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Feds Reward California with Near-Record $155 Million
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thumbnail www­.signalscv.com - Last month, Caltrans was nominated as a finalist to compete for the America’s Transportation Award for its work in completing the seismic retrofit of the Dumbarton Bridge. In the Central Valley, Ca...
The Development Scene: The Latest Info on 94 Downtown Projects - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - To understand why people are so bullish on Downtown Los Angeles, just look at nearly any neighborhood in the community. Odds are, you’ll see a healthy batch of projects movin...
90210's Way or the Highway - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - After insisting that all of Metro's Purple Line subway permit requests go through them for approval, the Beverly Hills City Council signed off on 10 days of exploratory drilling last week. Hooray! ...
Metro Motion, Fall 2013 - YouTube
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thumbnail www­.youtube.com - September 16, 2013 -- Now in high def, Metro Motion is even sharper than before. In this episode, hunt for world-class Korean cuisine ... via Metro, of course. Meet a squad of seriously cool senior...
Better Institutions: It's Not Just Crazy Drivers: LA Streets Are Designed For Road Rage
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thumbnail www­.betterinstitutions.com - It's Not Just Crazy Drivers: LA Streets Are Designed For Road Rage Still shot from viral video of a man seriously raging on an LA freeway. One of my fellow classmates moved to Los Angeles recently,...
Inland Empire Transit Talking Points: Detecting defective FasTraks along HOT lanes that support free non-transponder carpooling
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thumbnail ttcinlandempire­.blogspot.com - Detecting defective FasTraks along HOT lanes that support free non-transponder carpooling The Transit Coalition ran across an excellent question about the We want toll lanes done right campaign, a ...
Stop and Move: Mexico City's Ecobici nears 100,000 subscribers
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thumbnail stopandmove­.blogspot.com - Mexico City's Ecobici nears 100,000 subscribers When it comes to the world of bike-share, New York's Citibike may continue to get the headlines, but it's actually Mexico City's Ecobici that has the...
How Interstate Tolling Could Work | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - Governing transportation writer Ryan Holeywell writes a sequel to his June piece on interstate tolling (posted here) where he described the advocacy efforts of Patrick Jones of the the Internationa...
7 Dramatic Before and Afters From Huge LA River Makeover Plan - LA River Rising - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Last week, the US Army Corps of Engineers released its many-years-in-the-making plans to restore an 11-mile stretch of the LA River between Griffith Park and Downtown. They considered several optio...
Streamlined CEQA Reform Passes Under a New Bill | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - As we noted on Monday, SB 743, the Sacramento arena bill, passed the legislature on Thursday (Sept. 12). Earlier that day, key elements of SB 731, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Mo...
LA Installing Nearly 20,000 Safer Continental Crosswalks - Lots of People Walk in LA - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - "Continental" crosswalks, aka zebra crosswalks that have extra-prominent markings, have been springing up across the city at major pedestrian-heavy intersections, from Hollywood to MacArthur Park t...
Share Your Story - APTA - Advocate
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thumbnail voicesforpublictransit­.org - Tell us more about why you support public transportation. Share how you use public transportation, how it benefits you and the people you know, and why you’re participating in Voices for Public Tra...
The Role of Public Transport for Carbon Emission Reductions | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - VTI, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, has released a report that considers options to make its vehicles independent of fossil fuels by 2030. This report is written in Swe...
L.A. Councilmen urge delay of planned merger of city planning, building and safety departments
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - Two city councilmen are calling for a delay in one of former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s final initiatives, a plan to streamline the city permitting process by merging the Planning and Building & ...
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Alan Durning on the “Ruinous, Vicious Circle” of Underpriced Parking
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - Many people have been inspired by UCLA Professor Donald Shoup’s epic takedown of American parking policy, but few have turned that newfound passion into the kind of scholarship Alan Durning has pro...
Union Station: A Half-Baked Master Plan
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thumbnail steven-white­.com - Without being too specific, I’ve been a little critical of the Union Station Master Plan on Twitter — mostly saying I had expected more. There’s always the chance that I simply had unmet expectatio...
