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 via email subscription (visit the newspaper site) or RSS feed.
Freeway fighters protest before Metro meeting on SR-710 North study (Pasadena Star News)
Opponents of the tunnel alternative in the ongoing study held a rally before Metro officials convened a community meeting on the project. The five alternatives under study to improve traffic congestion in the area around the 710 gap are the required no build option, traffic signal and intersection improvements, light rail between East L.A. and Pasadena, bus rapid transit between East L.A. and Pasadena and a tunnel directly between the 710 terminus at Valley Boulevard in Alhambra and the 710 stub south of the 210 freeway in Pasadena.
Below is a video Metro released earlier this year on the project.
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Avoid eminent domain at Regional Connector site (Downtown News)
The DN editorial urges Metro and property owner Robert Davies Volk to somehow, someway find a way to negotiate the sale of a key parcel at 1st and Central needed to build the new Little Tokyo underground station. Metro has made an offer that Volk says isn't enough. The Metro Board in June voted to purse eminent domain proceedings if necessary.
Man steals bus, takes for long ride (Fox News)
A shirtless man in San Francisco somehow broke into a locked bus and then drove it 100 miles before a CHP spike strip flattened the vehicle's tires. The bus was outfitted with a GPS system so authorities could find it. The short article doesn't say what the thief was planning to do with the bus.
Categories: Transportation News