2/16/2011

TAP, MTA Bus Yard, TOD StreetFilm, Gas Tax, Environmental Reviews, CarSharing, Mobility21 & More

Business Insider

The Angels: Four Million People, One City (video : breath-taking time-lapse views of Los Angeles)
Matthew Givot via Vimeo

StreetsBlog DC
StreetsBlog DC
San Jose Mercury News
Transport Politic

Bruins For Transit Co-President Matthew Kroneberger Talk About Downtown Los Angeles
UCLA Daily Bruin

Changing Tracks In Downtown LA On A Transit-Oriented Adventure
UCLA Daily Bruin

The Death Of The Gas Tax -- And Of Infrastructure Investment?
Washington Post

Developer Gone But MTA Lot Development Rolls On ("Though the developer of the proposed development for the MTA bus yard site has withdrawn from the project, the ramifications of the project seem far from over. No less than three entities have filed appeals regarding the Los Angles Planning Commission’s March 9, 2006 ruling on the development.")
Venice Paper

EasyJet To Coat Its Planes With Revolutionary Aerodynamic Paint To Cut Fuel Bills
Daily Mail (U.K.)

Feds Recommend $25 Million For AC Transit Bus Rapid Transit Project
San Jose Mercury News

GPSS To Introduce Subsidized Transit Program
("In February 2010, GPSS representatives met with UCLA’s transportation committee to discuss ideas for a subsidized transit program. “UCLA has a program like this that has been working for them. We wanted to talk to them and see how they had done it.")
USC Daily Trojan

High Speed Rail Has Basically Killed A Dozen Airports In South Korea ("This story should terrify airlines (and automakers) everywhere. And you wonder why high-speed rail gets blocked in America.")
Business Insider
Curbed LA

Knowledge Management For Planning Organizations
("Disorganization can result in costly mistakes, legal trouble, and effect the ability for the public to access information in a timely way.")
Planetizen

LaHood: Rail Is The Way Forward
StreetsBlog Network
Montana Dem Max Baucus To Chair Senate Transpo Subcommittee ("The [Environment And Public Works Committee] could play a key role in tempering House attempts to cut infrastructure spending to the bone and prioritize traditional highway projects over urban transit, intercity rail, or metropolitan planning.")
StreetsBlog DC

Moving Beyond The Automobile: Transit Oriented Development ("This Streetfilm, by Clarence Eckerson Jr., is an important one for Los Angeles as we consider how our city and county are going to grow as a result of the expected transit boom in the coming decade(s).")
StreetsBlog LA

MTA Ethics Office Drafted Censure Of Bernard Parks
LA Weekly

Naming Rights Can Pave The Way For LA Subway
CityWatch

New Carsharing Association Aims To Reduce Car Ownership
The City Fix
Carsharing Association

Obama's 2012 Budget: Agency By Agency
Federal Times

Obama's Budget And California's Environment
Southern California Public Radio

On The Waterfront: Import Forecast For Twin Ports Promises Boom
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Public Invited To Bergamot Station Workshop ("The Expo Light Rail is coming to Santa Monica within the next five years, and the city wants to make sure its plans are in place.")
Santa Monica Lookout

SFMTA Considers Five Plans To Combat Impending Billion Dollar Deficit
SF Appeal

Solana Beach Deputy Mayor Joe Kellejian Elected Chairman Of Coastal Rail Corridor Board
Solana Beach Sun

Southern California Transportation And Business Leaders Fight For Mobility And Jobs In Washington, D.C.: With A Unified Voice, Mobility 21 Will Fight To Protect Federal Funding For Transportation
Business Wire

That Second On-Board Employee
Human Transit

The Trendy Ins And Outs Of Smart Growth & Sustainability
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog