Today’s Headlines

  • Big Three Are Back in DC, Asking for Help and Promising to Restructure (NPR, NYT)
  • Regulators Who Denied Climate Change Science Helped Make Detroit Less Competitive (Grist)
  • Metrolink Crash Update: Maybe It Was the Red Light’s Fault (LA Now)
  • Cop Charged for Assaulting Pedestrian in Fit of Road Rage on Queens Boulevard (NYT)
  • Biden Talks Up Rail Investment at Governors’ Meeting (Yglesias)
  • Greuel Wants All Businesses to Offer Transit Passes (LA Now)
  • Hawaii Moves to Implement Electric Car Network (NYT)
  • Can a Wal-Mart Be Reclaimed By Going Mixed-Use? (Where via Streetsblog.net)
  • Bye-Bye Bottleneck Blog
  • It’s sad about the Bottleneck Blog. Steve did a great job reviving it.

    It’s a real shame. With the passage of 1a and R, the Los Angeles Times needs a transportation blog now more than ever.

    L.A. Now just isn’t a good fit.

    However, I posted a note on the comments section of the blog encouraging people who care about transit to come here and to metroriderla.org

  • If folks want to see me write more transit stories, I need some help. I can grab story ideas off bike blogs, Midnight Ridazz and a lot of resources. The network isn’t as good at kicking up transit stories. So, just send me ideas at the tips link on the site or email me at damien@streetsblog.org. Believe me, coming up with two unique stories a day isn’t easy, and I’d love a stronger flow of transit stories than those I’ve cultivated on my own.