Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

9/21/2012

Expo Ridership, Bus vs. Train Riders, LB Bikes, iPhone & Transit, LA Street History, Transit Stations, Parking Day & More

$12 Million Investment Will Bring 2,500 New Bikes To Long Beach, Starting Downtown
Everything Long Beach

Aging, Polluting School Buses Remain On California Roads
California Watch

ARTIC Construction To Begin This Month
OC Metro

Automating The Process For Locating No-Passing Zones Using Georeferencing Data (123p. PDF)
Texas Transportation Institute

City Council Candidates Show No Love For SMO (Airport)
Santa Monica Patch

D.C. Declares Laughable "Transit Revolution" In Los Angeles While Metro Hacks Bus System
LA Weekly

Design & Development Of The LCO-140H Series Hydraulic Hybrid Low Floor Transit Bus (84p. PDF)
FTA BUSolutions Final Technical Report

The Difference Between Bus Riders And Train Riders ("Not all transit riders are the same. New figures out from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority highlight the sometimes glaring differences between the people using buses and trains.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Don't Miss The Bus, Gus: 7 Public Transit Apps (And One Workaround) For iOS 6
Wired

Energy Game Changer: Macro Energy Risks Affecting The Railway In Great Britain (82p. PDF)
U.K. Rail Safety And Standards Board

Expo Line Un-Reasonably Closing In On 2020 Ridership Goals ("Ridership on Phase I doubled since the line’s April opening from 9,000 riders to 20,000 riders. While clearly the current growth rate is not sustainable, the line will not be doubling its ridership every four months, the rapid growth points to Expo shattering ridership projections.")
StreetsBlog LA

Federal OK For High-Speed Rail
Sacramento Bee

High-Speed Rail On Federal Fast Track
San Francisco Chronicle

Interstate 215 Lanes Expected To Open Saturday
North County Times

Los Angeles Librarian Is All Over The Maps ("Glen Creason, map librarian at the downtown Central Library, helps preserve a street-by-street history of Los Angeles.")
Los Angeles Times

Open Transit Design: Why Stations Designed For Non-Transit Users Are Most Successful ("At L.A.’s Gateway Center, for instance, America’s largest intermodal transportation facility links buses, long distance and commuter rail, light rail and the city’s subway system with a 3,000-car park-and-ride facility. Since Gateway Center’s completion in 2000, ridership on all modes of transit has increased from 7,000 people a month to 80,000. By providing a first-class environment for those taking advantage of the city’s expanded transit system, we believe the design of the station helped play a role in getting car-centric Angelenos to embrace transit, and buck the notion that public transit was not for everyone.")
Planetizen

Operations Guide To Improving Highway Capacity (4p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

Park(ing) Day (is today! : "PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks." Last year, 975 parks were created in 162 cities around the world)
Parking Day

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

Raising The Political Stakes, Schiff Seeks A Halt To 710 Tunnel Study
La CaƱada Valley Sun

Safe Routes To School And Traffic Pollution: Get Children Moving And Reduce Exposure To Unhealthy Air (50p. PDF)
Safe Routes To School National Partnership

Transit Union Targets Swing State Riders In Voter Turnout Effort
Huffington Post

Want Healthier Seniors? Give Them Bus Passes
The Atlantic: Cities

Watch For Cell Phone Snatchers While Riding Trains, Buses
SCV News

A Whale Of A Bridge Emerges Over The 210 Fwy In Arcadia
Pasadena Independent


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