Today’s Headlines

  • Gov’s Plan to Gut CEQA for Development and Energy Projects Gets a Pilot (Desert Sun
  • Chief Beck a "Big Fan" of Bicycle Patrols (CNN)
  • Want to Triple Job Creation in the Next Stimulus for CA?  Spend it on Transit, Not Highways (Switchboard)
  • Prius Driver Still in Shock His Car Isn’t Cool Anymore (Daily News)
  • Living Near Freeways Causes Hardened Arteries, Strokes, in SoCal (Times)
  • Living Near Transit Reduces Your Chance of Facing Foreclosure (Chicago Sun Times
  • Pico and Sepulveda Hot Again (City Watch)
  • The Lake Wobegon Effect: Why We Need Texting-While-Driving Bans With Teeth (Cyclelicious)
  • Mayor, Council President Ready for "All My Children" Debut (Daily News)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill


    The multi-Emmy winning, quality “reality-competition” show, “The Amazing Race” kicked off its 16th season on Sunday.

    It started in Downtown Los Angeles with the racers forced to go to LAX to catch flights to Chile where the first leg would be run. (Note: The first leg pit stop was in Valparaíso, Chile, which Phil Keoghan said is called the “San Francisco of South America”. There are Angel’s flight “funiculars” which help the locals travel through the city.

    What made this episode so special was that for the first time they had to take PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION to the airport.

    Most teams made their way to Union Station. Some teams took the Flyaway bus. Other teams look like they took the Blue Line to the Green Line to the shuttle bus.

    It was great to see Los Angeles public transportation highlighted in this way.

    I have always loved this show. Episode 1 may be watched online for those who have not seen it yet.

  • The show reinforced the idea that you should not take public transit to the airport because it’s so hard.

  • Actually, it wasn’t hard. The teams who took the Fly Away did so quickly and efficiently.

    But, you are right. The show implied that having to take public transit was a huge burden and challenge in Los Angeles. (The Amazing Race teams routinely are told they have to ride public transit is other locations all over the world.)

    But that public transportation was even acknowledged in Los Angeles is a step up in visibility.


Morning Headlines

LA Board of Ed.:No New Schools Near Highways (Times) San Bernadino Commits to Rail Over/Underpasses (SB Sun) Pasadena Tests Its Own Walkability (Star News) Japan Unveils Nationwide Plan for Bike Lanes (Mainichi Daily News) USC Master Plan Good for Pedestrians (Daily Trojan) Hiding the 101 Beneath a Park (LAist) "Small transit group in Southern California" […]

Today’s Headlines

Business Leaders Ready to Back Transportation Sales Tax? (Times)  No Gas Price Relief in Sight (Daily News)  Community Mourns Loss of Bus Shelter (Metro Rider) Parcel Tax for Alameda County Transit Heads to Ballot (Mercury News) Times’ Blog Looks at Era of Streetcar (Daily Mirror) Toronto Cyclists Form Riders Union (C.S. Monitor) Chicago Cyclist Doored, […]

Today’s Headlines

SHOCKER: Reason Foundation Report Predicts Over Runs, Reduced Ridership, for CAHSR (Daily News) “3 Feet Please” Bill Amended So Gov. Brown Might Consider Signing It One Day (Cycleicious) $130 Million Split Between Regional Connection, Westside Subway Extension in Obama Budget (The Source) And Here’s a Primer on the L.A. Subway (KCET) Too Bad the Candidates Don’t Talk […]

Today’s Headlines

Someone at the Times Has an Obsession with Spelling on Traffic Tickets (LAT) SGV Mad About Lack of Gold Line Funds in Measure R+ (Daily Bulletin) FTA Gives Thumbs Up to Regional Connector (The Source) Gov.’s Plan to Reorganize Transportation Commission/Caltrans a Fight Dating Back 40 Years (Sac Bee) Long Beach/Seal Beach Rift Over Transit […]

Past Weekend’s Headlines

Villaraigosa Defends His Record to the Daily News But Paper Pushes Mayor on Land Use Issues (Daily News) Mixed Use Project Could Bring "Event Station" for the Gold Line Near Dodger Stadium (blogdowntown) Federal Officials Celebrate How Awesome They Are on Westside as Airplanes Thunder Overhead (LAT) LAPD/Cyclist Relationship Not Perfect Yet, Cyclist cuffed and […]

Today’s Headlines

Times: We Need to Make the City Safer for Cyclists Just Saying “L.A. Is Different” Is Not Reason to Not Make Streets Safer (Bicycle Fixation) Century City Makes Its Case for Constellation Ave. Subway Stop (KPCC, Yahoo) AEG Has Talked to Five Teams for L.A.: Jags, Vikes, Rams, Raiders and Bolts (Curbed) AEG’s Whining Over […]