Dept. of Dodger Stadium Express — I suppose this made for a nicer ride home last night for many of you. Dodgers’ fans need not concern themselves with the question of why the Reds are still handing a baseball to Raisel Islegias when the game is on the line. With the Reds holding a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the ninth Islegias burped forth a walk (which is unforgivable), then this…
Big things poppin’. pic.twitter.com/fYeTp4gcFk
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 16, 2019
Art of Transit 1 — In days of yore…
Awesome late 1930s Ralph Melching scene of Santa Fe E1 warbonnet diesels on display at Expo Blvd, today the Metro LA #ExpoLine. Look at those cars! #dtla #vintagelosangeles #trains #lahistory pic.twitter.com/UU5WoZ4qPn
— LARHF (@LArailhistory) April 14, 2019
Art of Transit 2 — I don’t recall ever posting a pic from Uzbekistan. So here goes…
Dept. of Metrolink — The commuter rail agency has a survey involving the Antelope Valley Line and wants to know how you feel about new late night service and the possibility of new stations in Glendale and Cypress Park.
Metro and Metrolink are studying potential opportunities to add more rail service from Lancaster to Los Angeles and we need your feedback! Take our survey and you could win a $400 gift card. https://t.co/lOdjI90m5D pic.twitter.com/IlhIy3m1ep
— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) April 14, 2019
Dept. of Building Things — bridges are cool. This is part of the effort to widen and deconstipate the 5 freeway north of the OC boundary.
Video of new Valley View #Bridge west of I-5 in #SantaFeSprings. Right to left: future SB Firestone Bl ramp to bridge- bridge deck- white concrete deck of connecting section of bridge- connecting point of future Valley View Av off ramp from SB I-5 to bridge @CaltransHQ @My5LA pic.twitter.com/IDvKi4p0v2
— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) April 11, 2019
•Citylab has a map showing the parts of the county where children are at the most risk of having asthma. Not exactly a shocker that Southern California has the highest risk owing to our chronic air pollution — much of which comes from “mobile sources,” i.e. cars, trucks, trains, planes and ships.
•On the subject of foul air, officials in the Coachella Valley have asked to be designated an “extreme” area for ozone levels, reports the Desert Sun. As you might have guessed, that’s no bueno — ozone is a contributor to asthma and other respiratory issues. Air pollution remains stubbornly bad due to prevailing westerly winds blowing in smog from the L.A. region, drought and wildfires.
•Things to watch whilst transiting: the bald eagle nest cam from Friends of the Big Bear Valley is an excellent time killer.
•Coverage in Le Monde of the fire Monday at Notre Dame Cathedral. Read it in English or French. At the New Yorker, writer Lauren Collins talks about her tour of the cathedral’s roof in March. And this…
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 16, 2019
•Language in Uber’s IPO filings suggests that the firm sees transit as more foe than friend, opines Brian Addison in Longbeachize.
down 28% since IPO pic.twitter.com/eZjcxPCV0h
— Matt Bruenig (@MattBruenig) April 16, 2019
— Aaron W. Gordon (@A_W_Gordon) April 9, 2019
If this topic interests you, I’d encourage you to read the study. I did and it didn’t convince me — I’m skeptical of the direct cause-effect relationship in Uber and Lyft and accidents.
I think there could other factors at play — distracted driving, an increase in driving overall since the Great Recession, declines in traffic enforcement, the opioid epidemic and an increased appetite for larger vehicles. Thoughts?
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