Here is a recap of today’s actions — it was a fairly subdued meeting with the public session clocking in at under a rare three hours: •The Board approved a $37.3-million contract with CH2M Hill to perform the environmental studies for the 710 gap contract. After some discussion, the Board [continue reading]
The award goes to buildings that on average use 35 percent less energy than the average building, meaning about 35 percent less carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas — is released into the atmosphere. Here’s the press release from Metro: Metro’s Gateway Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles has earned the [continue reading]
Here’s something to ponder over your morning cup of joe: what makes good Transit Oriented Development (TOD)? An article entitled ReThinking TOD set me on this train of thought. Alan Huynh, a professional transportation planner, notes that while the success of TOD’s are dependent on many different elements, it all [continue reading]
Obama Replaces Costly High-Speed Rail Plan With High-Speed Bus Plan Well, I wrote a couple of weeks ago that I would like to see The Source more often show a sense of humor. In that spirit, here’s a nice piece of satire from the Onion for your Wednesday morning timewaster.