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6/25/2013

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Twelve lawmakers oppose MTA's project list, want a postponement - DailyBulletin.com
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - Twelve members of the state Legislature from the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire are asking the county's powerful transportation agency to postpone Thursday's hearing on $16 billion worth of a...
Long Beach Transit hires new leader to replace retiring chief Larry Jackson - Press-Telegram
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - A new president and chief executive officer will lead Long Beach Transit. The Long Beach Transit Board on Monday unanimously supported the hiring of veteran transit executive Kenneth McDonald, who ...
Xerox Helps Transit Riders TAP Their Way Across Southern California on a Single, Smart Payment Ticket - WSJ.com
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thumbnail online­.wsj.com - A universal payment system called TAP now makes it faster and simpler for passengers in Southern California to transfer between passenger trains, buses, subway and light rail. The Los Angeles Count...
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...
How CicLAvia Is Turning Los Angeles Into A City Of Pedestrians - Forbes
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thumbnail www­.forbes.com - Like “jumbo shrimp” and “civil war,” “pedestrian-friendly Los Angeles” is an eyebrow-raising contradiction. Nobody’s friendly to pedestrians (or joggers, bicyclists or rickshaw drivers) in L.A. At ...
Caltrans District 7: Construction Closures: Help to Navigate the System
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thumbnail caltransd7info­.blogspot.com - Several freeways and highways are currently under construction in District 7(and in the neighboring counties too), so it is quite possible to come across reduced lanes, interchange closures, and fu...
To Toll or Not: Could the Feds Lift a Ban on Interstate Tolling?
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thumbnail www­.governing.com - If Patrick Jones has his way, you could wind up paying a toll every time you drive on the interstate. If that sounds shocking, it should. Historically, tolling on the interstate has been prohibited...
Our trillion dollar dirty little secret
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thumbnail bettercities­.net - The recent collapse of the I-5 bridge in Washington State is a stark reminder of the sorry state of our aging highway infrastructure. However, it is also a golden opportunity to begin a dialogue wi...
Jerry Brown signs bill allowing more closed-door meetings - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday limiting the public's access to meetings where he discusses security issues with local officials. The governor approved the bill (AB 246)...
CA: SamTrans Releases “How to Ride” Video - Mass Transit
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - Every weekday, more than 40,000 riders use SamTrans to get to work, school, medical appointments or to shop and run errands. Taking public transportation offers many advantages over driving — peopl...
Distracted Driving | Cell Phone Laws
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www­.distraction.gov - If you use your cellphone while driving you will get a ticket Officials are stepping-up enforcement on distracted driving laws
Militant Angeleno: Miracle Smiles: CicLAvia Takes On Wilshire Blvd
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thumbnail militantangeleno­.blogspot.com - Miracle Smiles: CicLAvia Takes On Wilshire Blvd When The Militant first heard that there would be another CicLAvia added between the April and October editions, he was stoked. Then when he found ou...
Correction: RCCLC: No Financial District/Flower Street Meeting
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us2­.campaign-archive1.com - This email includes updates for the Regional Connector Community Leadership Council
Smart Transportation Technology Showcase on Capitol Hill
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thumbnail www­.itsa.org - ITS America’s Capitol Hill Smart Transportation Technology Showcase provides Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and the Washington press corps with the opportunity to meet industry leaders. ...
CEQA and Parking: 'Power to the People' or New Reason for Reform? | Where We Are | SoCal Focus
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - The questions can point to impacts on the environment that might be lightened by better project planning, a smaller footprint, or relatively minor "mitigations" admittedly costing developer time an...
Cities Still Being Squeezed
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www­.newgeography.com - Recent announcements of state budget surpluses have led to the popping of corks across the deepest-blue parts of America, particularly here in California. In some cases, the purported fiscal recove...
Walking Distance, Part 2 - Strong Towns Blog - Strong Towns
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www­.strongtowns.org - In Part 1 of this post, I looked at walking distance from my own life experiences. In a nutshell, the idea that people will only walk 1/4 mile doesn't seem to hold up very well in the real world. A...
LATL 1246 N Line 9th St on Flickr. Photographer:...
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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...
The Courts Drag Parking Back into the California Environmental Quality Act - BB&K's Sarah Owsowitz and Stephanie Straka Explore What It Means for California Cities and Other Public Entities
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thumbnail www­.jdsupra.com - It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a Californian in possession of a car must be in want of a parking space. And, of course, this space should be free, just steps from your intended desti...
Building L.A.: Architect John Parkinson’s Influence On Los Angeles’ Landscape - The Culture Files Blog - Los Angeles magazine
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thumbnail www­.lamag.com - You may not recognize John Parkinson’s name, but you’ll surely recognize his handy work. The architect, who designed L.A.’s first fireproof, steel-framed structure (the Homer Laughlin Building) and...
Avoiding road rage during the Summer of Cycling: Editorial - DailyBulletin.com
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thumbnail www­.dailybulletin.com - Is it going too far to call this the Summer of Cycling in Southern California? The evidence all around us would suggest it is not. Many cities in the region are in the middle of rolling out bicycle...
