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12/14/2012

Blue Line Safety, LACMTA Advertising, Gold Line Bridge, Regional Connector, Road Pricing, LA Ped Safety & More

December 14: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Griffith Park's Travel Town turns 60 today, and we look back at the heroic efforts of local bus drivers rescuing Angelenos during the 1963 flood caused by the Baldwin Hills Reservoir Dam failure)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

2012 Policy Report Card: Transportation Forecast
Politico

Amtrak's Next-Generation Train Service, One Step Closer
Wall Street Journal

Caution: Slow Down -- Some Pasadena Council Members Say Freeway Tunnel Opposition Vote Should Go Back To The...
Pasadena Weekly

CBS Holds On To Los Angeles County MTA Advertising Contract
Los Angeles Times

Editorial: McCarthy's Bid To Kill High-Speed Rail Is Baffling
Sacramento Bee

Evaluating Complete Streets: The Value Of Designing Roads For Diverse Modes, Users And Activities (17p. PDF)
Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Finally Getting Serious About Measuring How Much People Walk And Bike
StreetsBlog DC

Gold Line Rail Bridge Is California History "With Some Artistry"
Transportation Nation

Google Maps for iOS 6...Finally ("But the map battles are not over. In 2004, Steve Coast founded Open Street Map -- an outfit that creates maps from information contributed by users and makes the results available for free.")
American Public Media Marketplace

How Sandy Might Tweak Today's High-Speed Rail Privatization Hearing
Transportation Nation

L.A. County Population Tops 9.9 Million, 26% Of State
Los Angeles Times
California Demographic Research
California Department Of Finance Demographic Research Unit

L.A. County Transit Officials OK More Funds For Blue Line Safety ("The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board allocates $6.78 million for improvements. Eight deaths have occurred along the Blue Line this year.")
Los Angeles Times

Local Funding Options For Public Transportation
Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Manhattan Beach: The City Built On San Dunes Celebrates Its Centennial ("To sell lots, the developers promoted Manhattan Beach to the rest of the region as a forward-thinking investment, organizing excursion trains on the Santa Fe Railroad for prospective buyers. Beginning in 1903, curious Southern Californians could also reach Manhattan Beach on the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad, an electric interurban line that ran hourly cars to Manhattan Beach. (It later became part of the Pacific Electric Railway.)")
LA as Subject via KCET

Metro Preps DTLA Streets For Construction Of Regional Connector
Blog Downtown

[N.Y.] MTA Seeks $5 Billion In Sandy Aid After Firing Lobbyists
Bloomberg

New York Totally Wins At Transit Ridership Diversity
New York Magazine

Opinion: How To Turn Measure J Defeat Into Victory (Denny Zane and Gloria Ohland of Move LA)
Los Angeles Daily News

Panic As SaMo Considers Halting Development Agreements
Curbed LA

Pedestrian Deaths On Railroad Tracks: The Failure Of Design
StreetsBlog DC

Safer Than You Think! Revising The Transit Safety Narrative (9p. PDF)
Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Taking A Bike Tour Of Watts, With A Team Of L.A. City Planners
StreetsBlog LA

Toward More Comprehensive and Multi-Modal Transport Evaluation (19p. PDF)
Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Traffic Delays For Regional Connector Work
Los Angeles Downtown News

Traffic Jams, Solved ("Jonas Eliasson, a co-designer of Stockholm's famous congestion pricing system, recently gave a TEDx talk called "How to Solve Traffic Jams" (via The Transportationist). It's one of the clearest and most persuasive discussions of road pricing I've ever heard, and with the video nearing 300,000 viewers, I doubt I'm alone. I've summarized the talk here, but if you've got ten minutes to spare I highly recommend the whole thing.")
The Atlantic: Cities
Jonas Eliasson: How To Solve Traffic Jams (video)
via TED

What are LA's Worst Pedestrian Intersections?
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Zebra Spotting At Fifth And Spring
StreetsBlog LA


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12/13/2012

"tExpo Line Corridor," MAP-21, BH Tunneling, iPhone & Google Maps, Vine Street, LGB & More

Analysis Of Managed Lanes On Freeway Facilities (159p. PDF web-only document)
Transportation Research Board National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Board Of Education Approves Two-Month Extension Of Agreement With $15K Per Month D.C. Lobbyist Firm (p.4 of PDF : "The Board of Education unanimously approved extending its agreement with Venable, the Washington, D.C. based lobbying firm contracted to fight tunneling under Beverly High, by two months Tuesday night.")
Beverly Hills Courier

Bridging The Fiscal Cliff ("Declining federal expenditures will hit transportation spending hard. How should states and cities keep up their investments?")
The Transport Politic

