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10/22/2012

Anaheim Streetcar, OC 405, Measure J, HSR, Fare Increases, El Monte, 6th St. Bridge & More

6th Street Bridge Design Winner Announced
EGP News

Anaheim Considers $319 Million Streetcar Line
Orange County Register

Atlanta Picking Up The Tab For New Stadium As Transit Funding Stagnates
StreetsBlog Network

Bakersfield Votes To Sue CHSRA, But Rationale Seems Weak
California High Speed Rail Blog

Bus Riders Invited To Meeting On Fare-Increase Proposal ("The Orange County Transportation Authority says it must increase cost for riders in order to sustain and enhance service.")
Orange County Register

Calling On Fans Of Transit: Get In The Game
StreetsBlog DC

City Picks HNTB Design For Sixth Street Bridge
Los Angeles Downtown News

City Picks Swoopy Bridge Design To Become Sixth Street Icon
Curbed LA

Community Members Speak Out Against BNSF's Proposed Los Angeles-Area SCIG Rail Yard
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Company Plans Rail Service From Las Vegas To Southern California In '13
Las Vegas Review-Journal

El Monte's Troubled Gateway Project Has New Developer With Questionable Track Record
Pasadena Star-News

Fate Of Controversial 405 Toll Road To Be Decided Monday ("County staff recommend adding toll lanes to the 405, but several OC cities, Long Beach and County Supervisor John Moorlach have come out against the proposal.")
Fountain Valley Patch

Foes Of Transit Sales Tax Extension Face Uphill Battle ("Measure J would extend the half-cent levy an extra 30 years, to 2069. Backers are an array of interests fueling their bid with money. The opposition is a relatively low-budget, grass-roots effort.")
Los Angeles Times

From Park(ing) Day To Park(d) Plaza
StreetsBlog LA

A Giant Step For L.A. ("As Los Angeles’ first pedestrian coordinator, OcaƱas, 48, is front-and-center of a growing movement that aims to rethink streets as we know them.")
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

"Hangover Part 3" Could Be A Traffic Headache For O.C. Cities ("A normally busy stretch of the 73 toll road will be closed for filming.")
Los Angeles Times

Hit 'Em Where It Hurts ("How can the link between consumers and infrastructure wonks be drawn more closely? Are there layers of complexity that make a consumer-friendly dialogue impossible? How do airlines, toll booth and turnpike operators, or transit authorities respond to their customers' discontent? Is it worth it to try to engage them about broader transportation policy? If so, how?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

HNTB Wins Design Competition For Sixth Street Viaduct
StreetsBlog LA

Mitt Romney Taps Bushies For Transpo Advice
Politico

Mobile Payments: A Solution In Search Of A Problem?
CNET

OCTA To Choose Plan For I-405 Widening Monday
Orange County Register

Pollution Drop From Building Rail Yard Near L.A. Harbor Disputed ("Public health and environmental experts dispute predictions that air pollution will be significantly cut if a giant rail yard is built in the L.A. harbor area.")
Los Angeles Times

San Gabriel Valley's Last Airport Faces A Cloudy Future ("Flying enthusiasts seek to preserve small aviation outpost in El Monte against growing pressure to develop the land.")
Los Angeles Times

Saving Public Transit: Strategies For An Era Of Shrinking Budgets (conference : November 2 : "Attendance is free with registration, free web simulcast is free with registration...Art Leahy, Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Metro, will be the keynote speaker.")
UCLA School Of Law

SOM Proposes Hovering Pedestrian Donut For Future Grand Central Terminal
Art Info

UCLA Expert Weighs In On Transit Debate: Expert Opines -- Rail vs. BRT ("UCLA Prof. Brian Taylor doesn't have a stake in the battle over Oahu's transit future. However, the transportation policy and planning expert does offer a unique perspective on what would be best for the island's transit needs – the city's proposed $5.3 billion rail project, or a bus rapid transit system.")
KITV Honolulu


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