Transportation


Getting Trucks Off Local Freeways:
LA2050 Grant Entry Needs Votes by September 16

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 […]


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Portantino’s “The Question Is” (for $10+ Billion): To Tunnel or Not To Tunnel?

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 […]


Zócalo Panel on 710 Controversy

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 […]


Southeast corner of Orange St. at Wilson Ave.

Glendale’s Skyline and Sunroom Desk’s Anniversary

I placed Sunroom Desk online just as the 2008 financial crisis hit, and real estate and construction went dormant in Glendale and across the nation. My first post was a reflection on the large number of Halloween costume shops temporarily occupying vacant retail spaces in downtown Glendale. Five years later…this […]


MoveLA: Fast Forward from Union Station (February) to Washington (March) to Sacramento (April) 1

Funding transit projects in the wake of Measure J’s defeat was the subject of MoveLA’s February meeting at Union Station. I counted 38 panelists, including elected officials and agency heads, transportation managers, transit / housing / environmental advocates, academics, and private developers. Main takeaways: MoveLA is mobilizing business, labor, environmental, […]

MoveLA 5th Annual Transportation Conversation February 1, 2013