Your Complete Guide to the SoCal Transit Projects Approved for State Funding (Including $1.8B for Metro LA Projects)

by    in Streetsblog LA, Transit
Photo by Brian Addison. Yesterday there was a flurry of state announcements regarding transportation project funding, primarily from the SB 1 gas tax revenue. There are funds for numerous Southern California projects, including bus, rail, BRT, streets, highways, goods movement,...
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Metro & Caltrans Want You to Believe the 710 Expansion Is Good—Here’s Why It’s Not Good at All

by    in Opinion, Streets & Urban Design, Transit
I’ve been writing about the 710 Freeway expansion project since 2013 and in those five years, one thing is clear: the possible expansion is not just a random, asphalt-driven undertaking; it is one of the largest infrastructural proposals in...
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As Long Beach Settles Lawsuit Over 405 Expansion, Future Residents Remain Screwed

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We should all have been happy when Long Beach sued Caltrans and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) over the latter’s $1.7B project to expand the 405 Freeway from Route 73 in Costa Mesa until it hits the wonderful bottleneck nightmare...
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Free Public Talk Series Kicks Off with Discussions on Affordable Housing, Transit Equity

by    in Opinion, Parks & Public Real Estate, Streets & Urban Design, Transit
As the world increasingly accesses and discusses its news through social media, the conversations surrounding complex topics become convoluted, if not outright filled with misinformation and Dunning-Kruger effects. At the same time, face-to-face conversations and discussions are happening less...
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The Complete Guide to the Massive Changes Being Proposed to Long Beach Transit, Including Regional Connector from LB to Santa Monica, OC, More

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Photo by Brian Addison Long Beach Transit (LBT) launched the Systemwide Transit Analysis and Reassessment (STAR) initiative last year, seeking a combination of public and private commentary about how the agency can better improve its overall routes, service, and...
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Long Beach’s Transit Ranks Top 10 in Nation (But US Remains Behind Internationally)

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Photo by Brian Addison. Graphics courtesy of AllTransit/The Transport Politic. AllTransit–a scoring system akin to WalkScore and ParkScore by way of a partnership between the Center for Neighborhood Technology and TransitCenter Center for Neighborhood Technology—has ranked the top 10 cities in terms...
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