Today’s Headlines

  • City Puts Aside $352 Million for Streetcar Operations (Curbed)
  • Port of Los Angeles Votes on SCIG/BNSF Yard Today! (Switchboard)
  • LADOT: We’ve Installed 123 Miles of Bikeways Since 2010 (Bike Blog)
  • Was Tuesday’s Election Good for Cyclists? (Biking in L.A.)
  • Overall, L.A. County Has “Typical” Commutes (The Source)
  • Candidates for Mayor, City Attorney, Controller All Think They Will Win (LAT, LAT, LAT)
  • NELA Paper Goes after Neighborhood Council for Deceptive Agenda on Bike Plan (Boulevard Sentinel)
  • California Plans $9 Million “Social Media” Investment to Increase Ridership on Sufliner (CBS2)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Dan W.

    Once the streetcar goes online, there will be demand throughout the region for their own streetcars.

  • Dan W.

    Once the streetcar goes online, there will be demand throughout the region for their own streetcars.

  • Dennis Hindman

    That’s $352 million over 30 years for a 3 1/2 mile streetcar transit line that is no faster from point A to B than the DASH or Metro buses. Councilmember Huizar pointed out that for every $5 that the city sinks into this streetcar for maintenance and operation, the city will get back about $1 in general tax revenue. If Los Angeles would sink that additional amount of money into bicycle infrastructure, they would get a lot more money back in general tax revenue  than they will on a streetcar. For that matter, they could spend the money on repairing sidewalks and street reconstruction instead of this streetcar.

  • PC

    $352 million for a Potemkin streetcar, and they can’t afford to resurface the roads for cyclists?