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South Los Angeles construction workers, advocates scope out jobs on Metro's upcoming Crenshaw/LAX light rail project
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Construction workers, advocates and community leaders participate in a jobs rally at Leimert Park in South Los Angeles on Sept. 7, 2013. Workers from the surrounding neighborhoods are lobbying to b...
RailPAC: What’s the Plan for LOSSAN?
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www­.railpac.org - LOSSAN’s goal should be to increase ridership by providing better rail passenger service with faster trains serving more destinations.This is done with coordination of the different services to fee...
Black Worker Center holds Crenshaw LAX line jobs fair - Los Angeles Wave: West Edition
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thumbnail wavenewspapers­.com - Under its theme “Black Workers Rising,” the grassroots advocacy organization the Los Angeles Black Worker Center (BWC) held a ready-to-work resource fair and rally in Leimert Park last Saturday to ...
Councilman: Relax, DTLA Streetcar Won't Break the Bank - Downtown Streetcar - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - The recent news of the DTLA streetcar's ballooning budget and delayed opening was overblown, at least according to streetcar proponent Councilman Jose Huizar. His office rebuts the discouraging new...
FREEWAYS: Pain comes before gain in congestion relief
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blog­.pe.com - If you ask Inland residents what would most improve their quality of life, many will say traffic and transportation are what need fixing. A survey by Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, of his constitue...
Huge LA River Restoration Report Recommends $453MM Plan - LA River Rising - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - ACE (ARBOR Corridor Extension) was the least ambitious (and came with the smallest percentage of federal funding) of the three plans laid out in July, but today's report included on additional even...
Beijing subway rewards riders for recycling
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thumbnail www­.thetransitwire.com - Beijing has introduced bottle recycling on one of its subway lines. For every empty plastic bottle they insert into the reverse vending machines, commuters receive between five fen and one jiao on ...
The Transit Coalition Blog | General Airport News: LAX and San Diego
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thumbnail thetransitcoalition­.us - As expected, the LA Board of Airport Commissioners voted to reject all bids for a lucrative contract that would purvey advertising at LAX, after conflict-of-interest issues arose between a former C...
Column: Developers roll over residents in Bergamot plan - Santa Monica Daily PressSanta Monica Daily Press
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thumbnail smdp­.com - Last Tuesday, the City Council reviewed and approved the Bergamot Area Plan. We can expect a whole lot of development within the 142.5 acre site and lots more traffic, congestion and pollution beca...
FHWA Endorses Engineering Guide for Walkable Urban Streets
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - Urban streets serve a much different purpose than rural ones: They’re for walking, socializing, and local commerce, not just moving vehicles. Unfortunately, American engineering guides tend not to ...
Santa Monica Next Looks at the Development Plan for Expo’s SM Terminus
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - After 3 years in the works and dozens of public workshops and meetings before commissions and the council, the Bergamot Area Plan has finally passed Tuesday night (really Wednesday morning) with a ...
Off track on safer trains - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the Chatsworth accident determined that the Metrolink engineer was engaged in extensive, prohibited texting using his personal phone whil...
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thumbnail lacmtalibrary­.tumblr.com - The Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archive at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is the largest transit operator research collection in the US. We are part...
Veteran Developer Planning 40-Story Tower for Historic Core - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - Joseph Hellen, a longtime Downtown landowner who in recent years has created nearly 300 apartments by turning century-old buildings into housing, has what he considers to be the perfect addition to...
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www­.publictransportation.org - Public transportation plays a significant role in finding smart solutions to the challenges facing America today. An increased investment in public transportation creates jobs and boosts economic g...
Air board has allies in diesel pollution crackdown: Truckers - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - They are pushing the Air Resources Board to enforce pollution rules more aggressively for trucks in advance of a Jan. 1 deadline. Truckers are also the No.1 tipsters, placing anonymous calls and se...
