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6/27/2013

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26, 2013: U.S. Representatives Support Updating Information on Foothill Extension Project in Measure R Expenditure Plan Amendment | PRNewswire
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thumbnail www­.heraldonline.com - SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 26, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, members of the congressional delegation from the San Gabriel Valley sent a joint letter to Metro (the Los Angeles County Metrop...
L.A. Carpool Lanes Open to All at Night? It's Possible - Los Angeles - News - The Informer
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thumbnail blogs­.laweekly.com - Yeah. That's L.A. for you. And what's really infuriating is when you look to your left and see a wide open ghost town of a lane. The carpool lane. A bill making its way through Sacramento would ope...
South Bay leaders decry Metro plan to close project funding gap - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The plan aims to close a $160-million funding gap on Metro's Crenshaw-LAX light-rail line. But South Bay officials say it comes at the expense of millions promised to South Bay voters in 2008, when...
Metro unveils crime-reporting app for bus, train commuters - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Sheriff's Cmdr. Ronene Anda and Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich demonstrate the new Metro crime-reporting app. (Martin Zamora / Los Angeles County / June 26, 2013) Los Angeles Coun...
Congress approves Federal Highway Act — History.com This Day in History — 6/26/1956
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thumbnail www­.history.com - On this day in 1956, the U.S. Congress approves the Federal Highway Act, which allocates more than $30 billion for the construction of some 41,000 miles of interstate highways; it will be the large...
Brazilian Protesters Say Their Mass Transit Systems Are a Mess. Here's What That Looks Like - Mark Byrnes - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Protests continue across Brazil, with demonstrations scheduled in at least 12 different cities this evening. Demonstrators in Belo Horizonte blocked roads and set a bus ablaze earlier today, and au...
Calif.-to-Vegas HSR in negotiations for new station - News - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - Las Vegas Railway Express Inc. is in negotiations with the City of North Las Vegas for the new train station that will serve passengers traveling on the route between Southern California and Las Ve...
SANDAG chugs towards Oceanside Transit Center expansion
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thumbnail thecoastnews­.com - OCEANSIDE — The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and North County Transit District (NCTD) are partnering together to expand the Oceanside Transit Center’s train capacity as early as ne...
New Metro App Should Help End Some Train and Bus Nonsense - The Commute - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Riding a Metro bus or train is an innocuous adventure 95 percent of the time, but it's that five percent that sticks with you (and drives others back to their cars). Today the transit agency announ...
Art of transit: more construction photos of Expo Line Phase 2 construction
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Expo Line Fan has been documenting construction of the second phase of the Expo Line and recently sent along this pair of photos taken last week. The top photo shows cement being poured on the brid...
TIGER Funding Increased by Senate Committee for 2014
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thumbnail www­.transportationissuesdaily.com - TIGER funding would increase by $51 million in 2014, for a total of $550m, through a Senate Appropriations proposal. The funding was was approved Tuesday by the Senate Appropriations Transportation...
CasdenWestLA Chopping Off 7 Stories, Target, Supermarket - Development Battles - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Ahead of Friday's City Council meeting (where it's up for approval), developer Casden has decided to trim its huge mixed-use Casden West LA project, planned for the corner of Pico and Sepulveda. Th...
Amtrak Commits to Hire More Veterans - Mass Transit
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman is announcing that America's railroad is setting a goal of 25 percent of new hires to be veterans by 2015. Sen. Joe Manchin, Rep. Jeff Denham and Michael L. Rh...
Exploring Downtown's Clavin S. Hamilton's Pedway | Block by Block | Land of Sunshine
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - Other than the pedways Hamilton's transit plans never materialized, but there are several public transit options serving the area around the pedways, including the Metro's Red and Purple subway lin...
Risks and Recoveries from Extreme Disruptions in Freight Transportation Systems in a Megacity: Case Study for the Greater Los Angeles Area | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - The METRANS Transportation Center at the University of Southern California and California State University-Long Beach has released a report that discusses the risks, recovery strategies, and econom...
Casden agrees to downsize West L.A. development - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - With a City Council vote on the project set for Friday, Casden abandoned plans for both a supermarket and a Target, moves that are expected to dramatically decrease the amount of automobile traffic...
The ‘driving boom’ is over | Better! Cities & Towns Online
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thumbnail bettercities­.net - The trend toward less driving received national attention in May with the release of a report by US Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), and the news has profound implications for both urbanism a...
Building an Infrastructure Bank Without Government Funds
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www­.governing.com - Freshman Rep. John Delaney, a Maryland Democrat, has a unique distinction in Washington: He’s the only former CEO of a publicly traded company serving in Congress. That experience, he says, gives h...
Drivers For Ride Apps Face Arrest in L.A. - Los Angeles - News - The Informer
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thumbnail blogs­.laweekly.com - Both Lyft and Uber told the Weekly they will keep running in Los Angeles despite the LADOT's cease-and-desist order. The city tells us if the ride-app companies keep picking up passengers here, the...
Metro Board meeting preview: several items — including project acceleration — could determine how billions of dollars are spent
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The Metro Board of Directors meeting on Thursday should be both interesting and longer than a cold winter’s night with a broken furnace and no firewood, matches or a blanket. The Board has a lot on...
L.A. bike-sharing program hits a snag - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - In spring 2012, Tustin company Bike Nation predicted the first phase of its L.A. bike-share program would be up and running by summer 2013. Soon after, officials said, as many as 4,000 bikes would ...
Consumers Protest LA's Attempt To Shutdown Uber, Lyft, Sidecar
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thumbnail www­.socaltech.com - A move by the City of Los Angeles to shut down ridesharing and transportation services Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar has spurred some consumer backlash, with a new campaign on Change.org to get LA to rep...
Talking Tech | Taxi alternatives are on the move
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thumbnail www­.usatoday.com - SAN FRANCISCO — Who needs to hail a cab when you can open an app and get picked up in minutes? That's the ticket for three start-ups based here — Lyft, Sidecar and Uber — which have filled a need f...
AB 1371 – Three-Foot Passing Bill – Moves Forward to Senate Floor
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thumbnail ladotbikeblog­.wordpress.com - Although two recent  attempts at passing legislation that would require motorists safely leave at least three feet of space when overtaking bicyclists have failed due to unclear language, advocates...
Amtrak: 25% of all new hires will be Vets
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thumbnail fox43­.com - Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman is announcing today that America’s Railroad® is setting a goal of 25 percent of new hires to be veterans by 2015. Sen. Joe Manchin, Rep. Jeff Denham and Michae...
Car-sharing services continue operating in Los Angeles despite ceast-and-desist order - The Daily Breeze
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thumbnail www­.dailybreeze.com - Representatives from two of the three car-sharing services cited by Los Angeles officials expressed surprise Tuesday at the city's actions, suggesting their companies will keep operating there. Ube...
APTA Goes After Transit-Harassing Patent Troll
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - For years, transit agencies and other companies have been harassed by a patent troll seeking to extort them for “settlements” when they use real-time vehicle tracking technologies. ArrivalStar and ...
Brian Kelly named Secretary of new Transportation Agency « Transportation CA
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transportationca­.com - Brian Kelly will head the newly reconfigured California Transportation Agency, which is part of the governor’s reorganization plan to reduce the number of state agencies, departments and entities. ...
Amtrak: $1.45B Senate appropriation 'workable' - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - The Senate's appropriation of $1.45 billion is "realistic" and "workable," Amtrak said on Tuesday. The company was reacting to the Senate Appropriations Committee's markup of  a funding bill for th...
Metro Mobile App to Help Riders Report Crimes on Buses, Rail and Light Rail
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) released a new app today available at the Apple App Store and Google Play for iPhone and Android devices designed to allow riders to re...
Transportation Youth Leadership Summit students learn about transit, and then some - Welcome to the FastLane: The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation
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thumbnail fastlane­.dot.gov - I spent part of this afternoon talking to a group of young people about the many benefits of public transportation. For tens of millions of Americans who can't--or choose not to--drive, transit is ...
Metro's New App Lets Riders Report Crimes and Problems Directly
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thumbnail www­.nbclosangeles.com - MTA Installs Locked Turnstiles, Forcing Riders to Pay A new app for mobile phones designed to help increase safety on Metro buses and trains will allow passengers to report crimes and suspicious ac...
California High-Speed Rail Is Moving Forward
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thumbnail cleantechnica­.com - California’s high-speed rail project has gotten the green light to begin even with many political obstacles still on the table. The overseeing board of the California high-speed rail project has sa...
Viewpoints: California misses connection between railroads and airports - Viewpoints - The Sacramento Bee
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thumbnail www­.sacbee.com - A riddle: If you land at a big-city airport and there's no train there, where are you? Yes, San Francisco, I know you're the exception, with a BART train stop inside San Francisco International Air...
What Lies Beneath: Epic Scenes From NYC's Magnificent Underground Tunnels | Wired Design
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thumbnail www­.wired.com - Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin Photo: Metr...
L.A. Replaces Thousands of Street Lights with LEDs | Conservation | ReWire
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - The city of Los Angeles has replaced thousands of streetlight fixtures with LED blubs. The project, which was four years in the making, was officially completed earlier this month -- slashing carbo...
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Forecasting Paratransit Services Demand: Review and Recommendations | Blurbs
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Public Transportation Industry Sues to Halt Frivolous Patent Claims
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Metra paid $50,000 in 'frivolous' patent suit, officials say - chicagotribune.com
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OCTA Approves $2.45 Million in Funds for Dana Point Transit Program
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Planes, trains, but in L.A. there's an automobile in between: Joe Mathews - LA Daily News
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Bob Hope Airport and city of Burbank to hold workshop Thursday to improve transportation to airport
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Transit Group Seeks To Shut Down ArrivalStar IP Suits - Law360
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Transit lobby sues over train station arrival sign patent claim - The Hill's Transportation Report
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HIRING: Amtrak Commits to Hiring Returning Veterans | Amtrak Blog
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