Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

4/19/2013

Car Ownership Costs, Bullet Train, CSUN Bikes, DTLA Bike Lanes, Gas Prices, Trolleys & More

AAA: Cost Of Car Ownership On The Rise
Next City
Your Driving Costs: How Much Are You Really Paying To Drive, 2013 edition (12p. PDF)

APA 2013: Dispatches From Chicago (Describes the national and international trends that planners will need to address over the next several decades)
Planetizen

Baca Names Transit Supervisors To Replace Demoted Officers ("The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday named replacements for three transit department supervisors who were demoted in connection with an alleged cheating scandal.")
Los Angeles Times

California Bullet Train Zooms Forward With Legal Settlement
Reuters

CSUN Bike Collective Encourages Alternative Transportation
California State University, Northridge Daily Sundial

Editorial: It's The System, Stupid ("Sam Lubell calls for streamlining bureaucracy to bring Los Angeles into the 21st century.")
Architect's Newspaper

How Amtrak Can Provide World-Class Service On The Northeast Corridor
StreetsBlog DC

How To Remove DTLA's Bike Lane From Film In 40 Seconds
Curbed LA

How The End Of The Traditional Workplace Is Changing Our Cities ("For decades, cities have reflected the neat separation of work and home, with residences in one part of town, offices and industry in another, and infrastructure (highways, parking garages, hub-and-spoke transit systems) built to help connect us between the two around what has been for many people a 9-to-5 work day. But what happens when more people start to work outside of offices, or really anywhere – at all times?")
The Atlantic: Cities

Ideas For Downtown LA: Implement Road Diets On Our Ultra Wide Streets To Encourage Pedestrian Activity
DTLA Rising

It's Almost Impossible To Put An Entire U.S. Metro Area On Lockdown ("The MBTA, the city's mass transit agency, has halted all service, and Boston taxi drivers have been ordered off the roads.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Long Beach: Belmont Heights Medians Are Complete With Slower Traffic And More Pedestrians
StreetsBlog LA

National Photography Competition Brings Transportation's Role Into Focus
AASHTO Press Release
Faces Of Transportation Competition

One Small Solution For Food Deserts: The Bus-Mounted Grocery Bin
The Atlantic: Cities

Op/Ed: A Quick Fix To L.A.'s Mass Transit: Bring Back The Trolleybuses!
StreetsBlog LA

Rail Officials Admit To Changing Bid Rules ("The California High Speed Rail Authority acknowledges that the modification awards construction work on the first phase to a group that received the lowest technical rating.")
Los Angeles Times

Residents Worry Highland Park Transit Village Will Take Parking
EGP News

The School District And The Subway
Beverly Hills Courier

Settlement Reached In Calif. Bullet Train Lawsuit; Federal Rail Panel Claims Project Oversight
Washington Post

Southern California Gas Prices Finally Dip Below $4 Per Gallon
Los Angeles Daily News


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4/18/2013

LA Air Quality, Sunset Blvd. Busway, CicLAvia, LAX Carmageddon, CEQA, I-5 HOV & More

$1.5 Million Grant To Fund Job Training For High-Speed Rail Project
Fresno Bee

AASHTO President Lewis Outlines His Top Priorities In New Video
AASHTO Press Release

Air Quality Across Southern California Better, But Challenges Remain
Los Angeles Daily News

Busway On Sunset? Metro Studying Citywide Bus Lane Network
Curbed LA

Caltrans Activities To Address Climate Change: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Adapting To Impacts (114p. PDF)
Caltrans

Chinese Firm To Open Bus Factor In Lancaster ("On the final day of Gov. Brown's trade mission, he announces that the first Chinese-owned vehicle plant in the U.S. will build plug-in electric buses.")
Los Angeles Times

CicLAvia: Will You Be Car-Free This Weekend?
Los Angeles Times

Digital Cities & Digital Counties Survey: Best Practice Guide ("Charlotte, N.C., deployed a digital media content management system to manage digital video from fixed cameras, and added a new video operations center to monitor police and transportation cameras. Charlotte also uses wireless cameras for rapid deployment and relocation to handle large-scale events and changing conditions. Riverside, Calif.’s, video application is described in the Networks section on Page 9.")
Center For Digital Government

