Today’s Headlines

Don’t panic. I’m told that stuff falling from the sky is called “rain,” and is not uncommon in other areas, where it seldom causes wrecks or massive traffic tie-ups. Some people even have special coats for this “rain,” which enables them to walk or even ride their bikes without melting.

  • You could be able to take the streetcar to Disneyland by 2018  (Orange County Register)
  • Bad News Bears actress killed in a high-speed DUI wreck on the 10 Freeway  (L.A. Times)
  • The 405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project claims the life of a worker (L.A. Times)
  • L.A. County Sheriff’s Department launches investigation into cyclist killed with patrol car (Times)
  • Beverly Hills declares war on transit, joins with Bus Riders Union to fight Measure J (BH Courier)
  • Amtrak ridership is up nearly 50% since 2000 (Transportation Nation, via LA Transportation Headlines)
  • DOT Secretary Ray LaHood brings a $556 million check for Crenshaw/LAX light rail (The Source)
  • Metro dedicates new state-of-the-art El Monte station (The Source)
  • Gardena police seek help in hit-and-run death of a bike commuter on Wednesday (Daily Breeze)

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Culver City Planning Expo To Downtown Protected Bike Lanes (Urbanize) Carnage: Pedestrian Killed Crossing Street Near County-USC Med Ctr In Boyle Heights (Eastsider) Opinion: L.A. Should Bring Parking Into the 21st Century (LAT) 12-Story Mixed-Use TOD Planned For Wilshire/La Brea (Urbanize) Regulators Push Exide To Clean-Up Most Contaminated Homes (LAT) Walk Bike Burbank Rides the […]

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County Bicycle And Pedestrian Count Kicks Off (KPCC) EPA Calls 710 Freeway Tunnel Studies Inadequate (Press-Telegram) Metro Looking At Various Options For West Santa Ana Branch Rail (Urbanize L.A.) What Metro’s Bike-Share Bikes Will Look Like (SBLA Tumblr) Beijing And L.A. Commit To Low-Carbon Planning, Transportation, And Technology (LAT) Metrolink Improving Crossings In Simi Valley […]

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