Transportation headlines, Tuesday, Nov. 10

I may not be a morning person, but when I wake up at the crack of noon, I like to start my day off with a cup of coffee and transportation headlines just like anyone else. That’s why I woke up before noon to collect the hard work of the Metro Library and posting it here for all you morning people to enjoy.

There are a few stories I found particularly interesting.

Curbed LA made it out to the Regional Connector meeting in Downtown last weekend and has posted a collection of potential station stops and alignment maps as well as commentary. There’s a rather exciting illustration of a possible Disney Hall underground station for the light rail option.

The Daily Bruin gets the student perspective on the Westside subway extension and its impact on UCLA. Many students are excited about the line coming to Westwood, citing a welcome alternative to traffic and parking woes. Other students expressed concerns about disruptions due to the construction of the line. Of course, most of these students will no longer be students by the time construction of a Westwood stop is a reality.

Streetsblog LA takes a look at a new report from Transportation for America that lists Los Angeles as a dangerous place for pedestrians and says that very little money is being spent on improving the unsafe conditions. Even though “nobody walks in L.A.” over 25% of traffic related deaths are pedestrians.

The rest of today’s headlines after the jump.

A Cab-Eye View Of The Gold Line Eastside Extension
LA StreetsBlog

California’s Great Cycle-Way (historic wooden bicycling pathway between Pasadena and Los Angeles, circa 1901)
Cycleway Coffee

CHSRA Initiates Statewide Land Use Planning Effort
California High Speed Rail Blog

Cleantech Center Starts Over: City Officials Hope To Replace Rail Car Manufacturer After Development Deal Disintegrates
Downtown News

Community Meetings For Regional Connector
LA StreetsBlog

Dangerous By Design: L.A. Metro Lags Behind Nation On Funds To Fix Unsafe Streets
LA StreetsBlog
Link to full report (84p. PDF)

Deep Cuts To County’s Bus Service Coming
Orange County Register

The Geography Of Road Danger
How We Drive

MTA Report Calls For Light Rail, Not Rapid Bus Line, On Crenshaw Corridor
Los Angeles Times

New Carpool Lanes Open On SB 405; $167 Million Project Almost Done

New Lanes Open On 405 Through Westside
Los Angeles Times

Omnitrans’ Future Includes Sleek, Reliable Bus System
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Pay-By-The-Mile Auto Insurance Advances In California
Sacramento Bee

Port Of LA Releases Waterfront Redevelopment Timeline
Daily Breeze

Regional Connector: Know All The Possible Downtown Stops
Curbed LA

Stadium To The Sea: LA Marathon Releases 2010 Course Map

State Exploring Detailed Strategy For Growth
San Francisco Chronicle
Vision California website

Subway Extension Debated: Community Considers Pros, Cons Of Bringing Metro Purple Line To Westwood Boulevard
Daily Bruin

Sunset Strip’s Revitalization Will See More Stars, Street Improvements
LA Curbed

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