Latest News Articles for July 2014

From the Washington Post via StreetsBlog LA:

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wants the nation’s second-largest city to focus on the basics

“LOS ANGELES—It’s primary day in California and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is spending his morning extolling the virtues of neighborhood beautification to a sidewalk crowd in the city’s Northridge neighborhood.”


From Next City:

New Starts: Light Rail Help for L.A., Indian Railways Seeks Foreign Investors

“Legal Barrier to San Fernando Valley Light Rail Removed.”


From The Source:

Motion asks for study of upgrading Orange Line and possibly connecting to Pasadena

“The Metro Board of Directors will consider this month the above motion that asks for study of a number of upgrades to the Orange Line, including better traffic signal synchronization by the city of Los Angeles, using more articulated buses, building grade separations, the possibility of extending or connecting the line to Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena and an assessment of converting the line to light rail.”


From Curbed LA:

Downtown LA Could Get an 84-Station Bike Share System

“The city is now looking at a regional bike plan that would include satellite cities like Santa Monica and West Hollywood, but meanwhile Metro is looking at getting a system up and running in the most sensible place: Downtown.”

From KCET:

New Greenway Opens at L.A. River’s Headwaters in Canoga Park

“But last weekend a crowd of about a hundred gathered farther west, in Winnetka, to witness the official opening of the $11.5 million Los Angeles River Headwaters greenway, where the Los Angeles River is formed by the confluence of Bell Creek and Calabasas Creek in Canoga Park.”


From Streetsblog LA:

Council Approves Garcetti Nominee Seleta Reynolds to Head LADOT

“In a unanimous vote 13-0 this morning, the Los Angeles City Council approved Seleta Reynolds, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s nominee to head the Los Angeles City Transportation Department (LADOT).”

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