New “Kings Arena” CEQA Bill Would Still Nix LOS in “Transit Priority Areas”
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Steinberg’s hasty press conference after passage of SB 743 Last night, both California’s Senate and Assembly passed SB 743, Senator Darrell Steinberg’s legislation that replaced his original CEQA r...
Like Bike Lanes and Transit? Hope You Like the Sacramento Kings Too.
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Note: This post originally appeared at Climate Plan. What do the hoop dreams of a software mogul have to do with CEQA reform?  As of last night, everything.  In the waning days of session, strange ...
Container shipping: the secretive industry crucial to our existence - Telegraph
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thumbnail www­.telegraph.co.uk - A sweater can now travel 3,000 miles for 2.5 cents by sea. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons Trade has always travelled and the world has always traded. Ours, though, is the era of extreme interdependence. ...
Power restored to 30k SoCal Edison customers; Thousands more still in the dark
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - A screenshot of SoCal Edison's outage map shows power out for thousands of South Bay customers. Update 12:50 p.m.: Power restored to 30k customers SoCal Edison says about 30k of its customers have ...
Urban guerrillas work to make cities safe for bicycles
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thumbnail thecityfix­.com - Peaceful urban activists are setting a new trend for resilient Latin American societies. In the midst of the massive motorization caused by increased income levels, they all share one idea: we stil...
Gas 2 | What is the future of fuel? What's new? What's next? Since 2007, Gas 2 has covered a rapidly changing world coming to terms with its oil addiction.
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thumbnail gas2­.org - Published on September 16th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison The Central Japan Railway Co. (JRC) is resuming trials on the L-Zero maglev line between Nagoya and Tokyo with a maximum speed of a mind-bendi...
California, Amtrak Team Up for Electric Train Bids - Mass Transit
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - California and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor hope to leverage economy of scale by teaming up to seek bids from manufacturers to build dozens of new sets of high-speed trains. The California High-Spee...
Metro's Blue and Expo rail lines are back in full swing Monday morning after about a dozen hours of problem solving. - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Officials with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported that just before 5 p.m. Sunday overhead wires on the lines just south of downtown had been damaged, leading to a...
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Adelaide Creates World’s First Solar-Powered Public Transit System
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Bus Rapid Transit Spurs Development Better Than Light Rail Or Streetcars: Study - Forbes
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An Ecological Approach to Integrating Conservation and Highway Planning, Volume 1 | Blurbs
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Report: Over 65,000 U.S. bridges in need of repair
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How sustainability can save transit agencies money, build community support - Green Views - METRO Magazine
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Federal officials recommend $453-million L.A. River restoration plan - latimes.com
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Interstate 2.0: Modernizing the Interstate Highway System Via Toll Finance « Transportation CA
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Judge will soon decide fate of bonds for high-speed rail | Local News
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Social Media IS Good Business | Events
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City Transportation Officials Praise Federal Highway Guidance on Bicycle Design
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FHWA to Transportation Engineers: Use the NACTO Bikeway Design Guide
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Retaining Affordable Housing Near Transit Just Got Easier | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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Blue Line Metro Service Halted Indefinitely Following Power Outage « CBS Los Angeles
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Five years later: The Chatsworth Metrolink disaster - LA Observed
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Updates on I-5 HOV improvement project between SR-118 and SR-170
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14 Colorful Photos Of Los Angeles In 1952: LAist
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Metrolink crash victims remembered five years later
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Undocumented immigrants cheer passage of CA drivers license bill | Represent!
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CEQA bill done for this year - Sacramento Business Journal
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Good news on fracking, bad news on CEQA reform: Opinion
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Slovenian Railways Uses IBM Cloud to Build Smarter Railroad System - WSJ.com
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Strategic Directions on Roadway Departure Crashes | Blurbs
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LA Wants Feedback On Its Plans to Merge Planning, Building and Safety Departments - Red Tape Service - Curbed LA
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Rail News - AASHTO executive urges Amtrak, states to complete passenger-rail agreements. For Railroad Career Professionals
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BART board rejects call to give surplus to workers - SFGate
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