Transportation headlines, Wednesday, August 4

Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the library’s blog.

Thoughts on December 2010 service changes (MetroRiderLA)

MetroRiderLA has a look at the bus service Metro has on the chopping block for this December and presents a good guide for those who’d like to know more before heading to a public hearing. Line 920, the so-called “Super Rapid” is on the list of lines to be cut, but MetroRider thinks the line is just too popular. Read the whole story for the low-down on the rest of the lines.

Jarrett Walker talks to our staff [Vancouver TransLink] about public transport branding (Buzzer Blog)

Vancouver’s TransLink staff got to hear from renowned transit planner and blogger (over at Human Transit) Jarrett Walker about transit branding. It’s an interesting read, even if you’re not a transportation pro. Jarrett suggests that transit branding should first and foremost be used to convey the usefulness of the service to the customer – and it should make transit a seamless part of the city.

Transportation choices attract young professionals (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

If the future of the American economy is to be found in the so-called ‘creative-class’ then cities must invest in alternative forms of transportation. That’s the gist of this opinion piece out of Atlanta that notes that highly-educated young people are driving less, value mobility options more and – here’s the big one – have the luxury to choose where the live. If a city wants to attract these types, a diverse mobility mix is needed.