Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

12/04/2012

Downtown Streetcar, Expo II & Bergamot Station, "Smart LA," OCTA, Car-Share, Measure J & More

Appointment Of OCTA Chief Thrown Into Doubt
Orange County Register

Assemblyman Mike Feuer Hospitalized Following Car Crash
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

DNC Head: Transit "Essential To Our Economic Success"
StreetsBlog Network

Downtown L.A. Voters Agree To Tax Themselves To Fund Streetcar Project
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Downtown Streetcar Desire Headed For Reality
LA Weekly

Downtowners Vote "Yes" On New Tax To Fund DTLA Streetcar ("73% of people voted in favor of a property tax that will help cover a portion of the streetcar's cost. The turnout surpassed the two-thirds vote the tax needed to pass.")
Blog Downtown

Eight Burning Questions About Post-Election Transpo Policy And Politics
StreetsBlog DC

Freeway To Palmdale, Train To Vegas Subject Of Public Meetings
Victorville Daily Press

Improving Roadway Safety Programs Through University-Agency Partnerships (116p. PDF)
U.S. Transportation Research Board

It's Official, 1st Street Bike Lane Will Lose Some Of Its Buffer
StreetsBlog LA

The Many Ways That Cities Are Trying To Make Uber Illegal ("The company's now been banned or fined in pretty much every major American city, and now, regulators are now looking for ways to make the hire-a-car business illegal in all of the United States.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Measure J Fails By 14,000 Votes, Metro Still Confident
Daily Breeze

Metro Statement On Measure J Losing
LA Observed

Muni Subway Plan To Appease North Beach ("Muni's boss has a plan to silence the vocal opposition in North Beach to the Central Subway construction project - he wants to take a major step toward extending the line from Chinatown into North Beach itself.")
San Francisco Chronicle

New Signage Discourages Sidewalk Riding In Santa Monica, But It's An Issue That Defies Simple Resolution
StreetsBlog LA

Santa Monica City Hall Issues Request For Proposals For Bergamot Station ("The area would also have built-in infrastructure to support the planned Expo Light Rail, which is expected to have a stop there once the line is completed in 2016.")
Santa Monica Mirror

Social Media Is Eating Our Lives (And Pinterest Is Chewing Fast)
Wired

The Top 10 Smartest Cities In North America ("Which cities are pushing the envelope of technology, sustainability, and better living conditions?...L.A. is starting to break out of the box with increased density, growing its network of pedestrian and cycling paths and increased use of renewable energy. L.A. also is starting to create a thriving technology entrepreneurial ecosystem and is rated fourth globally in the inventive cities ranking.")
GOOD
Smarter Cities Profile: Los Angeles
Natural Resources Defense Council Smarter Cities

Transit Sales Tax Measure Loses, But Streetcar Tax Wins
KCET

Unknowns About I-10 Expansion Concern Many Area Residents
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Vote Puts New Downtown Los Angeles Streetcar One Step Closer To Reality
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Voters Approve $85 Million Downtown Streetcar Tax
Los Angeles Downtown News

Will Hitching Posts At Sunset & Alvarado Make Echo Park More Beautiful?
Eastsider LA


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