Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

6/29/2011

AEG Transpo Plan, BH Subway, Regional Connector, LA's 1948 Transportation Battles, LADOT, Metrolink, UCLA Parking, Amazing Trains Never Built & More

AB710 Will Reduce The Cost And Increase The Supply Of Affordable Housing (parking plays a key role)
AIA LA Design Advocate

AEG Touts Transit For L.A. Live Events
Blog Downtown

AEG's Transpo Plan: Early Returns Good, But The Devil Remains In The Details
StreetsBlog LA

Amazing Trains That Were Never Built
Infrastructurist

Bike Lanes, Crosswalks, Pedestrian Signals Coming To Dahab Crash Corner
StreetsBlog LA

Chinese Mass Transit: On The Right Track ("Having for decades largely neglected the need for efficient light-rail systems as its cities grew, it is now in the midst of metro-mania. Last year the number of subway carriages in service across the country grew by 50%, with more than 30 cities in the process of building new metro lines.")
The Economist

Community Meetings For Regional Connector Continue Wednesday And Thursday
Blog Downtown

A Congressman's Pet Project, A Railroad's Boon ("Representative John L. Mica, a Florida Republican and chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has spent years badgering federal agencies, bullying state officials, blocking Amtrak naysayers and trying to bypass federal restrictions to build support and squash opposition to the commuter line.")
New York Times

Declining US $s For Highways: Where Tolling Fits In
Toll Road News

Dirty Land Derails Cleantech Deal: Buyer Backs Out Of $15 Million Acquisition Of Troubled CRA Property
Los Angeles Downtown News

The Fiction Of The Persecuted European Motorist (reaction to Monday's New York Times article)
StreetsBlog Network

Five Must-Know Tenets Of 21st Century Planning (For one, "Fixed rail infrastructure is the cornerstone of transit-oriented development")
CityWatch

Freight As Passenger Rail's Worst Enemy -- Or Something Else?
Transport Politic

Green Transportation Research Bill Introduced In The House
AltTransport
Wu Introduces Major Green Transportation Bill
U.S. House Of Representatives Press Release

LADOT GM De La Vega On Better Data, Multi-Modalism And, Yes, Pedi-Cabs
StreetsBlog LA

L.A. Port's Knatz To Anchor International Port Association
Progressive Railroading

Like A Space Port, Every Sort: A Song About LA Transit
LAist

Metrolink & AEG Want Your Butt In Seats, Announce Transit Partnership
LAist

Metrolink Safety Fix Could Cost Millions: Three Options Are Aimed At Keeping Pedestrians From Crossing Tracks
Burbank Leader

More Proof We've Hit Peak Car Use?
TreeHugger

One Minute On The 405
(video : one minute of footage gives viewers some idea of the impact of the upcoming 405 closure on the average weekend's 300,000 vehicles which normally pass through the Sepulveda Pass)
LA Observed

Opinion: Keeping The Subway On Track: L.A. Business Interests Need To Put The Brakes On Beverly Hills Activists' Efforts To Delay The Purple Line
Los Angeles Business Journal

Rail Rapid Transit Now!: Early Freeways, "Bus Rapid Transit" & The Competing Transportation Plans Of 1948
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Rumor Mill: House Leadership Hostile To Transpo Reauthorization
StreetsBlog DC

SFMTA Names Taxi Director As Interim Nate Ford Replacement
San Francisco Appeal

State Treasurer Worries About Bullet Train's Finances
California Watch

StreetFilms With Espanol: Long Beach Shifts Into High Gear
StreetsBlog LA

UCLA Students Criticize Parking Enforcement Changes In Westwood: After Los Angeles Officials Began Issuing Tickets For "Apron Parking," Some Argue That It Is The Only Solution To The Area's Significant Lack Of Parking
Los Angeles Times

Westside And Valley Businesses Are Preparing For Carmageddon: The Weekend Closure Of A 10-Mile Stretch Of The 405 Freeway Through The Sepulveda Pass Will Force Restaurants And Hotels To Operate With Fewer Workers, Offer Greater Discounts To Attract Customers And Still Face The Prospect Of Revenue Losses
Los Angeles Times

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