Anaheim’s new ARTIC: icon or eyesore? (OC Register)
The official name is Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center. Some like the three-story structure that resembles a band shell, others say it’s “not what the taxpayers had in mind.” The station will serve Amtrak and Metrolink trains, as well as OCTA buses, taxis and cyclists. It opens next month.
See the Expo Line’s Sepulveda Station (Curbed LA)
A few pics of the 80 percent-complete aerial station near the intersection of Sepulveda and Pico in West L.A. The station has a parking garage and will eventually have a residential building adjacent to it — but that may take some time. This is one of seven stations on the second phase of the Expo Line that is expected to open during the first half of 2016.
Since 1971, Caltrans has spent more than $13 billion to reinforce the state’s bridges and interchanges. Engineers recently finished a years-long campaign to strengthen tall, flexible bridges and make short, strong spans more elastic. In Los Angeles County alone, Caltrans has reinforced 555 state-owned bridges, and local agencies have retrofitted about 280 more.
The bottom line, Caltrans engineers say, is that many of the big interchanges should be able to withstand a big quake. It’s probably worth noting that in the Bay Area and Southern California in the past half-century or so, earthquakes have proven more troublesome to roads than subways and other trains.
Market’s transit lanes get bold finish (SFBay.ca)
Check out the pic. The bus/taxi lane stands out a little bit.
The biomethane fuel is produced from sewage. It gets 186 miles per fill-up in case you were wondering. Quote of the day:
GENeco general manager Mohammed Saddiq said, “Gas-powered vehicles have an important role to play in improving air quality in UK cities but the Bio-Bus goes further than that and is actually powered by people living in the local area, including quite possibly those on the bus itself.”
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