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6/14/2013

Leimert Park Station, Gold Line Foothill, Metro Rail Map, NoHo Bike Lanes, Green Light For CAHSR, LB Transit, LA Port & More

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June 14: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (In celebration of the Metro Blue Line's 10th anniversary, rail cars are repainted in Pacific Electric "Red Car" livery)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Bike Lanes On Vineland Win Support From Neighborhood Council ("The board of directors casts its vote for the wider and quieter Vineland over the idea of having bike lanes on the more lively Lankershim Boulevard.")
North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch

California Bullet Train Obtains Exemption From Federal Review ("The initial 65-mile segment of the train line can proceed without extensive oversight, a federal transportation board rules.')
Los Angeles Times

California High-Speed Rail Gets A Green Light
McClatchy

Clean Trucks Program: U.S. Supreme Court Rules Port Of Los Angeles Must Roll Back Some Provisions
Daily Breeze

Cloud Technology Deployed To Make Railway Crossings Safer
Innovation Trail

Connection Authority Board Opposes Proposed Measure R Amendment
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority

Downtown LA's Renaissance, The New Hipster Paradise
My Fox LA

In California Cities, Drivers Want More Bike Lanes. Here's Why
StreetsBlog DC

Integrating Land Use And Transportation III: Homes Zone (Part 3 of 6)
StreetsBlog LA

Key Green Light For California High-Speed Rail
Bakersfield Californian

Leimert Park Station Award Rocked By MTA Construction Obstruction
CityWatch

Long Beach Transit Director Larry Jackson Leaves Driver's Seat After More Than 30 Years
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Metro's Summer Public Art Tour Connects Rail, Artists, And Communities
KCET

More Evidence That We Have Reached Peak Car
TreeHugger

New Metro Rail Map Is Very Real And Pretty Spectacular
Curbed LA

New Metro Rail Map Of Los Angeles Has A Lot On It
LA Observed

NJ Transit's Mobile Ticketing Pilot Slowly Catching On
NJ.com

O.C. Toll Road Agency Could Keep Fees Through 2053 ("Officials approve a $2.4-billion bond sale to refinance the Foothill-Eastern system, which has lower-than-anticipated revenue despite higher charges.")
Los Angeles Times

Rail To Redlands An Opportunity For The East Valley
Highland Community News

Shifting Lanes: The Demise Of The Southern California Autopia ("To understand the City of Angels, Joan Didion once wrote, one needed to immerse oneself in the freeway experience or, as she put it, "the only secular communion Los Angeles has.")
KCET

Showdown Or Compromise? All's Quiet In Advance Of [Today's] Hearing On The Spring Street Green Bike Lane
StreetsBlog LA

South Pasadena Gets Bragging Rights For Winning "Bike Week LA" Challenge
Pasadena Star-News

Spring Street Park To Open Monday
Los Angeles Downtown News

Supreme Court Rules In ATA's Favor On Los Angeles' Port Parking, Placard Requirements
Transport Topics

Supreme Court Strikes Down "Clean Trucks" Program At Port Of LA
CBS Los Angeles

Supreme Court Strikes Down Parts Of LA Port's Clean Truck Program
Los Angeles Times

Time To Curb Parking Rates Hikes
Wehoville

Upcoming CicLAvia On Wilshire To Add Pilates, Yoga And Korean BBQ
LA Weekly


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6/13/2013

Leimert Park Station, 710 Extension, Perris Metrolink, CAHSR, LEED & Driving, Caltrans Funding, Bike Share, L.A. Zoning, Gourmet Amtrak & More

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June 13: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Groundbreaking for the second segment of Metro Rail)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Americans' Support For Public Transportation (survey results)
APTA

Amtrak Gets Gourmet Advice
Washington Post

Analysis Of Movable Bus Stop Boarding And Alighting Areas (105p. PDF)
Florida Department Of Transportation Research Center

