Transportation headlines, Friday, December 12

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Our friends at Los Angeles County Public Works are doing a great job following the storm on their Twitter feed, including a lot of great pics of all the gunk flowing into debris basins, culverts and storm drains (if that’s your sort of thing).

How to drive in the rain: a guide for Southern Californians (L.A. Times)

Useful tips, I suppose. I’m waiting for the guide to driving in good weather 🙂

The explosive global growth of bus rapid transit (Human Transit) 

Most of the growth has been in places such as China, Brazil and Mexico — and the United States, to a lesser extent. Transit planner Jarrett Walker sees the trend continuing as countries use BRT as an affordable way to upgrade transit to combat/mitigate climate change.

Southwest cities vote for Inglewood Mayor James Butts for Metro Board (Streetsblog L.A.)

If the vote is upheld by the City Selection Committee, Butts would fill the seat currently held by Pam O’Connor on the Metro Board of Directors. The Southwest Sector includes 19 cities from the Westside and South Bay.

Strange climate event: warmth toward U.S. (New York Times) 

The recent agreement between the U.S. and China on reducing greenhouse gas emissions has apparently given America some street cred at global negotiations on climate change, so says the NYT.

Twitter Tuesday: Outer Space (Flickr blog) 

We usual discuss earthly travels here. A great gallery of pics for those interested in travel beyond our atmosphere. Hey, it’s Friday!


2 replies

  1. It’s good that Inglewood is getting representation because that’s the city closest to LAX and that’s where most of the people who work for LAX reside. They will now have a bigger voice in the Crenshaw/LAX Project where the project will have three stations going through their city.

    • I think that El Segundo is closer to LAX than Inglewood. It shares a border with LAX that is about 2 miles long.

      It is good to have a rep from the area of a project like this. The Gold Line Construction Authority has been doing that for a while now. As the project moved from phase 1 to phase 2A the board changed. Once it goes to phase 2B the board should change again.