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11/09/2012

ExpressLanes, Antelope Valley Transit, Long Beach Rail Yard, Ballot Measures & More

November 9: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A "tunnel shield" is lowered into the Metro Rail construction site at Union Station as part of launching the excavation process. Watch the video)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Aging Drivers Present New Transportation Challenge
Associated Press

Antelope Valley Transit Wins Transit Excellence Award
Metro Magazine

"Brown Doggle?" Efforts To Use HSR As Cudgel Against CA Dems. Fizzle
StreetsBlog LA

The Evolution Of Urban Planning In 10 Diagrams
The Atlantic: Cities

Express Lane On 110 Freeway To Open Saturday
Los Angeles Times

ExpressLanes To Bring "Congestion Pricing" To Harbor Freeway
NBC Southern California

How To Create A Culture Of Public Transit: "The Marci Option"
The Atlantic

Lexus Lanes Coming To Los Angeles' Harbor Freeway
Blogging Los Angeles

Long Beach Councilman Johnson Holds A Packed-House Hearing For Community Members To Discuss BNSF's Proposed Los Angeles-Area SCIG Rail Yard
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Measure J Gets 65% Support And Doesn't Pass
California High Speed Rail Blog

Measure J...Now What?
CityWatch

New York Subway Repairs Border "On The Edge Of Magic"
New York Times

Obama's Next Transportation Chief Faces Highway-Funding Quandary
Business Week

Opening Of Toll Lanes On 110 Harbor Freeway Delayed Until Saturday Night, Possibly Sunday Morning
Pasadena Star-News

Pro-Transit Initiatives Passed In A Majority Of Local Ballots On Tuesday
Progressive Railroading

SCIG Wilmington Railyard Battle Continues As Long Beach Area Residents Air Concerns
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Shuster Seeking Transportation Committee Chair
National Journal

Sustainable Growth: It May No Longer Be Sustainable ("Los Angeles County narrowly defeated Measure J, the Metro-sponsored extension of a public transit tax, a key hope for sustainable proponents. Only two very small local newspapers opposed the Measure, and its proponents outspent the winning opponents by over $100 to every oppositional dollar.")
CityWatch

Transportation Ballot Measures: 2012 Election Monitoring Results
Center For Transportation Excellence

Transportation Systems Face Major Storm Defense Costs
Reuters

Weather Blamed For Delay In Opening Harbor (110) Freeway ExpressLanes
Contra Costa Times


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11/08/2012

Measure J Post-Mortems, Post-Election Transpo Forecast, ACE, Bike Lanes, Headlines History & More


November 8: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The Transportation Headlines began seven years ago today. After 2,000+ posts and more than one million emails, a look back at how it began)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Bikelash On Motor Avenue Bike Lanes? Palms Neighborhood Council, Koretz Will Get An Earful Tonight
StreetsBlog LA

Derrota De La Medida J Es Motivo De Celebración El LA
La Opinión

Curbed LA

Election Reveals Who Will Shape The Next Transportation Bill
StreetsBlog DC

A Good Year For California HSR Gets Even Better
California High Speed Rail Blog

LADOT Celebrates Los Angeles As A Bicycle Friendly Community At MacArthur Park
LADOT Bike Blog

L.A. Mayor Undaunted As Transit Tax Measure Lags ("With Measure J just short of the needed two-thirds majority, Villaraigosa says there are some 'very innovative' other ideas for accelerating transportation funding.")
Los Angeles Times

Measure J Defeated; Voters Void Metro's "Blank Check" (According to the numbers here, Beverly Hills residents voted 57% in favor of Measure J)
Beverly Hills Courier

Measure J Fails To Get Two-Thirds Majority
Monrovia Patch

Measure J Fails: Transportation Sales Tax Extension Fails To Get Necessary Voter Support
Huffington Post

Measure J's "Rejection" Was Not An Anti-Transit Vote
StreetsBlog LA

Measure J: Transit Tax Falling Short Of Two-Thirds Majority
Los Angeles Daily News