Bike Lanes Will Require Patience, Los Angeles Officials Tell San Pedro Residents
Daily Breeze

California Transportation Commission Approves Billion-Dollar Infusion Of Funding To Upgrade Transportation And Promote Jobs (District VII highlights)
Caltrans Press Release

The Case For Making Bike-Share Membership An Employee Benefit
The Atlantic: Cities

City Planning In Los Angeles Surrenders In Merger To "Create Efficiencies"
The Planning Report

Commission To Appeal Perris Valley Line Ruling
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Creating Productive Roadways: Developing An Advanced Energy Production, Storage, And Distribution System (2p. PDF)
Federal Highway Administration

Crenshaw Line's Leimert Park Station May Be In Jeopardy, Again
Curbed LA

Dutch High-Speed Rail Dream Runs Off The Rails
Yahoo Finance

Editorial: Halt Wasteful California "Bullet Train" Project
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Fundamentals Driving Trends In Intercity Transportation In The US
Transportationist

Gov. Jerry Brown, Lawmakers Strike A Deal On Key Budget Issues
Governing

Graduating Into The Workplace: Perspectives From Recent Planning Grads
Planetizen

How LEED-ND Standards Reduce Driving And Associated Emissions: New Research ("Even the "worst" performing of the LEED-ND projects is predicted to generate 40 percent less driving than an average development in its metropolitan region, according to the study’s sophisticated transportation models.")
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog
Predicting Transportation Outcomes For LEED Projects (abstract)
Journal Of Planning Education And Research

Los Angeles To Update City's Zoning Code
Los Angeles Daily News

Major Blowback From City Council Members Over Leimert Park Funding Plan
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Bus Driver Who Died In Tow Truck Collision Identified
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Metro To Host Public Meetings On 710 Extension Study
Pasadena Star-News

Opinion: Lawsuit Only Way To Fight Pollution From Port's Railyard Project
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Port Of Los Angeles To Spend $400 Million On Improvement Projects
Transport Topics

Rep. Waxman Seeks Funding For Lost Hills Road At 101
Malibu Times

Sensors Help LA Create Demand-Based Parking Pricing
Government Technology

Transportation Authority Board Withholds Money From Metrolink
Voice Of OC

West Orange County Connectors Project Construction Highlights Through Saturday, June 14
Orange County Breeze


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6/12/2013

Crenshaw Line, Mobility 21, Metro Art, Gold Line Foothill Construction, OCTA, Toll Road Lawsuit, Calif Demographic Changes, TIGER Grants & More

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48 Ideas For New Mayor Garcetti...And They Won't Cost Taxpayers A Penny!
CityWatch

Beautifying Data With SoCal Art Schools And The Jet Propulsion Labs
KCET

The Biggest Bicycling Infrastructure Achievement In North America That You've Never Heard About
TreeHugger

Boston: Revealing The Beauty Of The Useful Bus
Human Transit

Calif. AG Joins Suit Over Toll Road Extension
Legal Newsline

California Achieves Cleaner Air Despite Having More Cars
Governing

California Demographic Changes Demand New Way To Pay For Infrastructure
California Economic Summit

#DearMayor: Mayor-Elect Garcetti Shares His Priorities For The City (" In my own district, we've seen a remarkable transformation because we focused on the street-level health of the community — that basic infrastructure that attracted businesses and people to spend time in their neighborhoods again.")
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Demand For TIGER Infrastructure Funding Remains Strong
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

DOT Professionals Understand That Transportation Is About People
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Draft CA Budget Ups Bike/Ped Funds, Leaves Safe Routes To School In Doubt
StreetsBlog SF

For Mass Transit, Proof Of Payment Is The Way To Go
Slate

Glossary Of Transportation Construction Quality Assurance Terms (48p. PDF : 6th ed.)
Transportation Research Board

How Do TIGER 2013 Applications Compare To Past TIGER Programs?
Transportation Issues Daily
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces 568 Applications For Latest TIGER Grants
U.S. DOT Press Release

