Transportation headlines, Tuesday, Aug. 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 Transportation Headlines online newspaper, which you can also access via email subscription (visit the newspaper site) or RSS feed.

Photo by Carl Greenlund/Metro

Photo by Carl Greenlund/Metro

California freeways are busiest. Are we surprised? (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

California freeways logged nearly 85 billion miles in 2011, enough to complete 900 trips from the Earth to the Sun, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation released Monday. And the single busiest Interstate in the nation was the 5 Freeway, with the I-10 and the I-110 placing second and third most traveled in the nation. Don’t think the 405 was overlooked. It was crowned busiest interstate in any city in America.

Top 10 busiest Amtrak routes (Greater Greater Washington)

Not only are our highways busy, our Amtrak route ranks third in the nation, in terms of ridership. And some of the views are fantastic.

Top 10 best websites tracking urban planning, design and development (Planetizen)

Even if you’re not a planning geek, these sites are some of the top online resources for news, information and research on the built environment. (And planning geeks are often pretty interesting.)

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    • Hi Roger,
      Thanks for your question. The 405 designation was part of the same report. The LA segment of the I-405 serves an estimated 379,000 vehicles per day, making it the busiest interstate in any American city, according to Federal Highway Admin. numbers.