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House GOP and House Dems are miles apart on draft highway bills « Transportation CA
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transportationca­.com - Draft transportation bills are $10 billion apart; continuing resolution likely. The House and Senate are taking drastically different paths on a DOT funding bill, raising the possibility of yet ano...
Viewpoints – Julie Kim: Time is right for California to tap private infrastructure financing
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thumbnail www­.caeconomy.org - During a long career in Asia managing large infrastructure projects, Julie Kim got a preview of the pinch California now finds itself in. Throughout the Asian building boom of the 1990s, Kim encoun...
Inland Empire cities are planning for bus rapid-transit routes - DailyBulletin.com
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thumbnail www­.dailybulletin.com - The first of 10 Omnitrans' bus rapid transit, or BRT, systems, is in what is known as the E Street Corridor in the San Bernardino area. It is set to be completed within a year and will allow bus ri...
LA County cities fight over Metro plans for new trains, subways - SGVTribune.com
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - The fight to see which parts of Los Angeles County are more train-worthy than others pits the city of Los Angeles against the suburbs, with the proposed westside subway to the sea, Green Line addit...
New LAX terminal attracts thousands for early look - The Daily Breeze
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thumbnail www­.dailybreeze.com - On a warm, sunny Saturday -- the first weekend day of summer -- thousands of people congregated in an air- conditioned building to marvel at the key piece of the most expansive public works project...
Photos: CicLAvia Takes Over Wilshire Boulevard: LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - Today was a sunny, beautiful day for CicLAvia to take over Wilshire from Downtown to Macarthur Park, Koreatown, Hancock Park and the Miracle Mile. This was a geographically short CicLAvia but tempo...
CicLAvia dubbed a success with no major emergencies or arrests - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - One cyclist was reportedly struck by a vehicle about 2:15 p.m. along Wilshire Boulevard near Lorraine Boulevard in the city's Mid-Wilshire neighborhood but was adamant that he did not require medic...
Planned Hollywood Millennium skyscrapers project causes concern - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - Envisioned as twin skyscrapers for Hollywood, the Millennium project would tower over the nearby 101 Freeway and its bumper-to-bumper traffic. Proposed by a New York developer, the 35- and 39- stor...
Metrolink station project celebrated at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - BURBANK - Transportation officials broke ground Friday on a Metrolink station at Bob Hope Airport that will eventually provide easier access for riders of the Antelope Valley line. Metrolink has a ...
Leader Editorial: Station will help brighten airport's future - Burbank Leader
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www­.burbankleader.com - With some fanfare Friday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Bob Hope Airport-Hollywood Way Metrolink Station, which, if all goes according to plan, will be ready in 2015 to deliver pas...
Unbelievable Photos of NYC Subway Being Built - weather.com
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thumbnail www­.weather.com - Second Avenue Subway construction update on April 7, 2011, at the Launch Box. With the west tunnel excavation completed, workers operating the tunnel boring machine have begun mining the east tunne...
Cofiroute USA Signs New $60 Million Operating Contract for 91 Express Lanes Extension in California
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thumbnail www­.theautochannel.com - IRVINE, CA--June 23, 2013: Cofiroute USA, a VINCI Autoroutes subsidiary, signed a $60 million five-year contract with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the Riverside County Tran...
Another View: Bullet train cash is best spent on roads, bridges - California Forum - The Sacramento Bee
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thumbnail www­.sacbee.com - On May 28, I conducted an oversight hearing on California's high-speed rail project in Madera where we confirmed the California High Speed Rail Authority is facing a $38 billion budget shortfall, w...
Add Bike-In Movies To List Of LA’s Outdoor Activities « CBS Los Angeles
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thumbnail losangeles­.cbslocal.com - ELYSIAN PARK (CBSLA.com) — First the LA River offered fishing and kayaking. The latest and newest craze — something completely different. Under a full moon Saturday night, dozens tried to figure ou...
Riding Metro? Now You Actually Have to Pay Up - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - In most big cities, riding the subway requires paying a fare to get through a locked turnstile. While the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority certainly requires...
CicLAvia: A more relaxed vibe as more people walked - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - A pedestrian zone at each end of the route -- downtown L.A. and the Miracle Mile -- enabled people to saunter without fear of being run over by hordes of cyclists. "Both of those spots and our hub ...
Letters: What's still wrong with LAX - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - There is plenty of jubilation going around about the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, and deservedly so. However, once the terminal opens, arriving and d...
Metra commuter rail chief resigns, gets payout - chicagotribune.com
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thumbnail www­.chicagotribune.com - Phil Pagano knew how to run a railroad. Alex Clifford didn't. That was sort of beside the point when the Metra board hired Clifford to replace Pagano as CEO of the commuter rail system in 2011. At ...
Metro breaks ground on new Bob Hope Airport-Hollywood Way Metrolink Station - Burbank Leader
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thumbnail www­.burbankleader.com - For the first time ever, a Metrolink train stopped at San Fernando Road and Hollywood Way on Friday. The people who disembarked were there to proclaim many future stops at the intersection, the sit...
Cities Are Innovative Because They Contain More Ideas to Steal - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - We all know that cities are great engines of innovation. One reason that's the case, as Emily Badger recently pointed out, is that cities grow "superlinearly": interpersonal connections grow at an ...
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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...
CSULB trade and transportation students earn scholarships - Press-Telegram
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - Students in Cal State Long Beach's Center for International Trade and Transportation recently received $46,550 in scholarships, including those from the Port of Long Beach, the Los Angeles Transpor...
LA Mayor Exits After Bumpy Term, Looking Ahead - Mass Transit
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - The famous smile is intact. But there's a glint of gray in the hair, a hint of melancholy in the voice and a collection of wrinkles he didn't bring with him when he became mayor of Los Angeles eigh...
City Planning: Crenshaw Streetscape Plan Meetings
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - The purpose of the upcoming workshops is to provide an opportunity for the public to give feedback on preliminary Streetscape Plan concepts. More information can be found on the project website: ww...
Metro launches safety ads on Internet radio
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thumbnail www­.thetransitwire.com - The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (DC) is taking its public service messages to a new platform — Pandora Internet radio. Marketing director Jawauna Greene developed the catchy jing...
Readying for Summer’s Free Ride - Laguna Beach Independent Newspaper, The "Indy" - Laguna Beach News
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thumbnail www­.lagunabeachindependent.com - Mark your calendars. The city’s free trolley service rolls out Friday, June 28. Then visitors and residents alike can park their cars in outlying lots or leave them in the driveway and gad about to...
Record Gazette > News
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www­.recordgazette.net - Banning Public Works Director Duane Burk said, “The Sunset Avenue grade separation project will lower Sunset Avenue by 20 feet to construct a new underpass at the UPRR tracks, modify Sunset Avenue,...
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The unmaking of a business improvement district - latimes.com
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MediaPost Publications The Whole Story - Mass Transit And Media 06/20/2013
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CicLAvia: Cyclists, pedestrians rediscover Wilshire Boulevard - latimes.com
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Los Angeles unveils plans for ocean-research centre : Nature News & Comment
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Capitol Alert: Jerry Brown will support bill keeping Public Records Act intact
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Capitol Alert: Senators introduce constitutional amendment on California records law
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Antonio Villaraigosa reflects on eight years - LA Daily News
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