Today’s Headlines

  • Out of Ways to Rob Transit, Gov. Looks to Rob Gas Tax Funds for Highways (SJ Mercury)
  • The Feds Are Running Out of Money to Invest in Transportation, Again (NYT, WSJ)
  • There’s a Push in Congress to Make Stimulus Funds Available for Transit Service (Yglesias)
  • Culver City Transit Eyeing Fare Hike (CC News)
  • LAUSD Looking at Bus Cuts (Fox 11)
  • Students and Advocats Protest OCTA Bus Cuts (OC Transit Rider)
  • National Photographer’s Rights Association Protest Metro Harassment (Bus Bench)
  • Long Beach Launches Its Own Car-Free Fridays w/ LACBC (Press Telegram)
  • Ralph Clark, OCTA "God Father" Passes on at 92 (Register)

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Around the country, many of our largest transit agencies are dealing with massive deficits by cutting back service and laying off employees.  New York City Streetsblog has pretty much been devoted to round-the-clock coverage of NYCMTA’s proposed cuts, the politics behind them and the effort to stop them. Closer to home, our neighbors in Orange […]

LA Now: OCTA’s Art Leahy to Be Next Metro CEO

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In a sign that the death of the Bottleneck Blog has been prematurely announced, Steve Hymon breaks the news that the Metro Board is poised to select the Orange County Transportation Authority current CEO, Art T. Leahy as the successor to current Metro CEO Roger Snoble.  As you may remember, Snoble announced his retirement shortly […]

Life Without Measure R: Massive Transit Cuts in Orange County

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Image: Transit Rider OC Earlier today the Orange County Transit Authority’s Board of Directors voted, by a 14-1 margin, to cut 150,000 hours of transit service by early next year.  Believe it or not, the plan was actually an improvement from an earlier draft of the cuts had 300,000 hours of service.  The Register describes […]

As Transit Is Gutted in Orange County, Freeways Set to Expand

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Communities around the country are bracing for the impact of fare hikes and transit cuts, as jury-rigged funding mechanisms for vital local transportation systems crumble under the strain of the weakening economy. You already know about the MTA’s woes in New York City; today, the Times had a report about the 75 percent fare increase […]