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6/01/2012

2nd BH Lawsuit, Downtown Bike Lanes, Grand Park, Expo Line, TOD, Gold Line Foothill Extension & More

June 1: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The west San Fernando Valley loses rail service)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

6 Handy Mobile Apps For City Transit
Mashable

Baucus: Full 5-Year Transportation Re-Authorization Unlikely, For Now
Transportation Nation

BH Files Separate Westside Subway Lawsuit
Beverly Hills Patch

A Boyle Heights Punk Rocker Takes On The Freeways Of LA ("Those journeys onboard city buses and Metro trains informs a lot of the material on “The New Los Angeles Part I: Through The Eyes Of A Bus Rider,” the latest album by Solis’ band It’s Casual.")
Southern California Public Radio

Bikeification of LA's Civic Center Hits This June
Curbed LA

Broad Coalition Urges Congress To Support Local Control Of Bike-Ped Funds
StreetsBlog DC

Buses Aren't An Alternative To High Speed Rail
California High Speed Rail Blog

California Cities Lose Battle With State For Property Tax Funds
Los Angeles Times

City Of Beverly Hills Files CEQA Suit On Westside Subway In Addition To BHUSD
Beverly Hills Courier

A Closer Look At The New Los Angeles St. Bike Lanes
LADOT Bike Blog

Clues Hint At Souring Negotiations In Transpo Bill Conference
StreetsBlog DC

Downtown L.A. Park To Open This Summer ("The 12-acre Grand Park will stretch from City Hall to Bunker Hill. Its completion marks the first step in an ambitious effort to revitalize the civic center.")
Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Officials Need To Let Drivers Know ASAP The Dates For Carmageddon, The Sequel
Los Angeles Daily News

Expo Line Landscapting Lunacy
Huffington Post

EXPOsing The Other Ex Officio Expo Line Board Member: YOU
CityWatch

The Federal Role In Transportation: Four Ideas For Greater Federal Involvement
Eno Center For Transportation

Highway Safety Manual Training Materials (27p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Metrolink Board Raises Monthly Pass Rate By $20.25
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Model Railway Supplier Becomes President Of Orange Empire Railway Museum
Black Voice News

Not So Fast, Metro! Beverly Hills School District Files Lawsuit Against Westside Subway Approval
LAist

Rethinking The Economics Of Traffic Congestion ("Traffic is not an economic problem. It’s an indicator of a healthy urban economy.")
The Atlantic: Cities

The Risky Business Of Parking Lot Creation
The Atlantic: Cities

RTA Receives $9 Million For Bus Replacement
Riverside Press-Enterprise

San Gabriel Valley Cities, Legislators Want Gold Line Foothill Extension Included In New Measure R Plans
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

State Transportation Officials Press For Action In Highway Bill Talks
The Hill

Toll Lanes On 110 Freeway Expected To Be Ready By November
Los Angeles Times

Urban Land Institute Offers 3rd Annual TOD Summit Next Week
StreetsBlog LA
TOD Summit 2012
Urban Land Institute Los Angeles

Why I Drive
New York Magazine


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5/31/2012

BHUSD Lawsuit, Expo Line, Metrolink, CAHSR, Transit Art & More

May 31: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (End of the line for West Hollywood)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (392p. PDF : "The ERG is intended to be used by firefighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving hazardous material. It is primarily a guide to aid first responders in (1) quickly identifying the specific or generic classification of the material(s) involved in an incident, and (2) protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident. The ERG is updated every four years to accommodate new products and technology.")
U.S. DOT / Transport Canada / SCT Mexico

Beverly Hills School District Sues Purple Line Subway Project
Curbed LA

Beverly Hills Unified School District Files CEQA Lawsuit Against Metro For Westside Subway
Beverly Hills Courier

Beverly Hills Unified School District Files CEQA Lawsuit Challenging Westside Subway Extension Route Under Beverly Hills High School
Beverly Hills Unified School District Press Release via PR Newswire

Beverly Hills Unified School District Files CEQA Suit Against Westside Subway
StreetsBlog LA

BHUSD Files Suit To Block Westside Subway Route
Beverly Hills Patch

California High-Speed Rail To Nowhere? (video)
CNN

City, BHUSD File CEQA Lawsuits Challenging Metro Tunnel Under Beverly High (p.3)
Beverly Hills Weekly

Considering Security And Emergency Management In The Planning Of Transportation Projects: A Guide For Planners Of New Transportation Projects (35p. PDF)
Federal Highway Administration

