Today’s Headlines

  • Fear-Mongering: Privatize Garages or Lose Cops (LAT)
  • Metro Gets Go-Ahead to Engineer Regional Connector, Westside Subway (The Source)
  • Metrolink Planning “Express” Service (KCET)
  • CicLAvia Plans for 2011, At Least Three Events (LA_Now)
  • LADOT Bike Blog Writes a Defense of Road Diets
  • Perhaps the People of Playa Del Rey Could Benefit from a Lesson (Argonaut)
  • West Covina Businesses Sacrificed on the Alter of Highway Expansion (Pasadena Star-News)
  • Long Beach Ports Turn 100… (Everything Long Beach)
  • …But Still Struggles with Clean Truck Rules (Neon Tommy)
  • Guardian UK Columnist: There is No ‘War Against Drivers’
  • California’s Three Amtrak Lines are Seeing Major Ridership Gains (SF Gate)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • LADOT asks: “What’s the Point of a Road, Anyhow? No, really: what’s the point of a road? Is it just to move cars?”

  • Spokker

    “Metrolink Planning “Express” Service”

    I wonder what line this would work best on. Probably the San Bernardino Line since that’s where the stops are most closely spaced. The information is old but the ridership demographics sheet for the SB Line might suggest stops at SB, Rancho Cucamonga and Covina at a minimum since that’s where the most ridership is.

    If and when they start express service, would that require more parking spaces as commuters become aware of the service and drive to those stations with express service instead? Are there enough sidings on the SB Line for express service?

    The Antelope Valley Line might work, but there are long stretches of slow running due to the winding Soledad Canyon portion so how much time do you really save not stopping at, say, Vincent Grade/Acton?

    The Orange County Line is already the fastest Metrolink Line in terms of average speed, tied with the Riverside Line, and the Surfliner is kind of a quasi-express service relative to Metrolink, so I doubt that it’s going to be a candidate.

    I’m not sure if the Metrolink system is even ready for express service, but if they could pull it off it would really do some good. Fenton also mentioned through-running at Union Station, which I think is more important for the short-term. The Transit Coalition has really been pushing that idea, along with more holiday service.


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