On the off chance that you haven’t yet encountered the above video on social media. Too bad he didn’t get the chance to be the next Batman and/or Robin.
Art of Transit:
As we reported Friday, a U.S. District Judge upheld the federal approval for the Purple Line Extension project (in government jargon it’s known as the “record of decision”). Some interestingness in the comments. The Courier’s news pages, FWIW, have been very supportive of the lawsuits.
Key excerpt from the LAT story that succinctly sums up the latest ruling:
Over the last five years, the city and the local school district have spent nearly $10 million fighting the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plans to tunnel beneath Beverly Hills High School for a nine-mile heavy rail link between Westwood and Koreatown, where the subway line currently terminates.
That legal battle moved toward detente Friday, when a U.S. District Court judge issued a ruling that chided federal officials for several missteps during the environmental review process but stopped short of delaying the subway’s construction.
It’s perhaps better to get excited about incremental but meaningful advances in existing technologies, so says the Guardian. They give a couple of examples. Personal rapid transit (i.e. podcars) never really took off whereas ride sharing companies are advancing the way some folks use roads.
Claremont drops plans to build Gold Line bridge over Indian Hill Boulevard (Inland Daily Bulletin)
The Claremont City Council voted 4 to 1 to have the Gold Line cross the busy street at street level instead of building a bridge. Community members had expressed concerns that a bridge would amount to a giant wall between the north and south side of the tracks.
An extension of the Gold Line between Azsua and Claremont is currently unfunded but the Foothill Extension Construction Authority is completing design work. Metro’s sales tax ballot measure to go to voters on Nov. 8 has funding for the project.
Very hilarious video that I can’t post here because it shows a superbreed of rat attacking public officials during a subway opening and there’s some mild violence and gunplay.
Things to read whilst transiting: With Rafer Johnson greeting Metro customers, the New Yorker hopes that University of Oregon grad Ashton Eaton can raise decathlon back to what it was several decades ago: one of the premiere events at the Olympics.
And for those wondering about how Expo Line service to the Rams big win over Dallas went:
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