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.
A month into all-door boarding, Muni reports faster lines (S.F.StreetsBlog)
As pointed out by our astute former colleague Carter Rubin, this story from San Francisco has meaning to the Southland. As transit agencies try out systems to keep buses moving faster, offer more service and keep fares low, San Francisco Muni is experimenting with all-door boarding and finding that it seems to be speeding up the passenger boarding process, at least on a couple of lines. Worth noting is that the bulk of the cost of running a bus line is paying the driver so anything that speeds up buses also can save the agency money — and, of course, time for commuters. But will fare evasion be effected?
The cuts are the result of a multi-pronged Clean Air Action Plan that survived several court battles. According to the Journal of Commerce, the program imposes new requirements on shippers, freight haulers and the port’s own operations. It appears to be working big time.
Public transit moving smoothly at Olympics (Treehugger)
Before the Olympics started there was anticipatory hysteria over whether the aging subway system could handle all the tourists to the Olympic sites, as well as commuters to work. So far the system has performed magnificently, albeit with a few glitches.
Hottest neighborhoods in Los Angeles (Fix and Flip)
One of the best things about Culver City, the story says, is that it’s becoming, and will surely be, a major hub for public transportation in Los Angeles. The Expo Line opened its Culver City station in June and already boardings are more than 16,000 on weekdays.