TRANSPORTDisneyland Demands Raise Streetcar Costs
While various stakeholders continue to disagree on the merits of Anaheim's proposed streetcar project, there is no debating that it is the most expensive project of its kind in recent memory.
URBANISM & DESIGN
Boyle Heights TOD Clears Hurdle
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday approved exclusive negotiation rights for a mixed-use commercial and affordable-housing complex next to the Metro Gold Line tracks in Boyle Heights.
Hollywood Doesn't Need Tall Buildings, Especially These
Los Angeles Times
On Thursday, the city's planning commission is likely to consider a development proposal that will affect the lives of everyone who lives in Hollywood or passes through it on the Hollywood Freeway, one of the most congested in the nation.
Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: Taxes and Urban Mobility Revolution
Del. Tim Hugo, R-Centreville, has proposed eliminating Virginia's motor fuels tax and replacing it with a 0.9% increase in the state sales tax, the Times-Dispatch reports today...
Blogosphere: Amtrak Seeks to Escape FRA's Rules
Here's some random good news of the day-Amtrak is going to push to get the Federal Rail Administration to change the safety…
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.
National: Senate Approves 90 Day Extension
The Senate approved the extension of federal highway funding that was passed by the House on Thursday, accepting a short-term solution leaders in the chamber vehemently opposed...
National: Mica Defends Highway Stopgap
Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) defended House Republicans on…
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news. The Chatter, commentary and opposition articles will be found towards the bottom.
Los Angeles: Mayor Backs Hollywood Development Plan
Contra Costa Times
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa endorsed Monday the first of six new community plans due this coming year, the newest focusing on Hollywood and his vision of "elegant density."...
National: "The Plan" Tea Party Style
Washington City Paper
The Atlantic Cities has a fascinating piece on the Tea Party's objection to…