Endless Carmageddon At LAX?
Curbed LA
LAX Pushing Back Against Modernization Opponents
Daily Breeze
Stopendlesscarmageddon.com

Establishing Monitoring Programs For Travel Time Reliability (167p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

Expo Link Leg Named After SMC ("Metro Expo Line recently all but approved a renaming of the upcoming 17th Street and Colorado Avenue station to 17th/Santa Monica College.")
The Corsair

Floor Waxer For The MTA Lives A Dream With Real Madrid
LA Observed
One Man's Journey From Los Angeles To Real Madrid Good-Luck Charm
Sports Illustrated

Freeway Air Pollution Travels Farther In Early Morning ("Study shows that residential exposure to freeway pollution is more far-reaching than previously believed.")
Los Angeles Times
A Quarter Of Angelenos Breathe Noxious Freeway Pollutants Every Morning
UCLA Newsroom

The Ideal Subway Seating Arrangement? No Middle Seats
Wired

If You See Red, Stop Your Tread
LADOT Bike Blog

Jerry Brown Says CEQA Reform Unlikely This Year
KQED

Jerry Brown Starts Push To Revamp California's Environmental Law ("The governor is restrained in his expectations, however, acknowledging that the appetite for such change 'is bigger outside the state Capitol than it is inside.'")
Los Angeles Times

L.A. County Sheriff Demotes 3 Over Charity Race Cheating ("Organizers of the 'Baker to Vegas' foot race for law enforcement learn a runner on the sheriff's Transit Services Bureau team wasn't from law enforcement.")
Los Angeles Times

L.A.'s Oldest Palm Tree ("Likely still a sapling when it was dug up from a desert canyon in the late 1850s, the tree was transplanted with several other young palms to San Pedro Street in present-day Little Tokyo." It was later replanted in two other locations due to rail expansion!)
LA as Subject via Los Angeles Magazine

Los Angeles County Active Transportation Coalition Attends Metro Policy Meeting
Safe Routes To School California

Los Angeles Tourism Launches "Car Free LA" ("The car is no longer king in LA. With over 120 miles of new bike ways created within the city of Los Angeles in the last two years, increased Metro transit options and the expanded frequency and reach of CicLAvia—the nation’s largest open streets event—the city is putting the brakes on its car-centric roots. Beginning Earth Day, April 22, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LA Tourism) invites travellers to be a part of this green movement with the launch of “Car Free LA,” an eco-friendly initiative designed to showcase the city’s unexpected car-free offerings. “Car Free LA” features a series of expertly-tailored itineraries centered around exploring Los Angeles’ various neighborhoods on foot, bike and public transportation while highlighting the city’s iconic attractions, vibrant music scene, historic architecture, arts and culture, eclectic cuisine and endless entertainment. “Car Free LA” itineraries are available for free here.")
Incentive Travel (U.K.)

Metro Committee Approves I-5 Toll Lanes In SCV
Santa Clarita Valley Signal

The MyFigueroa! Doubters Speak: Fig Too Special For Cycletracks
StreetsBlog LA

MyFigueroa Project To Revamp Bike Lanes On Figueroa Street By 2014
USC Daily Trojan

The Newest Federal Budget Proposals Cut Infrastructure Spending To The Bone
The Atlantic: Cities

New York Tries Out Bike Parking Corrals To Protect Separated Bike Lanes
The Atlantic: Cities

Opinion: Small Steps = Smart Planning ("Here’s an interesting hypothetical: if you asked 100 planners to give their vision of the future, chances are that all 100 planners would give you a vision that is ten to twenty years away. I’d wager there isn’t one that would offer, say, a vision that is one year from today. Isn’t that strange?")
Planetizen

Quentin Kopp, No Longer On Board This Bullet Train ("Though he once headed the California High-Speed Rail Authority, the man nicknamed the 'Great Dissenter' is dissenting now over the course of his beloved bullet train." Interview by Patt Morrison)
Los Angeles Times