Bus Company Leader Named Minn. Transportation Head
Minnesota Public Radio News

California Bullet Train Heading For Political Collision On Funding ("Republicans retained control of the House in last month's elections, and the No. 3 figure in the GOP hierarchy -- Bakersfield Rep. Kevin McCarthy -- last week reiterated a House resolution declaring that no more federal money be allocated for the bullet train.")
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/11/5045315/dan-walters-california-bullet.html#storylink=cpy
Sacramento Bee

Finally Getting Serious About Determining How Many People Bike And Walk
StreetsBlog DC

Gold Line Bridge Shows Off Its "Sensuous" Finished Form
Curbed LA

Google Maps Is Back ("Google just sent word that Google's hotly anticipated maps app for iOS is now available in the iTunes store. Oh, and it's got voice-guided turn-by-turn directions, among other features.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Here They Are: The Best And Worst American Transportation Projects
StreetsBlog DC
Smart Choices, Less Traffic: 50 Best And Worst Transportation Projects in The United States (38p. PDF)
Sierra Club

Hollywood's Southern Vine Street Could Become Peru Village
Curbed LA

LA Announces (t)Expo Line Corridor Along Expo Line ("Today Mayor Villaraigosa revealed to the world what the Los Angeles Mayor's Council on Innovation and Industry has been up to and it is: the (t)expo Line, a "technology corridor" along the Expo light rail line.")
Curbed LA

London Buses To Offer NFC Contactless Payments ("Passengers on the city's 8,500 vehicles will be able to buy tickets by swiping a credit, debit or charge card by an NFC (near field communication) reader" beginning today)
BBC (U.K.)

Long Beach Airport's New Concourse Opens
Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times Really Doesn't Think Drivers Should Be Fined For Parking At Broken meters
StreetsBlog LA

Making The Most Of MAP-21: A Guide To The 2012 Federal Transportation Law -- And How To Use It For Positive Change In Your Community (110p. PDF)
Transportation For America
Handbook Summary Page

Muni Offers Free Passes To Low-Income Youth (audio)
KALW

Panic As SaMo Considers Halting Development Agreements
Curbed LA

Photographing The Dawn Of Amtrak ("In the summer of 1974, a young photographer named Charles O'Rear spent a month or so riding the young intercity train system named Amtrak. "I probably rode it 5,000 miles," says O'Rear, now 71. The project was one of many O'Rear did for Documerica, a program initiated in 1971 by the newly formed Environmental Protection Agency to document American life at the time, from people to wildlife to landscapes.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Shuster Names New GOP Members Of House Transportation Committee
The Hill

Sit In Public Art While Awaiting Muni
San Francisco Chronicle

Smartphone App Helps Drivers Find Available Parking Spaces In DTLA
Blog Downtown

Transit Agency Intergovernmental Agreements: Common Issues And Solutions (56p. PDF : "Explores transit-related issues that have the potential to require intensive and time-consuming negotiations related to the development of intergovernmental agreements (IOMs) and memoranda of understandings (MOUs).")
Transit Cooperative Research Program Legal Research Digest

What's The Public Looking For In The Union Station Master Plan?
Curbed LA

Whites Ride Transit Less Often Than Everyone Else (infographics for New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Boston)
Transportation Nation


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12/12/2012

Expo Corridor Homes, 710 Tunnel, OC Toll Roads, Big Blue Bus, Bike Share, Metro Board & More

December 12: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The Southern California Rapid Transit District announces the considerations for developing the first four rapid transit corridors from downtown Los Angeles -- to the San Fernando Valley, along Wilshire Boulevard, parallel to the San Bernardino Freeway and south to Long Beach -- 46 years ago today)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Big Blue Bus Still Behind The Curve On Digital Tools ("BBB made it’s data available to Google, but Google is it’s own locked up data ecosystem that can not be fully tapped into by other developers. Metro makes it’s data available in a format independent third party developers can access, and many other applications take advantage of that information...Lacking from Big Blue Bus, yet embraced by Metro, is engagement through social media platforms like Twitter. This omission becomes more glaring as time goes on, especially with how pro-active Metro has been.")
StreetsBlog LA

Bike Nation USA Bringing Bike Sharing To Downtown L.A.
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

California Lost More People To Other States Than It Gained In 2011
Sacramento Bee

Cities Vote To Oust Metro Board Member Ara Najarian For 710 Stance
Pasadena Star-News

