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.
Railcar maker to hire 150 in Palmdale (L.A. Business Journal)
Kinkisharyo plans to assemble Metro's next generation of light rail vehicles in Palmdale and is in negotiations with Los Angeles World Airports — owner of Palmdale Airport — for hangar space. “The city of Palmdale and South Valley WorkSource Center are accepting the applications. Qualified applicants must have a valid passport as training will be outside of the country,” states the article.
Union Pacific CEO visits Whittier, faces tough questions (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
Jack Koraleski was asked why the UP pays as little as two percent of the costs of separating roads from UP rail crossings. His sort of answer: the company as a whole has spent $100 million on grade separations throughout Southern California. Of course, that's a fraction of the bill for grade separations footed by taxpayers.
Downtown L.A. Pershing Square task force formed (Downtown LA Rising with Brigham Yen)
Councilman Jose Huizar has formed a 21-member panel to consider improving Pershing Square, the block-sized park in the middle of the financial district. Like so many other buildings in L.A., much of the park is walled off from the street. Check out this interesting video from the architectural firm Gensler about the park:
Although politicians in Albany imposed a lot of restrictions, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg managed to get permission to set up 20 cameras near schools to automatically write tickets to those going 10 mph or more over the speed limit. Such cameras are used in a sprinkling of places around the country, although are usually controversial. I've heard or read a lot of the complaints from anti-camera activists, but as a motorist, cyclist and pedestrian I'm for anything that promotes sane driving and punishes dangerous behavoir. You?
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