Today’s Headlines

Featured Headline: Just because I was at Think Bike, doesn’t mean the Metro Board didn’t have a busy day.  They passed a local hiring plan, approved the EIR for the Crenshaw Line, Free Fares for Girl Scouts on 10/29, and a bunch of other stuff such as cancelling the cancellation of the 442 Bus Line.

Featured Headline 2: I was a featured guest on KPCC’s Crossroads talking Eli Broad, the Community Connector Coalition and the Regional Connector.  Love the picture.

  • More on Think Bike! (Bike Commute News, LACBC)
  • A Look at SF’s Final Think Bike Design (Streetsblog SF)
  • LAT Editorial: More Transit Will Make Commutes Better, If Not Shorter
  • Red Light Program Popular in a Lot of Places, Not Here (Atlantic Cities)
  • Box: Parking Day Is/Was Awesome.   A Complete Recap (City Watch)
  • LA Weekly Echoes BHUSD’s Attack on Metro, Gets Beat Up In Its Own Comments Section
  • Will Retailers Follow the Gold Line to Mariachi Plaza? (Eastsider)
  • L.A. Is America’s Third Smoggiest City (Daily News)
  • Labor Backs Redistricting Plan for County Supes (LAT)
  • Gas Prices Fall for 11th Consecutive Day (Daily News)

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Metro, Pols, Making the Case for Connector in Congress (The Source, LAist) Metrolink Will Receive Crash-Resistant Cars Next Month (Times) It Could Be Worse.  Average Commute in China is Twice as Long as in U.S. (Economist) Burbank City Council Approves Bike Plan (Glendale News Press) California Only State Where Auto-Loan Payments Aren’t Decreasing (KCBS) Video: […]

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CEQA Reform Not Going Well (Capitol Public Radio) Funds for Regional Connector, Purple Line, Endangered in D.C. (The Source) Meanwhile Judge Dismisses Metro Attempt to End Lawsuit Against Connector (The Source) LA Still Says Parkway Vegetables Gardens Are Illegal (LAT) Will Beverly Hills Use Work Permits to Slow Subway Construction? (Bev. Hills Weekly via Curbed) […]

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Featured Headline: A lot of people like to talk about Metro projects in terms of jobs created, both long and short-term, by the construction of a new rail line.  In the long-term, I think this can be a self-defeating motivation to build transit.  If, in the mania to create jobs we rush through transit projects […]

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Expo Ridership Booming.  Up 50% After Culver City Opening.  Eat It, Reason. (Curbed) Los Angeles Times/Chris Hawthorne Boulevard Series Part II: Sunset Boulevard Safer Pedestrian Crossings in Place for Expo Near USC (The Source) NoHo Red/Orange Line Connector Will Be Online in October (Curbed) “Libertarian” Think Tank Praises Enviro’s Stance Against HSR Legal Fast Track (Heartland) […]

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Featured Headline: Los Angeles is cracking down on the illegal use of disabled placards by the abled to avoid paying for parking or just out of a need to park in special cases.  I think the hilariously entitled reactions of the people being ticketed, people pretending to be disabled so they can get away with […]

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Little Tokyo Mall Seeks Restraining Order Against Metro Regional Connector Construction (LAT) Investing in Place Recaps Walk, Bike, Equity Wins In November Metro Sales Tax Opinion: How To Improve the Metro Orange Line BRT Right Now (LAT) L.A. Is Warming Up To Mass Transit (NYT) How Street Furniture Is Creating A More Livable L.A. (Curbed) […]