Mixed Bag For Closely-Watched Local Transit Races
StreetsBlog DC

More Gridlock For Transportation?
Politico

Nearly 70% Of Transit Measures Pass
Metro Magazine

Obama Victory Likely To Preserve Highway, Amtrak Funding
The Hill

Our View: COG Must Let The ACE Go
Pasadena Star-News

This DIY Traffic Counter Could Change Everything About Transportation Planning ("The little orange gizmo with a tube attached is called TrafficCOM (that’s COM for “community” and “computer”), and it allows users to measure the volume, rate, and speed of traffic on any street, then upload the data for immediate sharing.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Transportation Observers Unclear On LaHood's Future
The Hill

Villaraigosa Ties Measure J Loss To Voter Confusion, Preoccupied Unions
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Why Do Sidewalks Predict Whom We'll Vote For?
StreetsBlog


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11/07/2012

Measure J, Election Results, ACE Construction, Anaheim Streetcar, 6th St. Viaduct, Orange Line Art, Expo Parking & More

November 7: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Los Angeles Railway opens "Division One.")
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Measure J:  64.72% (100% of precincts reporting)
County Of Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder

The Vote 2012 (page down for a roundup of transportation measure results from around the country)
The Transport Politic

8 Urban Policy Ideas For Obama's 2nd Term
The Atlantic: Cities

ACE Begins Construction Of San Gabriel Trench Project
RT&S

Anaheim Transit Project Goes Retro With Streetcars ("Anaheim is moving forward with a 3.2-mile trolley car system connecting the city's resorts, stadiums, convention center and regional transit center. But the mayor is concerned about cost.")
Los Angeles Times

Caldwell Beats Cayetano In Mayor's Race ("Former city Managing Director Kirk Caldwell won the hotly contested race for Honolulu mayor, defeating former Gov. Ben Cayetano in a contest widely seen as a referendum on rail.")
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Design Team: New 6th Street Viaduct Will Be "More Than Just A Bridge"
Blog Downtown

Everything You Need To Know About New 110 And 10 Toll Lanes
Curbed LA

Free Work Parking Drives Solo Driver Rate
San Francisco Chronicle

Greyhound Launches Nonstop Bus Service Between Las Vegas And LA
Los Angeles Times

How Do You Capture The San Fernando Valley Through Art ("The Expo Line's opening last spring may have snagged all the headlines, but a few months later, the Valley debuted its own transit triumph: the Orange Line busway completed its 18-mile route connecting North Hollywood to Chatsworth. This light-rail-on-wheels has become an internationally recognized and locally beloved institution, and a new exhibition showcasing its public art program, explaining the process behind the artworks that are at 18 stations now dotting the San Fernando Valley.")
LA Weekly

In Obama's Second Term, Distinctive Transportation Policy Should Change Focus To Walking And Bicycling
Grid Chicago

Investigation Of Contributing Factors Regarding Wrong-Way Driving On Freeways (224p. PDF)
Illinois DOT

John Mica Elected To US House District 7 ("Mica is also the Chairman of the House of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the 112th Congress.")
WKMG

L.A. County Transit Tax Measure Trailing
KCET

Leading House Transportation Dem Defeats Repeat Opponent
The Hill

[New York] MTA Crews Show How They Pump Water From East River Tunnels
NY1

Pay Lanes: A First In L.A. County Will Start Saturday
Daily Breeze

Realistic Community-Based Principles For The Next 4 Years
The Atlantic: Cities

Repairing The Subways Quickly (More on "dewatering" the New York subway system)
2nd Avenue Sagas

Trashy Culver City Expo Line Parking Lot Getting An Overhaul
Curbed LA

Will Long Beach One Day Viva Ciclovia?
StreetsBlog LA


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11/05/2012

Transpo & Election, ExpressLanes, Measure J, Metro Division 13, TAP, ACE & More


November 5: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Voters reject a transit sales tax measure despite a savvy marketing campaign which includes a film featuring comedian Paul Lynde and legendary local newscaster Ralph Story)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Image Of The Day (This is what a flooded subway looks like from the street -- Battery Park, Manhattan)
via Huffington Post