Editorial: See Whether Toll Lanes Work Before Planning More
San Bernardino Sun

Even American Drivers Like Mass Transit More Than They Think ("A research duo reports that nearly 30 percent of regular car commuters in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, gave up their full-time parking permits immediately after a brief free-transit trial, with most downgrading to an occasional permit and a few making a full switch to transit. About 25 percent had stuck with the change six months later.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Eyes On The Street: Sepulveda Blvd. Bike Lane Turning Into "Express Lane" For Scofflaws
StreetsBlog LA

L.A. Planners Look To Ensure Expo Line Doesn't Price Residents Out Of Their Homes
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy
Building Livable Communities: Enhancing Economic Competitiveness In Los Angeles (24p. PDF : "This report will demonstrate why planning efforts need to focus on transit corridors -- not Transit Oriented Developments (TODs) -- to promote long-term development of livable communities that integrate residential, commercial, and everyday amenities through an integrated transit network.")
Los Angeles Business Council Institute

Las Vegas: $1 Bus Trip From Riverside Begins
Riverside Press-Enterprise

MAP-21 Gives Transit Execs Some Certainty In 2013
Progressive Railroading

MTA To Decide Thursday Between CBS And Titan For Ad Contract
Los Angeles Times

Najarian: Vote For MTA Seat Was "Orchestrated"
Glendale News-Press

No Seoul-Style Platform Doors For New York Subways, Even In New Stations ("There's really only one known way to prevent straphangers from falling -- or being pushed -- onto the tracks...It's called a platform screen door, and some transit experts say they can't understand why the M.T.A. has no plans to install any, even in the new stations being built.")
Capital New York

Number Of Protected Bike Lanes In America Nearly Doubled In 2012
StreetsBlog Network

OCTA CEO Decision Delayed ("The agency's board members rescheduled a vote on the selection of the agency's next CEO until next year. Monday was the last day for outgoing chariman, Paul Glaab, former mayor of Laguna Niguel.")
San Juan Capistrano Patch

Opinion: Expect Changes To State's Environmental Law, CEQA, In 2013
Los Angeles Daily News

Opinion: Watch Out MTA Scofflaws, Free Rides Are Coming To An End ("There will always be some holes, though. At the transfer station at 7th Street and Metro Center, passengers are supposed to pay when they switch lines. But the TAP card validators are so discreetly placed that not many people use them.")
Los Angeles Times

Orange County Toll Roads Under Review By California ("With ridership and revenue on Orange County's toll roads falling short of projections, the state of California has launched a formal inquiry into their economic viability.")
Los Angeles Times

Pam O'Connor Appointed Mayor In 4-3 Vote (In addition to serving on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors, "O'Connor represents the city on the Exposition Light Rail Construction Authority Board, which oversees the extension of light rail into Santa Monica. She was recently president of the Southern California Association of Governments.  On the city's website, she describes herself as a "strong advocate for public transit," an "enthusiastic urban explorer" and regular user of Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus")
Santa Monica Patch

ParkMe Launches Real Time Solution For Los Angeles County Drivers Who No Longer Need Luck To Find A Parking Spot
Business Wire

Pasadena Hammers 710 Tunnel, Stops Short Of Opposing It ("Council at Monday meeting can't garner five votes to stand against freeway extension.")
Pasadena Sun

Pasadena Threatens To Oppose 710 Freeway Tunnel
KTLA

Pomona Residents Gather To Hear Plans For Possible 71 Freeway Widening
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Ray LaHood Answers Atlantic Cities Reader Questions (video)
The Atlantic: Cities

Santa Monica To Consider Slowing Down Development ("City planning department says it can't handle the large volume of applications it's receiving to build over-sized developments, mostly in downtown.")
Santa Monica Patch

Seven Jiu-Jitsu Moves For Advocates To Use MAP-21 To Their Own Advantage
StreetsBlog LA

A Sober, Data-Based Approach To Bicycle Advocacy
The Atlantic: Cities

State Of Montrose: 710 Tunnel, Downtown Glendale Expansion (video)
Montrose-La Crescenta Patch

What's Behind The Rise In Cyclist And Pedestrian Deaths?
StreetsBlog Network
New NHTSA Analysis Shows 2011 Traffic Fatalities Declined By Nearly 2%
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

When Government Does Things Better Than Private Enterprise
Los Angeles Times


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12/11/2012

Free Rides, I-710, Mobile Apps, Expo Development, OCTA, Top Books & More

10 Intersections To Be Screwed By SaMo's Trailer Park Killer
Curbed LA

2012 Year In Review: Social Media ("But even as agencies flocked to social networks, they often struggled to use these new communication channels effectively. And that’s where 2013 comes into play. Going forward, social media use needs to become more sophisticated. Truly engaging with residents means more than simply posting links to press releases -- it means two-way communication and keeping social media pages active with current content on a regular basis.")
Government Technology

