Today’s Headlines

Featured Headline: Our friends at Curbed got a major scoop on why the Regional Connector environmental documents approval was delayed by the Metro board finding a comment letter by a group of major players in Downtown Los Angeles complaining about the construction impacts.  Kudos on the great reporting, and the story itself is a must read if you care about the Regional Connector or if you want to read the aforementioned comment letter.
  • The Source Reviews the Metro Board Meeting (Once, Twice, Three Times)
  • But the Headline from the Event is the Move to Lock the Gates (LAT, Daily News)
  • Let’s Be Clear.  Film Crews Cannot Park in a Bike Lane (KPCC)
  • New Parks Are Great, But Make Sure They Work With Local Water System (Creek Freak)
  • Now the Freakin’ Parking Lot is Holding Up the Team Sale (LAT, Daily News)
  • City of Lights Starts Youth Program in East L.A. (LACBC Blog)
  • Gold Line Extension Strikes Deal with Morovia…Line Clears Final Hurdle (Patch)
  • States Looking to Institute Road Tax For Electric Vehicles (Press Democrat)
  • City Ethics Commission Approves Shorter Fundraising Times for City Candidates (LAT)
  • Panel Agrees to Redistricting Map for City Council (Daily News, LAT)
  • Nevada Issues Regulations For Driverless Cars. What Will Their Effect Be on Sprawl? (Bloomberg)
  • In Copenhagen, At Least Police Announce When They Target Cyclists to Meet Quotas (Copenhagenize)

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Orange Line Extension Opens on June 30 (Daily News, The Source, Curbed) Businesses Wary of Express Park (Downtown News) Stripped of CRA’s, Cities Fight Brown, State, for Redevelopment Cash (LAT) State Raiding 9-11 Commemorative License Plate Fund to Balance Budget (Daily News) Gov. Demands Audit of Entire Program (Daily News) 12-Acre Grand Park Opens This Summer (LAT) […]

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LA’s New Bus Benches, They Look Better But Are Still Glorified Billboards (LA Weekly) Metro Board Highlights: Regional Connector, Turnstiles (The Source) Also Considers Noise Reducers for Green Line Stations (Curbed) Rule Would Ban Managers from Soliciting County Employees for Campaign Funds (Daily News, LAT) Honk If You’ve Read This Editorial Already (Pasadena Star-News) Catch […]

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No High Speed Rail Vote This Year (Daily News) Metro Board Meeting Review: Regional Connector Moves Forward, Zev Wants Safer Blue Line (The Source) Antonovich Wants Focus on Connecting Airports (Curbed) Some Bars Timing “Last Call” with Last Train with New Late Night Service (Daily News) Eastside Sun Looks at the Ovarian Psycos Lots of […]

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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. […]

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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) […]

Metro Proposes New Letter Designations for Rail and BRT Lines

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Metro is proposing new “Letter Designations for Fixed Guideway Lines.” Basically, all Metro rail lines, plus the Orange and Silver BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) lines, would receive a letter designation. The letter would largely replace the current colors. For example, the Metro Red Line would become the “B Line.” The proposed changes are outlined in this […]