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.
Monrovia officials to weigh settling lawsuit over TOD at future Gold Line station (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
The lawsuit was brought by a developer who alleged the city of Monrovia and its former redevelopment agency for violating a development agreement to build new residences and retail on 80 acres of land near the station. The city is weighing giving two acres plus about $600,000 to the developer, clearing the way for about 200 apartments to be built.
What would ideal CEQA reform look like (California High-Speed Rail blog)
Smart post about efforts to change California environmental law — which many see as getting in the way of good projects that could ultimately help the environment. While long studies and lawsuits play out, financial backers of projects have to absorb the large cost of sitting and waiting. Making changes will be tough. Many environmental advocates fear changing the law will lead to abuses while others say that something must be done to make it easier to build in cities.
Car fasting for Lent? (Copenhagenize.com)
Some members of the Catholic and Protestant clergy in Austria are urging following to give up or significantly reduce their car usage during the upcoming Lent. It’s part of a push to improve public health and increase park land and, yes, it means walking to church.