Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

6/06/2011

Downtown Streetcar, Westside Subway, LADOT, Bergamot Station, Palmdale & CAHSR, 405 Closure, Angeles Crest Highway & More

Angeles Crest Highway Reopens, And Fans Can't Wait To Hit The Road: Hundreds Of Riders, Drivers And Nature Lovers Trek To The Angeles National Forest To Enjoy The Winding Route That Was Closed For Over A Year
Los Angeles Times

Arroyoland's Next Hot 'Hoods: Where Will Home Buyers Be Flocking To A Decade Or More From Now? Not Necessarily Where You Think("That will make living near rail stations the next hottest real estate trend — one that may be here to stay. Here are five Arroyoland neighborhoods I predict will gain momentum as the rail network matures")
Pasadena Weekly

Bergamot Development Gets $650K Grant
Santa Monica Mirror

Caltrans Reopens 7 Miles Of Angeles Crest Highway
Pasadena Star-News

Can The Hummer Guy Fix L.A.'s Transportation Problems?
Los Angeles Times

Design-Build: The "New, New Thing" In L.A. County -- Wow!
Planning Report

Dismantling The Mulholland Bridge Will Be An Intricate Task

Los Angeles Daily News

DOT's Stimulus Spending Hits $28.4 Billion: Department Disbursed $3.7 Billion So Far In 2011
Journal Of Commerce

Editorial: Put Union Station Tie In Streetcar Vision ("We think the northeast extension is a solid idea worth serious consideration. While it would likely spur a price hike for an already expensive effort, it seems like a no-brainer to ensure that the line would have a connection to Southern California’s primary mass transit center. Not making the streetcar reach (or get close to) Union Station would be a Downtown equivalent of the goof of not running the Green Line into LAX.")
Los Angeles Downtown News

Find Everywhere You Can Go In 15 Minutes Or Less (more on Mapnificent)
Flowing Data

Group Launches Central Valley Campaign Against High-Speed Rail Project
Central Valley Business Times

The Insane California High-Speed Rail Project

Washington Examiner

It Is Time For Beverly Hills To Give Up ("Numerous schools elsewhere in the world have subway tunnels under them – Berkeley High School in Northern California has a cut and cover subway tunnel just below the surface that has no influence on the regular operation of the school. Other far more vulnerable targets, like the US Capitol, have rail tunnels under them.")
Wilshire/Vermont: Transportation In Los Angeles And Beyond

Jaime De La Vega To Lead The Troubled Los Angeles Transportation Department: Villaraigosa Wants Him To Improve Management Practices And Develop Measure R Programs. Mayor Also Names A Police Commander To Oversee Reforms In Parking Enforcement Operations
Los Angeles Times

Judge Rejects Argument Against Video Cameras In Metrolink Locomotives
Los Angeles Times

Legislature Votes To Tighten Up Oversight Of High-Speed Rail ("The Assembly approved Assembly Bill 145, which would make the authority an advisory body while shifting control of the project to a new state agency called the Department of High-Speed Trains.")

Sacramento Bee

Metro: Free Subway Rides During 405 Nightmare
Los Angeles Daily News

Metro Offering Free Subway Rides During 405 Closure

CBS Los Angeles

Metro To Offer Free Subway Rides During July 405 Fwy Closure

KABC-7

Officials Tussle Over Rail Crossing: Proximity Of Adjacent Propane Facility Constitutes A Danger, One Says
Burbank Leader

Palmdale Challenges High-Speed Rail Study Of Alternative I-5 route
Los Angeles Daily News

Palmdale To Pursue Legal Action If High-Speed Rail Authority Considers Bypassing Antelope Valley
Los Angeles Times

Report: California Mulls A "Department Of High-Speed Trains"
Government Technology

Residents Brace For Closure Of 405 Freeway

Los Angeles Daily News

Road Crews Fan Out Across Los Angeles To Fix Potholes: For This Weekend's Operation Pothole, City Crews Hope To Fix About 20,000 Potholes In Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times

School Officials Oppose Subway Extension Under Beverly Hills High: School District Officials Say One Of The Routes Being Considered Would Quash Their Plans To Renovate The Aging Campus. Prominent Developers Prefer That Route Because It Goes Through The Heart Of Century City
Los Angeles Times

Top Ten Reasons To Have The Subway Station At Constellation & Avenue Of The Stars
Century City Chamber Of Commerce

Value Capture As A Tool For Tying Land Use To Transit
Human Transit

The Virtues Of Investing In Transportation ("Infrastructure spending, adjusted for inflation and accounting for the depreciation of existing assets, is at about the same level it was in 1968, when the economy was one-third smaller. Public investment on transportation and water infrastructure as a share of gross domestic product has fallen steadily since the 1960s and now stands at 2.4 percent, compared with 5 percent in Europe and more than 9 percent in China.")
New York Times

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