Integrating Land Use And Transportation II: The Hills (part 2 of 6)
StreetsBlog LA

Interstate 5 Toll Lanes Near Highway 14 Await State Approval
KHTS

L.A. Metro Expands Art Tour Program
Metro Magazine

LA's Huge Bike Share Program Seeking Fortune 500 Sponsor
Curbed LA

Local Car Wash Offers Free Gold Line Construction Viewing ("Cleanliness is next to Gold Line Mess.")
Arcadia Weekly

OCTA $1.26 Billion Budget Is Up From Last Year And So Is The Anticipated Service
OC Weekly

OCTA Board Withholds Money From Metrolink
Voice Of OC

Opinion: Metro, Don't Make The Same Mistake Long Beach Transit Did On Electric Buses
StreetsBlog LA

Parks, Hills, Homes, Boulevards, Centers And Industry: A Concept To Integrate Land Use And Transportation Policies In Los Angeles (First of six parts)
StreetsBlog LA
Developing And Implementing The City Of Los Angeles' Transit Corridors Strategy: Coordinated Action Toward A Transit-Oriented Metropolis (110p. PDF)
City Of Los Angeles Mayor's Office

The Path Forward ("Here is Move LA’s take on the Top 10 transportation priorities for our new mayor going forward...")
Move LA

Probable Crenshaw Line Builder Designed Lines From New York To Honolulu To Chinatown
Curbed LA

Rail Lines Bring Housing Clashes ("Cities take steps to try to promote affordable housing while rents rise near new transit) Subscription required
Wall Street Journal
Demand Surges For Transit-Oriented Housing
Bacon's Rebellion

Roads To Rails ("We just need to decide to make better use of the land we all already own together: the public roads. Our roads today suffer from an identity crisis. We want them to provide thoroughfares for private cars, routes for public transit, spaces for parking, lanes for bicycles, sidewalks for pedestrians, access for people with disabilities, space and light for buildings, drainage for storm water, and even room for trees and flowers! Take a look out your window — the streets are contested territory, trying to be all things for all people.")
Places

Southern California's Mobility 21 Awards Champions Of Transportation
Business Wire

Underground Bicycle Parking Systems (video)
GOOD

The WMATA Twitter Feed: A Source Of Commuter Frustration, Or A Solution?
Washingtonian


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6/11/2013

Metro Safety, Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension, OCTA, Westwood Parkets, San Pedro, Big Blue Bus, PPP & More

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These changes are scheduled to take place Monday, June 17, 2013.  For more information on these changes, please visit our Primary Resources Blog.
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June 11: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Preliminary engineering begins for Metro Rail with a $12 million federal grant to the Southern California Rapid Transit District)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

12 Westwood Parklet Ideas
Curbed LA

2013 Rail Safety & Security Excellence Awards Announced ("Category: Light RailGOLD Award for Safety – Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Los Angeles, CA")
APTA

Beach Bus From Foothills To Santa Monica Returns
La Cañada Sun

Big Blue Bus Official Commends Bravery During Santa Monica Shooting Spree
Santa Monica Mirror

Calif. AG Joins Suit Over Toll Road Extension
Legal Newsline

Chicago Rail Program A Success, But Future Funding In Doubt, Officials Say ("Members of a congressional panel came to Chicago to see firsthand how a unique public-private partnership seeks to eliminate the choke points that have long halted rail and vehicle traffic in the Chicago area.")
Chicago Tribune

Construction For NMS@La Cienega Eating Up Sidewalk, Views
Curbed LA

Editorial: Open Car Pool Lanes During Non-Peak Hours
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Environmentalists Call LA Rail Project Racist
Courthouse News Service

Eyes On The Street: Expo Phase II Construction At Venice/Robertson
StreetsBlog LA

LA Transportation: A Vision For The New Mayor
CityWatch

LACMTA Eyes Contractor For Crenshaw LRT
Railway Age

LACMTA Staff Recommends Contractor For $1.3 Billion Crenshaw/LAX Line Project
Progressive Railroading

