As we creep towards the New Year, the Metro Library keeps on collecting the final transportation headlines of 2009.
In the spirit of year end reminiscing, the blog Plus Metro recounts some of the biggest transportation stories in Los Angeles over the past year. TAP, turnstiles and the Gold Line Eastside Extension opening are just a few found on the list. The launch of The Source in October is considered worthy enough to be included. Thanks Plus Metro!
The City Fix takes a look at the 2010 Sustainable Transportation Awards finalists, all which happen to be cities in developing countries this year. The award is given to cities that use innovative transportation strategies to improve mobility and reduce pollution for residents. All of the nominee cities used bus rapid transit (BRT) to accomplish this goal.
“Gov 2.0″ has arrived according to a story by CNN Tech. More and more cities are using emerging mobile and social technologies to connect citizens with government – whether this ushers in a new era of democracy or simply a backlog of complaints remains to be seen. We at The Source are betting on the former.
Check out the rest of today’s headlines after the jump.
The 2009 Sammies: Good, Bad And Downright Pathetic (see: “Bad”)
Santa Monica Daily Press
Air Quality Guidelines Face Unexpected Critics
New York Times
Are London Heathrow’s ULTra Pods The Future Of Transit?
Cities Embrace Mobile Apps, “Gov 2.0” (examples include cellphone photos of overcrowded railcars with GPS coordinates sent to City Hall yielding results)
Effect Of Suburban Transit Oriented Developments On Residential Property Values (102p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute
Fast Trains Lead Amtrak’s List Of Needs
New York Times
FHWA Approves 10,000 Recovery Act Projects; 2010 To Bring More Projects, More Jobs
Department of Transportation Fast Lane Blog
Fullerton To Anaheim ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center)
California High Speed Rail Blog
Hollywood Freeway Park Update
Judge Allows Public Access To Transit-Related Hearings
New York Times
Metro In 2009 (A look back at the past year for LA Metro)
A Stated Preference Analysis Of Real-Time Public Transit Stop Information (20p. PDF)
University of South Florida National Center For Transit Research
The Thin Red Line: A Review Of Taylor, Kim, & Gahbauer (examines the decision-making process behind the decades of planning of the “Wilshire Red Line subway”)
LA Subway Blog
Tolltrans 2010: A Traffic Technology International Supplement (76p. annual online publication featuring numerous articles on toll pricing, HOT lanes, electronic collection, etc.)
The Top 10 Infrastructure Stories Of The Decade (Part 1)
Transportation Officials Use Rose Bowl To Promote Metro Gold Line
Southern California Public Radio
Transportation Workforce Development Regional Summit (Long Beach : February 1-2, 2010)
Metrans Transportation Center, Mineta Transportation Institute, Long Beach City College
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