Transportation headlines, Monday, Sept. 9

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. Have a transportation-related article you want included in headlines? Drop me an email!

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Nice new short film on the Santa Monica Bike Center, which L.A. Streetsblog tells us is the largest bike parking facility in the U.S.

Look what's next on Wilshire (ZevWeb)

After work on the Wilshire flyover ramps that are part of the 405 project is completed early next year, work will begin on a different project: adding an eastbound peak hour bus lane between Bonsall Avenue and the intersection of Federal and San Vicente. Tree lovers, don't fret: a few dozen jacarandas will either be moved or replaced as part of the project. The entire 7.7 miles of the Wilshire peak hour bus lane project are scheduled to be completed by Nov. 2014.

L.A. County supervisors — five jobs politicians especially covet (L.A. Times)

One reason the jobs are coveted, so says the Times, is that supervisors escape a lot of media scrutiny. Umm, okay, and whose fault is that? The article also points out that four of five seats on the Board will turn over by 2016 due to term limits and looks at some of the early contenders for those jobs. This isn't a transportation story per se but each Board member automatically gets a seat on Metro's 13-member Board of Directors, which also includes four representatives of Los Angeles (the county's largest city) and four officials from the east, west, south and north part of the county.

Mapping San Francisco's gentification and commuter shuttle routes (Wired)

Some tech workers in the Bay Area have flipped the old commuting pattern of living in the 'burbs and coming into the city to work. Instead they're living in a variety of San Francisco neighborhoods and commuting south to Silicon Valley and Palo Alto on buses provided by the likes of Google, Facebook and Apple.

May the road rise to meet you (New Yorker Photo Booth blog)

Nice little photo essay from a forthcoming book on the travels of a telephone pole salesman.