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6/26/2013

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Last delivery of new rail cars enhances safety of Metrolink fleet - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Officials for the commuter railroad announced Tuesday that they had taken delivery this month of the last of 137 passenger cars purchased for $263.3 million from Hyundai Rotem Inc. in South Korea. ...
60 Freeway in San Gabriel Valley to be slammed by lane closures - Pasadena Star-News
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - It's not quite Carmaggedon. It is the 60 Summer Slam and Caltrans expects it to snarl traffic in the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire this summer. For four weekends in July and August, a portio...
Crenshaw-to-Lax Project Rolls Forward – Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas – Transportation Page
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thumbnail ridley-thomas­.lacounty.gov - Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in Top Stories by admin 0 Comments Construction of the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line received a significant boost today with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority staff...
OCTA Directors Still Wary of Anaheim Streetcar Price Tag - Voice of OC
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thumbnail www­.voiceofoc.org - The Orange County Transportation Authority board of directors Monday postponed for two weeks action that would have provided Anaheim with access to OCTA funds for the city's streetcar project becau...
Senate votes to fund Partnership for Sustainable Communities, both bills go to full committee
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www­.smartgrowthamerica.org - As Congress negotiates the federal budget for the coming fiscal year, where do community development programs stand? As of today, subcommittees in both the House and Senate have come out with their...
Crenshaw Boulevard Streetscape Plan Workshops
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thumbnail ladotbikeblog­.wordpress.com - Be sure to join the Department of City Planning next week as the department hosts two community workshops for the Crenshaw Boulevard Streetscape Plan. The workshops will set the template for future...
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...
New Baldwin Park Transit Center now open for service
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The grand opening of the Baldwin Park Transit Center took place this past Saturday. The $13.6 million project consists of a five-level parking structure providing more than 500 additional spaces – ...
The Commute - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Hey, we've spent all this money building a transit infrastructure in LA and it seems to actually be making an impact. "For the first time, people [in Los Angeles] are buying fewer cars and using mu...
By Yuppies, for Yuppies? The Problems With Uber, RidePal and Other Gated-Off Transportation Systems – Next City
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nextcity­.org - San Francisco | 06/24/2013 11:01am | Comments Bill Bradley | Next City So you need a lift, huh? But you either (a) can’t find a taxi or (b) are insanely impatient. There’s an app for that. Several,...
Americans Support Job Creation To Fix Crumbling Infrastructure
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thumbnail thinkprogress­.org - Seventy-two percent of Americans say they support spending government money to put people to work on urgent infrastructure repairs, according to a new survey by Gallup. The same number say they wou...
Gatto Bill to Ease Calif. Traffic on Los Angeles Freeways and Alleviate Driver Frustration Advances - California Newswire
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thumbnail californianewswire­.com - SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assemblyman Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) bill to ease traffic congestion on the Los Angeles freeway system, one of the nation’s most notoriously overcro...
Our Built and Natural Environments: A Technical Review of the Interactions Between Land Use, Transportation, and Environmental Quality (2nd Edition) | Smart Growth
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thumbnail www­.epa.gov - Decisions about how and where we build our communities have significant impacts on the natural environment and on human health. Cities, regions, states, and the private sector need information abou...
National Freight Advisory Committee moving forward - Welcome to the FastLane: The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation
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thumbnail fastlane­.dot.gov - This morning, the National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) kicked off its first meeting, and everyone at DOT is excited to see this important effort move forward. After all, our ability to move f...
Survey: People Hate a Gas Tax Hike, Unless It Pays for Something
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thumbnail streetsblog­.net - I’m not sure why we believe we must fund road maintenance and construction on a national level. We should eliminate the federal gas tax except for a 1 cent/gallon tax for the Leaking Underground St...
Transportation Department Out in the Cold on Presidential Cyberwar Policy
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securitydebrief­.com - The Administration is preparing for cyberwar, but its plans are incomplete. Presidential Policy Directive 20 concerning U.S. cyber operations does not specifically address the important relationshi...
LaHood: New revenue, presidential push needed to fix highways
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thumbnail www­.detroitnews.com - Washington — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says fixing the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges will require Americans to convince Congress to raise revenue — possibly through a miles-travele...
