Page 69 of 116 FirstFirst ... 194459666768697071727994 ... LastLast
Results 1,021 to 1,035 of 1740
  1. #1021

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Paris, France / Los Angeles
    Posts
    38,884
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    From your lips to the concrete trucks engines. How do you get them to abandon copying the technology used everywhere else? Because Federal Funding for monorails might sound like a ride in Vegas in a budget request whereas a standard heavy rail subway can be understood by colleagues on the hill.

  2. #1022

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Paris, France / Los Angeles
    Posts
    38,884
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    LOS ANGELES METRO NEWS
    Looks like Leimert Park Village may get a station on the Crenshaw Line (certainty=not bureaucracy's strong suit). The Source reports that the Metro board voted 9-3 today to build a subway station in the Village if the $131 million to build it can be found in the current $1.715 billion budget, i.e. if a contractor can construct the line with a station (or at least an underground box to add a stop later) for that amount. If that can't happen, the Metro motion "recommends that a street level station be built at 48th Street--two blocks south of Vernon--and that non-Metro funding be found to build it." And Park Mesa Heights will not get a subway. Other news from the meeting: day passes are now five bucks instead of six (yeah!) and the Wilshire bus lanes were approved from west of Downtown to UCLA, omitting Westwood's Condo Canyon and Beverly Hills.
    Curbed LA : The Los Angeles Neighborhoods and Real Estate Blog

  3. #1023

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Paris, France / Los Angeles
    Posts
    38,884
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Feds: High-Speed Rail Construction Must Begin Next Year
    http://la.curbed.com/
    The Los Angeles Times reports that federal transportation officials rebuffed recommendations from a report by the state legislative analyst's office--among other things, the report advocated for the feds to push back their 2012 deadline for starting construction so that the high-speed rail authority could reorganize, and to work on shifting the first leg of construction from the Central Valley to somewhere closer to LA or San Francisco (Washington is calling the shots because they gave California a good chunk of change for the project). In a letter, Transportation Department Undersecretary Roy Kienitz wrote that his department "has no administrative authority to change this deadline and does not believe it is prudent to assume Congress will change it."
    Feds defend Central Valley route>>>

  4. #1024

    • Rock Star Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    13,338

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Quote Originally Posted by PragmaticIdealist View Post
    We should have monorails all over L.A. Spending two to four times as much on a subway does not make any sense.

    Think. We could have four separate lines for the price of one if the residents along Wilshire and in other areas would abide a Disneyland-style system. Disney's trains are not obtrusive at all. And, they are actually interesting to observe in the Las Brisas Courtyard from the Grand Californian's rooms there.
    I think the Wilshire monorail would be better served being behind the south-side buildings.
    "Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."

  5. #1025

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Paris, France / Los Angeles
    Posts
    38,884
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Would Grapevine Bullet Train Route Make Bakersfield an LA Suburb?


    As mentioned, that route was previously discarded, but now the option has been revived as it could shave about nine minutes off travel times from LA to SF and save about a billion dollars in construction costs. According to California Watch, one initial worry about the Grapevine route was that it could turn Bakersfield into a commuter city of LA, with travel times of less than 50 minutes between the two cities (the current drive between the two downtowns is about two hours without major traffic).

  6. #1026

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Paris, France / Los Angeles
    Posts
    38,884
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort


  7. #1027

    • Rock Star Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    13,338

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    I would think that the Tejon Ranch developers would love the Grapevine route, as long as there was a stop near their development. That would increase the value of each home they build and sell.
    As for Bakersfield being a bedroom community for L.A., owners of land and houses in Bakersfield should love the increase in their land values. Um, currently your identity, Bakersfield, is a back assward hick town. You like that?

    I still prefer the Palmdale route that will connect to a HSR to Vegas and to the new LAX at Edwards Air Force Base. Let those flyboys play somewhere else.
    "Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."

  8. #1028

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Paris, France / Los Angeles
    Posts
    38,884
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    So the Vegas HSR will have to meet up with the line around Sylmar then? That works. Sylmar would make a GREAT parking garage.

