Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

5/19/2011

Metro Passes, Bike Week LA, "Streetcar In The Sea," California Transit Funding, National Transportation Week & More

AASHTO Approves First New Bicycle Routes In 30 Years
StreetsBlog DC

Amtrak Seeks Money For Track-Tampering Protection
Salt Lake City Tribune

Another Weird Way To Measure "Best Cities For Transit"
Human Transit

Before "Subway To The Sea," There Was "Streetcar In The Sea": Creating Artificial Reefs Off The Los Angeles Coast In 1959
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Big Blue Bus Service Changes
Canyon News

Bike Week LA Marked With Ride From Union Station To Convention Center
Los Angeles Times

Bottom Line: Uncommon Unity, As Political Will Grows For Crenshaw Subway
Los Angeles Wave

Burbank Had First Monoral In 1911, SaMo Wanted One In 1912
Curbed LA

CA Public Transit Service Tops National Rankings...Sort Of ("A recently released study by the Brookings Institution...ranks four California metro areas in the top ten out of 100 metro areas studied.")
California Planning & Development Report

CBO Says Taxing Cars By The Mile Could Raise Money For Highways
The Hill

Digging Into The Brookings Report: Transit Only Works If You Take It To Work
Transportation Nation

Editorial: California's High-Speed Train Project Is Going Off The Rails
Washington Post
Washington Post Repeats Zombie Lies
California High Speed Rail Blog

Few Leave Comments On Train Route Expansion ("The planned 1-mile, southeastern extension of the Metrolink line from the Santa Fe Depot in San Bernardino to a planned transit center downtown.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

How Many "U.S. Infrastructure Ailing" Reports Will It Take To Fix U.S. Infrastructure?
Infrastructurist

In Washington, Exploring A Sales Tax For BRT Funding
The City Fix

Metro Looking To Make Passes More Flexible ("A motion that goes before the transit agency's Executive Management committee today would change that, allowing the rolling passes that would be good from the day in which they are first used. The report by Metro staff says that change would reduce lines at sales centers and make life easier on visitors.")
Blog Downtown

Parking Phone App Extends To Congested Studio City
Los Angeles Daily News

Pedestrian And Bicyclist Traffic Control Device Evaluation Methods
(96p. PDF)
Federal Highway Administration

Presidential Proclamation: National Defense Transportation Day And National Transportation Week
The White House

Proposal To Remove Amtrak From Direct Congressional Funding Gets Hearing
The Hill

Proposed Train Line Hopes To Expand Use Of Public Transportation Around Loma Linda: SANBAG Finishes Its Series Of Community Meetings For A Train System That Would Skirt Loma Linda Between San Bernardino And Redlands
Loma Linda Patch

Revitalizing San Fernando Road Through Landscaping
StreetsBlog LA

Train Deals: New Metrolink Fares Include $10 Unlimited Weekend Riding Starting July 1
Los Angeles Downtown News

Transit Projects May Get Needed Funding ("Brown cancelled the spring bond sale in his initial budget proposal because of concerns about the state's ability to make the interest payments. He is now proposing selling $1 billion in transportation bonds in the fall. L.A. County typically gets about one-third of such sales, meaning it would get a big boost but not all the help it needs.")
Los Angeles Daily News

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