Reminder: Dodger Stadium Express info here. Gonna be a huge crowd at the ballyard Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons as everyone wants to witness the Cubs’ latest demise. Has the last game of the season been played at Wrigley Field? Perhaps! (Jinx!).
Reminder 2: The second of two Telephone Town Halls on Measure M is Wednesday at 5 p.m. — yes, you can listen while watching the Dodgers! More here.
Dept. of Progress: decking work for the Purple Line Extension’s Wilshire/La Brea Station was completed early. More here.
— Metro (@metrolosangeles) October 17, 2016
Things to listen to whilst transiting: The latest Judge John Hodgman podcast involving a sister suing her Luddite sister to try to force her to get a smartphone that can text. It’s almost as sidesplittingly hilarious as the JJHo featuring yours truly. Also, the Judge issues the correct decision in a case involving a boorish hubbie who refuses to turn off his car while fueling.
Art of Transit:
Uber’s ad-toting drones are heckling drivers stuck in traffic (MIT Technology Review)
The story doesn’t say whether this is legal — and it’s hard to believe that it’s legal anywhere.
On the subject of whether Cheap Taxis will somehow miraculously take cars off the road…
— Jarrett Walker (@humantransit) October 14, 2016
And would a nonhumanoid-car be able to avoid this from happening:
— Audubon Society (@audubonsociety) October 18, 2016
Foothill Gold Line builds momentum to extend (Streetsblog LA)
The Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority held an event Friday to discuss the planning and design work on the unfunded extension from Azusa that would include stations in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona and Claremont — and Montclair assuming San Bernardino County kicks in some dollars.
Funding for the project is included in Measure M, Metro’s ballot measure that would raise the countywide sales tax by a half cent and extend Measure R beyond its mid-2039 expiration date to fund a number of transit, road, pedestrian and bike projects. More here.
September 16: welcome to the club!
Hey, wanna do something about climate change? Try taking transit. Generally speaking, a transit ride is responsible for fewer greenhouse gas emissions per person than someone driving alone.
Related: is your air conditioner contributing to global warming? The NYT helps tease apart the answer, which is…maybe and the power source is perhaps the bigger issue.
Greenland is melting (The New Yorker)
Lots of Los Angeles connections in this story about research on how climate change is impacting Greenland. Good long story to read whilst long-transiting.
Pics from CicLAvia (Unbored hands)
Nice collection of images. And a few tweets from yesterday:
— Metro Bike (@BikeMetro) October 17, 2016
— CicLAvia (@CicLAvia) October 17, 2016
— LAist (@LAist) October 16, 2016
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