  9. #1029

    • Rock Star Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    13,338

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    So the Vegas HSR will have to meet up with the line around Sylmar then? That works. Sylmar would make a GREAT parking garage.
    Only if Grapevine route is chosen. That's why the Grapevine route is suboptimal, IMO.
    "Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."

  10. #1030

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Paris, France / Los Angeles
    Posts
    38,884
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    No I mean the Vegas line can be extended from Palmdale to Sylmar, and the two lines can meet up there instead of up in Palmdale. I like that better, anyway, don't you think it would get more traffic?

  11. #1031

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Paris, France / Los Angeles
    Posts
    38,884
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Bob Hope Airport is going to have to scale back its intermodal transit center now that bids have come in way above the approximately $112 million officials expected. The Burbank Leader says "Airport officials blamed high steel costs and a 'fear factor' among contractors — concerns the project could not be built as planned — as the main reasons why bids came in between $47 million and $69 million above what had been anticipated." Now the airport's talking about downsizing and redesigning the project, which is supposed to consolidate rental car, taxi, bus, and train connections. Going back to the drawing board could add up to six months to the timeline.
    Curbed LA : The Los Angeles Neighborhoods and Real Estate Blog

  12. #1032

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Paris, France / Los Angeles
    Posts
    38,884
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Los Angeles Leads Full-Throttle Dash for U.S. Transit Cash

    Opened in 1990, Los Angeles County's modern-day rail system remains small. Five lines reach a sliver of this sprawling metropolis where 9.8 million people live. But a major expansion is under way, with hope that Congress might help accelerate the time table.
    Los Angeles Leads Full-Throttle Dash for U.S. Transit Cash - NYTimes.com

    LA Metro in concert with the city of Los Angeles and the group Move LA solicited other municipalities that want to build train lines in shorter time frames. Together they formed a proposal called America Fast Forward. So far, 120 mayors, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and labor group AFL-CIO have backed the plan.

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) in March lobbied lawmakers on America Fast Forward while he was in Washington, D.C., for a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

    The rail plan calls for a major increase in funding from the federal Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, which provides loans, loan guarantees and lines of credit. LA Metro also is advancing another funding mechanism that would have the government pay as much as 100 percent of the interest on certain bonds issued by cities.

    LA Metro compared its chances for success to when -- in November 2008 -- it asked voters to increase their sales tax by a half-cent to pay for rail, a bid that came on top of two earlier half-cent increases. The proposition passed by 67 percent, clearing the two-thirds margin needed for success.
    "The odds were long then and we succeeded," said Raffi Haig Hamparian, government relations director at Los Angeles County Metro. "We expect to face long odds now in a tough fiscal environment in Washington. At the same time we expect to succeed."

  13. #1033

    • Senior Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    5,357

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Southern California is the most important mega-region to the nation's economy.

    Southern California (Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and San Diego) needs as much transit funding as is possible in order for the region to merely maintain its viability. So, a meaningful shift in transportation and land development needs to happen within the next few years.

  14. #1034

    • Senior Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    5,357

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    No I mean the Vegas line can be extended from Palmdale to Sylmar, and the two lines can meet up there instead of up in Palmdale. I like that better, anyway, don't you think it would get more traffic?
    In this scenario, the burden would be shifted from C.H.S.R. to DesertXpress. Of course, the additional cost might change the analysis the Las Vegas line has used in determining that the Cajon Pass would be less cost-effective than joining the C.H.S.R. in Palmdale. So, that easterly route may eventually prove more desirable.

  15. #1035

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Paris, France / Los Angeles
    Posts
    38,884
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    So the Vegas train might want to end up in Anaheim instead of Sylmar. And cut through the Inland Empire. And provide you with super mass transit to the Disneyland Resort.

    That would be awesome.

Similar Threads

  1. Mass Transit to Disneyland Resort
    By CaliforniaAdventurer in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 1667
    Last Post: 03-11-2009, 01:36 PM
  2. [Question] Mass Transit from Irvine to Disneyland?
    By Disneymom in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-17-2008, 12:18 AM
  3. Replies: 27
    Last Post: 10-17-2007, 03:31 PM
  4. Replies: 20
    Last Post: 06-21-2007, 10:17 PM
  5. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 06-28-2006, 09:03 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •