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5/17/2013

Expo Line Opportunities, Expo Lawsuit, Perris Metrolink Lawsuit, Crenshaw Subway, Most Bikeable Neighborhoods, Amtrak WiFi, San Pedro Bike Lanes & More

50th Anniversary For The Transportation Research Record: Journal Of The Transportation Research Board
Transportation Research Board

America's Most Bikeable Neighborhoods ("In honor of Bike to Work Day, we pulled together a list of America's [25] most bike-friendly neighborhoods. The neighborhood rankings below are based on the latest neighborhood-level data provided to us by the folks at Walk Score.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Amtrak Is Introducing Acela-Like Wi-Fi ("Several state-supported routes in California, including the Capitol Corridor, Pacific Surfliner and San Joaquin routes, have also been upgraded.")
New York Times

Are Streetcars The Future Of Public Transportation? ("Suddenly streetcars — those clanging, clattering, spark-emitting icons of public transit’s past — are among the hottest and most coveted components of public transit’s future. Right now the list of cities looking to introduce new streetcar lines or extend existing ones reads like a back-of-the-envelope tally by members of the NBA’s expansion-team task force, circa 1978: in addition to Charlotte, there’s Dallas, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Fort Lauderdale, Cincinnati, Baltimore, and Tucson, among others.")
Salon

Bike To Work Day 2013: Tips For A Green Commute
Huffington Post

Crenshaw Subway Coalition Report Card Rates Greuel Higher Than Garcetti
StreetsBlog LA

Criticism Mounts Over San Pedro Bike Lane Changes
Daily Breeze

Developing Partnerships Between Transportation Agencies And The Disability And Underrepresented Communities (61p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program

Expo Line Provides New Opportunities For South L.A.
Los Angeles Wave

Google Escalates The Competition In Map Services
New York Times

Honolulu Light Rail Announces Art Program
Metro Magazine

Hop On The Subway To Discover LA (Washington Post story about Metro Art Program from a few days ago now appears in New Zealand news source)
Stuff (New Zealand)

Illinois Considering Naming Portion Of Highway After Ray LaHood
The Hill

Is A Future Baseline The Baseline Of The Future? Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In Neighbors For Smart Rail v. Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority
Thomas Law Group

Judge Dumps EIR For Metrolink Extension ("A planned extension of Metrolink train service to Perris won’t happen anytime soon. A judge has decertified the Environmental Impact Report.")
Inland News Today

Judge To Hear Lawsuits Over High-Speed Rail Bonds
Associated Press

Los Angeles Grows Up (audio : "Los Angeles is historically horizontal, but it's becoming increasingly vertical with a host of new projects going up from downtown to Santa Monica. So-called “smart growth" dictates that high-rise workspace and housing -are the only ways to accommodate increased growth within defined city limits.")
KCRW Which Way L.A.?

Mapping LA's Bike Commuting Habits By Neighborhood
Curbed LA

New York's MTA Takes First Steps Toward Hardening Subway Against Future Storms
WNYC

North Of Salt Lake City, A 21st-Century Highway Revolt
Next City

Obama To Streamline Permits For Infrastructure Projects
The Hill

Pedestrian/Bicycle Warning Devices And Signs At Highway-Rail And Pathway-Rail Grade Crossings (176p. PDF)
Illinois Center For Transportation

Perris Valley Line: Judge Tosses Environmental Impact Report
Riverside Press-Enterprise

The Potential Problem With Personalized Google Maps? We May Never Know What We're Not Seeing
The Atlantic: Cities

Railroads, Transit Agencies Focus On Retaining Young Workers
Progressive Railroading

Regional Connector's Bunker Hill Stop Could Get Grand Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Link-Up
Curbed LA

Solo Driving Drops In DC As Transit And Biking Soar
StreetsBlog DC

South Pas, Metro Officials Issue "Bike To Work" Challenge
South Pasadena Patch

Subway Coalition Weighs In On Mayor's Race
Los Angeles Wave

There's No Doubt: Traffic Enforcement Cameras Save Lives
StreetsBlog DC

The Top 5 Intersections For Speeding Tickets In Los Angeles
Curbed LA

Traction And The Enemy (Photo from last day of rail service along Santa Monica Boulevard, taken May 31, 1953 east of Fairfax Avenue)
Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society

Transportation For The Millennial Generation (extensive infographic)
TOD News

The World's Most Luxurious Metro Station (must-see photos)
The Atlantic: Cities

Weekend Traffic: Plan A 405 Detour At Santa Monica Boulevard Friday And Saturday Night (includes comprehensive list of regional transit rider alerts, ramp closures and construction updates)
KPCC Southern California Public Radio


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