Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

4/27/2011

Regional Connector, Wilshire BRT, Gold Line, Gas Prices, 7th St. Bike Lanes, Amtrak, Caltrans, L.A. Smog & More

7th Street First To Get Bike Lanes Under New City Plan
LAist
7th Street To Get A Bicycle-Friendly Makeover
Southern California Public Radio

$15 Million In Parking Ticket Revenue Eludes Los Angeles, Audit Finds: A New Los Angeles Audit Focusing On Chronic Scofflaws Finds The Parking Enforcement Department Is Still Missing Out On Revenue Collection

Los Angeles Times

83 Years Ago: City Hall Shines At Dedication (includes historic photos)
Blog Downtown

As Amtrak Turns 40, "America's Railroad" Continues To "Go Green" ("In the United States, passenger rail travel is 20% more efficient than airline travel and 30% more efficient than automobile travel.")
Suite 101


Calif. Highways Could Be Source Of Green Energy ("A bill for a pilot program that will harness road vibration and convert it to energy passed 6-1 in the California State Assembly's Natural Resources Committee yesterday. It will move to the Assembly Transportation Committee for voting next week.")

CNET

City, Caltrans, Seek Feedback On North Spring Street Bridge Widening
StreetsBlog LA

City's Transportation Director Set To Retire ("Stephanie Negriff announced her decision to retire in October 2011 from her position as the Director of Transit Services for the City’s Big Blue Bus. Negriff has spent 25 years in transit service with 10 years as the BBB Director.")

Santa Monica Mirror

Conceptual Renderings Show Broad Museum Plaza, Related Cos' New Buildings
Curbed LA

Gas Prices: Californians Are Mad As Hell But Still Driving

TIME

Gas Prices Changing Some Inland Commutes

Riverside Press-Enterprise

Gas Prices Could Reach $4.25 Nationally By Memorial Day

Los Angeles Times

Gold Line Ridership Up In Wake Of $4 Gas

Pasadena Star-News

A Historical Look At Subsidizing Railroads: The Obama Administration Will Invest A Large Sum Of Cash Into High Speed Rails. Historically, How Have Railroad Investments Impacted The US Economy?
Christian Science Monitor

How The Bicycle Economy Can Help Us Beat The Energy Crisis

Grist

Improving Mobility For Veterans (96p. PDF)

Transit Cooperative Research Program Research Results Digest

L.A., Bakersfield Remain Among U.S.'s Most Polluted Cities, Report Says: American Lung Assn. Says Smog And Soot Levels Dropped Significantly In Southern California Over The Last Decade, But The L.A. Area Remains The Worst Region In The Nation For Ozone Pollution
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach Transit Offering Live Bus Tracking By Phone

Long Beach Post

Metro Board Preview: Crenshaw Subway, Bikes On Trains, Active Transportation, Service Changes
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Tests: Geotechnical Testing Coming On The Regional Connector

Los Angeles Downtown News

Metrolink Express Trains: Fast But Watch Out

NBC Los Angeles

National Maritime Security Training Center Opens At Port Of LA

Security Management

Petersen Automotive Museum Gets $100 Million In Buildings, Cash And Cars From Founders Widow

Los Angeles Times

Rosendahl To MTA: No Bus Lanes On Our Boulevard: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Moved The Process Forward With The Routine Release Of A Report Friday
Brentwood Patch

San Francisco's Real-Time Smart Parking System Is Up And Running

GOOD
Demand-Based "Smart Parking": Watch How It Works
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Seven Things To Know About The City's Proposed New Parking Ordinance

CityWatch

Time To Restore South Pasadena's 710 Freeway Veto Right

California Streets

Transportation Planning, Policy And Climate Change: Making The Long-Term Connection (62p. PDF)

Texas Transportation Institute

Villaraigosa Teams With Homeland Security To Introduce "If You See Something, Say Something" Anti-Terrorist Campaign At Port
Los Angeles Daily News

With Caltrain Back On Track, Long-Term Funding Puzzle Still Plagues Commuter Line

Silicon Valley Mercury News