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Carmageddon II, 405, 710, AEG, BNSF, MAP-21, Gold Line, LA Oil & More

September 28: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Preparations for a Wilshire Subway to La Brea Avenue)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog
And tomorrow is the groundbreaking anniversary for both the Red Line (1986) and the Expo Line (2006)

5 Doomiest Official Statements About Carmageddon II
Curbed LA

The 405's Nocturnal Racket Of Progress ("Neighbors near ground zero of the massive construction project have dealt for 2 1/2 years with shaking walls, pounding noises and the ever-present beep-beep-beep of trucks backing up.")
Los Angeles Times

710 Forum Draws Big Crowd ("The consensus of the panel at Wednesday’s South Pasadena City Council meeting was no on the 710, yes on Measure J.")
Monrovia Patch

Architects Call For Redesign Of L.A. Convention Center Hall, Part Of AEG NFL Project
Los Angeles Daily News

BNSF: New Report Shows Benefits Of Railyard Near Long Beach ("Developers of a controversial $500 million railyard project on Long Beach's western border say an updated environmental study released Thursday affirms the proposed project's environmental and traffic benefits to the community.")
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) Project: Draft EIR (link to documents)
Port Of Los Angeles

Canada's Rail System May Have Peaked...In 1968
The Atlantic: Cities

Carmageddon II Not Expected To Impact O.C. Traffic
Orange County Register

Carmageddon Is A Cause For Celebration Among LA Cyclists
NBC Los Angeles

Curtain Rising On MAP-21: DOT Helps Ease Transition Into New Transportation Era
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Driverless Cars Would Reshape Automobiles *And* The Transit System ("Changes in transportation technology have tended to be accompanied by changes to transportation systems, too.")
The Atlantic

Editorial: Don't Tempt Carmageddon ("Carmageddon, the sequel, comes to Los Angeles this weekend, when the 405 Freeway will be closed in both directions between the 10 and 101 freeways from midnight Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday.")
Los Angeles Times

Everyone Will Ride For Free On Kansas City's Downtown Streetcars
Kansas City Star

A Future For Very, Very Long Buses
Human Transit

Gold Line Bridge's Baskets Woven Piece By Piece At Gardena Plant
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Hoteliers See Cash In L.A. Gridlock ("A push by Palm Springs hotels to lure Angelenos to the desert this weekend for what is playfully billed as Carmageddon II.")
Desert Sun

The Impact Of The Economic Recession On Truck Traffic In Los Angeles (32p. PDF)
METRANS / California State University, Long Beach

LA County BizFed Backs Measure J To Create Jobs, Fight Gridlock
Asian Journal

LaHood: "New Transportation Era" Begins Monday With Highway Bill Implementation
The Hill

Local, State Officials Urge MTA To Drop 710 Freeway Tunnel Proposal
Glendale News Press

Los Angeles Postpones Vote On Bus Ads ("The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board postponed a vote on whether to award five-year advertising contracts for its 2,500 buses and train cars to incumbent CBS Outdoor Group Inc. or challenger Titan Outdoor LLC.")
Wall Street Journal

Mayor Bogaard Sends Letter To MTA Urging No 710 Tunnel
Pasadena Independent

Media Will Pool Helicopters For Carmageddon II
LA Observed

New Bike Lanes On Grand, Olive
Los Angeles Downtown News

New Fare Card Set For CTA, Pace ("Starting next summer, CTA and Pace riders will have the option to pay fares with their personal credit and debit cards as well as a new smart-card system called Ventra.")
Chicago Tribune

Opinion: Los Angeles' Mass Transit Wins Praise...In New York
Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Is The Future: It Can't Stop, Won't Stop; Check Yourself, New York!
New York Post

Opinion: Metro Needs To Get Its Rail Plan Right ("Designs for other Measure R projects show similar failures to understand basic rail technology. And the timing couldn't be worse: New rules, coming into effect over the next few years from the Federal Railroad Administration, will give Metro more flexibility than ever to build a coherent, integrated system that blurs the differences between light rail, subways, commuter trains, and even high speed rail. But the advantages of the new regulations will be lost if Metro doesn't have the technological expertise to exploit them.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Planning Commission Gives OK To NBC Universal Expansion
Los Angeles Times

Politicians, Community Members Demand End Of 710 Study
Whittier Daily News

Port Of Los Angeles Recognized With Award For Emissions Reduction
Daily Breeze

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus Gets A Fresh Face
Santa Monica Lookout

See The Sixth Street Viaduct Design Proposals: Animated!
Curbed LA

Should We Trade Infrastructure For Debt?
Transportation Nation

Targeting Our Efforts To Reduce National Oil Addiction (Los Angeles County ranks #1 in the U.S. for gasoline consumed : "We must improve access to existing transit systems. We can make existing transportation systems more effective and fair. Unfortunately, in the US, having a transit system and having access to that system are not the same. The Brookings Institution studies most populated metropolitan regions in the country; 30% of people in counties making up such regions or nearly 60 million people can’t access their public transportation systems.")
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog
Where The Jobs Are: Employer Access To Labor By Transit: Los Angeles - Long Beach - Santa Ana

Transit Center Staying Downtown
Riverside Press-Enterprise

The Tricky Politics Of Introducing A Streetcar To A City
StreetsBlog Network

Vans Help Developmentally Disabled Link To Jobs
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Why Japan's Rail Privatization Worked -- And Why Britain's Failed
National Review

Will Metro Rue The Day It Decided To Require Transponders For ExpressLanes Access
StreetsBlog LA

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