Transportation headlines, Thursday, Sept. 22

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.

Can lawsuits bring down California high-speed rail? (Infrastructurist)

It seems that everyone wants infrastructure projects but no one is willing to compromise to make them happen. And so like many massive endeavors these days, California’s high-speed rail project is not exactly moving as quickly as a speeding locomotive. What could certainly delay, if not destroy it could end up being a flurry of lawsuits. Here’s a brief rundown on what’s happening in the courts these days.

Gold Line alternatives could be less pricey and more popular (Whittier Daily News)

New estimates for competing Gold Line extension light-rail lines to either South El Monte or Whittier show increased ridership and decreased costs for both options.

We’re 17th worst! And that’s (sort of) a good thing (Los Angeles Times)

Bring out the Champagne! Los Angeles commutes aren’t all that bad. L.A.-Long Beach-Santa Ana drives had only the 17th worst commute in the country, U.S. Census report finds.

One year in, capital bikeshare shatters expectations (StreetsBlog Network)

America’s largest public bike sharing system turns one this week, and by all accounts, it’s been a spectacular start.


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  1. I am curious to know what happened on the S/B Blue Line on Wednesday.

    Around 2 p.m. the train was stopped at Pico station, and an army of LASD deputies and LAPD officers swarmed the station. Shotguns at the ready, handguns drawn a circling LAPD helicopter and at least one bomb-sniffing dog was on hand in the forward car.

    I am pretty sure that counts as a headline.