Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

4/18/2011

Foothill Extension, Green Line Extension, HSR, Bikes On Metro, Gas Prices In Perspective, Bus Museum & More

After A Compromise, Where Does The Public Sector Head?
Transport Politic

Are Gas Prices Really That High? (infographic map comparing United States to the rest of the world)
Flowing Data


Bikes Make Tracks On Metro Trains

Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District


Cal State Offers Big-Picture View Of Inland Logistics ("California consumes 2 million gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel every hour." : overview of the 2011 Southern California Transportation and Logistics Summit, organized by Cal State San Bernardino's Leonard Transportation Center)

Riverside Press-Enterprise

California: The Last Hope For High-Speed Rail

Metro Magazine

Critical Agreement Executed For Foothill Extension Light Rail Project ("The execution of a critically-needed agreement between the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and BNSF Railway (BNSF) that will result in BNSF abandoning their rights to use the corridor between (roughly) the future Arcadia and Irwindale Stations along the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa.")

PR-USA

Double Digit Rise In Gas Prices Marks Largest Savings In Nearly Three Years -- Giving Public Transit Riders Economic Edge

APTA Press Release

Downtown Long Beach Transit Mall To Reopen After $7M Revamp

Long Beach Press-Telegram

Editorial: Public Transit: Use It Or Lose It

Daily Breeze

Funding Approved For Downtown LA Streetcar Project
KABC-7

How To Get Where You're Going: Bicycling Becomes Collective
LAist

L.A. MTA Faces Tough Crowd In Lawndale Over Green Line
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Los Angeles To Slather Its Rooftops With Solar Panels
Grist

Market Forces ("During last year’s CicLAvia, local merchants, ever shortsighted, assumed that minus cars, there’d be no business. Statistics, in fact, suggest the opposite, that catering to cyclists is better for most businesses than depending on drivers.")

Orange 20

Metro Gold Line Extension Reaches Milestone
Examiner

Metro Green Line Extension Plans Meet Resistance At Lawndale Meeting
Daily Breeze

Metro Transit Ridership Down Across The Board
LA Observed

MTA Bus Ridership Declines In Recession

Los Angeles Times

Rail Service Plan For LAX Still Has Hurdles: More Than 15 Years After The Green Line Opened, An Extension Into The Airport Is Being Considered. But Cost And Logistical Problems Remain ("The new focus on rail in the area is being spurred by plans to build the Crenshaw Line, which would run through Southwest L.A. and Inglewood and intersect with the Green Line. This project would extend the Green Line to the corner of Century and Aviation boulevards, about 1.5 miles from the airport. The key question is how to close the remaining gap. Planners say they are studying all options, including building a light-rail line directly into the central terminus.")
Los Angeles Times

The Rising Price Of Gas Is The Talk Of The Nation (A roundup of stories and mitigation measures from around the country)
StreetsBlog Network

Senate Introduces A Narrower Bill For Wider Sidwalks

StreetsBlog DC

Sic Transit Gloria: A Bus M
useum Fails To Gain Traction ("We think buses are the greatest thing since sliced bread," Mr. Medaglia says. "The public doesn't quite see it that way." So for now, much of the museum's collection sits parked behind the battered metal doors of a dank warehouse here" in Fremont, California)
Wall Street Journal

Transportation System Creates Great Trips (Six bus and rail lines to and from downtown and USC that take you to the places you want to go, without a car)

USC Daily Trojan

Urban Bikeway Design Guide A Promising Tool For Cities

Mobilizing The Region
NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide