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Gold Line cities want light-rail's Azusa-to-Claremont extension on funding list - Pasadena Star-News
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - The San Gabriel Valley foothill cities have a message for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority when its executive committee meets Thursday to approve a faster spending plan ...
Doing away with Metro rail honor system is common sense - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Starting today, the Los Angeles County Metropolitican Transportation Authority is finally beginning to phase out its well-meaning but financially flawed honor system (I can only imagine what New Yo...
House Budget Proposal Cuts Transportation Funding 15 Percent, Eliminates TIGER Program
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thumbnail www­.transportationissuesdaily.com - House Republicans are proposing a 2014 transportation budget that excludes TIGER funding, and slashes funding for Amtrak and some aviation programs. A House Appropriations subcommittee will finaliz...
LAWA board president denies request for ONT meeting - DailyBulletin.com
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thumbnail www­.dailybulletin.com - ONTARIO -- Don't expect Los Angeles World Airports' governing body to hold a board meeting at L.A./Ontario International Airport anytime soon. LAWA's Board of Airport Commissioners president Michae...
Metrolink Agrees to Health Risk Assessment for Elysian Valley Residents | River Notes | Confluence
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - Last week Elysian Valley residents achieved a milestone in their L.A. river-adjacent neighborhood. With the support of Congressman Adam Schiff, Councilman-elect Gil Cedillo, and a number of officia...
CityDig: When the Trolley Came to U.S.C. - CityThink - Los Angeles magazine
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www­.lamag.com - Let us give thanks to asphalt. Without the asphalt pools known as the La Brea Tar Pits, we’d have only a dim view of the lumbering mammoths and saber-toothed cats that once roamed the Los Angeles B...
Los Angeles Metro ends free train rides
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thumbnail www­.signalscv.com - Union Station's turnstiles are the first to be locked by Metro. The 15 other Red and Purple line stations are expected to follow by the end of the summer. The MTA estimates it will generate an extr...
Integrating Land Use and Transportation IV: Boulevard Zones
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Last week, Streetsblog introduced a six-part series by Mark Vallianatos looking at how city leadership can start truly integrating land use and transportation in the six geographic zones he outline...
Capitol Alert: House transportation bill denies high-speed rail funding in 2014
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thumbnail blogs­.sacbee.com - Sacbee.com is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and reaction to our stories. However, we reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments or ban users who can'...
Metro Rail Red, Purple lines to require TAP card
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thumbnail abclocal­.go.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- There will be no more sneaking through without paying for a train at Union Station. Starting Wednesday, you'll need a TAP card to get past the turnstiles. Commuters w...
Car Ownership is Dropping in Los Angeles as Bikes, Trains Grow
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thumbnail www­.sustainablebusiness.com - If Los Angeles can do it, any city can - get out of their cars and onto bikes and trains.   No other city is so closely associated with the car - when people think of LA, the first thing that pops ...
New WeHo Bike Data Says Santa Monica Blvd. is Busy and Scary - Bikeification - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - As West Hollywood moves to update its bicycle and pedestrian plan and encourage more cycling and foot traffic, it held a public meeting this weekend to brief the public. Attendees inquired about mo...
Gov. Brown, Calif. Mayors Talk Water, High-Speed Rail and More
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thumbnail www­.kpbs.org - The mayors of California’s largest cities met with Governor Jerry Brown today. They talked about a host of issues including prison realignment, high speed rail and the governor’s proposed Delta wat...
Los Angeles Metro ends free train rides - Times Union
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thumbnail www­.timesunion.com - LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the whir of the subway echoed throughout Union Station and crowds of passengers trickled in for their morning commute, Los Angeles' transit officials unveiled a new developmen...
New San Diego-Tijuana Border Crossing Would Charge Toll To Manage Traffic
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thumbnail www­.fronterasdesk.org - California and San Diego authorities expect to begin work by the end of 2013 on what could be the region’s first toll-funded border crossing between Mexico and the United States. Authorities hope t...
