Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

4/24/2013

Gold Line Eastside Extension, Metrolink To FlyAway, Coldwater Canyon, CAHSR, CicLAvia's Colombian Roots, Bike Commuting, LA River Bike Path, Gas Tax & More

BART.gov Launches New Estimated Train Crowding Feature ("Visitors to the BART website and mobile site can now get a snapshot of estimated crowding levels on trains when they plan a trip.")
BART News Release

Chatter Grows About Foxx And DOT ("Sources, including a transportation industry lobbyist, say they’ve heard increasing speculation that Charlotte’s mayor is about to be nominated as U.S. transportation secretary, possibly this week.")

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/24/3999737/chatter-grows-about-foxx-and-dot.html#storylink=cpy
Charlotte Observer

Coldwater Canyon Opens Early To Traffic After Monthlong Closure
Los Angeles Times

Commuting By Bike In L.A. Can Be Harder Than It Seems
Triple Pundit

Editorial: Bullet Train -- The Insanity Escalates
San Diego Union-Tribune

Effectiveness Of Different Approaches To Disseminating Traveler Information On Travel Time Reliability (409p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program
A Lexicon For Conveying Travel Time Reliability Information (66p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

The Faulty Logic Behind Pro-Car Populism
StreetsBlog Network

Imagine Hopping On BART To Get To Marin County (A look at original plans for Bay Area Rapid Transit system to reach Sonoma, Napa and Santa Rosa via rail on the lower deck of the Golden Gate Bridge)
Curbed SF

L.A. CicLAvia Began In Bogota
ABC News

LA Investors Predict Development Boom In Places Where Development Is Booming ("54% see a bright future for the transportation sector. Which, with the Expo Line Phase II, Purple Line, Crenshaw Line, Downtown Streetcar, Gold Line Extension (and 36 more) planned or in the works, is probably a safe bet.")
Curbed LA

Los Angeles To End Use Of Coal By 2025
Los Angeles Daily News

Metrolink Offers LAX Tickets ("Getting to Los Angeles International Airport from Chatsworth and Northridge via public transportation recently got a little easier. Starting Monday, Metrolink added an option to purchase tickets for the LAX FlyAway bus directly from its vending machines.")
Northridge-Chatsworth Patch

New Pollution Study Ranks Los Angeles Areas In Top 10 Worst In State
Los Angeles Daily News

Mariachi Plaza Extension To Make Ped-Friendlier Gold Line Stop
Curbed LA

More Than 35% Of U.S. Public Transit Buses Use Alternative Fuels Or Hybrid Technology ("LA Metro operates the largest CNG fleet in the U.S. with 2,200 CNG vehicles. LA Metro also buys 15% of all transit buses in the United States...MetroLink is taking action to further reduce emissions by becoming the first commuter rail provider in the nation to buy Tier 4 locomotives, the cleanest-burning diesel engines on the market.")
APTA Press Release

Study: Yes, L.A. Has The Worst Traffic In The Country -- Again ("The average Los Angeles driver spent 59 hours sitting in traffic in 2012, or about two and a half days, the data showed...And four freeways are in the country's 10 most congested.")
Los Angeles Times

Universal Expansion, LA River Bike Path Extension Almost A Go
Curbed LA

Vehicle-Miles Tax On Rural Drivers: Everything You Believe May Be Wrong
Transportation Issues Daily

Where Is The Bottom? Americans Continue To Drive Less And Less
StreetsBlog DC
Traffic Volume Trends (links to data going back to 1970)
Federal Highway Administration Office Of Highway Policy Information Travel Monitoring


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