Our apologies for technical issues that took the blog down early last evening until a few minutes ago. We’ve had some recent issues but hopefully things have stabilized.
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 blog. How federal funding fails to match demand for transit in the U.S. (DC Streetsblog) Streetsblog’s Washington bureau points us to a handy [continue reading]
SANTA MONICA BIKE PLAN: Congrats to Santa Monica, where the City Council last week approved a new bike plan for the already very bike-friendly Republic. The best part, I think, are bike lanes for the city’s downtown area where cyclists currently get stuck in some pretty serious car traffic. It [continue reading]
The update from Metro’s government relations staff is below. The agency has been pushing for America Fast Forward legislation — to use government loans and financing to accelerate the building of transit and road projects — to be included in the bill. A new multi-year bill was supposed to be [continue reading]
A quick heads-up: Metro staff will be test locking the gates at the North Hollywood Red Line station this afternoon from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is a continuation of the testing that began earlier this fall to gauge the different ways that Metro patrons are paying their fares [continue reading]
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 blog. State Legislative Analyst says bullet train funding plan doesn’t comply with law (L.A. Times) The report from the state opines that the [continue reading]
photo by Andrew Ellis Miller, via submission Nice sunset shot of a southbound Amtrak train in Carpinteria taken with an iPhone 4s. To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. [continue reading]
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Very funny video from Ljubljana, Slovenia, that is intended to persuade folks to give up driving and instead take transit. In this case, they offer up a timeless reward for those who ride buses, trains and bikes.
If you read my previous post, you know I’m now living in New York City and no longer a regular contributor to The Source. I will chime in from time to time with a guest post though, and my first such post is simply a collection of observations of New [continue reading]