Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

7/16/2012

Late Night Metro, Sunset Blvd., SFV & Expo, Eating Expo, CicLAvia, BRT, BH Subway & More


Best Practices In Bus Dispatch: Final Report (144p. PDF)
University Of South Florida National Center For Transit Research

Caltrans I-710 EIR Belittles While Corps Of Engineers Questions Effects Of Multiple Obstructions For Proposed Freeway "Improvements" In L.A. River Channel

Long Beach Report

CicLAvia's Boyle Heights Extension: Hollenbeck Hub Cut, Soto Street Station New End Point, Flyer Issues
StreetsBlog LA

Cities Are Not Footing sbX Bill ("In about a year and a half, San Bernardino and Loma Linda will be the beneficiaries of a new bus rapid transit (BRT) line offering quicker commute times, more frequent trips and an enhanced streetscape.")
San Bernardino Sun

Cliff's Notes On The Transit Changes In MAP-21
StreetsBlog DC
Chapter 53 Of Title 49, United States Code (209p. PDF)

Commentary: BH Vice Mayor Defends Stance Against Tunneling Under High School ("In a letter to Patch, John Mirisch disputes what he calls misrepresentations and self-righteousness in the discourse over the Westside Subway Extension.")
Beverly Hills Patch

Cool Bus Stops From Around The World (photo essay)
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Development Of A Regional Public Transportation GIS Architecture And Data Model (49p. PDF)
University Of South Florida National Center For Transit Research

Eating The Expo Line ("That’s the directional, determined nature of car travel: the landscape you pass is just a facet of the time spent moving from point A to point B. Conversely, traveling by public transit involves revoking the single-destination itinerary of driving. The brief halting at each stop en route to “yours,” is what makes public transit seem like a nuisance to many. But it can also be treated as an excuse to explore.")
KCRW Which Way L.A.
Eating Tour Of The Expo Line
KCRW Good Food

Enough Money For Transit Jobs? ("This is a national emergency. The transportation projects will improve traffic conditions and provide badly needed jobs. Get off your rear end, MTA, and put people to work.")
LA Observed

Expo Line: Phase Two Begins
Canyon News

For Sunset, A New Dawn ("Go east on storied Sunset Boulevard for a look at the changing nature of modern L.A. and a reawakening of pedestrian life...The Times' series on the Southland's iconic boulevards continues with Sunset Boulevard from the beach in Pacific Palisades to Cesar E. Chavez Avenue in Monterey Park.")
Los Angeles Times

Freeway Construction To Affect Drivers In Long Beach, San Fernando Valley
KABC Los Angeles

A Good News-Bad News Transportation Law
CityWatch

How Insider Politics Saved California's Train To Nowhere: The High-Speed Rail Line May Never Be Built, But It Will Save A Few Democratic Seats
Wall Street Journal

Many In Valley Using New Expo Line For Westside Commute ("Light rail ridership on the line has already grown to 14,000 per day.")
Sherman Oaks Patch

Metro Extends Brentwood Bus Hours ("The hours have been extended for Metro's 2 and 302 lines running through Brentwood on Sunset Boulevard.")
Brentwood Patch

Metro Trains, Orange Line To Run Until 2 On Weekend Nights
Curbed LA

Metro Trains To Run Until 2 A.M. On Weekends
Belmont Shore-Naples Patch

NoHo Commons Garage To Charge For Parking ("Numerous signs around the garage warn patrons the parking is strictly for NoHo Commons guests. But those headed to the California Art Institute, Red Line stop, and nearby restaurants and bars, often fill up the stalls.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Opinion: 8 Billion Reasons To Write About California's Bullet Train
Los Angeles Times

Opinion: The Most Ruthless Game
Glendale News-Press

Opinion: Villaraigosa's Tarnished Transit Triumph ("The mayor often manages to disappoint even while achieving something worthy, as with his America Fast Forward effort.")
Los Angeles Times

San Fernando Valley Commuters Flock To New Expo Line ("In an unusual commute that takes them east to ultimately end up west, Valley commuters catch the Red Line from North Hollywood or Universal City stations, transfer at 7th Street stop in downtown, and head across town on the Expo Line.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Santa Clarita Transit Scraps AV Route, Adds Trips To NoHo
Santa Clarita Valley News

Subway Line Meets An Obstruction: Beverly Hills High School ("The dispute has stirred tensions between Beverly Hills school officials and Los Angeles transit advocates, bringing to the surface — unfairly, Beverly Hills residents said — old charges that the community, synonymous with wealth and privilege, does not want to open its borders to mass transit and the not-so-prosperous people who ride it.")
New York Times

Ten Things To Know About The New Transportation Law
Transportation For America

Walkers, Riders, And Drivers Sharing "Transportation Space"
KCET

Why I-15 Rail Plans Never Left The Station
North County Times

Why Metro Is Finally Able To Offer Train Service Until 2 A.M. ("A lot this recent improvement to Metro operations is thanks to CEO Art Leahy...We've been asking for late-night service, and Art believed that since we have invested billions, that we should act like a big city.")
KCET

With High-Speed Rail's Approval, The Sales Job Begins
NBC Los Angeles

You Can No Longer Be Ticketed At Broken Parking Meters In California -- But L.A. Is Expected To Opt Out Of State Policy
LA Weekly


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