House moves to slash community development, transit spending - The Hill's On The Money
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thumbnail thehill­.com - The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday moved forward with a bill to slash community development and housing spending, as part of the House GOP’s plan to deepen automatic sequester cuts to ...
House releases $44B DOT, HUD budget - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - The House Appropriations Committee has unveiled a $44 billion budget for the departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The amount for the agencies in the 2014 fi...
High-speed rail ahead | Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-Register
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thumbnail www­.visaliatimesdelta.com - It’s a green light to start building high-speed rail north of Fresno but red tape and legal wrangling will keep crews from turning dirt on the South Valley section any time soon. As the finishing t...
CEQA Misuse Case Study: Perris Valley Line Metrolink Extension, Riverside County
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ceqaworkinggroup­.com - The Perris Valley Line Metrolink extension project would extend an existing LA Metrolink line 24 miles from north of the City of Riverside to Perris. It would serve an expected 4,000 riders every d...
Zócalo Public Square :: Will the Bicycle Kill the Car?
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thumbnail www­.zocalopublicsquare.org - Los Angeles was long the place bicycles—and bicyclists—went to die. Traffic, sprawl, and car-dependence made pedaling from place to place burdensome and even life-threatening. But with 200 miles of...
USHSR News... FRA OKs 220 mph Trains. STB Clears CA HSR for Takeoff. Spain Opens Another HSR...
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myemail­.constantcontact.com - "We need not revisit the determinations on the viability and desirability of the project already made by various federal state and local government interests, all of which have a stake in the matte...
Eighth annual 'Dump the Pump' day kicks off - Southwest Riverside County News
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thumbnail www­.swrnn.com - SunLine Transit Agency will kick off its participation today in a national campaign that encourages people to take public transportation. Staff at SunLine, which runs buses around the Coachella Val...
A few notes on the Metrolink TAP-enabled tickets
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Now that Metrolink riders have their new TAP-enabled tickets, they should have no problems getting through the Metro fare gates. Just to make sure everything goes smoothly though, a few quick tips.
Goodmon Explains Mayor Villaraigosa’s Flip on Light Rail : THE FRONT PAGE ONLINE
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www­.thefrontpageonline.com - The central question going into last evening’s meeting – actually, rally – of Damien Goodmon’s Crenshaw Subway Coalition was whether Light Rail Miracle No. 2 can be pulled off at the next downtown ...
Blue Line substation replacement project nearly complete
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Over the past couple of years, Metro Wayside workers have been quietly replacing the system that takes power from the electrical grid and transfers it to the overhead wires on the Blue Line. The pr...
Caltrans Pissed About Traffic Effects of Huge Towers Around Capitol Records - The Commute - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - The LA Times takes a closer look at the traffic concerns over the huge Millennium Hollywood development planned for the lots around the Capitol Records Tower, which the City Council's Planning and ...
A Los Angeles Primer: Wilshire Boulevard by Bus | A Los Angeles Primer | Land of Sunshine
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - Should you get in the mood to read a book on public transit for nonspecialists, I unhesitatingly recommend Jarrett Walker's "Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking About Public Transit Can Enrich Our ...
Benefits • XpressWest Website
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thumbnail www­.xpresswest.com - XpressWest will serve as a catalyst for the high speed rail industry in the U.S.  With this new industry the public benefits will be abundant.  The construction and operation of XpressWest will cre...
Metro Research Quick Poll: Do you TAP on the bus? Plus, recent poll results!
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Whether you love it or you hate it, we’re curious if gate latching is expanding the reach of TAP cards to bus rides.  Answer this quick poll, and view the results to see how other readers and patro...
6 Miles Of Wilshire Boulevard To Be Closed For Sunday’s ‘CicLAvia’ Event « CBS Los Angeles
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thumbnail losangeles­.cbslocal.com - LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Bicyclists and pedestrians will have a portion of Wilshire Boulevard to themselves this Sunday during the city’s seventh CicLAvia event. Listen to KNX1070 for traffic and ...
