Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

4/22/2011

Expo Line, America Fast Foward, Foothill Transit, 710 Freeway, Gas Prices, Amtrak, Smart Parking, SCI-Arc & More

Amtrak: Our Bus-Level Discount Fares Have Nothing To Do With Discount Buses
Transportation Nation

Another Wonderful Long Beach First: Protected Bike Lanes
StreetsBlog LA

Barack Obama Talks Deficit, Voters Talk Gas Prices
Politico

Caltrain Board OKs Budget That Keeps All Trains Running, All Stations Open

Silicon Valley Mercury News

City Council Seeks Support On Bill Pertaining To 710 Freeway: A State Assembly Bill That Will Go To The California Assembly Committee Monday Would Allow The City Of South Pasadena To Regain Freeway Veto Power

South Pasadena Patch


Congress Borrows From L.A.'s Transportation Playbook
Public CEO

Dutch Superbus ("The High-Speed Bus prototype is electric-powered, cruises at 150 MPH+, and can hold 23 passengers, according to the designer.")

Antiplanner

Editorial: Keeping Calif. High-Speed Rail On Track

San Francisco Chronicle

Foothill Transit Debuts Three Fully Electric Buses While Other Agencies Aim For Zero Emissions

Pasadena Weekly

"Gate Wave" Chosen For Redondo Beach Transit Center
Easy Reader

L.A. Architecture School SCI-Arc Buys Its Unorthodox Home: The Southern California Institute Of Architecture Pays $23 Million For The Century-Old Rail Freight Depot

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Anticipates Light Rail Line (audio : "After numerous delays and cost overruns, the first phase of the project will run from downtown to L.A.'s West Side. The new Expo Line hearkens back to the days when L.A. residents took "Red Car" trolleys from downtown to the ocean." Metro CEO Art Leahy is interviewed and audio from the Metro Transportation Library's archival collection is featured)

NPR

Los Angeles - Las Vegas Rail Hoping For HSR Funding

Examiner

Maintenance Yard For Green Line Planned For East End Of Westchester

Argonaut

Medians Will Provide Green Oasis In Urban Setting ("The green belt on medians along San Vicente Boulevard will be transformed into one of the city’s newest parks through a plan that was finalized on April 18 by the Office of City Councilmember Herb Wesson, 10th District, and three local neighborhood councils.")
Park La Brea News Beverly Press

New York Times' Flawed HSR Editorial
California High Speed Rail Blog

Opinion: Riled About Rail: Why All The Anger About High Speed Trains?
CNN

Professional Certification And Credentialing Program For The Transit Industry (16p. PDF)

Transit Cooperative Research Program Research Results Digest

SFMTA Launches SFPark To Much Fanfare And Political Support

StreetsBlog SF
The Right Price For Parking (video)
StreetsFilms

TIGER III Is Grrrrrr-eat News For Transportation Agencies ("News about an upcoming TIGER III award program is beginning to leak out. The USDOT isn't planning to releaes a solicitation for proposals until early summer.")

StreetsBlog DC

US Freight Rails Hiring Rises Sharply

Journal Of Commerce


Why L.A. Hates Presidential Visits
The Atlantic