Real-Time Transit App Of The Day: A Ballet Of Buses In San Francisco ("The free app, launched last month for iOS, lets you watch as San Francisco MUNI buses, represented by red pins on the map, move through the city. It goes beyond just arrival times to create a kind of animated bus ballet.")
The Atlantic: Cities
SFlivebus.com (and for good measure, here's the Live Train Map For The London Underground using the same app, launched a few weeks ago)

The Recession Was Anti-Sprawl, Brookings Report Finds
Next City
Job Sprawl Stalls: The Great Recession And Metropolitan Employment Location
Brookings
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metropolitan Area Profile (PDF : infographic)

Recycle To Ride: Metrolink Offers Ticket Trade For Unwanted Goods ("On Monday from 7 a.m. to noon, Metro is setting up a recycle center at Union Station and will be accepting people's electronic waste, clothes, paper, cans, plastic containers and nearly anything else recyclable. This collection area will be set up near the rose garden off of Alameda. The first 200 people to turn in items will get a free round-trip Metrolink ticket — which includes a transfer to any Metro line.")
Blog Downtown

SCV Officials Question Caltrans Plan For I-5 Toll Lanes
Santa Clarita Valley News

Security, Rail Service Increased For Mega L.A. Weekend Events
Brentwood Patch

Taking The Green Out Of The Bike Lane
StreetsBlog LA


What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Dailyour online digest in newspaper format updated every day.

We invite you to visit Metro's The Sourceyour window to what's happening with agency news, funding and policy issues, and how to get the most out of transit and Los Angeles.

4/17/2013

Transit Watch, CAHSR, Caltrans, Millennials & Cars, Subway Data, BH & Purple Line, CicLAvia, Topanga Canyon & More

Transit Watch LA ("The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transporation Authority (Metro) has launched this website for the public that utilizes the Metro system. This website is populated with information from DHS and the local Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) about what to look for and how to report any information that could possibly be terrorist related to the Metro sheriff deputies that patrol the Metro system.")

After Boston: In A California Terrorist Attack, Cameras Would Be Watching ("Cities, police departments, transit agencies, businesses and regular people across Southern California have installed thousands of cameras, some paid for with federal homeland security grants.")
Daily Breeze

Builder Contends Low Bid For High-Speed Rail In Valley Realistic
Fresno Bee

Bullet Train Bidder Has History Of Cost Overruns
California Watch

California High-Speed Authority Identifies Joint Venture As "Best Value" For Central Valley Project
Progressive Railroading

California Taxpayers To Subsidize High-Speed Rail
Reuters

Caltrans Installing New Signs Statewide To Remind Motorists To "Move Over" For Law Enforcement And Highway Workers
Caltrans Press Release

Cars Or Smartphones: Which Will Win Millennials Hearts -- And Wallets?
Digital Trends

Collecting Data On The Habits Of Passengers Underground
New York Times
Smart, Practical Tips For Building A More Comfortable Subway Car
The Atlantic: Cities
Observed Customer Seating And Standing Behaviors And Seat Preferences Onboard Subway Cars In New York City (21p. PDF : includes several images)
New York City Transit Authority via Transportation Research Board

Corporate Greed Has Disemboweled America's Public Transportation System, Causing Deadly Accidents All Over The Country ("These are the worst conditions for mass transit since the Depression.")
AlterNet

Despite Beverly Hills Council Vote, Metro Says Purple Line Is Moving Forward ("The Metropolitan Transit Agency [sic] said the Purple Line Extension project is moving forward, despite a recent vote by the Beverly Hills City Council to condition its support of the Purple Line on a change in the proposed route.The agency says the Purple Line Extension project will proceed with help expected from a $65 million match in federal funds.")
Brentwood Patch

The Frustration Of San Francisco's Mass Transit Riders, Visualized ("That remarkably detailed assessment of the city's transit woes comes from the "Frustration Index," a web app that visualizes service satisfaction for mass transit in San Francisco, Geneva and Zurich based on three criteria: capacity, delays and speed.")
The Atlantic: Cities

