Transportation headlines, Tuesday, Oct. 9

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.


A weekend called Carmageddon. By Keith Knight/

The benefits of Carmageddon explained (kchronicles)

This terrific cartoon by Keith Knight says it all. Let’s not forget. And thanks to David Litvak for pointing it out. 

Caltrans says we drove more during second Carmageddon than first (Pacific Palisades Patch)

As was the concern, we hit the roads more during Carmageddon II than during I, according to Caltrans. Fortunately, the miles traveled during the 405 closure were not enough to cause serious traffic damage … although drivers stymied by the marathon might say otherwise.

High gas prices push drivers onto mass transit (KPCC Public Radio)

So there is a positive side to extreme pain at the pump.

Bikes aren’t just good for us. They’re good for the economy, too (Fast Company Exist)

Spending money on bike infrastructure can have far-reaching positive economic impacts … at the same time it benefits the quality of our air and our quads.

Target and $40 million mall to open Sunday near 7th Street/Metro Center Station (Downtown News)

Here’s another good reason to Go Metro: Target is opening in downtown L.A. next week … just steps from the Metro Red, Purple, Blue and Expo lines. Toothpaste anyone?