Sustainability, civic engagement and online publishing are the major topics explored on Sunroom Desk, today celebrating seven years since its launch in October 2008! This post reviews regional transportation policy highlights from 2008 to 2015.
The SR-710 North Study Draft EIR Public Hearing in La Canada Flintridge is closest to Glendale and is taking place Wednesday, May 6 at La Canada High School, 6-9pm. This is your chance to review where this study is, assess the alternatives offered, and comment on the draft environmental impact report.
The upcoming Glendale Mayor’s Ride 2014, taking place November 8 and starting at 9:30am, will highlight major transportation projects now being studied or in the works, including the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk. Major road, rail, and river transformations are planned, and big things are happening now, though it seems as if […]
Green Rail Intelligent Development (GRID) is a proposed urban goods movement container supply chain network that would be a big step toward a cleaner, healthier, and safer region. GRID is entered in a competition for one of ten LA2050 grants of $100,000 each. The grant would fund a feasibility study needed to convince venture capitalists that GRID would provide a good ROI, and move the project towards actual design and construction […]
Anthony Portantino’s latest “The Question Is” focuses on the 710 Tunnel, with Glendale City Council / Metro Board member Ara Najarian, South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez, and Crescenta Valley Town Council President Robbyn Battles discussing economic, environmental, technical (think Seattle and Big Bertha!), social justice and quality of life problems with the proposal, and emphasizing several better ways to spend $10 billion to improve regional transportation […]
CalTrans is seeking public comments on its huge draft California Freight Mobility Plan (the bare bones 3-page Annotated Outline is here) through July 31. Here is a chance for anyone who drives on Southern California freeways to ask for a sustainable plan that puts most freight arriving at the ports […]
Go Glendale (Glendale Transportation Management Associates, Inc. ) just relaunched and relocated with new branding and outreach to downtown property managers as well as employers and residents throughout Glendale. Director Erika Kampe (pictured) spoke after the 450 N. Brand Blvd. office’s ribbon cutting this morning. The sun burned through the […]
A panel discussion on the 710 extension, organized by Zócalo Public Square, filled the Museum of Contemporary Art auditorium in downtown LA on Wednesday night. All of the invited speakers at the Metro-sponsored event shared the viewpoint that the 710 should be extended, saying that something should be done to […]
From the introduction to Beyond Freeways, a four-part series: “In an era of global warming, peak oil, obesity, stress, and foundering economies, it becomes imperative to find better ways to move ourselves, and our goods, among our neighborhoods. More specifically, if we wish to keep the economy we favor in this country and remain somewhat human, we must move as much transport as possible to modes such as rail, which uses one-third the fuel and orders of magnitude less land than individual motor vehicles do to move goods and people alike.
“…This series, by environmental reporter Justin Gerdes and documentary photographer and videographer Leila Dee Dougan, will investigate the premises and promises of differing visions for the 710 corridor and its communities, and how it grew into its present form […]
From the Metro announcement updated April 16, 2014: “…release of the draft environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) for the State Route 710 North Study will be delayed. “…it has become apparent that additional time is required to complete the technical studies, which means that the release of the Draft […]