The Game Changer Hidden In Obama's Budget ("Has the administration gotten more sophisticated on its approach to infrastructure? Does easing the bonding restrictions make it easier for state transportation departments to make deals for major projects? Are there areas where this kind of bonding doesn't work? How should advocacy groups approach the president's budget if they like this idea? Is this a big step in the White House's endorsement of public-private partnerships?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Going To CicLAvia? Here's How To Rent A Bike, Fix A Flat, Join A Feeder Ride, And More Tips
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Interim [N.Y.] M.T.A. Leader Picked To Be Is Chief ("Mr. Cuomo named Mr. Prendergast, a veteran transit executive who had been the authority’s interim executive director since Mr. Lhota’s departure, as his nominee for chairman and chief executive of the authority, which is the largest public transportation agency in North America.")
New York Times

Introducing the Long Beach “CiclovĂ­a”
StreetsBlog LA

A Los Angeles Primer: La Brea Avenue
KCET

New Bicycle-Friendly Universities Announced!
League Of American Bicyclists

Operation TRUST (Transit Rail Urban Saturation Team) - LASD Metro Blue & Green Rail Lines ("On April 8-10, 2013, Sheriff's Transit Services Bureau-South implemented a new operational concept to secure the Blue Line light-rail transit system.")
Los Angeles County Sheriff Transit Services Bureau

Our Response To SoCal Connected's Segment On Pedestrian Safety
Los Angeles Walks

Port Of Los Beach Harbor Commissioners, Despite Benefits To Port, Back Appeal Of SCIG
StreetsBlog LA

Ray LaHood To House Republicans: You Can't Have It Both Ways ("The strained relationship between Ray LaHood and House Republican leadership was on full display Tuesday morning, when the transportation secretary sparred with members of a House subcommittee at a hearing about the Department of Transportation's budget request.")
Transportation Nation

Reps. Duncan And Nadler Will Lead New T&I Panel On Freight
StreetsBlog DC

Sheriff's Deputies Patrol Union Station In Los Angeles A Day After Explosions Hit The Boston Marathon
Alert Net

Topanga Canyon Boulevard May Become A State Scenic Highway
KCET

Transport U: Colleges Save Millions By Embracing Policies To Reduce Driving
StreetsBlog DC


What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Dailyour online digest in newspaper format updated every day.

We invite you to visit Metro's The Sourceyour window to what's happening with agency news, funding and policy issues, and how to get the most out of transit and Los Angeles.

4/16/2013

BH Subway, Blue Line Crime, Expo Bridge, Next BRT Corridors, Bullet Train, Metro Fare Studies, HOV, Bike Share & More

This is National Library Week.  Have you explored our Los Angeles Transit History timeline? We have assembled a chronological view of transportation agencies across the region going back to 1873, with links to our extensive historic photograph collection.  More information on how we achieved this can be found here.


6 Reasons To Be Wary Of Public-Private Partnerships
Rooflines

Advocating For Transportation Systems Change ("A U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics study found that 6 million people living with disabilities had difficulties accessing needed transportation. Concerns about accessible transportation have led many Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in California to increase their advocacy efforts to create long-term transportation systems change.")
Wall Street Journal

A Better Way To Grade City Transportation Systems ("TTI’s narrow focus on congestion has come under increasingly intense scrutiny in recent years, with critics pointing out that it is used to justify road-widening projects that purport to reduce congestion but mainly serve to encourage sprawl and lengthen commutes.")
StreetsBlog DC

Beverly Hills Votes To Support Purple Line Subway Extension, But Not Under High School
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Bullet Train Bidder Had Overruns: Builder Blames Past Issues On Governments Changing Specs
San Diego Union-Tribune

Could Transportation Spending Become A Core Conservative Value?
StreetsBlog DC

Council Will Support Westside Extension Only If It Avoids High School
Beverly Hills Patch

Doubling Efforts On Metro's Fare Studies?
StreetsBlog LA

Executive Decision Making For Transportation Capacity: The Multi-Agency Context (78p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

First Permits For Bike Share Kiosks Could Be Filed Soon
Curbed LA

Gov. Brown Sees China As Ticket To High-Speed Railway
China Digital Times

How Should Government Regulate Private Ride Sharing?
Greater Greater Washington

Industrial Alameda Square To Be Renovated, Stylized Into Fashion-Focused Retail Center
Blog Downtown

LA Sheriff's Crackdown On Blue Line Rail Crime Results In Hundreds Of Citations
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Litter By Litter, He Cleans Up The Area (And Loses Weight Too) ("It's trash and carry for Hans Svanoe, a corporate butler who's become a one-man sanitation engineer picking up garbage along the Orange Line busway.")
Los Angeles Times

Metro Expo Line Bridge Construction To Affect Part Of West LA
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Next Stop? A Milestone In Public Art
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Ocean Park Boulevard Complete Street
Urban Insights LA

President Obama Punts On Transportation Pay-Fors
Politico

Question Of The Week: Should CalTrans Increase HOV Lane Requirement To Three Passengers?
Los Angeles Daily News

Review Of The Federal Transit Administration's Transit Economic Requirements Model (36p. PDF)
Transportation Research Board

State Transportation Funding Proposals Detailed In New AASHTO Web Resource
AASHTO
Transportation Governance And Finance: A 50-State Review Of State Legislatures And Departments Of Transportation (230p. PDF)
National Conference Of State Legislatures / AASHTO

Strong Urban Cores Promote Socializing In The City ("Long commute times and urban areas that leapfrog over open space make it harder for people to socialize, but cities that are decentralized are even worse.")
Science Daily

Supreme Court Will Hear Truckers' Challenge To Port Of Los Angeles Rules
Daily Breeze

Take A Peek At Preliminary Art For The Expo Line Extension
Curbed LA

Take Me Out To The Ballgame By Public Transit
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Thousands Sign Up For New York City Bike Share In First Hours Of Registration
Transportation Nation

What Corridors Could Be Best For BRT? Metro's Study Progresses
StreetsBlog LA

Why "Nobody" Bikes In L.A., Yet...And Why That Could Change
TreeHugger


What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Dailyour online digest in newspaper format updated every day.

We invite you to visit Metro's The Sourceyour window to what's happening with agency news, funding and policy issues, and how to get the most out of transit and Los Angeles.

4/15/2013

Expo Line, CAHSR, Toll Roads, ONT, BUR, Figueroa, Metrolink, Spring Street, LA Monorails, Federal Gas Tax & More

April 15: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (60 years ago today, public money is set aside for the first time to study the viability of monorail service -- this plan followed a route following the Los Angeles River from Panorama City to Long Beach)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

8 Ways That California And China Can Work Together To Reduce Pollution And Protect The Climate
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

$72 Million Truck Lane Project To Bring Lane Closures To I-5
CBS Los Angeles

Annual Report On Funding Recommendations: Fiscal Year 2014 Capital Investment Grant Program (16p. PDF)
Report Of The Secretary Of Transportation To The United States Congress

Asset Management: Managing Risk (video)
AASHTO via YouTube

Behind The Scenes, Are Hollywood's Councilmen Delaying The Repainting Of Spring Street Green Buffered Bike Lane
StreetsBlog LA

Bid To Start High-Speed Rail In California Is Hundreds Of Millions Below Estimates
Sacramento Bee

Brown Wants China Aboard California's High-Speed Rail Project
Los Angeles Times

A Busy California Port Seeks To Grow, But A Neighbor Objects ("The fight over the proposed railyard, which would serve as a large center for trains that move shipping containers from the Port of Los Angeles to other parts of the country, is the region’s biggest battle yet over threatened competition from the expansion of the Panama Canal, set to be completed by 2015.")
New York Times

California: Toll Roads Generate $1.7 Billion In Red Ink: Analysis Shows Two California Toll Roads Were Unsustainable From The Very Beginning
The Newspaper

