Today’s Headlines

Featured Headline: Yesterday, Metro experimented with locking the gates between 1:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Wilshire/Normandie station on the Purple Line.  I had a chance to speak with Jane Matsumoto who has been overseeing Metro’s TAP program who reports that Metro customers were able to figure out how to slide their TAP card before going through a tunrstile.  “It’s going smoothly, our riders are getting through the Gate.” One of the goals of this program is to find out how many Metro users are still using paper day passes instead of the TAP card.  Today may have went smoothly, but to get an accurate picture, they’re going to have to try this at rush hour sometime….
  • More on the Governor’s Veto of AB 650 (Eco Vote)
  • More on the NFSR Lawsuit Against Expo (Curbed)
  • Roski Not Upset Industry Stadium on Ropes, Just Wants to Watch Football (Daily News)
  • Mendez (D-NJ) Introduces Livable Communities Bill (DC Streetsblog)
  • Another Depressing Article on All the Bike Crashes/Deaths in the Area (Biking In L.A.)
  • More Sunset Boulevard Closures Because of 405 Widening (LA_Now)
  • Man Leaves 4 Year Old at Scene of Deadly Hit and Run (Daily News)
  • Ouch. Not a Single American Company Can Produce Light Rail Tracks (Transpo Nation)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill