Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

5/06/2011

Leimert Park Station, Glendora Gold Line, Westchester Yard, Train Terror Threat?, Grapevine HSR, Gas Tax & More

2025: The Future Of Mobility And Our Cities
This Big City

Al Qaeda Considered Derailing Trains, Interested In Los Angeles: A Nationwide Alert Has Been Issued Regarding U.S. Rail Security
KTLA

Al Qaeda Sought To Target U.S. Train Network
Wall Street Journal

Amtrak: 40 Years, $40 Billion -- For National Train Day, Let's Look At The Company's Financial Failures
National Review

Big Blue Bus System Could See Digital Advertising
Santa Monica Daily Press

Could Obama Ditch The Gas Tax?
Governing

Crenshaw Rail Line: Let's Avoid Being Taken For A ride
Our Weekly

For LADOT GM, The Honeymoon Is Way Past Over: Six Month Report Card
CityWatch

Fountain Avenue Could Get Bike Lanes ("Fountain Avenue could become a major bicycle thoroughfare with bike lanes on both sides and car traffic reduced to just a single lane in each direction through West Hollywood.")
West Hollywood Patch

Funding Mass Transit Security After Bin Laden
StreetsBlog DC

Gold Line Authority Offers Two Parking Designs For Glendora Station
Glendora Patch

High-Speed Rail Planners Revive Grapevine Route: The California High Speed Rail Authority Board Votes To Reconsider Building The First 500-Mile Leg Portion Of The L.A.-To-Bay Area Line Along Interstate 5. That Plan Had Been Discarded In Favor Of A Circuitous Route Through The Antelope Valley. Now, Both Plans Will Be Considered
Los Angeles Times

A History Nerd's Guide To L.A.: Nine Major Historical Documents In The City Right Now (A 1915 Los Angeles Traffic Plan and a 1928 wall-sized transit map, both in the Metro Transportation Library's collection, are in good company alongside copies of the Magna Carta, Gutenberg Bible and other rare treasures)
LA Weekly

Hollywood Dreamin': Decking LA's Highway 101
This Big City

In Crenshaw, Overwhelming Support For Leimert Park Station
StreetsBlog LA

Info From Osama Raid Shows Interest In US Trains
Associated Press

Iteris Signs $1.3 Million Transportation Contract: The Santa Ana-Based Traffic Management Firm Will Help Improve Mobility On L.A. Corridors
OC Metro

LA On Osama's "Hit List": Bin Laden May Have Been Ready To Strike Against The City Of Angels
NBC Los Angeles

Last Stop: Leimert Park
KCET

Leimert Park Deserves A Light Rail Station: The MTA Is Bringing Light Rail To The Crenshaw Corridor, But Not To Leimert Park, The Vibrant Neighborhood A Longtime Resident And Transportation Activist Calls "Our Little Africa"
Los Angeles Times

Leimert Park Station, A Must
Los Angeles Sentinel

Metro's 2012 Budget Represents The Changing Tide In The "Bus v Rail" Debate
StreetsBlog LA

Mineta Transportation Institute Survey: Opinions About Federal Transportation Tax Options
PR Newswire
What Do Americans Think About Federal Transportation Tax Options? Preliminary Results From Year 2 Of A National Survey (18p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Obama Wants To Study Viability Of Mileage-Based Fee For Transpo Revenue
StreetsBlog DC
Well That Was Quick: Obama Disavows Mileage Fee Proposal
StreetsBlog DC

Pay Per Mile: A Timely Tax Idea, Or A Privacy Threat?
MSNBC

Recovery Act: Use Of Transportation Funds, Outcomes, And Lessons Learned (22p. PDF)
United States Government Accountability Office

Reps. Matsui, Latourette Introduces Complete Streets Bill
StreetsBlog DC

Second Look At High Speed Rail Through SCV: Board Will Consider Proposals That Include A Local Station For High-Speed Train Through California
Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Stop The Potential PLAs On MTA Projects In California ("The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority is considering whether to place a PLA on all of their projects funded by the voter-approved Measure R and other federal funds.")
The Truth About Project Labor Agreements

Tolls On Orange County Road May Be Extended Another 6 Years: The Operators Of The San Joaquin Hills Tollway Want To Restructure Bond Payments On About $430 Million Of $2.1 Billion In Debt, Pushing Back The Maturity Dates To 2042
Los Angeles Times

Torrance Wins $18.1M Grant To Build New Transit Center
Daily Breeze

Transit Officials To Feds: Stop Scrimping On Security
Governing

Transit Ridership Up Due To Rising Gas Prices ("The Gold Line, a light rail line that connects Pasadena, CA to Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles, saw a 10 percent increase in ridership in March 2011 over March of 2010. Transit officials expect even higher ridership as the area’s 12 percent unemployment rate goes down and people head back to work.")
AltTransport

Transportation And Representation: It's Time To Put Up Or Shut Up (Leimert Park station)
Our Weekly

Transportation Officials Say Federal Funding Is Needed For San Bernardino County Projects
Fontana Herald News

Urban Wetlands In Los Angeles ("The 9-acre site under construction at 54th and Avalon is an old MTA bus repair area.")
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Westchester: Arbor Vitae/Bellanca Location Chosen For Light Rail Maintenance Yard ("The maintenance facility site will serve the Metro Green Line and Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor, as well as the proposed Green Line extensions to the South Bay and Los Angeles International Airport.")
Argonaut

Women's Issues In Transportation: Summary Of The 4th International Conference: Technical Papers (298p. PDF)
Transportation Research Board

Your Monthly Gasoline Bill: $368
CNN

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