Wilshire Bus Lanes, HOV Lanes, LA Seniors & Transit, Eagle Rock Bike Lanes, Metro Budget, Purple Line, Fare Gates & More

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June 5: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Ceremonies mark completion of the “Wilmington Link,” the final section of highway between Santa Monica and Seal Beach within Los Angeles County)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

110 Freeway Toll Road Evasion Tickets: Is This Extortion?
LA Weekly

2010 Spirit Of Accessibility (video : Los Angeles program shows seniors how to use transit comfortably if they did not use it in their youth)
via YouTube

2013 APA LA Awards (list of winners)
American Planning Association, California Chapter Los Angeles

Analysis: Disparity Exists In Condition Of Local vs. State Bridges
Governing

Caltrava To Build World’s Most Expensive Transportation Hub
Arch Daily

CHSRA To Vote On Construction Contract This Week
California High Speed Rail Blog

Comparing Subway Construction Costs, Revised (“Here is a list of subway projects in the last 15-20 years, in both developed and developing countries.”)
Pedestrian Observations

Eagle Rock Comes Out To Hear About Colorado Bike Lanes
Eastsider LA

First Leg Of Wilshire Bus Only Lanes Finally Opens
StreetsBlog LA

First Section Of Wilshire Bus-Only Lane Opens
Curbed LA

Gatto’s Bill For Part-Time Carpool Lanes Sails Through Assembly
Glendale News-Press

How Better Traffic Models Can Lead to More Mixed-Use Development
StreetsBlog DC
Trip Generation Tool For Mixed-Use Developments
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Huizar: Bike Lanes On Colorado Will Go Forward. Fox 11 Is Shocked
StreetsBlog LA

I Get It. They Hate Us. What I Don’t Get Is Why (“If you build it, they will come. And if you don’t, they will anyway. Especially once the Westwood Boulevard Expo Line station opens in a few years, and the street provides the only direct link between the station and the UCLA campus.”)
Biking In LA

LaHood: Expect “Big” Announcement From Obama On Transportation Funding
Governing

Losing Revenue From Hybrids Prompts States To Hit Owners: Taxes (“The popularity of these fuel-efficient vehicles is being blamed for a drop in gasoline taxes that pay for local highway and bridge maintenance, with three states enacting rules to make up the losses with added fees on the cars and at least five others weighing similar legislation.”)
San Francisco Chronicle

Mayor, Transit Officials Open First Wilshire Blvd Bus Rapid Transit Lanes
Brentwood Patch

Meet The Big Brains Shaping A New Freight Policy For The U.S.
StreetsBlog DC
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces National Freight Advisory Committee Members
U.S. DOT

Metro FY 2013-14 Budget: The Transit Activist’s Overview
Streetsblog LA

Metro Wants To Work On Downtown Train Both Day And Night (“The transit agency is requesting permits for extended work hours when it comes to building the [Downtown Regional Connector]“)
Curbed LA

New LA Subway Could Spell Acoustical Doom For Gehry’s Disney Hall
Arch Daily

New Shipping Lanes Designed With Whales In Mind
Long Beach Press-Telegram

NextGen Transit Debate
Strong Towns

Opinion: Bill To Ease HOV-Lane Rules On SoCal Freeways Is On Its Way
Los Angeles Daily News

Plan For Wider Beach Path In Long Beach Draws Support And Fire
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Senior Transit Services Underfunded, Underdeveloped, Study Says
Metro Magazine
Roadblocks Ahead For Seniors Who Don’t Drive (6p. PDF)
Urban Institute Innovation In Infrastructure

Taxpayers Foot Bill For Metro Fare Evaders (“Taxpayers are footing the bill for thousands of cheaters who ride Los Angeles’ growing subway system for free, an NBC4 I-Team investigation finds.”)
NBC Southern California

The Transit Legacy Of Frank Lautenberg
Next City

WeHo Party Bus Blues
Curbed LA


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