2/18/2011

Transportation Bill, Westside Subway Stops, Home Buyers & Transit, Why Low Gas Prices Signal Trouble, Road Debris & More

"Atlas Shrugged" Pushing High-Speed Rail? ("Contemporary high-speed rail seems to have gotten the nod as a plan worthy of pursuit from the makers of the long-awaited film version of "Atlas Shrugged," Ayn Rand's controversial Objectivist novel in which the railroad industry plays a key role.")
CNET

Bicycling In The Name Of Love -- And Advocacy
NBC Los Angeles

California: Florida's HSR Loss Could Be Our Gain
Transportation Nation

Debate Erupts As Metro Begins Study Of Third Option For Beverly Hills / Century City Subway Stop
StreetsBlog LA

Encourage Jobs Near Transit, Raise Cost Of Driving To Put State On Road To Change
Public Policy Institute Of California
Driving Change: Reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled In California (32p. PDF)
Public Policy Institute Of California
Summary (2p. PDF)

Home Buyers Are Moving Closer To Transit
American Public Media Marketplace

House GOP To Senate: Pass Our Budget Or Shut Down The Government
StreetsBlog DC

L.A. Bicycle Kitchen Cultivates "Do It Yourself" Transportation
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

LA Officials Strongly Oppose Bill Relinquishing Control Of Ontario Airport
Daily Breeze

Let's Talk About The I-710 Gap, Says Metro
EGP News

Metro Tweets About Transportation
NBC Los Angeles

New Report: America's Poor Infrastructure Is Holding Back Economic Growth
Infrastructurist
Growth And Renewal In The United States: Retooling America's Economic Engine (78p. PDF)
McKinsey Global Institute
Executive Summary (21p. PDF)

Poll: Voters From All Walks Support Transportation Improvements Reform
StreetsBlog DC
Rockefeller Foundation Infrastructure Survey Reveals Bipartisan Support For Transportation And Infrastructure Investments And Reform
Rockefeller Foundation Press Release
Survey Overview (4p. PDF)
Top Line Results (10p. PDF)
Complete Survey Results (246p. PDF)

Proposed Bus Routes Will Add Stops Along I-215 In Murrieta: The Changes Are To Make Mass Transit More Available To Riders In The Region
Murrieta Patch

Road Debris Means A Commute Paved With Peril
Los Angeles Times

Rush Hour Read: Hoping For Higher Gas Prices
Infrastructurist
Why You Don't Want Gas To Get Cheaper
Grist

Third Option For Century City Subway Stop: Metro Is Now Considering Santa Monica Blvd. And Century Park East
Westwood-Century City Patch

ULI Awards For Excellence Submissions Due February 18, 2011 (application process, eligibility requirements, do's and don'ts, downloadable application)
Urban Land Institute

U.S. Chamber, AFL-CIO Call For Long-Term Surface Transportation Bill, Gas Tax Hike
New York Times

What Rivers Teach About Transit
Human Transit

Who Got High Speed Rail Money
CNN

Why Obama Can't Save Infrastructure: Washington Talks A Good Game About Transportation Infrastructure, But Refuses To Agree On How To Fund It. So Let's Stop Waiting For Washington
Fortune