Transportation headlines, Thursday, Oct. 25

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 orRSS feed. 

Mobility Summit concludes L.A. County should prepare for high-speed rail (LA Daily News)

While funding remains a question, transit experts at the Valley Mobility Summit 2012 in Valencia Monday concluded optimistically that high-speed rail is heading our way and L.A. County transit agencies need to coordinate planning efforts to take full advantage of it. Who knows? Maybe planning for high-speed rail would develop into a new kind of coordination that could significantly benefit our region.

Smart highways will charge your car and tell you what the weather is (TreeHugger)

Yes, we know these things won’t happen tomorrow but it’s always fun to fantasize about how smart highways may improve the chore of driving.

BH City Council votes on Measure J position (Beverly Hills Patch)

Following two hours of council discussion and a dozen public comments, the Beverly Hills City Council Tuesday voted to support a resolution that “does not take a position in support of Measure J,” the Nov. 6 ballot initiative that would extend the Measure R half-cent sales tax for transportation until 2069. 

D.C. Metro shows off cool new rail car (Washington Post)

The new car design addresses many of the concerns D.C. area riders have been complaining about for years. No more man-eating doors, for one.