Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

3/29/2013

LA Convention Center, Expo Line, Dodger Express, Hollywood Development, Boyle Heights Gold Line, Bus Line Branding, Coldwater Canyon & More

6 Things To Know About Closures Of Coldwater Canyon
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Addressing Concerns With Implementing Bike Lanes On Colorado Boulevard
Walk Eagle Rock

Are London's Public Buses The New Prozac? ("After talking with more than 100 London teens, they concluded that free rides had improved their "social lives and independence," bettered their "confidence" and helped them feel "more like a Londoner.")
The Atlantic: Cities
A Social Network For Young Londoners On The Buses
Science Newsline

Audit: Caltrans Techs Faked Data, Took OT
Los Angeles Daily News

Boyle Heights Development Planned Along Gold Line Clears A Hurdle ("The Metro board voted 10-1 to negotiate with developer A Community of Friends on the $23.1-million project, which would be built on agency land at 1st and Lorena streets. Metro is working to double the number of mixed-use projects it owns in Los Angeles County. The developments follow Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s “elegant density” theory: accommodating expected population growth by clustering mixed-use projects around bus and rail stations.")
Los Angeles Times

Branding Individual Routes: Too Many Colors, Or The Gold Standard Of Legibility?
Human Transit

Carmageddon Forever, Henry Waxman's Betrayal Of The Westside...And You ("Every transportation and urban planner knows that the slow-down or shut-down of Lincoln and Sepulveda Blvds. near LAX would be akin to a major slow-down or shut-down of the 405 freeway.")
City Watch

Congress To U.S. DOT: The Roads Aren't Safe Until They're Safe For Everyone
StreetsBlog DC

Dodger Stadium Express Returns On Friday
Los Angeles Dodgers

Downtowns: What's Behind America's Most Surprising Real Estate Boom
Forbes

Dozens In Congress Press For Nat'l Bike And Pedestrian Safety Goals, Measurement
Transportation Nation

GAO: Calif. High-Speed Rail Estimates Reasonable
Associated Press

Hollywood's Huge Capitol Records Towers Get First Big Approval
Curbed LA

How Car Parking Can Make Earthquakes More Dangerous In San Francisco
StreetsBlog SF

Interactive Mapping: Tools For Building Community
CEOs For Cities

Is Google Maps Changing Our Behavior?
The Atlantic: Cities
Has Street View Changed The Way We Behave?
BBC (U.K.)

L.A. Planning Panel OKs Project To Build Hollywood Skyscrapers ("Councilman Eric Garcetti's intervention fails to stop the approval of the Millennium Partners' project, which would involve 1 million square feet of apartment, office and retail space.")
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Wants Convention Center Alternatives To AEG Stadium Plan ("The city will begin looking at other ways of redeveloping the Convention Center, a primary goal of its stadium deal, because of a management shake-up at AEG.")
Los Angeles Times

Los Feliz Boulevard Project To Cause Delays
KABC Los Angeles

Metro Takes A Stand On Cap and Trade Funds: Spend Them On Sustainable Transportation
StreetsBlog LA

Mixed-Use Car Dealership Would Add 516 Apts. In West LA ("The Martin Expo Town Center would include a car dealership, 516 residential units, plus retail and creative office space, all within easy reach of the coming Expo Line, making this a transit-oriented development.")
Curbed LA

Obama Touts "Rebuild America" Plan For U.S. Job Creation
Bloomberg

Ostrich Carts, Horse See-Saws & More: How We Got Around L.A. Nearly 100 Years Ago
LAist

Poll: Fewer Than Half Of Californian's Support High-Speed Rail
Transportation Nation

The "Rebuild America Partnership": The President's Plan To Encourage Private Investment In America's Infrastructure ("The President’s new America Fast Forward Bonds program will build upon the successful example of the Build America Bonds program, broadening its use to include the types of projects that can be financed with qualified private activity bonds while also making the combined program more flexible.")
The White House

Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 1: Scenario Planning For Freight Transportation Infrastructure Investment (166p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

U.S. Report Backs Bullet Train Revenue Forecasts ("The GAO study says that the project's ridership and revenue forecasts are reasonable but it renews concerns about future funding.")
Los Angeles Times

What CNN Is Missing About High-Speed Rail
Media Matters For America


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