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 Transportation Headlines online newspaper, which you can also access viaemail subscription (visit the newspaper site) or RSS feed.
BART strike: Commuters find creative ways to get to work (Los Angeles Times)
In Oakland, news helicopters began rumbling overhead by 4 a.m. today, assessing the mounting congestion on the tangle of freeways that feed the Bay Bridge because of the BART strike … the first of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in 16 years.
Here’s an amazing redesign of the L.A. freeway map (Curbed L.A.)
Admittedly, we’re more into bus and rail maps than highways but we have to admit that this is pretty cool. Boston-based designer Peter Dunn decided to try his hand at creating a new map of LA’s highway system to include 31 freeways, 75 interchanges and more than 850 exits. (Who knew we had that many?)
Big Blue Bus to operate Sunday schedule July 4 (Santa Monica Mirror)
Heads up, beach lovers. Our good friend the Big Blue Bus will still be available for transport to the ocean on the Fourth (along with a variety of Metro buses, including 720 Rapid down Wilshire Blvd.) but make sure you check the schedule before leaving home. In fact, check all transit schedules, since some others may be running on holiday/Sunday times … as Metro is.
It’s happening with increasing frequency around the nation: Someone distracted by his or her cellphone. “What we are seeing in subway environments are people preoccupied, distracted with their electronic devices, coming too close and in some cases falling off subway platforms,” says Greg Hull, vice president for public safety, operations and technical services at the American Public Transportation Association. In addition, he says, “people are putting themselves at risk as pedestrians when they cross at grade crossings, be it light rail or commuter rail.” Please don’t.
Categories: Transportation Headlines