Can L.A. Put the “10” in Its “30/10” Transit Plan?

As Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa continues to push for federal help with expediting his "30/10" transit expansion plan, winning support from California’s Democratic senators, one big question remains unanswered: Can the city actually get all of its 13 proposed projects done within a decade, even if Washington steps in?

Over at Streetsblog LA, Damien Newton asked an array of local officials and advocates if they saw Villaraigosa’s vision panning out on an expedited timeframe. Here’s what he found:

The answer was a surprising, "maybe not, but the agency is working on
making the changes it needs to make." I have to be honest. I expected
a "yes."

Check out the full post here.


Will Kids in Strollers Get the Heave-Ho on Boston Buses?

Quick: What are the biggest drawbacks to riding transit? Buses getting stuck in traffic? Having no idea when the next bus or train will come? Too many transfers? The folks at Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority have zeroed in on a more pernicious threat: kids in strollers. Turns out, people hate strollers. The MBTA’s general manager, […]

Today’s Headlines

U.S. DOT Announces $500 Million Round of TIGER Funding (Times Picayune) Arkansas Officials Reject Proposal to Turn I-30 in Little Rock Into a Boulevard (Arkansas Online) Indianapolis Working on Its First Pedestrian Plan (Fox59) SOV Commuting Drops on Colorado Highway, Carpooling and Bus Riding Rise (BizWest) Controversy Around London’s “Garden Bridge” Plan (City Metric) How Much of Toronto’s […]

What Will the Senate Bill’s Transit Section Look Like?

Though the House Republicans are stealing the show these days with their endeavor to tie infrastructure funding to oil drilling, let’s not forget there’s a serious, bipartisan transportation reauthorization bill out there that actually has a chance of passage: the Senate’s MAP-21. On its path toward a full Senate vote, that two-year bill is paused at its […]