Today’s Headlines

  • Tom Friedman: Hoping for a Free Iran? Raise the Gas Tax (NYT)
  • "It makes no sense that he lost his life crossing the street." (Daily News)
  • Investigators Must Address the Lack of Investment in DC Transit (WaPo via 2nd Ave Sagas)
  • D.C. Metro crash becomes a factor in the debate over a new federal transportation bill (The Hill)
  • U.S. Transit Agencies Still Desperate to Plug Budget Gaps and Maintain Service (Salon)
  • Metro Running Buses that Emulate Future Gold Line Routes (Metro Rider)
  • Cheap Gas, Fewer Jobs Causing Ridership Retreat at Metrolink (OC Register)
  • Pasadena Bus Jumps Curb, Slams Into Bench (Curbed)
  • Bike Trips Now More Common Than Car Trips in Amsterdam (Hard Drive via Streetsblog.net)
  • Since they are emulating the Gold Line, I wished they used half of the 920 buses to emulate the Purple Line in new route with stops at Vermont/Wilshire, Western/Wilshire, Fairfax/Wilshire, Century City, Westwood.