Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

5/20/2013

Orange Line Crush, Crenshaw Leimert Station, Big Blue Bus, 405 Delays, Subway Noise, Mayoral Race & Transpo, OCTA Toll Roads & More

A $750 Billion Infrastructure Bank -- With No Federal Funds
Transportation Issues Daily

BBB Any Line, Any Time For SMC Renewed
Santa Monica Mirror

Bus Stop At Olive View's Mental Health Center Could Be Lifesaver
Los Angeles Daily News

Congressman Can't Stomach 405 Delay
Malibu Times

Does The General Disparity In Engineering Harm Cycling In The U.S.?
StreetsBlog DC

Editorial: L.A. County Should Slow Down On Fee To Limit Traffic
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

For Many Angelenos, Every Day Is Bike-To-Work Day
StreetsBlog LA

If You Live In The South Bay, Take A Stand Tonight For New Bike Lanes
StreetsBlog LA

Infographics: Where Is Bike Comuting Growing The Fastest?
League Of American Bicyclists

L.A. Philharmonic Concerned About Potential Subway Noise ("A test suggests that a new downtown connector line might be heard in Disney Hall. Metro says it will find a way to eliminate all sounds.")
Los Angeles Times

L.A.'s Next Mayor To Have Regional Impact ("The city's mayor also plays a key role in transportation policy - controlling three or four seats on the Metropolitan Transportation Agency's board of directors - and also has influence on issues such as goods movement from the ports through the Inland Empire as well as airports such as Los Angeles International and L.A./Ontario International.")
Pasadena Star-News

Mayor Candidates On Transportation: Innovation vs. Tried And True ("L.A. mayor candidates Garcetti and Greuel have similar track records on city transportation problems, but there are a few notable differences...A key challenge for the new mayor will be influencing decisions on the countywide Metropolitan Transportation Authority board. ")
Los Angeles Times

Mayor Villaraigosa Committed To Funding For Leimert Park Station-Stop
Los Angeles Sentinel

Metro Considers Adding Fees To Every New Home, Store Or Office Building To Fight Congestion ("Developers in Los Angeles County are bracing themselves for a new layer of congestion fees that would add about $1,900 per new home and about $30,000 on a new Trader Joe's store, The added fees are being considered as part of a developing Congestion Mitigation Fee Program, 10 years in the making by the county's Metropolitan Transportation Authority or Metro.")
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

New CEO For Toll Roads ("Transportation industry veteran Neil Peterson has agreed to take the chief executive post of the Transportation Corridor Agencies in Irvine...Peterson also was executive director of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission")
Orange County Business Journal

Ontario, San Bernardino County Set To Sue LAWA
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Orange Crush ("The Orange Line is feeling the squeeze. An immediate success upon its opening in 2005, ridership continues to surge on the San Fernando Valley’s dedicated busway, which runs from Woodland Hills and Chatsworth to North Hollywood. The line currently handles more than 30,000 passengers on an average weekday, making it the second busiest bus line in Los Angeles County.")
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Santa Monica Awarded Silver & 83/100 Bike Score, But Just How Helpful Are Such City Rankings?
StreetsBlog LA

Transportation Nominee Anthony Foxx Prepares For DC Debut At Confirmation Hearing
Charlotte Observer

Transportation Workers Are Most Obese ("Transportation workers have a 36% obesity rate, the highest rate among 14 occupation groups measured by Gallup.")
Town Talk

Westlake-MacArthur Park: How A Neighborhood Park Became A City Treasure
LA as Subject via KCET

With Less Driving, Can We Tone Down The Hysteria About Congestion?
StreetsBlog DC


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