Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

4/26/2011

More 710, Wilshire BRT EIR, Expo Line, High Desert Corridor, One Santa Fe, Foothill's Electric Buses, BUR & Union Pacific & More

5 R's For Optimizing Digital Transportation Signage
Mass Transit

AAA Reports 18% Increase in Motorists Running Out Of Gas

TreeHugger

Airport Prepares Legal Battle Against Railroad: Bob Hope Officials Are Looking To Buy Union Pacific Land To Use For Parking

Glendale News-Press

Arctic Whisperer, World's First Quick-Charge Bus ("Electric buses are awesome...but unless you’re stringing overhead lines all over the place, the range sucks. A Spanish firm has found a clever solution to that problem and is testing it.")

Wired

Basics: Walking Distance To Transit
Human Transit

Bicycle-Based Commerce Continues Growth
Pattern Cities

Bicycling Access And Egress To Transit: Informing The Possibilities (144p. PDF)

Mineta Transportation Institute

Bundy And Santa Monica, Tear Down This Fence ("If we want more discretionary Metro riders, what better place to find them than in west LA? Currently, the nearest Metro office selling TAP cards is at Wilshire and La Brea. The Bundy Park kiosk would also be a great way to educate West LA residents about critical projects like the subway extension, Expo to Santa Monica and the Wilshire BRT.")

Huffington Post

Businesses Hear Benefits Of Proposed Valley Connector Route: Plan Would Boost Shipping, Efforts To Create Commercial Airport (High Desert Corridor)
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Call It MLB Stadium At Chavez Ravine (Columnist Bill Boyarsky discusses how simple it is to take public transit and the Dodger Express to the Stadium)

LA Observed

Ecoliner Battery-Electric Bus (photos of Foothill Transit's new prototype electric buses)
LA Visions

Editorial: Have We Outgrown Earth Day?
Los Angeles Daily News

Examining Long-Distance Express Buses As An Extension Of And Feeder To Passenger Rail Systems (86p. PDF)
Texas Transportation Institute

Here Comes The Bus: America's Fastest Growing Form Of Intercity Travel
New Geography

Implementing Race-Neutral Measures In State Disadvantages Business Enterprise Programs (96p. PDF)

National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Mining The Gold Line (slow-motion video essay)

Blogging Los Angeles

MTA Releases BRT EIR And Brentwood Is All "Huh?"
Brentwood Patch


The Next Fifty Years: Addressing California's Mobility In A Time Of Financial Challenges (40p. PDF)

Mineta Transportation Institute

Nobody Will Take Mass Transit To Work Unless You Build Tall Buildings Near The Stations (several comments discuss L.A. transit projects in detail)
Think Progress

The Nostalgia Trap: In Brooklyn And London, The Future Is Losing To The Past (When is historic preservation just misplaced nostalgia?)

The Atlantic

NTSB To Discuss Impact Of Fatigue On Transportation

The Hill

On Earth Day 2011, Much To Appreciate And Much Work Ahead

U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

On Eve Of Tragedy Anniversary, TriMet Launches "Safety Dashboard"

Oregonian

Opinion: High-Speed Rail Hopes Are Off The Tracks: Federal Funds Are Drying Up For California's Project, And That's A Good Thing

Los Angeles Times

Port Of Long Beach Awards $5 Million In Health Grants

Occupational Health & Safety

Raising Revenues Through Bus Advertisements

The City Fix

Ride The Red Cars To Glendale (May 12 : Free lecture/slideshow : "Historian Paul Ayers presents a slideshow on the Glendale Pacific Electric line from its beginning to the last day of service, June 19, 1955. Featured are over 240 images including color photographs and current views of the route...Get a Glendale Library card featuring the last Red Car train. A limited number will be available at the event.")

City Of Glendale Public Library

A Royal Event For The Expo Line
Huffington Post

San Bernardino-L.A. Commuter Rail Line To Get Six New Trains In May Including Express Route

Redlands Daily Facts

Second Chance For One Santa Fe: A $150 Million Arts District Project Returns ("Under a 65-year ground lease with Metro, which owns the land, the developers would build a project consisting of a six-story building with 438 housing units, 78,000 square feet of retail and commercial space, including a 15,000-square-foot grocery store, and a 3,000-square-foot space to be used rent-free by one or more community organizations that are involved with the arts. It would also include a 47,400-square-foot plaza and 802 parking spaces.")
Los Angeles Downtown News

Second National Port Summit Keeps Maritime Freight Conversation Moving Forward

U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

To Remove A Freeway In Long Beach: By The Numbers (follow-up to an article from last July)

Long Beach Post

Transportation Committee Passes Through 710-Oriented Bill: A.B. 353 Would Repeal A Provision That Prevents South Pasadena From Having The Power To Veto The Building Of A Freeway In The City
Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch

Why The City Remains So Dysfunctional Even As It Plans For The Future

CityWatch

Will The Expo Line Really Help Solve Santa Monica's Traffic Woes?: As The Project Takes Another Step Toward Completion, Some Have Their Doubts About Its Potential Impact On Reducing Traffic Congestion

Santa Monica Patch

Without Adequate Funding, Will States Raise Their Own Gas Taxes?

StreetsBlog DC