA
Brigham Yen

Boxer And Mica Release Vague Reassurance Of Progress
StreetsBlog DC

California High Speed Rail Aiming To Take Its Message Viral
Transportation Nation

Carmageddon Jr. Coming
KFI

Connecting The Dots: Bus Service Between Riverside And The Coachella Valley (A history of bus service linking Palm Springs to western Riverside County)
More Than Red Cars

Deal To Keep VISTA Lines Running Could Come By July 1 Deadline
Ventura County Star

Don't Miss High-Speed Train To Future Economy (Open forum commentary)
San Francisco Chronicle

DOT Web Portal For Veterans Seeking Transportation Jobs
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Job

An Economic And Life Cycle Analysis Of Regional Land Use And Transportation Plans (74p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Estimating The Economic Impact Of Transportation Investments (webinar : June 29)
State Smart Transportation Initiative

Here It Is: Culver City's First Day On The Expo Line
Curbed LA

The Keys To Beating, Or At Least Fighting, Climate Change: Bikes, Transit, Parks, Trees
StreetsBlog LA

L.A. City Council Approves A Replacement For The CRA
Los Angeles Daily News

Landlords Don't Dig Subway Plan (subscription required : "Downtown L.A. property owners court controversy by filing CEQA suits to challenge Metro subway project.")
Los Angeles Business Journal

Lawsuits Threaten Light Rail In Los Angeles ("Four lawsuits are threatening to halt work on the expansion of rail and subway lines. Opponents cite safety, traffic, and quality of life concerns, and some of the suits may indeed stymie work. The protests echo an earlier era of "freeway revolts," which saw residents of higher income areas successfully blocking freeway construction through their neighborhoods.")
NPR All Things Considered

Little Tokyo Sues Metro For Subway Noise, Vibration
Beverly Hills Courier

Metro Moving Ahead With Measure R Extension To Speed Up All Kinds Of Juicy Transit
Curbed LA

Metro Officials To Consider Extending Measure R Transit Tax
Los Angeles Times

MTA Panel Advances Tax Extension, Despite Antonovich Opposition
Los Angeles Daily News

OnTheBus Brings The Usefulness Of GPS To The Visually Impaired ("A new Android app called OnTheBus is a guide for people who need to get around big cities with public transportation, but unlike other GPS programs, the app uses gesture and voice recognition to be especially helpful for people with "visual, hearing, or cognitive impairments.")
GOOD

Systematic Procedures To Determine Incentive/Disincentive Dollar Amounts For Highway Transportation Construction Projects (66p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Top 10 Reasons Sen. Boxer Must Keep Her Word On Bike/Ped Programs
StreetsBlog DC

Traffic Alert: The "Rampture" Is Upon Us
Beverly Hills Courier

Traffic Noise Might Give You A Heart Attack
The Atlantic: Cities

Tred Carefully, Sidewalks Just Got A Little Smarter
Next American City

U.S. Lawmakers Voice Optimism On Transportation Bill Talks
Reuters

A Welcome Development For Bullet-Train Skeptics
Los Angeles Daily News


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