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.
Measuring the odds for Measure R+ (L.A. Streetsblog)
Editor Damien Newton provides a good overview of who might be for extending Measure R, who might be against and how the whole debate fits into the national political scene. The Metro Board of Directors is scheduled Thursday to consider whether to ask voters to extend the half-cent sales tax beyond its 2039 expiration date.
Google brings free wi-fi to some NYC subway stations (New York Times)
The wi-fi will be free at six stations through early September. At that point, sponsorships could extend the free service or, perhaps, it could be made available to those who subscribe to Boingo Wireless, the wi-fi subscriber.
Subway debate turns nasty, uncivil (Beverly Hills Patch)
Putting aside the under-stated headline, this is the second of two opinion pieces by a Beverly Hills resident who backs the Westside Subway Extension and the route chosen by the Metro Board of Directors. The accompanying comments on the first of his commentaries offer a pretty good sampling of views from Beverly Hills including a debate on whether Metro is a “Kafka-esque” agency.
Caltech bicyclists seek east-west route (Pasadena Star News)
The city of Pasadena put a bike lane on .6 miles of Cordova Street in 2010 but it may take another year or two before the bike lanes are extended all the way into downtown Pasadena. The city also has a new bike plan that it will implement over the next 10 years (no hurry, I guess!). In the meantime, residents are stuck with an amazingly poor bike network that designates some extremely busy east-west streets as bike corridors for no apparent reason — well, perhaps it gave some pencil pusher something to do.