Great coverage of the “Invisible Cities” operate at Union Station via wireless headphones. The operate has been extended through this weekend; check here for ticket availability.
Register parent, Freedom Communications, drops talk of hub-naming rights (Orange County Register)
The ‘oy vey’ story of the day. The Register’s owner was going to help Anaheim find a corporate sponsor interested in naming rights for the the new transportation hub under construction adjacent to the Angels’ ballpark. The sorta Journalism 101 obvious problem: it’s probably best if newspapers aren’t involved in funding projects they’re supposed to be covering.
The station looks nice, btw. It would be even nicer if there was evening train service back to L.A. for those interested in watching the Ducks engage in the exciting sport of ice hockey at the nearby Pond.
Cell service has already arrived at some Manhattan subway stations and the New York MTA is planning on having it at 277 stations by 2017. Here’s a look at some of the behind-the-scenes work to make that possible. The Metro Board of Directors approved a contract earlier this year to provide cell reception at underground stations but it will likely take a couple of years to implement.
King County proposes ending 74 bus routes (King5.com)
Unhappy news for the Seattle area. Metro Transit says it needs more funding to replace the $1.2 billion lost to the Great Recession that began in 2008.
Cities turn to streetcars to spur economic development (Stateline: Pew Charitable Trusts)
The focus of the story is the four-mile streetcar project in Tucson that is expected to cost about $196 million and — according to supporters — attract four times that much in economic development along the route. The city of Los Angeles is seeking to build a four-mile streetcar route through downtown L.A. with the latest estimate running $153 to $162 million, according to city officials. Federal funding will be needed.
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