A Day In The Life Of A Safety Ambassador On The Expo Line
StreetsBlog LA

Editorial: Undermining L.A.'s Subway Plans: Opponents Of The Planned Route Under Beverly Hills High Are Wasting Time And Money ("And even if the school board prevails in a lawsuit, it has little chance of forcing a change in the subway route; a more probable result would be to mandate more engineering studies. Meanwhile, the school board would waste money on litigation that would be far better spent on education.")
Los Angeles Times

Fate Of Bike-Ped Compromise Still Unknown As House Reconvenes
StreetsBlog DC

Finding That Pay-For Sweet Spot ("The Highway Trust Fund is clearly unsustainable, but is this the new normal? Is this simply the future of infrastructure investment? Or is there a politically viable alternative to what amounts to Congress searching the couch cushions for funding whenever transportation authority comes up for renewal? Is a dedicated fund still necessary? If so, what could it look like?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Huge South LA Plans Would Block Liquor Stores, Encourage Transit-Oriented Development
Curbed LA

LA Metro Ticket Honor System Coming To End
KABC Los Angeles

Metro Asks Riders To Look Out For Child Sex Trafficking In LA
Southern California Public Radio

Metrolink Board Recommends 7% Fare Hike
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Metrolink Riders Will Pay $20 More For A Monthly Pass, Part Of Largest Fare Increase In History
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Music Center To Operate Civic Park: Twelve-Acre Site Renamed "Grand Park" To Open This Summer ("The Performing Arts Center will handle maintenance, operations and, perhaps most importantly, the programing at the park, which includes a new event lawn on a former parking lot across from City Hall.")
Los Angeles Downtown News

Obama Administration Officials To Speak At High-Speed Rail Conference
The Hill

Performance-Based Track Geometry Phase 1 (100p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program

Public Art: Build It Or Leave It? ("With the installation of two 70-foot, painted murals at Wilshire Vermont Station in Los Angeles, the developers created significant publicity for their project: the Mayor of Los Angeles uses the site for press conferences and pictures of the murals have appeared in countless photo shoots.")
Southern California Public Radio

Rise Of The Sierra Madre: A Brief History Of The San Gabriel Mountains
LA as Subject via KCET

School District Sues To Stop Subway Under Beverly Hills High
Los Angeles Business Journal

The Simple, Inexpensive Breakthrough That Is Transforming American Cities (The last five years have seen an explosion of bicycle safety improvements across America. A new project launching this week in six cities seeks to connect officials and planners to the best practices transforming our transportation networks)
Bikes Belong

Walkable Neighborhoods Can't Just Be For Rich People
GOOD

Wi-Fi And Amtrak: Missed Connections
New York Times


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5/30/2012

Expo Safety, TAP, New CAHSR Chief, CRA & More


Assembly Passes Two "Buy Here Pay Here" Reform Bills
StreetsBlog LA

Bike Network Open House To Update Downtowners On City Plans, Public Transit
Blog Downtown

Bullet Train Agency Names New Chief Executive
Los Angeles Times

Cities To Battle California In Court For Redevelopment Money
Los Angeles Times

Commentary: Does "Locking The Gates" And All The Associated Costs Even Make Fiscal Sense?
StreetsBlog LA

CRA Breakup Time-Consuming, Complex
Los Angeles Daily News

Ex-Caltrans Chief Tapped To Lead High-Speed Rail Project
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Get Your Busway On: Orange Line Extension Opens June 30
Curbed LA

Green Lane Gets More Women Riding In LA
League Of American Bicyclists

High-Speed Rail Board Picks Former Caltrans Chief To Lead Agency
Sacramento Bee

Jeffrey Morales To Head Calif. High-Speed Rail
San Francisco Chronicle

L.A. Expo Line Safety Questioned
Orange County Register

London's Bike-Share How To (video)
StreetsBlog LA

Metro's Orange Line Busway Extension To Open In June
Los Angeles Times

New Bike Lanes On White Oak Avenue In Reseda
B.I.K.A.S.

Ray LaHood On Making Room For Everyone On America's Streets
StreetsBlog DC

Safety Concerns Over Expo Line (story and video segment)
KTLA

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Announces Route Changes, Cancellations
Santa Monica Lookout

TAP Coming To LADOT Bus Services
StreetsBlog LA

Task Force To Address Senior Transportation Issues
Long Beach Post

USC Professor Warns Expo Line Crossings Unsafe For Students, Pedestrians
CBS Los Angeles

Young Pasadena Residents Opt To Live Downtown ("Access to walkable amenities and Gold Line is a big draw for twentysomethings. The Downtown Pasadena Neighborhood Assn. wants more green space, bike paths and transportation options.")
Pasadena Sun


What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Daily, our online digest in newspaper format updated every day.