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Achieves Milestone In Gold Line Operations Campus Construction
AZO Build

The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets
The Atlantic: Cities

OCTA 2013-2014 Budget Increases Bus Service, Funds Measure M Projects
Orange County Breeze

OCTA Budget: $1.26 Billion In Freeway Work, Street Repairs
Orange County Register

OCTA Focuses On Long-Range Plan For Transportation
Voice Of OC

Old Taxes, New Fees Among Options For Highway Funding
Politico

Open Letter From Ed King, Director Of Transit Services ("We are resolved to do all that we can to help our community recover from Friday's senseless tragedy...Know that we at the Big Blue Bus join you as we, too, are navigating our way back to what was once routine and what feels like home.")
Big Blue Bus

Perris Valley Line: Where Does It Go From Here?
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Petitioning U.S. DOT To Recognize That City Streets Should Prioritize Walking
StreetsBlog DC

Senate Commerce Panel Approves Foxx As U.S. Transportation Secretary
Kansas City Star

States Ramping Up Action On Passenger Rail: A Report On The First Year Of The Recovery Act's High-Speed And Intercity Passenger Rail Program
AASHTO

Sunday Traffic Poses Problem At Ports O' Call Village In San Pedro
Daily Breeze

Taking Down A Freeway To Reconnect A Neighborhood
SPUR

Train To Nowhere Or Cutting Edge Vision?
HealthyCal

Transit Benefits Would Remain At Higher Levels Under Proposed Bill
Washington Post

Two Day Symposium At The Getty Takes On The "Evolution Of Los Angeles"
KCRW

Use Of Market Research Panels In Transit (72p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program

Why The Wall Street Journal Hates Bikes So Much
The Atlantic Wire


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6/10/2013

Purple Line Subway, Westside Congestion, CAHSR Funding, Transit Tax Legislation, Bridge Infrastructure, SanBAG, BUR, LGB, SCIG & More

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These changes are scheduled to take place Monday, June 17, 2013.  For more information on these changes, please visit our Primary Resources Blog.
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Active Living For All Ages: Creating Neighborhoods Around Transit (accompanied by video report)
AARP Blog

All The Details On Purple Line Subway Work, Starting Next Year
Curbed LA

Analyzing The Effects Of Transit Network Change On Agency Performance And Riders In A Decentralized, Small-To-Mid-Sized US Metropolitan Area: A Case Study Of Tallahassee, Florida (232p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Angelenos Get Their Say About Wilshire Subway (video : "MTA is moving forward with plans to dig a tunnel for the Wilshire subway to the Westside next year. But first, officials have given the public a chance to learn more about the digging plans.")
NBC Los Angeles

Big Detour Urged For Rail Funds ("A California congressman thinks billions of dollars in federal funds should be spent on high-speed rail -- just not in his state.")

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/10/5484181/big-detour-urged-for-rail-funds.html#storylink=cpy"
Sacramento Bee

Bill To Protect Transit From Terrorists Passes House Of Representatives
San Francisco Examiner

Bi-Partisan Lawmakers Push Permanent Tax Equality For Transit Commuters
StreetsBlog DC
Reps. Grimm, McGovern, King, Bluemenauer Introduce Transit Parity Act To Protect Tax Benefits For Public Transportation Commuters
U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.)

