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.
East L.A. sounds off at 710 meeting (EGPNews.com)
The proposed project that could widen the southern end of the 710 to handle more freight traffic from the ports didn’t get a great reception at a recent community meeting. Commerce residents and business owners feared losing properties and others said that widening the freeway would worsen air quality instead of improving it by helping traffic move better. The 710 south battle, in my view, is going to come down to this simple question: is the status quo acceptable?
XPressWest train likely to fail (Reason Foundation)
The Libertarian thinktank has kicked the steel wheels of the proposed bullet train between Victorville and Las Vegas and responds — surprise! — negatively. The big problem is that the project is seeking a $5.5-billion federal loan that the Reason Foundation believes is a risky proposition because of questionable ridership. In other words, how many people are willing to drive to Victorville and then board a train for the rest of the journey?
What’s the fastest way to travel along Wilshire Boulevard? (L.A. Streetsblog)
Four competitors decided to have a race on a section of Wilshire between roughly Bundy Drive and Beverly Glen. There was a cyclist, a guy driving his truck, a pedestrian and a passenger on the Metro Rapid bus. To see who won the gold, read the post — although I guessed the order of finish before I read it.