California's High-Speed Rail Fiasco Is Getting Even Worse
Business Insider

China's High-Speed Trains Attract Frustrated Fliers
CNN

Chinese Cautious But Interested In Building Calif. Bullet Train
Curbed LA

CHSRA Selects Tutor Perini-Zachry-Parsons Bid For Central Valley Section
California High Speed Rail Blog

City Demands LA Relinquish Airport
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Counting Bikes And Cars Without A Clipboard
StreetsBlog DC

Development Tsunami ("Gehry headlines Santa Monica's swelling building frenzy.")
Architect's Newspaper

Figueroa Corridor Project Pushes Forward With 2014 Deadline Looming
Blog Downtown

Figueroa Plan Pits Bikes Against Cars ("Key $20 Million Project Would Connect Expo Park With Downtown, Though Some Worry About Traffic Snarls.")
Los Angeles Downtown News

Garcetti's $1 Million Traffic Idea ("At last a little outside-the-box thinking in this dullest of mayoral campaigns. It came during last night's hour-long debate when City Councilman Eric Garcetti suggested offering a $1 million prize to anyone who could offer the best solutions to L.A.'s traffic problems (I'm told he would raise the money privately).")
LA Observed

Is Federal Bike Lane Guidance Working In Your City?
StreetsBlog DC
Green Lane Project

Is Raising The Federal Gasoline Tax The Best Way To Pay For Highways?
Wall Street Journal

It's Time To Clean Up And Green Up Los Angeles
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Just Whose Money Is It Anyway? You May Be Surprised! ("The Metro Expo line, which runs from downtown to Culver City was projected to cost $620 million. It was recently that reported cost overruns was in the range of $220 million with critics screaming in its wake. Yet, rail line has created thousands of jobs. And what’s more, at every Expo Line station, there is a flurry of development investments. This in turn will increase property tax revenues and eventually higher sales taxes.")
City Watch

L.A. Only Looks Ugly ("Los Angeles has not one thrilling subway station portal and not one inspiring modern skyscraper...But this would be a misreading of Los Angeles and the nature of its architecture.")
Zocalo Public Square

LaHood: Zero Tolerance For Drivers Who Disrespect Cyclists
StreetsBlog DC

Los Angeles Toll Lanes Slow Other Freeway Traffic
San Diego Union-Tribune

Metrolink Considering Fare Increase As It Faces Big Shortfall (subscription required)
Orange County Register

New Archivist Putting Port Of Los Angeles History Online
Daily Breeze

Obama's FY2014 Transportation Budget: B+, Maybe
Better Roads

OCTA Approves Ten Transportation Projects Funded By Measure M2
Orange County Breeze

Opinion: Is Bigger Really Better In Planning For A New Los Angeles?
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Opinion: Too Many Studies, Not Enough Service
Burbank Leader
Opinion: Why Transportation Study Is Needed
Burbank Leader

Photos: Arcadia Ground Breaking For Santa Anita Bridge Gold Line Foothill Extension
Pasadena Star-News

The Port Of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Case To Be Heard By The U.S. Supreme Court On Tuesday
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

President Obama's Dreamy Transportation Proposal
Transportation Issues Daily

A Ride Through The Westside In Eight Parts
Biking In LA

San Francisco's Iconic Cable Cars Cost City Millions Of Dollars In Legal Settlements
Associated Press via Washington Post

Station Art Revealed For Phase 2 Of Metro Expo Line
KCET

Transportation Offers Mixed Reaction To Obama Budget
Fleet Owner

Trucking Ready For Panama Canal Expansion But Cites Infrastructure Concerns
Transport Topics

Tutor Parini/Zachry/Parsons Leads On Bullet Train Contract ("The firm's $985-million bid for a 29-mile Central Valley segment is ranked first among five competitors.")
Los Angeles Times

Visualizing Walksheds: Transit Useability ("Walksheds are an important concept for understanding pedestrian habits - so visualising them better might help urban planners.")
Guardian (U.K.)

