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.
Van Nuys Rapidway project re-branded (Daily News)
The Metro project that sought to put a transit project on Van Nuys Boulevard has expanded its boundaries so that Sepulveda Boulevard will also be considered. The new name of the project is the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor — and a set of three public meetings begin Thursday. Many community members had wanted Sepulveda to be in the picture because another Metro project seeks to build a transit project over the Sepulveda Pass between the Westside and the Valley.
Expo Line bike crossing safety at Rodeo (LADOT Bike Blog)
At the junction of Exposition Boulevard, Rodeo Road and the Expo Line tracks, the roadway crosses the tracks at a severe angle. The blog gives some pointers to cyclists about crossing the tracks on this part of the Expo Line, which is in the street-running segment — meaning there are no crossing gates and trains and vehicles will be obeying traffic signals. (Photo by LADOT Bike Blog).
Are the exurbs history? (D.C. Streetsblog)
Recent Census data seems to show that growth in the most distant of suburbs has stalled over the past four years. Where is the growth going instead? Hard to say, says this analysis — although some core urban areas seem to be growing while their ‘burbs are shrinking.