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5/29/2012

Expo Safety, Metro Day Passes, Purple Line Flyover, Metro Gates, Carmageddon II, BH Subway, Bike Lanes, I-5 Burbank & More


1934 Map Shows Los Angeles' Extensive Public Rail System
LAist

AASHTO Top Leaders Announce Retirements ("The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials announces that Executive Director John Horsley and Director of Program Finance and Management Jack Basso have notified the AASHTO Board of Directors that they intend to retire effective Feb. 1, 2013.")
AASHTO Press Release
Assessing And Comparing Environmental Performance Of Major Transit Investments (344p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program
Summary Of Research Findings (24p. PDF)

Biking Saves Americans $4.6 Billion Each Year
GOOD

Buffered Bike Lanes Coming Soon To Montana Ave. In Santa Monica
StreetsBlog LA

CA Senate Passes 3-Foot Passing Bill. Will Gov Brown Sign It This Time?
StreetsBlog SF

CA Transportation Commission Allocates $224 Million To The I-5 Project In Burbank
Burbank Beyond

Carmageddon II Delayed ("Officials initially hoped to shut down a segment of the San Diego (405) Freeway next month, but delays to the $1 billion project are pushing the massive closure back to August or September.")
Los Angeles Daily News

A Deeper Look In The Metro Budget: Goodbye $5 Day Passes?
StreetsBlog LA

Disputed Beverly Hills Subway Route Approved
Business Week

Estimating Life Expectancies Of Highway Assets: Vol. 1, Guidebook (150p. PDF) and Vol. 2, Final Report (242p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Fewer Jobs + Expensive Gas = Less Cars On The Road
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Fly Over The Purple Line Subway As It Runs Under Bev Hills High
Curbed LA

For Cyclists, Revolution Must Catch Up
New York Times

Gas Prices Expected To Fall Further Heading Into Summer
Washington Post

Gold Line Parking Downsized?
Arcadia's Best

Good News? Fewer Jobs Means Less Traffic
Orange County Register

Governor Brown Celebrates Golden Gate Bridge By Touting High Speed Rail
California High Speed Rail Blog

A Great New Resource On European Buses And Bus Rapid Transit
Human Transit

Gridlock, On Roads And In Highway Bill Talks, Marks Memorial Day Weekend
The Hill

I-215 Widening Gets $113.4 Million Infusion
Riverside Press-Enterprise

It's Costly, But Los Angeles Is Getting Its Rail Mojo Back
Sacramento Bee

LA County Subway To Lock Gates For First Time
Sacramento Bee

LA Metro Ticket Honor System Coming To End
ABC Los Angeles

Los Angeles And The Case For Transit Oriented Development: Building And Funding TOD (Part 3 of 3)
StreetsBlog LA

[D.C.] Metro Strains To Talk But Struggles For Clarity Among Many Channels ("WMATA promised a revolution in its communications a year ago...So where are we now?")
TBD On Foot
No More Free Rides On LA's Subway System; Years Of Honor-System Ticketing Set To End
Washington Post

Opinion: L.A.'s Lost Opportunity For Job Creation (Metro rail cars)
Los Angeles Times

Park This Way: Get Ready To Pay Up To $6 An Hour At Downtown Meters
Los Angeles Downtown News

Public Art In Transit
Urban Land Institute

A Ride On The New Expo Line From Culver City To Downtown Los Angeles...
RSF LA

Safety Expert Calls For More Upgrades On Expo Line ("A USC professor asserts that three crossings on the 7.9-mile route are 'woefully inadequate.' The MTA and the state say the route has been thoroughly tested.")
Los Angeles Times

South Pas Residents Dubious Of 710 Freeway Tunnel: Metro Officials Said They Will Look At All Alternatives In The Early Stages Of An Environmental Study
Pasadena Sun

Transportation Bill Excluded From House Summer Legislative Agenda
Transportation Issues Daily

Video: Take The Purple Line From Western To Santa Monica (Without Waiting Decades)
LAist

Westside Residents Worry About "Ramp Jam" ("Representatives from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority release details about the impending street closure, set to start June 22.")
Westwood-Century City Patch

Westside Subway's Officially On Its Way
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third Distrct

What's Next For The Opponents Of The Subway Under Beverly Hills High?
Southern California Public Radio

When The 1% Say No: Cities Need Public Transit And Affordable Housing -- But Outdated Laws Make It Easy For The Wealthy To Block Progress
Salon

Why We Pay More For Walkable Neighborhoods
The Atlantic: Cities
Walk This Way: The Economic Promise Of Walkable Places In Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
(22p. PDF)
Brookings


What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Daily, our online digest in newspaper format updated every day.

We invite you to visit Metro's The Source, your window to what's happening with agency news, funding and policy issues, and how to get the most out of transit and Los Angeles.