Today’s Headlines

  • Now Locking Metro Fare Gates Is About Being Fare to “Taxpayers” (NBC4)
  • Plans for Pedestrian Beach Path in L.B. Draws Fire from Enviros (Press-Telegram)
  • Complaints Grow About Ticketing in HOT Lanes (LA Weekly)
  • Highlights from Yesterday’s Press Conference on Wilshire. Bus Only Lanes Open in Mid-Town (The Source)
  • Lanes “Get Us Closer to New York and Boston.” Boston? (LAT)
  • Villaraigosa Signs Budget (Daily News)
  • Azusa Council Considers Vote in Favor of 710 Expansion Project (Star-News)
  • There’s Something Awesome About Legislation “Opening” Car Pool Lanes Being AB 405 (Daily News)
  • Six Transportation Ideas for Garcetti (HuffPo)
  • APTA: Dump the Pump Day Is June 20 (Press Release)
  • Daily Carnage: Police Identify Dead Pedestrian After Santa Ana Crash (ABC7)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Anonymous

    LA’s development pattern isn’t the same as NY or Boston, so I don’t know why we’d compare things to them anyway. The Wilshire bus lanes are great because they serve our needs. I think bus lanes will actually be more successful in LA than in NY or Boston, because we have more street space to allocate to bus lanes to begin with. If you don’t believe me, go ride the Washington St Silver Line in Boston, which doesn’t have bus lanes anywhere that really matters.

    As for Boston on the whole… the signature transportation projects in Massachusetts over the last 15 years have to be (1) Central Artery Tunnel, (2) I-90 extension & Ted Williams tunnel, (3) widening of the 3 fwy, (4) widening of the 128 fwy, and (5) Silver Line BRT tunnel from South Station to South Boston with service to the airport. The Silver Line to Southie and Logan isn’t bad at all; I rode it a lot when I lived there and it is not the same as the Washington St piece. Still, other than that, you really have to go back to the 90s, and maybe even the Dukakis Era, to see MA doing big time transit projects. Not exactly a track record LA should emulate.