Sorry for the delay in posting. I hit the trifecta this morning with transit delays — and my phone ran out of juice, to boot. One of those days, people.
Beverly Hills school board prepares for federal suit (Beverly Hills Patch)
The BHUSD school board voted to increase the pay to a Washington D.C.-based law firm, saying they plan to file suit against the Federal Transit Administration in federal court. The district has already filed a suit against Metro in local courts, challenging the agency's environmental study of the Westside Subway Extension under state law. The school board has now spent more than $500,000 on legal fees in their attempt to change the subway's route so that it doesn't tunnel under parts of the Beverly Hills High School campus.
Lawsuit seeks to slow AEG's football stadium (Daily News)
A coalition of downtown groups and environmentalists announced they plan to file a suit against a state law intended to expedite the environmental studies for the proposed Farmers Field adjacent to Staples Center and L.A. Live. Whether the lawsuits produce more studies — and whether those studies tell us anything we don't already know — is another question.
The three-part bus can carry 256 people and is set to hit the streets of Dresden, Germany, this fall. Officials say it's as easy to drive as a regular bus and has sophisticated technology to help with turning.