Transportation headlines, Thursday, Dec. 6

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.

Red Line at Union Station. Photo by Carl Greenland

Editorial: Rethinking Prop. 13 … and the supermajority (Los Angeles Times)

Advocates of Measure J, the sales tax extension for transportation, are frustrated that they fell just short of the required two-thirds required for passage. They also are discussing a change to 55 percent, perhaps just for transportation sales taxes, or perhaps more broadly. State Senator Carol Liu has proposed a bill to change the threshold to 55 percent.

Measure J misery loves company (Transportation Nation)

Think Measure J lost in a squeaker? Alameda County’s transportation sales tax measure received 66.52 percent of the vote — just 700 votes short.

Think about the transportation sector, if you’re thinking about climate change (Huffington Post)

These writers argue that the U.S. needs a three-step mass transit program to help our communities thrive, protect our climate and promote human health. And/or we need to brace ourselves for Superstorm Sandy and all the other climate surprises waiting in the wings.

San Bernardino considers toll lanes (Riverside Press Enterprise)

San Bernardino County may turn to toll lanes on the I-10 to expedite widening of the busy freeway … at least that option is under consideration.