“Today’s” Headlines

(Editor’s Note: I’m traveling all day on Friday, so I set today’s stories to post throughout today.  Our syndication is playing catchup from some D.C. stories we missed.  To get today’s national news go to Streetsblog.net or Capitol Hill Streetsblog.  If you miss me and don’t know what to do with yourself, take a couple seconds to fill out our reader survey. – DN)

  • Villaraigosa: Schools Should Get Free Transit Passes for Field Trips (The Source, Daily News)
  • Epstein: Discussing the Link Between 30/10, Transit and Affordable Housing (HuffPo)
  • Downtown Han an Auto District (Downtown News)
  • Meanwhile the City Is Still Trying to Get More Electric Charging Stations (LA_Now, Daily News)
  • Can Richest Neighborhoods Get Exemptions from Transit Projects? (Subway Blog)
  • I Love That Curbed Uses a Mushroom Cloud as a Graphic for Their Wilshire BRT Story
  • So.Pas Still Opposed to 710 Expansion (Pasadena Star-News)
  • Human Transit Tries to Make Sense of L.A. Transit’s Fare Structures
  • Don’t Read Unless You’re Ready to Cry: Open Letter from Wife to Husband Slain by Drunk Driver (Bikeside)


The Myth of the Magic Bus: The Weird Politics and Persistently Strange Logic Behind the Orange Line

The other day I was reading about New York City’s proposal to build a north-south busway on Woodhaven Blvd., starting in my old ‘hood of Jackson Heights. It’s a great plan—by making the center lanes bus-only and providing train-like amenities, such as pre-paid, multi-door boarding, New York will have an improved north-south bus route. It’ll take a predicted 45 minutes […]

Schwarzenegger Proposes Making the 405 a Double Decker Freeway

To the casual observer, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger seems like an environmental crusader.  He signs anti-sprawl legislation, he sues the federal government over emission standards for automobiles, he flies around the world to attend greenhouse gas conferences. But to those of us that live here and have been working to clean and green our transportation system; […]

Metro Did the Right Thing By Not Over-Parking Expo Line Phase 2

Metro’s Expo Line Phase 2 opens this Friday. Though there is a lot of excitement and praise for the line, the Expo extension from Culver City to Downtown Santa Monica has also received some criticism. Note that Expo Phase 1 weathered its own criticism, and exceeded expectations. Some critics are suggesting the line could be “doomed” […]