Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

8/03/2012

Expo Line, High Desert Corridor, BH Subway, DASH, 710 Fwy, Carmageddon II & More


7 Steps To Winning Federal Funding For Bike Ped Projects
Transportation Issues Daily

710 Freeway Project A "Big Moment" For Southeast, East L.A.

EGP News

All Aboard The Redlands Rail Project
Redlands Daily Facts

The Best Days To Commute In Metro Areas ("The typical Los Angeles area commuter with an hour round trip spends a combined 20 minutes delayed or sitting idle during Thursday rush-hour traffic, but only about 14 minutes on Mondays.")
Governing

Carmageddon 2: Don't Get Complacent, Officials Urge
NBC Los Angeles

Carmageddon Sequel To Get A Positive Spin ("L.A. city and county officials say apocalyptic traffic warnings for the 405 closure Sept. 29 and 30 aren't needed. Instead, they stress the joy of a carless weekend.")
Los Angeles Times

Cities Send Elected Reps, Not Planners, To 710 Freeway Extension Advisory Committee
Glendale News-Press

DASH Downtown Route D To Be Extended (Will now serve the Metro Expo Line)
LADOT

Does Transit Mean Business? Reconciling Academic, Organizational, And Political Perspectives On Reforming Transit Fare Policies (64p. PDF)
University Of California Transportation Center Report

DOT Doles Out $363 Million In Highway Funding
Transportation Nation
2012 Discretionary Grant Program Fact Sheets
Federal Highway Administration

Expo Line Board To Hire Track Expert To Assess Problem Junction
Los Angeles Times

Governors Get On Board With Smart Growth
StreetsBlog DC

High-Speed Rail Board OKs Plan For Caltrans To Shift Part Of Highway 99
Fresno Bee

LA Port's Pollution-Reduction Strategy Pays Off
Journal Of Commerce

"LA's Got Lines!" New Video Shows Future Of Our Transit System
LAist

Learning To Love Congestion (Argues that it’s time for cities to go beyond mobility and restore the market and social purposes of urban thoroughfares)
Planetizen

Los Angeles Map App By Caltrans Lets You Know Traffic Sucks In Real Time
LA Weekly

Map Of New Desert Highway Route Goes Online
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Martin Wachs And Brian D. Taylor: Lessons Of 1st Carmageddon In L.A. -- By The Numbers
Los Angeles Daily News

New MTA Chairman On The Beverly Hills Subway And Other Metro Projects
Beverly Hills Courier

Opinion: Los Angeles Gets Innovative On Jobs ("Undeterred, Villaraigosa assembled a nationwide coalition (called America Fast Forward) of state and local officials urging the creation of such a loan program through federally guaranteed bonds. He also persuaded both Democratic and Republican members of Congress that, with interest rates at an all-time low, this was an idea whose time had come. The bipartisan transportation bill that Congress passed and President Obama signed last month included funding for just such a program.")
Washington Post

Oregon Takes The Next Step In Moving Beyond The Gas Tax ("Rep. Earl Blumenauer likes to say that Oregon was the first state to adopt a gas tax and it will be the first state to get rid of it.")
StreetsBlog DC

Photos: Camageddon 2 Dates And Details Announced
Los Angeles Daily News

Public Transportation: An Untapped (So To Speak) Mobile Marketing Venue
Clickz
Mobile's Role In A Consumer's Media Day: Smartphones And Tablets Enable Seamless Digital Lives
ABI Research

Social Carpooling Lauches On East Coast With High Expectations
Transportation Nation

Taking The Bus In L.A....From Beverly Hills ("If you're feeling smug about your Prius, just how fuel efficient is it to drive downtown, say, from the Westside, when the red express bus is already going there? And back?")
CityWatch

Tunneling Below Second Avenue
New York Times

What The Georgia Vote Means For The Future Of Transportation ("In a race closely watched by transportation advocates and stakeholders across the country, Atlanta-area voters Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a plan for a 10-year, 1 percent sales tax that would have supported nearly $7.2 billion in transportation investments in a 10-county area surrounding the city.")
Governing

Wilshire Bl. To Be Repaved Sooner Than Expected
Park La Brea New Beverly Press


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