Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

7/19/2012

Measure R+, Orange Line Art, L.A. Bridge History, Bullet Train Law, Anaheim Bike Share & More


Anaheim To Launch First City Bicycle Sharing Program In California
KCET

Bay Area Drivers Could Pay To Drive Each Mile Under Tax Proposal
Mercury News

A Brief History Of Bridges In Los Angeles County (numerous historic photos from various local archives illustrate the fascinating story of Southern California bridge history)
LA as Subject via KCET

California Bullet Train Law Signed At Historic Union Station
 (includes video)
Huffington Post

California Governor Signs Bill For High-Speed Train That Faces Questions About Funding
Washington Post

California Moves Forward On $68 Bln High-Speed Rail Project
Reuters

California Officials Order L.A. Track, Train Protection System Repairs
Progressive Railroading

Commuting To Disneyland ("As going carless turns cool, our new train stations are becoming magnificent public gathering spots...the definition of the station is being broadened to make it a larger ‘transit environment.")
Salon

The Conversation: California Needs To Examine Proposition 13 Based On New Narrative
Sacramento Bee

Do Bus Rapid Transit Right, And It Won't Get Killed ("As new BRT systems are planned, however, it is increasingly important that they meet the emerging industry-standard definition of what constitutes true BRT.")
Next American City

Editorial: Traffic -- It's SoCal's Most Extreme Element
Long Beach Press Telegram

Falling Down: Los Angeles' Infrastructure At A Critical Point ("The report’s grimmest news is not the sheer quantity of bridges under duress but the critical bridge locations at risk. The study’s geo-location graphic bleeds red at the most used sections of the Los Angeles freeway system. For instance two of the most traveled bridges near the downtown corridor are in dire condition: one at the 10 freeway and Normandie Avenue, and the other at the 10 freeway and South Central Avenue. Both bridges carry well over 300,000 people daily and are critical transportation links within the knot of downtown Los Angeles.")
Architect's Newspaper

Fate Of Sales Tax Extension For Transit Funding Unclear ("A 30-year extension of Measure R, a half-cent sales tax that funds transit projects in L.A., could be put toward voters in November. However, the Board of Supervisors have postponed their vote on the matter.")
Monrovia Patch

First Phase Of High-Speed Rail Funding Legislation Signed By Governor
Los Angeles Wave

Here Are 12 Of Los Angeles' Scariest Bridges
Curbed LA

High Speed Rail And A Changing Union Station ("At Union Station today in downtown Los Angeles, Governor Brown signed the bill authorizing construction for the nation's first high speed rail to link LA and San Francisco. The bill barely passed the state senate, and the project faces years of delay from lawsuits, not to mention a lack of money to build more than the first 100 miles. Metro has plans to make Union Station a hub for high speed rail and other transit systems, but its plans go well beyond Union Station itself. Two architectural firms have been hired to draw plans for 38 acres around the building. Art Leahy: Metro, Ken Bernstein: Los Angeles Department of City Planning.")
KCRW Which Way L.A.?

Historic Vote Kicks Off The Real Journey For High-Speed Rail
SPUR: San Francisco Planning And Urban Research Association

It's Not Just A Bus Line. StreetsBlog Explores The Orange Line Extension's 25 Art Pieces
StreetsBlog LA

Jerry Brown Signs California High-Speed Rail Bill
Sacramento Bee

LA County Board Postpones Vote On Sales Tax ("Supervisors postponed a vote required to put a 30-year extension of the half-cent Measure R sales tax for transportation projects on the November ballot. But they must act soon to avoid a lawsuit.")
Arcadia Patch

Measure R Extension Vote Postponed
Beverly Hills Courier

Officials All Aboard For California's High-Speed Rail
Los Angeles Daily News

Paving The Way For Driverless Cars (In this opinion piece originally printed in the Wall Street Journal, the author proposes that planning for driverless cars are a better solution for California than high speed rail)
Brookings

Survey Finds More Than Half Of All Commuters Experience Road Rage
CBS Los Angeles

USA Statewide Uniformity Of Bicycle Laws (map)
Cyclicious

Walking In South L.A.: It's Hard Out Here For A Pedestrian, Part I
StreetsBlog LA

Wish You Were Here: Postcards From The Roads Of L.A.'s Past (photo essay)
LAist


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