Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

4/04/2013

LAX Transit Link, ONT Airport, LA2050, Access Across America, LA Bike Wars, LA Light Syncing, Port Railyard,

15 Ideas For Making Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Better
The Atlantic: Cities

Access Across America (Los Angeles ranks #1 in this study which "goes beyond congestion rankings to focus on accessibility: a measure that examines both land use and the transportation system. The study is the first systematic comparison of trends in accessibility to jobs by car within the U.S. By comparing accessibility to jobs by automobile during the morning peak period for 51 metropolitan areas, the study tells us which cities are performing well in terms of accessibility and which have seen the greatest change." Includes links to news release, key findings, data and full report)
University Of Minnesota Center For Transportation Studies

After 30 Years, LA Synchs Its Traffic Lights: Too Little, Too Late?
Car Connection

Colorado, Figueroa, Lankershim, Westwood...Checking In On The Bike Wars
StreetsBlog LA

Editorial: Port Railyard Plan Must Heed West Long Beach Concerns
Los Angeles Daily News

Editorial: The Millennium Project: Reaching High In Hollywood
Los Angeles Times

Feds Posit Ambitious Plan For Northeast High Speed Rail
Transportation Nation

Get In Touch: LAX Transit Link Finally Becoming A Reality ("For the many who have doubted that there would ever be a rail connection to LAX airport, there’s some very good news. It looks like it’s going ahead.")
The Architect's Newspaper

Inland Empire Officials Criticize L.A.'s Terms On Ontario Airport ("Mayor Villaraigosa and Los Angeles World Airports say the price for the struggling facility must help cover the cost of improvements, but Inland Empire officials counter that it has a negative market value.")
Los Angeles Times

My LA2050 ("What does a successful Los Angeles in 2050 look like to you? The My LA2050 challenge invites you to dream of the most innovative and creative ways to tackle Los Angeles’ biggest problems. With your help, we will shape the LA story anew – and build the LA2050 of our aspirations...LA2050 has looked at the health of the region along the following key indicators: arts & cultural vitality, education, environmental quality,health, housing, income & employment, public safety, and social connectedness. And we’ve made informed projections about where we’ll be in the year 2050 if we continue on this current path.")
GOOD
Los Angeles 2050: Who We Are, How We Live, Where We're Going (71p. PDF : This page explains why transportation is not considered a key indicator, but should rather be contextualized as "a means to an end")
Goldhirsh Foundation / LA 2050

OCTA Seeking Members Of Citizen Panel
Capistrano Dispatch

Phoenix's Automated Sky Train Set To Roll, Offering Airport Link
Arizona Daily Star

Revenge Of The Bicycles: Cyclovia Tucson Takes To The Streets Of Tucson, April 7
Tucson Weekly

San Bernardino County Lawsuit Strained Relationships, Coffers ("After nearly nine years and roughly $46 million in taxpayer money spent by all parties involved, San Bernardino County's indemnity lawsuit against Upland and two transportation agencies has left scars, but none that cannot be healed.")
San Bernardino Sun

Santa Ana Council Members Still Feel Out Of The Loop ("After a brief update on the city's planned streetcar system – which is to one day connect the city's train depot with the downtown core and another Garden Grove station – council members said they still haven't gotten information that they deem vital before they can make a decision on the $209-million project.")
Voice Of OC

Santa Monica Could Adopt New Pedicab Ordinance
Santa Monica Lookout

Say Hello To Muni's New Buses
StreetsBlog SF

SEPTA Unveils Rail Station "Library"
Metro Magazine
SEPTA Wants To Know: "What Are You Reading?" ("In honor of National Library Week, April 14-20, 2013, SEPTA and the Free Library of Philadelphia are sponsoring "What are you reading?", a social media-driven contest to find out what titles are trending with SEPTA customers.")
SEPTA

Two New Bills Aim To Save California Farmland From Rampant Sprawl
Grist

Villaraigosa To Unveil $229-Million Overhaul Of Delta's LAX Terminal
Los Angeles Times

Volunteers Key To Success At LAX's Flight Path Learning Center (A look into Los Angeles' little known aviation history museum)
Daily Breeze


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