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10/09/2012

L.A. Road History, Privatizing Amtrak, Gas Prices, CicLAvia, Bikes & Economy, Dodger Stadium & More

51 Years Of Trying To Beat The Traffic At Dodger Stadium
LA Observed

Bikes Aren't Just Good For You, They're Good For The Economy, Too ("The information in this hand graphic makes it clear that spending money on bike infrastructure can have far-reaching positive economic impacts.")
Fast Company Exist

California's High Gasoline Prices Pushing Some People To Mass Transit
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Caltrans: L.A. County Drove More During Second Carmageddon ("In comparison to the Saturday before the I-405 closures in 2011 and 2012, there was a larger reduction in miles traveled during Carmageddon I, which led to a much greater reduction in delay time.")
Pacific Palisades Patch

CicLAvia Successfully Rides Again
StreetsBlog LA

Downtown Target And $40 Million Mall To Open Sunday
Los Angeles Downtown News

Enjoy The "Track": Seattle Hip Hop Meets Public Transit And Transit Safety
GOOD

High-Speed Rail: Taken For A Ride (A 30-minute in-depth look at the controversies surrounding California's bullet train proposal)
My Fox LA
Fox 11 In LA Continues Its Attack On High Speed Rail
California High Speed Rail Blog

Major Chunk Of 405 Freeway To Close Nightly ("Here's the latest closure data for some of your favorite routes, courtesy the Orange County Transportation Authority.")
Los Alamitos-Seal Beach Patch

Metro Set To Hold Meeting On Subway To The Sea Oct. 10
Beverly Hills Courier

More Bikes Sold Than Cars In Italy For The First Time Since WW2
Business Insider

My Way Or The Highway: Why Mega-Roads Rule The City ("To the great and everlasting post-mortem about who or what killed public transportation in Los Angeles...let's add an entrant to the conversation that has been hiding for sixty-five years in plain, sprawling sight. That suspect: the Collier-Burns Act.")
KCET

NJ Transit Terror Texting Program Brings In More Than 300 Tips
Daily Record

Opinion: Roads And Public Transit Can Work Together
New York Times

Parking Rates & Pedicabs
StreetsBlog LA

Revisiting Privatization In Intercity Rail ("Over the past few weeks, U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL) has convened a series of hearings on the failures of Amtrak, America’s independent -- but fully federally owned -- national rail operator. Mr. Mica has used the meetings to wage an ideological crusade against the railway, arguing that it is too inefficient and expensive to continue receiving subsidies. Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has also advocated selling Amtrak.")
The Transport Politic

Scenes From CicLAvia's New Expo Park And Chinatown Spurs
Curbed LA

Taking MARTA Private (A debate on the pros and cons of privatizing Atlanta's transit system)
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

While The California PUC Cracks Down On Ride-Sharing, Sidecar And Lyft Commit To Staying On The Road
Tech Crunch

Why It Matters: Infrastructure (Where President Obama and Governor Romney stand on various infrastructure issues. "Experts warn the resulting infrastructure and innovation deficit is jeopardizing our global economic competitiveness. Traditionally nonpartisan territory, spending for transportation and other megaprojects is now routinely caught up in politics, with Democrats and Republicans divided over how to pay for public works and which ones.")
CBS Money Watch

You Pay The Toll: Where Should That Money Go? (Five different opinion leaders sound off)
New York Times


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