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405's "Rampture," Bike Week LA, 710 Gap, Beverly Hills Subway, Orange Line Extension & More

May 14: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The birth of Sunset Boulevard and Disney promotes its vision for the future of transportation)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

The 10 Busiest Bike Intersections In Los Angeles
Curbed LA

The 20 Best And Worst Cities For Public Transit

405 Freeway Construction Snarls Loom
Los Angeles Daily News

405 Freeway Ramps Along Wilshire Set For 90-Day Closures In June
CBS Los Angeles

Add A Green Buffered Bike Lane And Number Of Cyclists Explodes
StreetsBlog LA
L.A. Bike Count: Every Cyclist Counts -- Results From The 2011 City Of Los Angeles Bicycle And Pedestrian Count (102p. PDF)
Los Angeles County Bicyle Coalition

Atlantic On The Move ("As Los Angeles' boulevards reassert their place in the public realm, the transformation along Atlantic [running from the San Gabriel Valley to Long Beach, including the Metro Gold Line's Eastside Atlantic Station] offers glimpses of a new city identity taking shape.")
Los Angeles Times

Beverly Hills High: Will A Subway Tunnel Through It? ("Regardless of who's right, it's this kind of bickering and controversy that has for decades prevented Los Angeles from presenting more public-transportation options to relieve residents who battle the worst traffic in the U.S.")

Big Blue Bus Announces Two New Members Of Management Team
Santa Monica Mirror

California Deficit Grows To $16 Billion, Gov. Jerry Brown Says ("Brown in January had estimated a budget deficit of $9.2 billion. He warns of even more painful spending cuts to come and will present a revised plan Monday.")
Los Angeles Times

Count For 710 Freeway Gap Study Starts: Data Collection Is Part Of Plan For Environmental Impact Report For The 710
La Cañada Valley Sun

DOT To California: Use It Or Lose It ("As part of the economic stimulus, the DOT allocated $3.3 billion to California’s planned high-speed rail line, which has become bogged down in a high-stakes fight over its price tag and location. California risks losing those federal funds if the state Legislature doesn’t approve $2.7 billion in bonds by mid-June.")

Forget Carmageddon II: Westside Traffic About To Feel A Whole Lot Of Pain
LA Observed

Geotechnical Information Practices In Design-Build Projects (124p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Get Ready To Ramp Up On Wilshire ("Long-running closures of the 405 Freeway’s Wilshire Boulevard ramps are set to begin on Friday, June 22, bringing fresh challenges to an intersection that’s already among the nation’s worst.")
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District
I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project: Wilshire Loops Fact Sheet
Wilshire Ramps Reconstruction (video)
Metro via YouTube

Green Bike Lane In Downtown L.A. Sees Moderate Boost In Traffic
Los Angeles Times

High-Speed Rail's Competing Visions

High-Speed Spending: Bullet Train May Need $3.5 Million A Day ("California would have to pay $6 billion to complete a 130-mile segment by September 2017, a plan that requires 120 permits and buying 1,100 parcels of land.")
Los Angeles Times

House, Senate Negotiators Discuss Federal Transportation Bill
Transportation Issues Daily

In Beverly Hills, Preservation Gains A Toehold
New York Times

Juxtaposing CicLAvia And Disneyland: Engineering Place Or Living It?
Urban Adonia

LA's Original Subway (Photo-essay and tour of the Pacific Electric subway tunnel, 1925-1955)
Gelato Baby

Lack Of Support Puts The Brakes On High-Speed Rail

Metro Posts Agenda For May 17th Hearing Requested By City Of Beverly Hills
Century City Subway

Metro Promotes "Bike Week LA" May 14-18
Culver City Patch

Metrolink Plans To Increase Fares
Ventura County Star

Metrolink Riders Face 9% Fare Hike
Los Angeles Daily News

More 405 Freeway Closures On The Way: The Latest Round Of Construction On Off-Limits Off-Ramps Will Make Them Earthquake Safe, Officials Say
NBC Los Angeles

MTA To Hold Subway Extension Public Hearing
Canyon News

The Nation's Most Bike-Friendly Communities: Does Yours Rate?
USA Today

Nation's Potholes Need A Big Fix

Public Transportation Systems Are Leaving People With Disabilities Behind
Equity In Transportation For People With Disabilities (5p. PDF)

The Rampture? 405 Freeway Ramp Closures To Bring Carmageddon Cousin
Southern California Public Radio

The Rampture On The 405 Is Real And It Starts June 22
Curbed LA

Researching Accessibility Gaps In Transit Hubs Communication Systems And Standards (link to "Accessiblity Review Of Transit-Related Applications" : "This report shares our reviews of a broad sampling of apps to determine their accessibility capabilities for people with sensory disabilities, including travelers with visual impairments who rely on the use of screen readers.")
National Center For Accessible Media

Rick Orlov's Tipoff ("There are some big changes coming to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority soon when it is Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich's chance to be president.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Riding The Orange Line From Chatsworth To Canoga Station (video)

SFMTA Drafting Design Standards To Streamline Innovative Bike Treatments
StreetsBlog SF

Tweet-Analysis For Transit Agencies, And More On Positive Feedback
Human Transit

What Do Governors Want In The Final Federal Transportation Bill (Part 1)?
Transportation Issues Daily

What Killing The American Community Survey Would Actually Mean
The Atlantic: Cities

Why So Few Walk Or Bike To School
Transportation Nation

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