Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

7/12/2010

Gold Line Wins Award, Blue Line Upgrades, Bikes And Airports, Whitman And Brown On HSR, BRT Brilliance & More

Accounting For The Economic Payoff Of Streetcars And Buses
StreetsBlog DC

Advocates: High-Speed Rail Tunnel Could Ruin Park
KSWT-13

Arcadia Gold Line Station Relocated -- Slightly
Arcadia Weekly

Art On Track: Public Art Meets Public Transportation
GOOD
Art On Track Website
Art On Track Flickr Photo Collection From 2008 & 2009 Exhibitions

Bicycling Isn't Recreation, It's Transportation (Bicycle access paths to airports for true inter-modal integration)
The L Magazine

Bridge Over Untroubled Waters: Glendale Looks To Build Pedestrian Bridge To Griffith Park
Glendale News Press

California High Speed Rail Authority Opts To Ignore Ridership Problems
San Francisco Chronicle

California Labor Federation On Whitman's HSR Stance
California High Speed Rail Blog

California Low-Speed Rail
Riding In Riverside

A Closer Look At Go511
UCLA Be A Green Commuter!

Do You Read These Planning Magazines?
Planetizen

Eastside Gold Line Extension Earns Construction Award
EGP News

Expo Phase II Work Underway, MTA Chief Talks Cost Control
Curbed LA

Finally, Bike Branding Moves Beyond Hipster Ghetto
Fast Company
Bikes Belong Coalition
People For Bikes

Foothill Transit Tests First Electric Bus
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Here's Something More Important Than The Mayoral Free Tickets (30/10 funding)
LA Observed

High-Speed Train May Share Metrolink Tracks
Orange County Register

Hollywood And Mass Transit: Buddy, Can You Spare A Dime?
Huffington Post

In Search Of A Monument That Says "L.A." ("The freeway in Southern California is for the most part "an artistic wasteland...Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley created a West Coast Gateway Committee to solicit designs for a cultural monument that would stretch across the Hollywood Freeway downtown.")
Los Angeles Times

Individuals Save $9,343 By Riding Transit Annually
Public Transportation Takes Us There

Japan May Target California Next In High-Speed Rail Sales Bid
Business Week

[New York] MTA "Card" Game: $1 Fee Eyed For Each New Metro Pass (They litter almost every subway entrance - the ubiquitous, value-exhausted-yet-refillable plastic MetroCards. Now New York MTA has devised a simple, revenue-producing measure that would reduce the litter)
New York Post

Opinion: What's Wrong With This Picture? There Are So Many Problems With The Concept Of Selling Digital Ads On Car License Plates That It's Amazing The Idea Has Gotten This Far
Los Angeles Times

Port Operations Can Improve Without An Act Of Congress
Daily Breeze

Rail Against The Machine: What's So Conservative About Federal Highways?
(8p. PDF)
American Conservative via Transportation For America

The Reverse Commute: The Obama Administration Is Trying To Rein In Suburban Sprawl. But Is It Any Match For 70 Years Of Unsustainable Development?
American Prospect
Sustainable Communities: Live Event With HUD, DOT and EPA (July 15)
Planetizen

Spotlight On The World Cup: Brazil Gears Up For Games With Urban Transit Investments (As the 2010 FIFA World Cup Tournament in South Africa winds down, Brazil's federal, state, and local governments are already set to spend US $6.48 Billion in "urban mobility infrastructure" for 2014 - and that doesn't include private investment. Includes artistic renderings of projects)
The City Fix

"Transit-Enlightened Cities" Showcase BRT's Brilliance
The City Fix

Upgrade Work Begins For Blue Line: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority On Saturday Began Replacing 20 Aging Traction Power Substations And Electrical Support Systems, Thanks To A $71 Million Grant From Federal Stimulus Funds
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Whitman, Brown On Opposite Sides Of High-Speed Rail Tracks
San Jose Mercury News