Today’s Headlines

  • Judge Rules CAHSR Doesn’t Live Up to Public Promises in 2008’s Prop 1A (SacBee, LAT)
  • Meanwhile, the Times Is Starting to Look a Little Desperate in Its Anti-HSR Bent
  • Feds Delay Decision on Funding CA Transit Over Labor Dispute (LATUnion-Tribune)
  • Cyclelicious Has Updates on CA Bike Legislation, Ponders the True Cost of Operating Highways
  • Senator Steinberg’s CEQA Reform Bill Clears Assembly Committee (LAT)
  • More on Threat to CA Transit Agencies Bond Ratings (Moody)
  • Metro’s Tour Da Arts Video Features Santa Monica Next Preview (YouTube)
  • Bay Area News Station Butchers Bike Lane Rules (Streetsblog SF)
  • Gold Line Foothill Extension Rolls On (The Source, SGV Tribune)
  • Mega Bus Brings $1 Service from Burbank to the Bay (LAist)
  • LAPD Looking for Help in Studio City Hit and Run Death (Daily News)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

There’s a lot going on the next two weeks for Streetsblog LA offline: Damien is traveling, Sahra is finishing her fellowship, we’re launching NEXT, taxes are due, our report for the California Endowment is due. Some days stories might be slow in posting, but we’ll have something new and unique every day. By September everything will be back to normal.

  • Steven White

    Anything written by Ralph Vartabedian for the times, whether categorizes as opinion or news, is so shamelessly anti-HSR, most of it isn’t worth reading. Totally fine in the opinion section, but the single writer’s bias pretty much saturates everything.

  • davistrain

    I wouldn’t be so hard on Mr. Vartabedian–it looked like he was just reporting what the court ruled. Even in the railfan community, you’ll find opinions of both “The whole idea of CA high speed rail is impractical” and “It’s a great idea, but we don’t like the way the State is going about building it” points of view. From my perspective, as someone who remembers riding Pacific Electric trains on the Monrovia line, riding a high speed train to San Francisco is in the “I should live so long” category.

  • Steven White

    Totally agree about the various viewpoints. I often find myself in the “these guys are totally messing up what should/could have been a great project” camp. That being said, it’s incredibly difficult to read any article of Mr. Vartabedian’s without hearing the bias if you’ve also read his previous pieces for the past few years.