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.
Nearly 2,500 drivers hit with Olympics Lanes violations (The Independent)
The 30 miles of lanes were introduced in London to help move fans, athletes and Olympic officials around town. For the most part, other motorists have been staying out of the lanes at the times they’re restricted, but apparently not everyone can resist the temptation.
Gridlock on Avenue 64 (Pasadena Weekly)
West Pasadena residents aren’t happy with any proposals from Metro to possibly link the 210 and 710 freeways, saying even discussing it could harm real estate values. The 710 gap project is funded by Measure R and a number of alternatives for improving traffic in the gap are being studied, with the ideas ranging from a freeway tunnel to improved transit in the area.
$1 gas tax? One auto dealer says ‘yes!’ (National Journal)
Monrovia auto dealer Peter Hoffman is taking a stance unusual for his business: he would like to a see a $1 gas tax imposed in order to make the price of gasoline more predictable. In his view, a more predictable price would give increased comfort to both consumers and automakers about what type of cars to buy and produce — in this case, cars that are fuel efficient. At present, consumers are all over the place — buying fuel efficient cars when gas prices go up and gravitating to SUVs when it drops. Great article.