Transportation For America » The Fix We’re In For: States
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thumbnail t4america­.org - 11 percent of all U.S. highway bridges are structurally deficient— bridges requiring significant maintenance, rehabilitation or replacement. And though there are far fewer today than 20 years ago, ...
Capitol Alert: Legislature changing course on Public Records Act challenge
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Capitol Alert: Jerry Brown says voters should decide open records question
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Transportation For America » One in 9 bridges still “structurally deficient” as average age nears 50 years
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thumbnail t4america­.org - One in nine of the bridges and overpasses American drivers cross each day is rated in poor enough condition that some could become dangerous or be closed without near-term repair, according to an u...
The Long View: California Sprawls Less Over 60 Years
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thumbnail www­.cp-dr.com - You might wonder how many times I can write a blog highlighting how different California is from the rest of the country when it comes to density. After all, I started on this screed back in 2001, ...
“The Twilight of the Appropriations Process”: House GOP Gets Its Knives Out
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - Constrained by Paul Ryan’s budget and the sequester, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and HUD passed a $44 billion spending bill for 2014 – 15 percent lower than 2013 enacted...
Spring Street's Green Bike Lanes Need A Makeover, Votes City Council: LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - The fluorescent green bike lanes stretching along 1.4 miles of Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles are bright, it's true, and ever since their November 2011 installation, cyclists have cheered ya...
Hollywood Gets LA to Overhaul the Spring Street Bike Lanes - Bikeification Battles - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - The whiny film industry and the city have reached a deal on what to do about Spring Street's bright green bike lanes--the City Council passed a motion today to overhaul the lanes to make them more ...
The Bike Program Welcomes Two Assistant Bicycle Coordinators: Elizabeth Gallardo and Austin Sos
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thumbnail ladotbikeblog­.wordpress.com - The bike program is very pleased to announce that we have expanded our team, adding two part time Assistant Bicycle Coordinators, Elizabeth Gallardo and Austin Sos. Austin will be managing database...
Federal funding needed for new interchange | www.theacorn.com
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www­.theacorn.com - U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles) sent a letter June 7 to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood urging the department to support an application submitted by the City of Calabasas for fun...
You can’t make me ride in a bike lane.
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - It seems like bike lanes are surfacing up overnight on just about every street in Los Angeles these days. I, like many cycling advocates in Los Angeles see this as a positive change for the city, o...
Metro turnstiles locked at Union Station starting Wednesday morning
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Deputies watch to make sure Metro riders use their TAP cards, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The newly locked turnstiles at Union Station, Wednesday morning, June 19, 2013. From now on, there's no free ...
Air quality near LAX within state standards, airport study says - The Daily Breeze
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thumbnail www­.dailybreeze.com - Air quality near Los Angeles International Airport falls within national and California standards for pollutants, according to the results of a study released this week by the airport. The study, w...
No more free rides on LA subways - Pasadena Star-News
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - LOS ANGELES - A hybridized honor system -- in place for subway and light-rail riders since 1990 -- will go the way of the Pacific Electric Red Car starting at 11 a.m. today when transit officials l...
North County Transit District: Free Wi-Fi service is back on the Coaster - Southwest Riverside County News
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thumbnail www­.swrnn.com - North County Transit District is pleased to announce that the free Wi-Fi service on the Coaster is once again up and running. North County Transit District and its service provider, T-Mobile have s...
Amtrak Food Costs are Off the Rails, Congressman Says
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news­.heartland.org - Amtrak trains featuring gourmet menus in their café cars are losing more than $400 per passenger ticket, and a leading House Republican wants an investigation. “With a $72 million food service loss...
Many rail policy shoes to fall after MAP-21 - Article - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - Last issue, I discussed the bus-related issues associated with the implementation of the new surface transportation authorization bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). As mu...
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