Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

9/24/2012

Expo, Gold Line, Foothill Transit, SoCal HSR, CicLAvia, Farmers Field, 405, 210, 710 & More

210 Freeway Closures Starting Sunday (yesterday)
Arcadia Patch

The 710: Spine Of LA Freeway System And Its Missing Link
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

2013 Transportation Funding: It's Higher. No, It's Lower
Transportation Issues Daily

After Teen's Death, NJT's "Another Train Coming" Warning System Aims At Keeping Pedestrians Safe
CBS New York

California High-Speed Rail Announces New Southern California Regional Director ("We are pleased that Michelle Boehm will be joining the High-Speed Rail Authority as its Southern California Regional Director,” said Jeff Morales, CEO of the Authority.")
Breaking Travel News

CicLAvia Westside Route Ride Canceled ("Interested in bringing the car-free event to Culver City, Venice and Santa Monica? Join the CicLAvia to the Sea Host Committee as it explores potential routes.")
Culver City Patch

Cities Forge Own (Bike) Paths (MAP-21 and local control of bike/ped funding)
Politico

Closure Of 605-405 Interchange Cancelled
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Editorial: Upping The Stakes In The 710 Fight ("Schiff's letter to MTA signals the battle over the freeway tunnel may be joined in Washington, D.C.")
Pasadena Sun

Expo Line Improvements Will Make It Safer, But Not Faster
Curbed LA

Feds Approve California High-Speed Rail Construction
Pasadena Star-News

Feds Seek Feedback On MAP-21 Transportation Performance Measures
The Transit Wire

Foothill Transit Promotes Gillespie, Festner, Raquel
Mass Transit

Free Bus Passes "Have Health Benefits," UK Study Suggests
BBC

Gold Line Environmental Report Details Need For Significant New Parking Buildings Along The Route
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

How Infrastructure Politics Turned Partisan: Looking Back On Four Years
Transportation Nation

Huizar Resolution Opposing All 710 Routes Passed By Committee, Heads To Council
South Pasadena Patch

L.A. Football Stadium Faces Crucial Hearing, New Lawsuit ("In conjunction with building the stadium, the plan also calls for the construction of two eight-story parking garages located on L.A. Live Way and Bond Street, a move that would entail a net increase of 1,112 parking spaces in the area. Additionally, AEG has proposed to pay for roughly $10 million in improvements to the Pico Blue Line station to better facilitate Metro rail traffic toward the stadium area and foster what they call “the most transit-friendly stadium in the country.”)
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

L.A. Mayor To Receive APTA "Distinguished Service Award"
Metro Magazine

L.A. Prepares For Freeway Closure, Carmageddon II
USA Today

Línea Expo de Metro Llega a USC ("USC y Metro esperan que muchos de los fans usen el transporte público.")
Impremedia

The Mini Parks That Could Transform Los Angeles: A Simple But Radical Idea Is Set To Erode LA's Love Affair With The Car And Reclaim Some Street Space For Pedestrians
Guardian (U.K.)

MTA Making Safety Improvements At Expo Line Street Crossings ("The agency plans to spend $287,500 to improve crosswalks, pedestrian warning signs and traffic signals from Washington Boulevard and Flower Street to Jefferson and Hauser boulevards.")
Los Angeles Times

New Fears In Los Angeles As Highway Closes Again
New York Times

Park(ing) Day Around The U.S.
StreetsBlog DC

"Parklet" Mysteriously Emerges On Second Street
Belmont Shore-Naples Patch

President Obama Plans To Streamline HSR Approvals
California High Speed Rail Blog

Reminder: Amtrak Subsidies Pale In Comparison To Highway Subsidies
StreetsBlog DC

[Disabled] Rider Overcomes Her Fear Of Public Transit
OmniNews

Schiff Sends MTA A Letter Slamming The 710 Tunnel
Burbank Leader

Shifting Into High Gear At Pro Walk Pro Bike 2012
Street Films

A Tale Of Two Maps (Park(ing) Day vs. Space Shuttle Endeavour Day)
StreetsBlog LA

Thieves Snatch Smartphones From People's Hands On Public Transit
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Trucks Will Roll Down An E-Highway In California Test: Trolley-Like System Could Let People Breathe Easier Amid Congestion
Wall Street Journal

Wider, Stronger Sunset Boulevard Bridge Over I-405 Set To Reopen ("The reopening Monday marks a breakthrough in the $1-billion 405-widening project, which has created epic traffic jams and led to unprecedented full-freeway closures.")
Los Angeles Times

Would Funds For High-Speed Rail Be Better Spent On Improving Existing Intercity Rail Service? (Pro and con arguments explained)
Wall Street Journal

Your Carmageddon II Questions Answered ("Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky addresses commuters' questions today during a live chat at Metro.")
South Gate Patch


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