Transportation headlines, Monday, August 20

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 Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed.

Azusa residents get a chance to air complaint about Gold Line parking structure (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

A planned parking garage along Alameda Avenue in Azusa for the Gold Line Foothill Extension is getting a chilly reception for some residents because it would be built in existing Veterans Freedom Park. The city plans to add to overall park space to compensate but at a recent meeting that idea, too, was not greeted with wine, roses and chocolate, so to speak.

City of L.A. bike parking map now online! (LADOT Bike Blog)

The city has more than 5,000 bike parking spaces and the map shows the location of racks throughout L.A. The map allows you to see which racks and near which businesses and to also report a problem with a rack. Nice.

Councilman LaBonge wants Olympics back in L.A. (KNBC)

L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge has authored a motion asking the city to explore a future Olympics bid. Perhaps he read our recent post about L.A.’s transit readiness for such an event!

The latest segment of Mass Transit TV has footage of Dallas’ new Orange Line, new rail cars on the Chicago El and bus surveillance cameras and tunnel boring machines in Gotham.

1 reply

  1. A SGVTribune commenter says that it’s not the Metro Gold Line parking structure some Azusa residents are protesting, but the Foothill Transit parking structure. The commenter says the Gold Line structure will be north of the track, and the Foothill Transit structure will be south of the track, where the Veterans Freedom Park is.

    Please clarify.