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5/28/2013

405 Lanes, Watts Blue Line, Union Station, Leimert Park, ARTIC, OC Rail, CAHSR Builder, OC Traffic, LA Pedways, SoCal Bridges, Bike Share Launches & More

Americans' Views On Their Communities, Housing, And Transportation (60p. PDF : survey results)
Urban Land Institute
Press Release / Key Findings

Are Bridges In Southern California Safe?
KABC Los Angeles

Are Transportation Planning Reforms Coercive?
Planetizen

As US Population Shifts, DOT Pursues Livability
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Bay Bridge's Old Span Risky, Engineers Say
San Francisco Chronicle

Bike-Share Leads People To Ride Their Own Bikes More
StreetsBlog Network

Bike-Sharing Network Set To Debut In August
San Francisco Examiner

Bridges And U.S. Infrastructure Spending Are Falling: Is There A Link?
The Atlantic Wire

Builder Of 1st Phase Of California's Bullet Train Faces Scrutiny ("Tutor Perini Corp. is slated to start construction in the Central Valley in six weeks, but a member of Congress is concerned that the company scored low on design quality, safety and engineering.")
Los Angeles Times

California High-Speed Rail Challenge Will Move Forward
KALW

Citibike Debuts In New York City! (video)
StreetFilms

Clogged Traffic Getting Federal Look
Orange County Register

Congressmen Schiff, Sherman Push For Night Time Curfew At Valley Airports
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Do We Suddenly Hate Driving? ("How does the data change the way we should think about infrastructure? Will millennials' driving behavior increase when, like me, they have to start carting children to baseball games and martial arts classes? Is there a business opportunity to be developed in the country's overall change in behavior? If driving continues to decline, how far would that go toward solving the infrastructure funding shortfall?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Editorial: In L.A., Polishing Up The Pedways ("Downtown's elevated pedestrian walkways need repair and protection from vandals. But where will the money come from?")
Los Angeles Times

Facing Criticism, CTA Cuts Some Fees For Its New Transit-Debit Card
CBS Chicago

First Stretch Of Carpool Lane Opens On Northbound 405 Freeway
Los Angeles Daily News

Foothill Transit Sheds Management Contract With Outside Firm
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A Gateway To The Future: The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (31p. PDF : Industry Day Project Summary Briefing)
ARTIC
City Of Anaheim / ARTIC (4p. PDF : article)
Design Develop Construct Journal

Giving Science Center Parking To USC Could Hurt Museum, Some Say
Los Angeles Times

Growing Number Of Americans Going Carless
NBC News

A Homecoming Of Sorts For Watts Theater At Metro Rail Stations ("A Watts theater group performs for the 4th straight year under a Metro program that promotes the use of light rail, this time at 2 Blue Line stations in Watts.")
Los Angeles Times

How To Increase Bicycling For Daily Travel (9p. PDF)
Active Living Research

Infrastructure Needs More Than Love ("With so much agreement on the need for up-to-date infrastructure, why can't policymakers figure out how to support it adequately? Do states and the private sector need to step up? Is infrastructure worth going into debt for? Is it worth paying more taxes for? How much money is there, really, to be had from streamlining inefficiencies inside the government? What would it take to go from the current D+ rating we have now to a really, really high-tech and snazzy transportation network?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

LA River Recreation Zone Opens This Memorial Day
KCET

LA Stoplights Synchronized But Road War Endures
Huffington Post

LA Union Station Master Plan: What Do You Think? Part 1 (video)
Metro via YouTube
Part 2 (video)

LACMTA Adopts FY14 Budget
RT&S

Lawmakers Will Determine Whether California's Clean Energy Research And Development Research Continues
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Leimert Park Celebrates Plans For Rail Stop
NBC Southern California

Leimert Park Village Hails Victory Of Crenshaw Line Station
Los Angeles Times

Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti Enters Office Amid Tempered Expectations ("He boldly promised to end homelessness and announced plans for a south-north transit line from Sherman Oaks to Sylmar.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Northern California's First Battery Buses Rolling Out
KCET

The Old "We Don't Need Bike Lanes Because Nobody Bikes Here" Nonsense
StreetsBlog Network

Pedicabs Are Finding A Place In The Southland Transportation Mix ("This summer, the bikes will be ferrying people around Santa Monica, and the human-powered cabs are being considered in L.A. San Diego and Long Beach already offer them as an alternative.")
Los Angeles Times

Planning Transportation Projects For Better Environmental Outcomes: A New Institutional Framework And Tools Makes It Easier (4p. PDF)
Transportation Research Board

Ports Of Long Beach, Los Angeles In Search Of Clean Air Technology Information
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Regional Transit Plan Has New Name, Uncertain Future ("The Eco-Rapid Transit plan, formerly known as the Orange Line, is moving slowly but still on track for construction to start in 2020 and be operational by 2027, some 14 years from now. But the fate of the $3 million, 2.3-mile bike and pedestrian path through Bellflower is uncertain.")
Los Angeles Wave

San Francisco Transit History: Website Explains Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Muni
Huffington Post
San Francisco Transit: The Good, The Bad, The Quirky (Must-see infographics : "The history of San Francisco’s transit system can be traced back as far as 1873, when the first Cable Car began service. Tales of technological advances, natural disasters, political struggles, and triumphant celebrations color its 140-year history and shape it into a system today that’s uniquely diverse and uniquely San Francisco." Click "Explore" to begin)
A project by Fred Chasen, Raymon Sutedjo-The & Charles Wang

Torrance Rededicates Renovated Landmark Railroad Bridge
Daily Breeze

Trains Bump Along In U.S. With Repair Needs Outrunning Finances
Delaware Online

Uncovered Olympic Glories: Mural Restoration On The 101 Freeway
KCET

USC's Coliseum Take-Over Bid Slowed By Parking Lots
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

U.S. Infrastructure Spending Has Plummeted Since 2008
Washington Post


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