Bike Path's "Missing Link" Poses Problems For Neighbors, Bikers
Orange County Register

Fare Hike Proposal Includes $112 Monthly MetroCard, $2.50 Single Ride (New York)
Wall Street Journal

Free Bus, Train Rides On Christmas And New Year's Eves
LAist

Highway Deaths At Lowest Level Since 1949; Bike, Truck Fatalities Rise
Los Angeles Times

Holiday Shopping On The Fly (An increasing number of holiday gifts are being purchased at airports)
New York Times

I-710 Expansion Plan Proposed In Pasadena
KABC Los Angeles

[D.C.] Metro Examines Fatigue Among Bus, Rail Operators
Washington Post

Mobile App Finds Available Parking (" The free app, called "Parker", features a map displaying the user's location and the number and location of parking spaces currently available. The app also provides detailed information about parking rates, time limits and more. Voice guidance alerts motorists to available spaces to make the parking experience even smoother.")
Government Technology

More Expo Development Hate: Pols Attack Sepulveda Mixed-Use
Curbed LA

Najarian Metro Board Seat In Danger Over Opposition To 710 Big Dig
StreetsBlog LA

New Hampshire Weighs Selling Naming Rights To Bridges And Overpasses
AASHTO Journal

New IDEAs For Highway Systems: Annual ProgressReport, January 2013 (241p. PDF)
Transportation Research Board

NY MTA Enters 21st Century: You Can Now Claim A Lost Or Stolen Metrocard Online
Transportation Nation

Obama Administration Again Calls For $50 Billion In Infrastructure Spending In Fiscal Cliff Talks
AASHTO Journal

OCTA Board Leaves Leadership Post In Limbo ("Board will wait until January to decide what to do about an illegal vote that appointed an inside candidate to the agency’s $255,000-a-year executive post.")
Orange County Register

Opinion: Better Living Through Information -- Big Data And Urban Systems ("The amount of available urban data will soon overwhelm the number of people trained to work with it. The McKinsey Global Institute has projected that “The United States alone faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytical expertise and 1.5 million managers and analysts with the skills to understand and make decisions based on the analysis of big data.” Several academic institutions are working to meet this growing demand. NYU is bullish enough on big data that they will be supporting 50 full-time senior researchers in this area through their Center for Urban Science and Progress over the next five years, and in 2013 they will begin offering a graduate degree in Urban Science and Informatics geared toward producing graduates for public agencies, private data providers, startups, and non-governmental organizations.")
Planetizen

Opinion: Stop New Freeway Toll Lanes
San Bernardino Sun

Pico Rivera Dedicates Passons Boulevard Underpass
Whittier Daily News

Public Transit Advocates Tout Ridership Growth To Warn Against Budget Cuts
The Hill

A Roundabout Freeway For Pedestrians In China (Must-see photos)
Inthralld

State DOT CEOs Throw Support Behind Nation's High-Speed Rail Program During T&I Hearing
AASHTO Journal

Three California Commuter Rail Projects Get State Funds
RT&S

Top 10 Books: 2013 ("Planetizen is pleased to release its eleventh annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development published in 2012.")
Planetizen

Transit To Jobs Equals Economy ("Trying to market a city without transit is like trying to sell a cell phone without a camera...What is transit's role in the economy? How important is it to job growth? We know transit is essential in densely populated areas, but how can it be useful in less densely populated areas? Should transit systems prioritize work commutes over other kinds of travel? How should cities and towns develop and market their transit systems? What is the future for transit?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog
How Transit Benefits The Economy
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

What To Do When The Bus Doesn't Come And You Want To Scream. An Experiment
NPR

Who Made That Subway Signage? ("When Noorda and his partner Massimo Vignelli took on the subway signs, they didn’t just update them -- they invented what they thought of as a new grammar for New York City.")
New York Times

World's Second Most Polluted City Turns To Buses ("Ulan Bator [Mongolia] has more than 210,000 registered vehicles, almost quadruple the number in 2006...Now the authorities hope to alleviate the gridlock by spending more than $200 million on a bus rapid transit system (BRT), in the hope that commuters can be tempted out of their vehicles.")
AFP


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.

