October 12: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The end of the line for Pacific Electric's streetcar line that took passengers directly to the Catalina dock)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog
The Avenues Streetscape Project
City Of West Hollywood
Beverly Hills School Board Opposes Tax Measure For Transit Projects ("Saying Measure J will only accelerate plans to tunnel underneath Beverly Hills High School, the school district’s Board of Education on Thursday said they unanimously voted to oppose the November ballot measure.")
Los Angeles Times
CBS In Nasty Fight For Los Angeles MTA Advertising Contract
CicLAvia Is Coming To Claremont And Pomona!
Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition
Do You Trust The Gang At Metro To Manage Another 90 Billion Of Your Dollars? Say No To The Measure J Slush Fund
FTA Gets New Safety Oversight Over Transit Agencies ("FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff tells Governing that historically, entities called State Safety Oversight agencies are tasked with the job of monitoring transit safety. But many SSO agencies – like the one in D.C. – are “two-bit” operations that, in some cases, have just a single employee and basically only exist on paper. In some cases, the supposed watchdogs actually rely on the very transit agency they oversee for funding.")
Have You Seen The Yes On Measure J Website Yet?
How Far Can You Live From An Interstate Highway? (The top seven towns furthest from an interstate may all be in one state)
The Atlantic: Cities
Human Factors Guidelines For Road Systems, 2nd ed. (319p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Job Fair Links Businesses With Highway Builders ("Sponsored by the Riverside County Transportation Commission, the Nov. 29 event aims to link local companies with the construction firms that will widen freeways and expand transit service in the area.")
LA Back On Track (video : "We're moving transportation in Los Angeles forward -- through unprecedented investments in infrastructure we're doubling our miles of mass transit, expanding car pool lanes, and adding more bike ways. And we're putting thousands of Angelenos to work building a smarter, safer and greener transportation network.")
Inside The Mayor's Office via YouTube
L.A. Metro Completes $60M Bus Station Revamp ("The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) revamped and expanded its El Monte Bus Station. It is set to open to the public on Oct. 14.")
The Latest Metrolink TAP Solution
Maps Shows Exactly Where LA's Greenhouse Gases Come From
New Technology Maps Greenhouse Gas Emissions At The Street And Neighborhood Level
Mass Movement: Trolley Dances In Riverside
Measure J Transit Tax Extension Holds Narrow Margin In Internal Poll, But Needs More Campaign Cash To Win
Pico Rivera Officials Preview $74 Million Underpass Project
Whittier Daily News
Silverlake Celebrates Its Newest Sidewalk ("The completion of a new sidewalk does not usually draw a crowd, let alone three TV news crews and a pair of Los Angeles city councilmen...")
Transit Tax May Hurt Gov. Brown's Prop. 30, L.A. Supervisor Says ("Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas warned Thursday that a Nov. 6 ballot proposal to extend a countywide transit tax could doom the $6-billion tax measure sought by Gov. Jerry Brown in the same election. Ridley-Thomas told an audience that having Measure J, which would extend a sales tax for public transit by 30 years, on the same ballot as Proposition 30 will prompt voters to be wary and contribute to their belief that “the only thing we want to do is tax them.” If Brown’s measure fails, he added, counties already struggling with the “realignment” of the state’s incarceration system will face new budget cuts.")
Los Angeles Times
We Won't Get More Women On Bikes Until We Have More Stores That Cater To Them
The Atlantic: Cities
When Will We See A Department Of Transportation And Land Use?
The Silos Of The Status Quo
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