Today’s Headlines

  • UCLA Students Like Subway to the Sea (Bottleneck Blog via Daily Bruin)
  • City Looks at Bike Sharing (LAist)
  • Times: Yes on High Speed Rail
  • Pickup Truck Rams Glue Truck on I-10 (KNBC)
  • The Wrong Reasons to Support the Bailout (Cap’n Transit)
  • Cubs Ace Ryan Dempster Walks to Work (WaPo)
  • Text Sent 22 Seconds Before Metrolink Crash (Times)


Something Scary for Halloween

Photo courtesy of LA Times Another day, another truck disaster on LA’s Highways. The horror story here isn’t that there was an accident yesterday, nor that a decent person died in a senseless accident. It’s that truck traffic is going to double in CA in the coming decades. The more trucks we have, the more […]

FHWA: CA Will See Over Double Truck Traffic in 30 Years

In 2005, the Tri-State Transportation Campaign released a report showing that heavy truck traffic in New Jersey would grow by 80% by 2020. The report’s numbers were based on FHWA projections based on figures from 1998. Since 2005, the FHWA has updated their projections, so I’m not reporting projections based on figures from a decade […]

LADOT Call for Projects Review: Freight Movement

(This is Part 3 of our Call for Projects review.  Part 1 explained why this series is important.  Part 2 looked at the car capacity enhancement proposals.  Part 4 tomorrow.) We don’t talk a lot about freight movement on Streetsblog, and we probably should.  After all, the number of trucks on our roads are used […]