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9/14/2012

6th Street Viaduct, Measure J, Amtrak, Red Car History, Carmageddon II, Claremont, Women Bike & More


Amtrak Commuter Rail Service: The High Cost Of Amtrak's Operations: Oversight And Investigations Staff Report (28p. PDF)
U.S. House Of Representatives Committee On Transportation & Infrastructure

Beverly Hills School Board Votes To Oppose Measure J Sales Tax
Beverly Hills Patch

"Carmageddon II" Could Come With Financial Rewards
EGP News

CBS Fighting For MTA Contract
Advertisement Journal

Claremont And Metrolink Partner For "Discover Claremont Weekends"
Red Orbit

Competing Visions For 6th Street Viaduct "Iconic," But Residents' Concerns More Practical
StreetsBlog LA

East 22 To North 405 Connector To Close For A Year Sunday
Orange County Register

Editorial: Why Bike Sharing Will Make Cities Friendlier
Christian Science Monitor

Henry Waxman Discusses The Upcoming Election, The Top-Two Primary And The Subway
Beverly Hills Weekly

It Could Happen To Anyone: Problems With Deputies Patrolling Metro Trains And Buses Need A Closer Look
Pasadena Weekly

LA Braces For Upcoming 405 Freeway Closures Including "Carmageddon II"
Fleet Owner

League Launches "Women Bike"
League Of American Cyclists

Long Beach Named Silver-Level Walk Friendly Community
Long Beach Post

Marchers Demand More Community Say In Metro Development Plans ("More than 200 protesters march from downtown to Boyle Heights in a show of frustration over some Metro projects, which displaced residents of affordable housing.")
Los Angeles Times

New Poll Shows State Split On HSR Project
California High Speed Rail Project

Nobody Likes Riding North American Commuter Rail
Pedestrian Observations

The "Red Cars" Brought Mobility And Prosperity To Inland Valley ("We've been reporting for some time on a plan to extend the Gold Line light-rail route from Pasadena to Claremont and Montclair, and maybe even LA/Ontario International Airport. But 98 years ago much of that train line already existed -- and honestly, it was a lot better than anything being planned for our future.")
Contra Costa Times

Riverside Transit Agency Will Get $2.4 Million For Low-Emission Buses
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Rosendahl Announces Start To Long Awaited $3.5M Sepulveda Tunnel LED Lights Project
Bill Rosendahl, Los Angeles City Council, 11th District

Say What? You Want Another $50 Billion! ("Measure J, the November ballot measure that proposes to extend the life of the “one-half cent traffic relief sales tax” for an additional thirty years, is not in our best interests.")
CityWatch

Sixth Street Bridge Designers Dream Big: City Shows Off Finalists For Replacement Of The Sixth Street Viaduct
Los Angeles Downtown News
About The Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project (project website)

A Tale Of Two Stations ("Why is a Washington, D.C., rail revamp moving forward while another in New York can’t seem to pull away from the platform?")
Architectural Record

This Is The Sexiest And Best TV Ad For Public Transportation Ever Made ("This ad was produced by the Danish government to promote public city buses, and it is better than 99.9% of the schlock turned out by super-expensive Madison Avenue advertising firms. It is, perhaps, the best television ad ever produced about mass transit."  Turn on the "CC" closed-captioning button for English subtitles)
Tree Hugger

Three Design Renderings For The 6th Street Bridge; What's Your Favorite? (Community meeting dates announced)
Blog Downtown

Transit Agencies Collide Head-On (Omnitrans, SANBAG)
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Visions Of Sixth Street: Three Finalists Present Plans For Major New Bridge In Los Angeles
Architect's Newspaper

Walkable Urbanism Is The Future, And DC Is The Model
StreetsBlog DC

What About Greyhound?
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Woolly Mammoth Tooth Found At San Francisco Work Site ("A crane operator found the 10-inch-long tooth while digging for a new transit center in downtown San Francisco.")
Los Angeles Times


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