CSUSB students get free ride to college; Omnitrans’ Go Smart program now available
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thumbnail news­.csusb.edu - Students at California State University, San Bernardino can get a free ride to college thanks to the Go Smart program that offers them unlimited rides just by swiping their college IDs on Omnitrans...
East of East: Using Vacant Space to Create Place in South El Monte | Intersections | Land of Sunshine
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - When the housing bubble burst in 2008, the fallout scattered widely. California and the metropolitan region of Los Angeles took it in the teeth. In Cleveland and Detroit, where unoccupied housing h...
L.A. County Wants the Summer Olympics Back in 2024 | News
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - The Board of Supervisors voted its support today for bringing the Olympic Games to Los Angeles in the summer of 2024. The board will send a letter to the United States Olympic Committee to formaliz...
Transportation For America » Thinking Outside the Farebox
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thumbnail t4america­.org - The demand for public transportation service is at its highest point in 50 years. The causes are many: rising gas prices, an increasingly urbanized population, growing numbers of seniors, and the p...
Will This Giant Bus Reshape City Traffic?
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thumbnail www­.good.is - What if, instead of dedicated bus lanes, buses had hollow centers so cars could drive through them? This idea first surfaced a few years ago, but now China TBS Shipping has released a new video sho...
CR80News | Students at PCC granted unlimited use on public transportation
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www­.cr80news.com - Pasadena City College (PCC), part of California’s 112 community colleges, has partnered with LA Metro so that students can ride local public transportation at a discounted rate for the fall semeste...
New LAX Tom Bradley terminal opens Wednesday with 60 shops, restaurants
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - New gates at the north concourse at the Tom Bradley International Terminal open on March 6th, 2013. City leaders will gather on Wednesday to celebrate the completion of the first phase of renovatio...
California Air Resource Board cracks down on big rigs - Transportation - The Sacramento Bee
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thumbnail www­.sacbee.com - For the past few months, Monte Eberhardt had been hearing from other big rig drivers that he may have to retrofit his cattle-hauling truck to meet new emission standards. “I looked it up about the ...
Half of L.A.'s Car Crashes Are Hit-and-Runs - Sarah Goodyear - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Southern California has a problem with hit-and-run drivers. How much of a problem? In just the last month, seven people have died in such collisions in the city of Los Angeles, and another five hav...
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Comprehensive Survey of Transportation Professionals Provides Surprising Insights
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HIGHWAYS TO BOULEVARDS BLOG: The Language of Urban Freeways
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Are Public-Private Partnerships Becoming False Advertisements?
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Eyes on the Street: Goodbye Green
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Study: Cell phone-related pedestrian injuries soar
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Study proposes implementing per-mile tolls on U.S. interstate system
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How to Toll Every Interstate Highway in America
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Auto club: Gas prices have topped $3 for 1,000 days - The Hill's Transportation Report
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Under Secretary Polly Trottenberg Keynotes American Public Transportation Association (APTA) High-Speed Rail Connectivity Systems Panel - MarketWatch
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Muni’s Next Train Fleet: Breda Disqualified From Another Contract
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Riding Around the Santa Monica Airport, Thinking of a Green Future
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Gold Coast Transit Temporarily Replacing Recalled Bike Racks
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Top 10 Trails in California! - RTC TrailBlog - Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
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Someone Has Proposed Mixed-Use Luxury Condos For Westlake - GentrificationWatch - Curbed LA
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Flugtag in Long Beach will be a festival of flying spectacular failure
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Port of Long Beach posts its busiest month in six years
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GAO issues PTC report, urges flexibility with implementation
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The Week: The Investment Decline in Transportation
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CA: Cubic, Metropolitan Transportation Commission Launch Mobile Website for Clipper Card
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2012 Poverty Rate Remains Unchanged at 15 Percent
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Will cyclists get a 3-foot cushion from cars? Only Gov. Brown knows - latimes.com
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Legislative Wrap: Which Bills Are Awaiting a Signature, and Which Are Waiting for Next Year
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Four Ways Protected Bike Lanes Benefit Businesses
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Who Has Worse Subway Etiquette: Men or Women? - Jenny Xie - The Atlantic Cities
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Area Baby Rides Metro, Has Wonderful Day.
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