A somewhat belated headlines roundup this morning. Thank you for your patience…. Researchers for years have been trying to link suburban sprawl to obesity–the idea being that the more car dependent a community, the less chance that people will walk and exercise there. Curbed LA posts about a new study [continue reading]
The L.A. Times’ Steve Lopez drives a deputy mayor’s Hummer to work — the deputy mayor takes the subway and beats Lopez in a race to City Hall. The race isn’t the highlight of the column. Rather it’s Lopez once again calling for more programs that would discourage people from [continue reading]
The L.A. Times takes a look at the outcome of yesterday’s Expo Line meeting and what it means for the Westside. After approval yesterday by the Expo Line Construction Authority board, construction of the 7-mile extension could start later this year. Anyone who knows transit in L.A. knows that the [continue reading]
The Expo Line Construction Authority board voted Thursday evening 6 to 0 with one abstention to approve the final environmental document for the second phase of the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica. More later.
Blame or thank — depending on your point of view — the weather.
The Los Angeles Times’ editorial page opines that the Expo Line Construction Authority’s board of directors should certify the environmental report for the Culver City-to-Santa Monica segment of the line. The board meets this afternoon in downtown L.A. Excerpt: The agency is building sound walls to reduce noise, grade separations [continue reading]
GOOD Magazine is well, good, at putting together pretty infographics. Their latest chart compares five large transit systems in the U.S. for measures such as ridership, average speed and miles traveled per trip. Although Los Angeles Metro is the third largest transit system in the nation based on ridership, it [continue reading]
I’m still trying to figure out why I may need an Apple iPad in addition to the Apple laptop, Apple desktop, Apple iPhone and Apple iPod Shuffle that I already own. New Geography, however, says that the iPad may actually shift people from driving to mass transit because the device [continue reading]
In Boston transportation officials and software developers came together for a “Hackathon” where they brainstormed ideas for innovative ways to put transit data to use. Last year Boston’s transportation agency released their transit data publicly and real time data for a number of lines followed soon after. A handful of [continue reading]
Gold Line service has been resumed, following an accident earlier this afternoon. At approximately 1:08 p.m. a northbound Metro Gold Line train and an auto collided at the Glenarm crossing north of Mission Station. The car overturned on both train tracks. One male in the auto was transported to a local hospital; two passengers [continue reading]