Happy Almost Summer!
A little summer music about hitting the highway…
Yes, once upon a time, that’s what TV looked like. It’s still a great song.
And from sort-of-Gold-Line-adjacent-Bradbury:
And taken about 1 p.m. Monday from my office at Source World Headquarters of the wildfire in San Gabriel Canyon above Azusa:
There’s also a fire in Duarte. Follow the Angeles National Forest for updates. Should be some pretty dramatic views from the Gold Line. Hopefully the winds die down and all firefighters remain safe.
And From the Department of Unfortunate Code Words:
Yeah, there was never trash on the beach prior to the Expo Line’s arrival in Santa Monica.
The Metro Board is scheduled to consider putting the sales tax measure on the November ballot at their meeting on Thursday. De Leon wants to postpone the vote to accommodate a hearing on Friday. Reports the PT: “Our board chair, Mark Ridley-Thomas, is taking it into consideration now,” said Pauletta Tonilas, chief communication officer for Metro. “There is no change in our plan at this point.”
In this op-ed, Inglewood Mayor and Metro Board Member James T. Butts and WeHo Council Member Lindsay Horvath write that they want the Green Line Extension to Torrance and the Crenshaw/LAX Line northern extension to be accelerated in Metro’s potential ballot measure.
Under the revised plan that Metro released earlier this month, the Green Line extension would break ground in 2026 and be completed in 2030-32 and the Crenshaw extension would break ground in 2041 and be done between 2047-49. Butts and Horvath want both projects to break ground in 2018.
Updated look for Culver City’s Ivy Station development (Urbanize LA)
The development that will occupy the current 550-space parking lot at Expo Line has been refined and headed toward probable construction later this year. The new development, when complete, will have 300 spaces.
In the meantime, Metro is working to replace some of the parking spaces during project construction. If you park at CC Station, consider this an early heads up. More details later in the summer.
The ultimate commuting race: Expo vs car vs bike (Hollywood Reporter)
A replay of sorts of a race staged by one of the local radio stations earlier this year. In this one, between DTLA and DTSM during the morning rush hour (when westbound traffic on the 10 freeway and other roads is fearsome), the car takes first at 55 minutes, the bike comes in at 59 minutes and Expo at 64 minutes, including some walking on both ends. Not a bad range of times.
The small plane is no replacement for commercial aircraft. But it’s a start. NASA has also proposed to build an “X” series of planes that would be lighter and use less fuel than the current crop of planes.
How do planes stack up when it comes to greenhouse gases. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:
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