Transportation headlines, Tuesday, Sept. 14

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.

Electric bus hits the road (Daily Bulletin)

Foothill Transit debuted the first of its three new electric buses. The bus — made in America, thank you — can run 30 miles on a charge and what makes these models neat is that they can be charged in 10 minutes. In the old days, a bus would have to be taken out of service in order to juice it up.

LADOT debuts new map showing bike projects (LADOT bike blog)

I don’t know what’s gotten into the city of L.A.’s transportation department, but I like it. In a nice display showing that government and technology can get along, LADOT has created a Google map showing bike projects in the works across L.A. At a casual glance, it looks good.

Today’s musical interlude brings bluegrass to The Source, courtesy of the Del McCoury Band performing “All Board.” Hat tip to Ryan for this one.

As ice melts, stampeding walruses a worry (New York Times)

With sea ice in decline for the third time in four years in the Arctic — global warming is presumably the culprit — walruses are gathering on Alaskan shores in greater numbers. Problem is, too many walruses in the same place sometimes leads to fatal stampedes that can kill many of the younger animals.

2 replies

  1. Great News on the Electric Bus. I wonder if NABI has something in mind as well. Tesla and NABI, what would that make?