Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

6/22/2011

Monrovia's Gold Line Deal, More Gold Line Trains, More Beverly Hills Subway, Public-Private Partnerships, Railroad Lawsuit, Cycling Highway & More

Advancing Regional Transportation Options: A National Workshop (46p. PDF)
Transportation Research Board Circular

America's Reviving Its Highway System For Cyclists
GOOD

Assembly Transportation Committee Schedules June 27 Vote on "Give Me 3"
StreetsBlog LA

Bending The Rules: The Arts District As A Haven For Street "Murals"
KCET

Bicycle Lanes Planned For Figueroa, Flower, Spring And Main Streets
Blog Downtown

Bike-Ped Defunding Proposal Sparks Mutiny In Mica's Home District
StreetsBlog DC

City Council To Discuss Subway Route [Yesterday Afternoon]: Residents Are Expected To Appear Before The City Council To Urge The Panel To Take A Stronger Position Against A Proposed Westside Subway Extension Alignment To Century City
Beverly Hills Patch

County Facing Slow Economic Recovery (Observations from Tuesday's 2011 "What's Next LA?" forum in downtown Los Angeles)
Whittier Daily News

Final Decision Delayed On Future Of Red-Light Cameras, LA City Council Divided
LAist

Funding Transport: The Role Of Public-Private Partnerships ("Two U.S. Congressmen want to bring competitive bidding and private sector involvement into building new high-speed rail for the country.")
The City Fix

Getting Urban Form Right Before Transit (video : land building codes' relationship to transit)
Reconnecting America

Groups Challenge California Rail Yards To Clean Up Their Act
("California’s two major rail yard operators are illegally disposing hazardous waste thereby increasing the risk of serious health problems such as chronic respiratory disease and cancer in neighboring communities.")
Media Newswire

HopStop To Offer More Than Directions
New York Times

Improving Cycling In Los Angeles By Learning From New York
This Big City

Is A Monrovia Gold Line Deal Now Likely?: A Land Deal Must Get Done Between The City And GLCA For The Gold Line Foothill Extension To Stay On Track
Monrovia Patch

Metro Adding New Trains To Gold Line To Speed Up Service During Peak Commuting Hours
Pasadena Star-News

Metro Gold Line To Introduce More Trains During Peak Hour
Beverly Hills Courier

New Report: How To Save Money On Road Construction
Infrastructurist
Delivering Taxpayer Value: Three Tools That Can Help Ensure A More Effiicient, Cost-Effective Infrastructure (15p. PDF : explains performance management process focusing on life cycle cost analysis, alternative design/alternative bid, mechanistic-empirical pavement design guide)
Whataretherealcosts.org

Opinion: Who's Clean Among Potential Bullet Train Bidders?
Hanford Sentinel

Port Of Long Beach $828M Budget For 2012 Gets OK
Commercial Carrier Journal

Public Support For Climate And Energy Policies In May 2011 (35p. PDF)
Yale Project On Climate Change Communication

Railroads Threatened With Lawsuit ("An environmental group threatened to sue two of the nation's biggest rail owners Tuesday under a novel legal theory that would classify diesel exhaust as hazardous waste.")
Associated Press

Report Says Big Southland Quake Would Have Huge Effect On Workforce And Economy: A 7.8-Magnitude Quake On The San Andreas Could Affect 430,000 Businesses And 4.5 Million Workers, U.S. Agency Says ("Because rail systems, ports and roads are likely to be damaged, shipments by truck and train from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach would be affected. Over 23% of the total value of U.S. goods passed through the two ports in 2009.")
Los Angeles Times
Labor Market Risks Of A Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake In Southern California (6p. PDF)
U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics Regional Report

Right Track For Los Angeles Is Light Rail ("Adding lanes to reduce traffic is like a drunk trying to drink himself sober...Building a rail line through the Sepulveda Pass won't be cheap, but 40 more years of lost man-hours, missed family time, CO2 emissions and wasted $4-a-gallon unleaded isn't exactly a bargain.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Santa Monica Approves $16Mil For Big Blue Bus
Santa Monica Mirror

Think Privatizing Amtrak Services Is A Good Idea? Think Again
StreetsBlog DC

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