Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed.
The library’s blog has the long list of coverage of Thursday’s hearing requested by Beverly Hills on the route the subway will take in Beverly Hills and Century City. This story does a good job of covering the basics of the dispute for those without advanced degrees in geology.
There is also good coverage of a few particular exchanges during the hearing at Supervisor and Metro Board Member Zev Yaroslavsky’s blog. There is also a good roundup of different views at L.A. Streetsblog.
Coverage of the recent community meeting in El Sereno to review concepts being discussed to improve traffic in the area near the gap in the 710 between Pasadena and Alhambra. Among the options are extending the freeway or light rail. We’ll be putting the presentation online soon.
Members of Congress urge Metro to fund Gold Line to Claremont with Measure R extension (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
The letter was written by Rep. Judy Chu (D-El Monte), Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-Norwalk) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Pasadena). As we posted yesterday, Metro CEO Art Leahy said that the original Measure R was ambiguous about whether the Foothill Extension project was defined as going to Azusa — the segment now being built — or all the way to Claremont, as is being planned by the Foothill Extension Construction Authority. Leahy said a decision about the funding of the Claremont segment by a Measure R extension (if that even occurs) will ultimately be made by the Board of Directors.
How do you steer it? With your rear end, apparently. Grist has some fun with this device from Honda, suggesting it’s for those too lazy to ride a Segway.