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 Transportation Headlines online newspaper, which you can also access via email subscription (visit the newspaper site) or RSS feed.
The oldest and greatest team in Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds, are battling the Dodgers this weekend with big crowds expected. The Dodgers have climbed out of the cellar and are currently leading the NL West while the Reds — with a better overall record — are trying to catch St. Louis and Pittsburgh in the significantly stronger NL Central. The Reds won the opener of the four-game set last night and I, being the charitable soul that I am, donated my Vin Scully bobblehead to the guy sitting next to me who got stuck in traffic and arrived late. Speaking of traffic, if you're headed to the game and have a game ticket, here's info on the free Dodger Stadium Express bus that runs between Los Angeles Union Station and the ballpark.
How Americans get to work in two graphics (NPR Planet Money)
The first sentence of the article: “More than ever, Americans are getting to work by driving alone.” The graphics tell the story: Between 1950 and 2011, transit use nationally is down and between 1980 and 2011 carpooling is down. Of course, this is national stats. Transit use is higher in cities and has probably risen in some cities in recent years as American has grown more urbanized and more transit is built. In L.A. County, 6.6 percent of workers commuted by public transit, according to the 2000 Census. The number today is 7.1 percent, according to the Census Bureau.
You may see sharrows on the road — telling bicyclists where to ride in traffic — but the word “sharrow” appears nowhere in the California Vehicle Code. And that's causing some confusion for some police.
At First Hearing, Foxx Defends Projects That Advance the “Public Good” (D.C. Streetsblog)
At a Senate committee hearing on TIFIA loans, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx floated a radical notion, at least one in our nation's capitol: it's probably a good idea that transportation projects receiving federal loans or credit assistance provide at least some public benefit.
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