Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

6/03/2011

405 Closure Next Month, "Light Rail For Dummies," Roadbuilding & Congestion, CAHSR, Cool Subway Stations, Mapnificent & More

405 Shutdown Will Be "Heard Around The World"
LA Observed

America Pays For Villaraigosa's Transit Legacy: You Can't Say No To Federal Funds For L.A.'s Empty Trains, Fake Transit Hubs, And Unfixed Potholes
Reason

An App That Organizes Your City By Travel Time
GOOD
Mapnificent (Dynamic public transportation travel time maps)

Bill To Create Ontario Airport Authority Passes Senate
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Building More Roads Only Causes More Traffic: Expanding Highways And Roads Increases Congestion By Creating More Demand -- And Building More Public Transportation Doesn't Help The Problem
Fast Company
The Fundamental Law Of Road Congestion: Evidence From US Cities
Gilles Duranton & Matthew A. Turner

Fare Hikes Coming For LA City Buses (DASH and Commuter Express buses)
My Fox LA

Fast Train To Trouble: Now That High-Speed Trains Are Crisscrossing The Country, Enormous Costs And Other Shortcomings Have Been Exposed (8p. PDF : A leading Chinese rail engineer takes his nation's high-speed rail building boom to task)
Caixin Weekly

For And Against High-Speed Rail: Part III
Infrastructurist
A look back at Part I and Part II

Harbor Commissioners Approve $976.6M Budget For Port Of L.A.
Daily Breeze

HUD Secretary Pays Bergamot A Visit
Santa Monica Daily Press

Infographic: Light Rail Transit For Dummies
The Atlantic

Judge Tosses Engineers' Lawsuit Against Metrolink Video Cameras
CBS Los Angeles

LaHood Answers Questions About Bike Lanes, Fuel Economy, And HSR (video)
StreetsBlog DC

Lawmakers Introduce Reality-Based Plan To Achieve "Freedom From Oil"
StreetsBlog DC

Metro Board Votes To Reduce Day Pass Price
EGP News

Modern Metro: 14 Of The Coolest Subway Stations (photoessay)
Web Urbanist

Pioneering Sustainability Plan Takes Shape In San Diego Region ("Amid Regional Transportation Plans – not to mention regional comprehensive plans, county general plans, transportation funding schemes, and, of course, cities’ own general plans – it’s hard to tell where a region’s own initiative ends and SB 375’s mandate begins.")
California Planning & Development Report

Rejecting High-Speed Rail Is Not A Good Political Move
Grist

Repair Priorities: Transportation Spending Strategies To Save Taxpayer Dollars And Improve Roads (47p. PDF)
Smart Growth America & Taxpayers For Common Sense
Executive Summary (3p. PDF)

San Gabriel Valley COG Moves To Rectify One Complaint From Recent Caltrans Audit
Pasadena Star-News

Senate, Assembly Panels Diverge On Rail Funding
Bakersfield Californian

The Soulvine: The Usual Suspects
Los Angeles Wave

South Pasadena Mayor Seeks El Sereno Council's Help On 710 Freeway
Eastsider LA

Start Mapping Your 405 Getaway
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Tom Umberg Elected Chair Of California High Speed Rail Authority Board
California High Speed Rail Blog

World Likely To End When The 405 Shuts Down For A July Weekend
Curbed LA

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