Bytes And Bikes: Is A Smart Bicycle Revolution Afoot?
Smart Planet

California Tops List Of States With Water Infrastructure Needs ("California could use $44.5 billion to fix aging water systems over the next two decades, according to an EPA assessment. Texas and New York are next in line.")
Los Angeles Times

Chances Are 1 In 9 That The Bridge You're Crossing Has Been Deemed Structurally Or Otherwise Deficient By The Government
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Come Fly With Me: The Reinvention Of Waiting At Long Beach Airport
KCET

Despite A Lot More People And Cars, California's Air Is Cleaner ("The state's strict vehicle emissions standards have made a significant difference, a study finds. The amount of organic nitrates in Southern California's air chemistry has also changed for the better.")
Los Angeles Times

Don't Like The Color Of The Sky? Blame It On What's In Your Garage
Las Vegas Sun

Editorial: Battle To Stop California Bullet Train Shifts To The East
Los Angeles Daily News

Environmentalists, City Of Long Beach, Air Regulators All File CEQA Challenges To Proposed Rail Transfer Yard
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

For Regional Connector, Metro Wants Things To Go Bump In The Night ("Agency Seeks Permission for 24-Hour Construction Work, and not Everyone Is Happy.")
Los Angeles Downtown News

Foxx Nears Vote For US Transportation Secretary
Associated Press via CBS Charlotte

Free Public Transit? A Thought Experiment
Sustainable Cities Collective

Google Close To Buying Waze For $1.3 Billion
Mashable

Gritty Wharf At Port Of L.A. Will Become Marine Research Center ("Plans call for City Dock 1, opened in 1913, to be converted into a nexus of laboratories and classrooms, fish hatcheries and berths for research vessels.")
Los Angeles Times

How L.A. Can Fix Its Iconic Eyesores (video)
KCET

How To Calm The Urban Parking Wars
Slate

Inspection Costs Rise Again For Bob Hope Airport ("The transportation center tally has mounted to $2.15 million.")
Burbank Leader

Letters: By Golly, Why Not An L.A. Trolley?
Los Angeles Times

Metro Recommends Contractor (And $160 Million More) For Crenshaw Line
Los Angeles Times

Mexico Meets Eastside: Ruminations On Buses, Metro, Bicycles And Swap Meets
StreetsBlog LA

MTA Bus Yard Development
Venice Paper

New Bradley Terminal At LAX To Open For Public Previews
Daily Breeze

Orange Line Expansion Wins Architectural Award
Northridge Patch

Perris Valley Line: Environmental Group Says It's Not Trying To Kill Project
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Petition Could Powerfully Promote "Complete Streets" ("US Department of Transportation (DOT) officials would consider a change in the way they classify thoroughfares — to the benefit of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users — but they need political support.")
Better Cities & Towns

Renewable Energy Guide For Highway Maintenance Facilities (248p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

RTA Offers Free Bus Passes
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Riders Try Out [D.C.] Metro's New Stainless Steel Fare Gates
Washington Post

SanBAG Elects Bill Jahn As New President, L. Dennis Michael As VP
San Bernardino Sun

Santa Clarita Transit To Offer Shuttles To Santa Monica
KHTS

Santa Monica Considers Expanding TDM Policies With Stronger Policies & Including New Residential
StreetsBlog LA

Study: FRA Regulations Make Us Less Safe
StreetsBlog DC
Reducing Passenger Train Procurement Costs: The FRA's Outmoded Safety Regulations Should Be Repealed (7p. PDF)
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Three Groups File Suit Against Port Of Los Angeles Rail Yard Project
Daily Breeze

"Transit" Might Not Be Essential To Transit-Oriented Development
The Atlantic: Cities
Does TOD Need The T?: On The Importance Of Factors Other Than Rail Access (link to full-text PDF)
Journal Of The American Planning Association

Westside Development Fuels Debate Over Growth -- Smart Or Otherwise ("Opponents say the Casden West L.A. project would add to congestion near the 405 Freeway; proponents say the plan for 638 apartments, stores is socially responsible.")
Los Angeles Times

When Camels Came To Los Angeles ("Arriving in town January 8, 1858, the humped and hoofed animals represented an ambitious U.S. government experiment to introduce the so-called “ship of the desert” to the arid lands of the American Southwest. They arrived under the supervision of Edward Fitzgerald Beale, a surveyor under contract with the War Department to open a new road between Texas and Southern California.")
LA as Subject via Los Angeles Magazine


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