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.
Can L.A. afford an indefinite tax on transit? (L.A. Times)
The Times’ editorial board takes a wait-and-see approach to the Measure R extension proposal, saying it could finally create a worthy transit network. On the other hand, the Times’ frets that an indefinite extension of the half-cent sales tax would provide Metro an open checkbook with too little accountability.
An amazing Metro adventure in Los Angeles (Follow My Bliss)
On Father’s Day, a couple boards the Blue Line in Long Beach and travels north, determined to see where the Metro system make take them. A link to part two of their adventure is at the bottom of the post, which supplies a good first-timers view of the system.
A segment on the lawsuits by Beverly Hills against the Westside Subway Extension — which NPR inaccurately labels as light rail in the headline. It’s a heavy rail subway. The segment could have been a lot more detailed, IMO.
June Mountain won’t open in 2012-13 (Pete Thomas Outdoors)
The remote ski resort in the Eastern Sierra — it’s 25 miles north of Mammoth Lakes — won’t open next winter due to lack of visitors. Once upon a time it was a road trip destination for skiers but times have changed and apparently there’s not enough skiers to go around anymore, even in the nation’s most populous state.