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7/27/2012

Late Night Metro, SoCal Airport Rail, Measure R+, Toll Lane Transponders, High-Speed Rail, BRU & More


Bid For New Vote On Bullet Train Goes Off The Rails
Los Angeles Daily News

The BRU Roars: Mr. President, Enforce, Restore, Expand Our Civil Rights
StreetsBlog LA

Bus Rapid Transit: Projects Improve Transit Service And Can Contribute To Economic Development (54p. PDF : Includes extensive information about Los Angeles. "The BRT projects we reviewed generally increased ridership and improved service over the previous transit service. Specifically, 13 of the 15 projects sponsors that provided ridership data reported increases in ridership after 1 year of service and reduced average travel times of 10 to 35 percent over previous bus services.")
Government Accountability Office

California Incline In Santa Monica To Close Next Fall For Reconstruction
Santa Monica Mirror

Device Unveiled To Allow Motorists To Use Freeway Toll Lanes
Los Angeles Times

"Do You Validate?": The Exasperation Of Parking ("Talk to employers and buildings about instead covering the (much lower) cost of your bus/train/light rail ticket or your vanpool and save them the trouble of paying for employee parking while simplifying your commute. Some Century City employers already have a parking cash out ordinance in place, which will allow you to benefit from turning down a monthly parking spot in return for cash or a bonus towards public transportation.")
Westwood-Century City Patch

Estimating The Effects Of Pavement Condition On Vehicle Operating Costs (92p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Expedited Planning And Environmental Review Of Highway Projects (132p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

Explainer: What Happens Now With California's Bullet Train
Transportation Nation

Future Of California High-Speed Rail Looks Green
UC Berkeley News Center
High-Speed Rail With Emerging Automobiles And Aircraft Can Reduce Environmental Impacts In California's Future (12p. PDF)
Environmental Research Letters

GLCA Officials Challenge Measure R Extension ("The Gold Line Construction Authority say funding under a proposed amendment to redirect Measure R funds to the Gold Line Foothill project is not guaranteed.")
Glendora Patch

Grandiose Opening For DTLA's Grand Park; Built Without Any Taxpayer Money
Blog Downtown

Highway Builders To Party Leaders: The Future Is "More Than Just Roadways"
StreetsBlog DC

Last Call Will Sync With Last Train Under New Metro Timetable
Los Angeles Daily News

Measuring Communication? Five Tips To Help Start A Performance Measurement Program
Talking Transportation

Metro Announces ExpressLanes Customer Walk-In Center In Gardena
Los Angeles Sentinel

Metro Chair Wants All Kinds Of Rail Connection To SoCal Airports
Curbed LA

Metro Unveils FasTrak Devices For Freeway Toll Lanes
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Metro's Expanded Train Service To Encompass Last Call
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Omnitrans Gets $5.3 Million For San Bernardino Transit Center
San Bernardino Sun

Parking Meters On The Chopping Block In San Pedro
Los Angeles Times

Shore Patrol: Free Bus Program Is A Hit With Shore Employees
Long Beach Press-Telegram

State Decision Making In The Context Of Federal Transportation Funding ("An examination of STIP plans shows wide variation in planned use of federal transportation dollars across states, with limited ability to maneuver independently.")
The Transport Politic

Study: Access To Light Rail Can Reduce Obesity Risk -- If You Use It
StreetsBlog DC

Train To Plane: Metrorail Line To Run To Miami International Airport Starting Saturday ("Finally, after a 28 year wait...the new Orange Line from Dadeland South Station in Kendall to the new airport station at the giant Miami Intermodal Center just east of the airport.")
Miami Herald

[D.C.] Union Station Master Plan Executive Summary (28p. PDF)
Amtrak

Weather Extremes Leave Parts Of U.S. Grid Buckling
New York Times

Why We Should Pay People To Bike To Work
Boston Magazine

Will Duel Over Dollars Slow Growth Of LA's Downtown?
CityWatch


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