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12/10/2012

Ridership Jumps, Green Line LAX, Crowdsourced Commute, CAHSR, Transit's Gender Gap & More

December 10: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The first section of the Long Beach Freeway opens to traffic 60 years ago today)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

$53.7 Million Will Go To Widening 15/215 Freeway Interchange In Devore
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Bradbury Square Unveiled
Los Angeles Downtown News

Caltrans Blowing Up Another Bridge Next Month
Santa Clarita Valley News

Census Data Show Public Transit Gender Gap ("The latest data from the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census show: Of the people who take public transportation to work, 50.5 percent are women and 49.5 percent are male. That might not seem like a difference worth mentioning until you consider the workforce overall.")
Transportation Nation

Construction Along Foothill Boulevard In Upland Half Complete
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Crowdsourcing Your Commute ("Useful commuter information -- such as road conditions, traffic density or even the punctuality of buses, trams and trains -- doesn’t have to come from government offices. A new study explores how commuters in one California city share travel information via specialized social networks, accessible from mobile apps.")
New York Times
Solo Drivers Say They Benefit From App Communities
The Atlantic: Cities
Connected Commuting: Research And Analysis From The New Cities Foundation Task Force In San Jose (42p. PDF)
Executive Summary (4p. PDF)

Editorial: The Cracks In The Nation's Foundation ("The need for investment in public works, never more urgent, has become a casualty of Washington’s ideological wars. Republicans were once reliable partners in this kind of necessary spending. But since President Obama spent about 12 percent of the 2009 stimulus on transportation, energy and other infrastructure programs, Republicans have made it a policy to demonize these kinds of investments.")
New York Times

Final Tally Shows Measure J Rejected By Voters
Beverly Hills Courier

A Framework For Collaborative Decision Making On Additions To Highway Capacity (175p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

"Going To The Olympics" Mural To Return To The Hollywood Freeway
KCET

High-Speed Rail Adopts Hiring Policy Targeting Disadvantaged Workers
Central Valley Business Times

House Transportation Chief To LA: Build Light Rail To LAX...Or Else
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

L.A. Metro Launches "Riders Club" For Seniors
Metro Magazine

LA's Very First Public Transit Took Angelenos To The Bar In 1873
Curbed LA

LACBC Starts Save The 1st Street Bike Lane Campaign And Some Alternate Designs For The "LAPD Lane"
StreetsBlog LA

LaHood: "We're Not Giving Up On High-Speed Rail" In California
StreetsBlog DC

McCarthy: CA High Speed Rail Is A Poor Investment For Taxpayers (video : testimony before House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure last week)
via YouTube

Miami-To-Orlando Passenger Rail On Track ("Florida East Coast Industries, a Coral Gables-based railroad and real estate company, insists it can build and operate the project — dubbed All Aboard Florida — without any public subsidy.")
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

Obama Pushes Ahead With High-Speed Rail Plan
Washington Post

Preliminary Assessment Of California's Cost Estimates And Other Challenges: Testimony Before The Committee On Transportation And Infrastructure, House Of Representatives (21p. PDF : "Based on an initial evaluation of the California High Speed Rail Authority’s (Authority) cost estimates, GAO found that they exhibit certain strengths and weaknesses when compared to best practices in GAO’s Cost Guide...The California high-speed rail project faces many challenges. Chief among these is obtaining project funding beyond the first 130-mile construction segment. While the Authority has secured $11.5 billion from federal and state sources, it needs almost $57 billion more...")
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Proximity Information Resources For Special Events (28p. PDF : "The initial IDEA proposal described the development of a mobile application to assist in management and communications during large events, such as events hosted at the National Mall.")
Transportation Research Board IDEA Program

Smaller Cities Taking On Big Transit Projects
StreetsBlog DC

The "Strong Core" Theory Of Los Angeles (interview with USC researcher Samuel Krueger who made headlines recently with his research on the Wilshire-Santa Monica Corridor)
The Atlantic: Cities

This Week In Transportation: Battle Is Joined Over Amtrak Privatization
The Hill

Use Of Public Transportation Jumps ("More Americans are taking public buses and trains, a report finds. L.A. County Metro's ridership rose 1.7% in the first part of the year, and the Riverside Transit Agency's has surged 27% since 2002.")
Los Angeles Times
More Than 7.9 Billion Trips Taken On Public Transportation As Ridership Increased By 2.6% In First Three Quarters Of 2012: Seven Consecutive Quarters Of Ridership Increases Show Growing Demand
American Public Transportation Association Press Release

Want To End The Scourge Of Surface Parking? Tax Land, Not Buildings
StreetsBlog Network

What Can L.A. Do About Climate Change? UCLA Report Lays Out Plan ("You're calling for more transportation and bus riders, but that assumes the roads are fine. They're not.")
Los Angeles Daily News

When A Door Closes, A Window Always Opens...Because Someone Will Saw Through The Fence (The former transit property is having a rough go of it these days)
StreetsBlog LA


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.