- Visualizing Metro Ridership Data 2009-2016 (Lisa Schweitzer)
- EYCEJ and Urban Health Strategies’ Recommendations for SE Cities’ Measure M Funding
- LAPD Tweet Blames Victims In Apparently Deliberate Car vs. Bike Killing (Attn:)
…CiclaValley Asks Questions About the Killing
- More On Metro Killing the 710 Freeway Tunnel (KPCC, Curbed, LAT, SGV Tribune)
- Downtown Regional Connector Construction vs. Old Storm Drain (The Source)
- LAT Opinion: How To Cool An Increasingly Hot City
- L.A. County Releases Willowbrook TOD Community Plan (Urbanize)
Nashville is known as the home of the country music industry -- and a fast-growing region of car-centric sprawl. But local leaders realize they can't accommodate more growth with an outdated, cars-first approach, so Mayor Megan Barry released an action plan yesterday that lays out an ambitious agenda to improve conditions for walking, bicycling, and transit.
This week's guest is Dr. Lisa Schweitzer of USC's Sol Price School of Public Policy. In the first of a two-part series, Dr. Schweitzer talks about how her students respond to urban planning classes, what a recent controversy in a Los Angeles City Council election reveals about bike advocacy, and autonomous vehicles and land use policy.
- The Source Previews Today’s Metro Board Meeting
- Carnage: Cyclist Killed In Winnetka Hit-and-Run Crime (KTLA5, LAT)
…Crash May Have Been Intentional Or Drunk Driver (CBS)
- Governor Brown Tours Polluted Southeast L.A. County Neighborhoods (LAT)
- OCTA Board Approves Streetcar Federal Funding Agreement (Register)
- GAO Won’t Study High Cost Of Building U.S. Transit (Vox – note: mentions L.A. costs lower than normal)
Facing pressure from elected officials, an appeals court, and the public to issue a long-delayed decision on Maryland's Purple Line light rail, a federal judge has determined -- five months after he was given the additional analysis that he requested -- that the project needs even more environmental studies.
- LAPD Officer Who Beat South L.A. Cyclist In 2014 Won’t See Jail Time (LAT)
- Downtown News Decries Those Nasty Jaywalking Tickets
- Purple Line Completion Could Be Accelerated For 2024 Olympics (LAist)
- Venice Blvd Great Street Opening This Month (Urbanize)
- Pasadena Wants Developer Fee For Transportation Improvements (Pasadena Now)
- L.A. Weekly Looks Into Metro’s Planned Bus Service Re-Do
- Najarian Opinion: Use Technology To Curb Distracted Driving (Glendale News Press)
- Report: L.A. Needs 50,000 New Affordable Housing Units (Curbed)
- VA Campus Fails L.A.’s Homeless Vets (NPR)
- Why L.A. Suburb Rents Are Rising Faster Than Urban Areas (KPCC)
- For UberPool To Be Efficient, It Looks Like Fixed Route Transit (Human Transit)
After months of back and forth, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that it is approving $647 million in funds for Caltrain electrification. The grant approval will allow Caltrain to begin construction of its electrification project almost immediately, bringing smoother rides and cleaner air to California.