110 Freeway Toll Lanes To Debut Next Saturday
KTLA

Analysis: Crude-By-Rail Carves Out Long-Term North American Niche
Reuters

Black Community Voices Against Measure J
Crenshaw Subway Coalition

Construction Begins On $72 Million Bus Depot Near Union Station
Blog Downtown

The Delusion Behind Measure J Tells You A Lot About L.A.
LA Observed

Funding For Twin Cities Transit Center Approved By Riverside Transit Agency
Valley News

Is L.A.'s Transit TAP Card Headed To Google Wallet App?
LAist

Is Technology The Fix To America's Infrastructure Crisis?
Emergency Management

It's Not Easy Turning Highland Park's York Boulevard Green
Curbed LA

Measure J Support Has A Twist ("Local officials support transit proposition but don't want the money to fund 710 extension.")
La Cañada Valley Sun

Missing From Presidential Race: Roads, Bridges
Associated Press

New Jersey Transit's Damaged Rail Cars Won't Be Easy To Replace
Business Week

[New York] Metro Transportation Authority Releases Photos From Tunnels Post Hurricane Sandy (video compilation)
Examiner

No 710 Coalition: No On Measure J
StreetsBlog LA

Opinion: LA's Measure J Will Create Jobs And Clean The Environment
Huffington Post

Opinion: Measure J -- A Self-Help Economic Stimulus Package For L.A. County
Huffington Post

Opinion: Measure J Still Worthwhile, Despite Possible Fare Hikes
Los Angeles Times

Pay Lanes: A First In L.A. County Will Start Saturday
Los Angeles Daily News
Pay Lanes: How It Works
Los Angeles Daily News

SaMo Wants To Be More Pedestrian-Friendly And To Charge Developers More For Not Building Parking
Curbed LA

San Gabriel Valley Cities Slow Down Attempt To Form New Alameda Corridor-East Authority
Pasadena Star-News

Sandy Exposes Need To Invest In Transit, Some Advocates Say ("The storm’s difficulties highlight the need for a rebalance in transportation investments, experts say. The days of the country building farther and farther out on the exurban fringe are over, and more attention must be paid to long-neglected transit systems such as New York’s, they say.")

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/02/3898551/sandy-exposes-need-to-invest-in.html#storylink=cpy"
McClatchy Newspapers

Stop Climate Change: Move To The City, Start Walking ("The real problem with cars is not that they don’t get enough miles per gallon; it’s that they make it too easy for people to spread out, encouraging forms of development that are inherently wasteful and damaging...The critical energy drain in a typical American suburb is not the Hummer in the driveway; it’s everything else the Hummer makes possible — the oversized houses and irrigated yards, the network of new feeder roads and residential streets, the costly and inefficient outward expansion of the power grid, the duplicated stores and schools, the two-hour solo commutes.")
Salon

Supervisor Looks To Get Veterans Parking Privileges ("Supervisor Michael Antonovich is encouraging cities throughout the county to opt into the provisions of legislation that exempts military veterans from paying for metered parking.")
South Pasadena Patch

Transportation Policy Largely Absent From Presidential Race; Obama, Romney Lack Funding Plan
Washington Post

Urban Air Would Make LA Billboard An Aerial Garden With WiFi ("Summit Media has already agreed to "donate prominent billboards along major LA thoroughfares to provide the launch pad for the first Urban Air prototype.")
Curbed LA

Weathering The Next 108-Year Storm (Transit and climate change)
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog
Flooded Bus Barns And Buckled Rails: Public Transportation And Climate Change Adaptation (128p. PDF : August, 2011)

What Has President Obama Done To Improve American Transportation Policy?
StreetsBlog DC


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

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