Today’s Headlines

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  • SF Weekly Writer’s Insane Attempt to Use Local Transit to Go from SF to LA
  • Ridley-Thomas’ New Crenshaw Motion Accepts That Subway Isn’t Happening (The Source)
  • Shocker: Westside Business Annoyed By Carmageddon Coverage, Pols Not Planning on Closing (NBC4)
  • Medical Centers Worry Staff Won’t Make It to Work (LAT)
  • Villaraigosa Wants More U.S. Investment in U.S. Projects (NYT)
  • Progressive Landscape Architect Mia Lehrer Talks Open Space and L.A. (Curbed)
  • Metro Board Approves Free Subway, Orange Line Tix for Carmageddon (The Source)
  • On Subway Route: “This is the most important community issue that I have ever known” (Patch)
  • You Can Kayak on the LA River Again (KCET)
  • More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

    • On the East Coast, you can *almost* get from DC to NY using the following patchwork of commuter rail services:

      Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC)
      Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA)
      New Jersey Transit

      There’s currently just a small gap in Delaware between the ends of the MARC and SEPTA systems, which MARC intends to cover in the next couple years as part of their expansion. I’m not sure what the cost of a DC-NY trip would be this way, but it couldn’t be more than $25, which is MUCH better than the $60-$120 it costs on Amtrak.

      Actually, if you extend the patchwork with Virginia Railway Express (VRE) in the south and MTA (NYC) in the north, you can get all the way from Fredericksburg, VA to New Haven, CT on commuter rail alone.  That’s a good chunk of the entire East Coast.