WalkScore Introduces "ChoiceMaps" To Measure Neighborhood Amenities
StreetsBlog Network

West LA's Bundy Drive Could Be Widened For Cars Or Bikes
Curbed LA

What Happens To The Olympic Plans Of Cities That Don't Win Them?
The Atlantic: Cities

What Role Will The Private Sector Play In The Streetcar? ("City officials and business representatives haven't yet reached consensus on whether to create a separate authority for the DC Streetcar, or how much the private sector should chip in to build it.")
Greater Greater Washington

Will Ellis Drive? ("Research shows that young adults are in no rush to get behind the wheel. We won't stand for that.")
Road & Track


What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Dailyour online digest in newspaper format updated every day.

We invite you to visit Metro's The Sourceyour window to what's happening with agency news, funding and policy issues, and how to get the most out of transit and Los Angeles.

Expo Line, CAHSR, Toll Roads, ONT, BUR, Figueroa, Metrolink, Spring Street, LA Monorails, Federal Gas Tax & More

April 15: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (60 years ago today, public money is set aside to study the viability of monorail service along a route following the Los Angeles River from Panorama City to Long Beach)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

8 Ways That California And China Can Work Together To Reduce Pollution And Protect The Climate
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

$72 Million Truck Lane Project To Bring Lane Closures To I-5
CBS Los Angeles

Behind The Scenes, Are Hollywood's Councilmen Delaying The Repainting Of Spring Street Green Buffered Bike Lane
StreetsBlog LA

Brown Wants China Aboard California's High-Speed Rail Project
Los Angeles Times

A Busy California Port Seeks To Grow, But A Neighbor Objects ("The fight over the proposed railyard, which would serve as a large center for trains that move shipping containers from the Port of Los Angeles to other parts of the country, is the region’s biggest battle yet over threatened competition from the expansion of the Panama Canal, set to be completed by 2015.")
New York Times

Chinese Cautious But Interested In Building Calif. Bullet Train
Curbed LA

Counting Bikes And Cars Without A Clipboard
StreetsBlog DC

Development Tsunami ("Gehry headlines Santa Monica's swelling building frenzy.")
Architect's Newspaper

Garcetti's $1 Million Traffic Idea ("At last a little outside-the-box thinking in this dullest of mayoral campaigns. It came during last night's hour-long debate when City Councilman Eric Garcetti suggested offering a $1 million prize to anyone who could offer the best solutions to L.A.'s traffic problems (I'm told he would raise the money privately).")
LA Observed

Is Federal Bike Lane Guidance Working In Your City?
StreetsBlog DC
Green Lane Project

It's Time To Clean Up And Green Up Los Angeles
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

L.A. Only Looks Ugly ("Los Angeles has not one thrilling subway station portal and not one inspiring modern skyscraper...But this would be a misreading of Los Angeles and the nature of its architecture.")
Zocalo Public Square

LaHood: Zero Tolerance For Drivers Who Disrespect Cyclists
StreetsBlog DC

Opinion: Too Many Studies, Not Enough Service
Burbank Leader
Opinion: Why Transportation Study Is Needed
Burbank Leader

The Port Of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Case To Be Heard By The U.S. Supreme Court On Tuesday
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Station Art Revealed For Phase 2 Of Metro Expo Line
KCET

Transportation Offers Mixed Reaction To Obama Budget
Fleet Owner

Tutor Parini/Zachry/Parsons Leads On Bullet Train Contract ("The firm's $985-million bid for a 29-mile Central Valley segment is ranked first among five competitors.")
Los Angeles Times

WalkScore Introduces "ChoiceMaps" To Measure Neighborhood Amenities
StreetsBlog Network

West LA's Bundy Drive Could Be Widened For Cars Or Bikes
Curbed LA

What Role Will The Private Sector Play In The Streetcar? ("City officials and business representatives haven't yet reached consensus on whether to create a separate authority for the DC Streetcar, or how much the private sector should chip in to build it.")
Greater Greater Washington

Will Ellis Drive? ("Research shows that young adults are in no rush to get behind the wheel. We won't stand for that.")
Road & Track



What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Dailyour online digest in newspaper format updated every day.

We invite you to visit Metro's The Sourceyour window to what's happening with agency news, funding and policy issues, and how to get the most out of transit and Los Angeles.