Sepulveda Pass construction completion delayed until mid-2014
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thumbnail dailybruin­.com - Detour signs and traffic delays will remain a familiar sight for UCLA commuters who frequent the 405 Freeway, due to a one-year delay on the completion of the construction project. The plan, dubbed...
Lawmakers Push Amtrak To Allow Bikes On Trains - Green Transportation - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
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thumbnail www­.motherearthnews.com - Reposted with permission from Streetsblog Capitol Hill. Amtrak can be a great option if you want to travel to another city sans car. But if you want to take your bike on board an Amtrak train, on m...
X Train to Vegas Delayed a Year, Will Stop North of the Strip - Train to Vegas - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - The good news about the X Train, the planned party on tracks that will run from Fullerton to Vegas, is that a New Year's Eve 2013 trip may still happen, according to the Los Angeles Times. But that...
Lawsuit challenges contract award for the bullet train - San Francisco Transportation Policy
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thumbnail www­.examiner.com - First an update: It appears that both the Senate and the Assembly are backing down from changes in the Public Records Act law that would have deterred public access to government records and docume...
News | Metrolink
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metrolinktrains­.com - Metrolink Board adopts 5% system-wide fare increase, as well as changes to Weekend Pass and Personal Care Attendant fare policies. Student fares remain unchanged. LOS ANGELES – Following multiple p...
Contractual Means of Achieving High-level Performance in Transit Contracts | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Legal Research Digest 43: Contractual Means of Achieving High-level Performance in Transit Contracts explores the use by transit agencies of perfor...
Bob Hope Airport Metrolink station breaks ground
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thumbnail www­.rtands.com - Located at San Fernando Boulevard and Hollywood Way, the station will supplement and expand "plane-to-train" connectivity. This project will complement the existing Burbank-Bob Hope Airport Metroli...
What do Americans Think About Federal Tax Options to Support Public Transit, Highways, and Local Streets and Roads? Results from Year Four of a National Survey
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thumbnail transweb­.sjsu.edu - Principal Investigator: Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Ph.D. This report summarizes the results of year four of a national random-digit-dial public opinion poll asking 1,501 respondents if they would supp...
California High Speed Rail: All Aboard! - Gas 2
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thumbnail gas2­.org - 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...
Rail News - Insufficient funds, still-evolving technology among commuter railroads' PTC concerns, APTA official says. For Railroad Career Professionals
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thumbnail www­.progressiverailroading.com - Commuter railroads' No. 1 priority is passenger and employee safety, but a lack of sufficient funding is making it difficult for the railroads to implement positive train control (PTC), the executi...
Research Shows that Americans Favor Additional Funding for Transportation - Under Certain Conditions - PR Newswire - The Sacramento Bee
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thumbnail www­.sacbee.com - SAN JOSE, Calif., June 24, 2013 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Would Americans favor additional taxes and fees to support the nation's transportation infrastructure? A variety of questions on that t...
Transit, Bike Use on the Rise in Auto-Centric LA - EVWORLD.COM
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www­.evworld.com - LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles embodied America’s love affair with the automobile in the last century. In this one, it is trying to kick the car to the curb. The city that put drive-through restaurants ...
Practical Approaches for Involving Traditionally Underserved Populations in Transportation Decisionmaking | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 710: Practical Approaches for Involving Traditionally Underserved Populations in Transportation Decisionmaking highlights tools, t...
As FAA moves to relax device rules, ridership on gadget-friendly trains and buses surges - NBC News.com
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thumbnail www­.nbcnews.com - On Friday the FAA announced it will likely loosen some of the restrictions against on-board gadget use, but it likely won't changes the minds much of travelers who have been ditching flying and dri...
Metro wins design awards, including Best in Show
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Metro has won two Awards of Excellence in the 2013 TMSA (Transportation Marketing & Sales Association) Compass Awards Program. Our entries were judged against the best in the transportation and log...
Fossil Fuel-Funded Foundation Not Very Good at Predicting Rail Ridership
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thumbnail streetsblog­.net - This is going to come as a shock, but counting the number of passengers on a new transit line the first week it opens isn’t that great a way to predict whether that line will be successful in the l...
Week ahead: A vote, at last, for Foxx - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - The Senate will vote on the nomination of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx (D) to be Transportation Secretary this week - really this time. After a weeks-long guessing game about when that vote might t...
Regional Connector Leadership Council’s Tuesday meeting cancelled
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - A quick heads up: The Financial District/Flower Street meeting of the Regional Connector Community Leadership Council for Tuesday, June 25, has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Council will ...
Long Beach transit announces new president, CEO - Press-Telegram
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - LONG BEACH — A new president and chief executive officer will lead Long Beach Transit. The Long Beach Transit Board on Monday unanimously supported the hiring of Kenneth McDonald, who will take the...
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Renovated terminal to be unveiled at LA airport - Wire National News - The Sacramento Bee
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Reminder: bus and rail service changes went into effect yesterday
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