Today’s Headlines

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    • Metrolink Adds Real Bike Cars.  Sweet! (The Source)
    • A Call for Separated Bike Lanes in NELA (Bipediality)
    • Is Mayor Planning to Increase Bus Service in the Next Year? (The Source)
    • LAT Says He’s Doubling Down on Bus Only Lanes (LAT)
    • “No Subway Tunnel Has Ever Been Dug Under an Existing School in CA” (Bev. Hills Courier)
    • NRDC Psyched about Green Construction Policy Vote at Metro Board Later (Switchboard)
    • Should Metro Start Allowing All Door Boardings on Buses? (Curbed)
    • Failure to Fund FAA Could Delay Crenshaw EIR (The Source)
    • LiLo Rides a Bike for Rehab (Cycleicious)
    • Dodger Shuttle Ridership Way Down.  Is It Because Nobody Goes to See the Dodgers? (Zev Web)

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  • “No Subway Tunnel Has Ever Been Dug Under an Existing School in CA” – Bev Hills

    This statement is false. Metro has proof: http://thesource.metro.net/2011/08/02/the-westside-subway-extension-subway-facts-history-part-one/
    “There are rail tunnels and stations below schools in other U.S. cities. In California these include West Portal Elementary School and Marshall Elementary School, both in San Francisco, the Bentley School in Berkeley and Young Oak Kim Academy Middle School here in Los Angeles”

    “Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will launch his new role as MTA board chairman today with a plan to add at least five more bus-only lanes along major Los Angeles County streets.”
    Wow! This is amazingly good news, the best thing I’ve heard all month! Bus-only lanes would help turn Metro Rapid buses into something approaching BRT.I hope the corridors are prioritized to existing high-ridership areas, such as Vermont Blvd, Whittier Blvd, Santa Monica Blvd, or Ventura Blvd. These areas all support frequent, high-ridership bus service already, but suffer from slow speeds at rush hour due to lack of priority for buses.

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Editorial Gives Shaky Thumbs Up to Express Lanes (LAT) Police Need to Crack Down on Cell Phone Talker/Texters Who Drive (Daily News) Summit in South L.A. Focuses On Re-Imagining “Empty Space” (NRDC Switchboard) Harsh Critique of City’s New Parking Plan (City Watch) Rosendahl Doesn’t Believe Public Funds Won’t Be Used on Stadium (LA_Now) Metro Board […]

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Police Commission Approves Changes to Impound Rules (LAT) Supes Pass Bike Plan for L.A. County.  832 Miles of Facilities.  LACBC Approves (ZevWeb, Daily News) The Source Posting Videos on Express Lanes (Video Above) Gas Jumps 26 Cents in one Week (LAT) How Many Factual and Spelling Errors in this Christian Science Monitor Report on Fare […]