OCTA to fund $9.8M in new county transit services - News - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - California's Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) approved $9.8 million to fund six new services that will expand the reach of transit for Orange County residents. Funded by Measure M2, th...
Obama’s Climate Speech: Mostly Mum on Transportation
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - President Obama announced a sweeping package of measures to address combat climate change today. But with a couple of exceptions, he was largely silent on the third of carbon emissions that come fr...
LA sides with taxi companies, sends cease-and-desist letters to 3 ride-sharing startups (poll)
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Peter Faris, shown here in Washington, D.C. in February 2013, is an independent driver who works with Uber, a technology firm which has created a mobile app that allows consumers to use their devic...
Petition | City of Los Angeles: Repeal the Cease and Desist Order on Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar
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thumbnail www­.change.org - The Los Angeles Taxi system is broken. Cabs in LA are expensive and often late, cab drivers are rude and drive erratically endangering pedestrians, other drivers and passengers alike, and payment o...
Los Angeles shocks Uber, Sidecar, and Lyft with Cease & Desist orders despite state authorization
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AAG: Ending Gridlock
thumbnail pandodaily­.com - If recent evidence is any indication, battle between transportation regulators and ride-sharing startups is a right of passage for major American cities. To the extent that this is the case, Los An...
Transit Funding 101 — County-Wide Edition
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Thursday at the Metro Board monthly meeting with little fanfare or media attention one of the most important agenda items for the entire year will be dealt with and approved most likely without any...
Metrolink To Institute 5 Percent Fare Increase July 1 « CBS Los Angeles
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thumbnail losangeles­.cbslocal.com - LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Metrolink will institute a system-wide 5 percent fare increase effective July 1. The increase, adopted by the Metrolink Board, along with two additional new fare policies,...
Los Angeles Newspaper Group Declares “the Summer of Cycling”
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Last week, the Los Angeles Newspaper Group declared the summer of 2013 “the Summer of Cycling.” To mark the occasion, the papers announced a series of in-depth looks and discussions of bicycling, b...
MORENO VALLEY: Small Business Expo Thursday
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thumbnail blog­.pe.com - Transportation agencies are offering a small business expo in Moreno Valley Thursday morning, June 27. The expo was created to aid the owners of disadvantaged, veteran and small businesses. Discuss...
Small Business Inclusion: A Study of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Consultant Procurement Program | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - The Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas at Austin has released a study that examines the Texas Department of Transportation’s professional services contracting program, sp...
City Tells Ridesharing Services Lyft, Uber and Sidecar to Shut Down
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thumbnail www­.neontommy.com - This comes as a surprise to the companies, which were given the green light by the California Public Utilites Commission (CPUC) in January after they agreed to certain safety and insurance requirem...
Cabbies, Apps Clash Over Taxi Service in LA
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thumbnail www­.nbclosangeles.com - Hundreds of taxi drivers on Tuesday surrounded Los Angeles City Hall and honked their horns in protest of a trio of smartphone apps they say are costing them customers and posing a danger to riders...
Lyft and UberX to keep operating in L.A. despite city orders - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The city sent the two companies, as well as Sidecar, the letters Monday, saying they do not have the permits or licenses to operate and are in violation of the city's municipal code. The three serv...
Metrolink gets final delivery of rail cars with safety upgrades - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Officials for the commuter railroad announced Tuesday that they have received the last batch of 137 passenger cars purchased for $263.3 million from Hyundai Rotem Inc. in South Korea. Dubbed the "G...
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Pop-Up Buses, Cell-Phone Data are Big Winners at Transit Tech Competition — Mobility Lab
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Metro to Detour Bus Lines Due to Pasadena Marathon on Sunday June 30
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Panel contemplates easing ban on in-flight electronic devices - The Washington Post
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President Obama: Climate Change Speech (Video) June 25, 2013: Georgetown University
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Los Angeles taxi drivers will protest 'high-tech bandit cab' apps - latimes.com
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Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity in the USA
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Fight On: USC Gets Control Of L.A. Coliseum, Plans To Spend $70 Million On Stadium Upgrades - Los Angeles - News - The Informer
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