Transportation headlines, Thursday, May 30

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.

A ceremonial Nostalgia Train crosses the South Channel Bridge on its way to Rockaway Park on Thursday, May 30, 2013, marking the return of regular subway service to the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy. Photo: MTA New York City Transit / Marc A. Hermann

ART OF TRANSIT: A ceremonial Nostalgia Train crosses the South Channel Bridge on its way to Rockaway Park on Thursday, May 30, 2013, marking the return of regular subway service to the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy. Photo: MTA New York City Transit / Marc A. Hermann

The 405 in the rear-view mirror (L.A. Times)

The editorial page looks at delays and cost over-runs on the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project and says there’s plenty of blame to spread around. The Times says that the foremost reason is the design-build process that while expediting the time it takes to deliver the project, left too little time to actually plan it before shovels were in the ground. That’s a fair enough point and, as the editorial states, Metro is already allowing more design time on the Crenshaw/LAX Line to avoid similar issues.

Does this guy make it into the subway before getting drenched by a passing car? (NYT)

Check out the photos. And I’d say that New York street officials may want to investigate drainage issues adjacent to this entrance.

Will the new Bay Bridge open on time (Contra Costa Times) 

Officials hope to open the new eastern span on Labor Day but are delaying a decision pending more repair work on bolts. The earthquake that damaged the bridge in the first place was nearly 24 years ago.

SF MTA redesigns its website (SF MTA)

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It’s a nice clean design — very uncluttered. Click above to visit the page. Here’s the news release.

2 replies

  1. No one should complain sbout a transit line project going over budget anymore after this 405 disaster