Today’s Headlines

  • NRDC: Are We Serious About Reducing Congestion, Or Just Serious About Building Highways?
  • NPR: Warning, Public Almost Always Snookered in Stadium Deals
  • Praise for Metrolinkg CEO John Fenton (LAT)
  • Class War Canceled, Majority of Rodeo Drive Merchants Back Subway (LAT via Curbed)
  • City Ready to Break Ground on Spring Street Park (Downtown News)
  • Federal Budget Crisis Gives Brown a “Way Out”of High Speed Rail Debate (SacBee)
  • Molina, Ridley-Thomas, Pushing for Major Re-Shuffle of Supervisors Board Districts (LAT)
  • “If you think there’s been a lot of cycling fatalities this year, you’re right.” (Biking In L.A.)
  • CNT Busts “Drive Until You Qualify” Myth (Streetsblog Cap. Hill)
  • NY’s Summer Streets Draws Big Crowds For First Weekend (CBS)
  • Don’t Worry About the Imminent Collapse of the Global Economy: Gas Prices Fell This Week (Daily News)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Marcotico

    Great quote ” it’s easy to find
    consulting firms willing to produce glowing “economic impact studies” . For example: Economic Research Associates (ERA) told Arlington, Texas, that spending $325 million on a new stadium for
    billionaire oil baron Jerry Jones’s Dallas Cowboys would generate $238
    million a year in economic activity. Critics immediately pointed out
    that this merely totaled up all spending that would take place in and
    around the stadium. Hidden deep in the report was the more meaningful
    estimate that Arlington would see just $1.8 million a year in new tax
    revenues while spending $20 million a year on stadium subsidies.”