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 orRSS feed.
Miss Traffic Offers Tips for Taking Bikes On Metro During CicLAvia (Metro via YouTube)
I love this advice from fictional (but beautiful) Miss Traffic who reminds us how to use Metro for this Sunday’s event: “Take a break from traffic during CicLAvia, LA’s free celebration of public spaces. And whether you bike, jog or picnic at CicLAvia, Metro takes you to the heart of the action.”
How Barclay’s Center Opening Caused Subway Surge (Transportation Nation)
This should interest Farmers Field proponents. It turns out you can have a 19,000 seat NBA arena in a crowded residential neighborhood with almost no dedicated parking and still not snarl traffic during a sold-out show … at least for one opening night concert.
L.A. is Smart After All! Expanded TIFIA Changing the Loan Game for Transit (Next American City)
Here’s another story praising L.A. for moving from car capital of the country to transit-directed region through passage of Measure R and creation of America Fast Forward. It’s nothing we don’t already know but we sure love being praised for it.
Peapod.com Opens 100 Digital Rail Station Grocery Stores (Metro Magazine)
Virtual grocery store company Peapod.com is launching shopping sites at commuter rail stations in Boston, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. All commuters have to do is send in their orders during their train commutes via iPones, iPads or Android phones and schedule home deliveries for next day or even several days or weeks in advance.