Foothill Extension to Gold Line Progress (via The Source)

Work continues to proceed well on the “Iconic Bridge” for the Gold Line Foothill Extension that will bring the Gold Line from Pasadena to the Azusa/Glendora border. The photo above shows one of the supports for the bridge that will carry the tracks from the middle of the 210 freeway toward downtown Arcadia.

After the jump is a “year in review” piece by the Foothill Extension Construction Authority, the agency building the project that Metro will operate. The line is scheduled for completion in 2015 and is being paid for with the Measure R sales tax increase approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008. Continue reading

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A Little Clarification by Metro (via The Source)

The Reason Foundation — long-time critics of rail mass transit — put together the above video posted to YouTubelast week. It’s amusing. It’s also a little factually challenged.

So in the spirit of fun, here goes… (read the full article at the source) Continue reading

2010 Annual Traffic Fatalities Show Progress (via FastLane)

America’s 2010 traffic safety numbers are in. And National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland and I are pleased to report that, last year, roadway fatalities and injuries fell to their lowest rates ever – and to their lowest numbers since 1949.

But if someone you know was among the 32,885 people killed on our roadways last year, you know that even one death is too many. Whatever progress these numbers indicate, they also tell us that we have more work to do to continue to protect Americans on our roadways. Continue reading