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6/18/2013

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Regional Connector Construction Concerns - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: Opinion
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - The Regional Connector is vital to the future of Downtown, but before it powers into the construction phase, the community deserves to know more about what officials want permission to do. If ever ...
Here is the Metro staff report on new project acceleration plan to be considered by agency’s Board of Directors this month
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The Metro Board of Directors this month will consider a project acceleration plan that, on average, would lop an average of 10 years off the time it takes to build second and third decade Measure R...
Gates to be latched at Union Station subway entrances on Wednesday; here is the Source’s Q&A about the turnstiles and TAP
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - On Wednesday, the gates will be latched at all times at the two entrances of the Red/Purple Line subway at Union Station. Gates at the 15 other Red/Purple Line subway stations will then be latched ...
LA Mayor open to negotiations for ONT - DailyBulletin.com
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thumbnail www­.dailybulletin.com - ONTARIO -- Outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sent city officials a letter earlier this month informing them he was ready to reopen negotiations for LA/Ontario International Airport, a...
Artist Ramon Ramirez to sign Pico Rivera posters June 18
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Artist Ramon Ramirez will sign free copies of his poster celebrating the City of Pico Rivera on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Rivera Public Library. Metro Bus 266 drops off near the library...
Infrastructure Journal - News - Texas considering creation of billion-dollar transportation fund
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www­.ijonline.com - Texas Governor Rick Perry is asking the state Senate to consider the creation of a US$1 billion transportation fund to assist in financing in-state brownfield and greenfield road projects, includin...
OCTA introduces On the move Blog for customers, county residents and stakeholders
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thumbnail blog­.octa.net - Today, OCTA proudly introduces its new blog, On the move, a digital hub and social media platform designed to provide its customers and stakeholders with timely and accurate news and information ab...
CA: Foothill Transit to Award Contract to Veolia Transportation to Manage Customer Service and Transit Stores
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - Foothill Transit’s Executive Board voted 5-0 in favor of awarding a contract to Veolia Transportation to manage its customer service and transit stores. Last May, the executive board voted to estab...
Contractor for Anaheim transportation center to host local-hire outreach
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thumbnail www­.oc-breeze.com - The following information was released by the City of Anaheim. On Monday, June 17, from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermoda...
Human Transit: how to (not) sound elitist when discussing transit
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thumbnail www­.humantransit.org - Reid Ewing and Keith Bartholomew.  Pedestrian and Transit-Oriented Design. Urban Land Institute and American Planning Association, 2013. Reid Ewing and Keith Bartholomew, both at the University of ...
No More Free Metro Rides, Subway 'Honor System' Meets End Of The Line: LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - It's the end of the line for freeloaders on the L.A. subway: As of Wednesday, you'll need a TAP card to get past those turnstiles. Previously, the subway had an honor system, in which you didn't ac...
The Future of Train Travel: Life in Hyper-Speed
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thumbnail www­.archdaily.com - Japan, inventor of the world’s first bullet train, recently unveiled plans for an even faster and more radical train model: a floating train, powered by magnets, that will travel 100 mph faster tha...
National Dump The Pump Day On June 20th — Take Public Transportation!
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thumbnail todnews­.com - The 8th annual National Dump the Pump Day is almost here — on June 20th, make sure that you celebrate the day by taking public transportation! Instead of driving your expensive, pollution-releasing...
New Leadership on House Transportation Committee Likely in July
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thumbnail www­.transportationissuesdaily.com - It is very likely that there will be changes in subcommittee leadership on the House Transportation Committee in July. It’s a result of Representative Ed Markey almost certainly being elected to th...
Limited service on Blue Line from Willowbrook to Long Beach Friday, June 21
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Due to urgent track repair work must be completed on the Metro Blue Line, there will be limited train service between Willowbrook Station and Long Beach Transit Mall this Friday, June 21. Starting ...
Port of Long Beach cargo numbers continue rise, Port of Los Angeles numbers fall - Press-Telegram
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thumbnail www­.dailybreeze.com - Bigger vessels calling to the Port of Long Beach and a shift in business from Los Angeles to Long Beach continue to impact the amount of cargo flowing through the twin ports. Posting some of its bi...
8 of the biggest infrastructure projects - CNN.com
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thumbnail edition­.cnn.com - The Gateway goes behind the scenes of the world's major transport hubs, revealing the logistics that keep goods and people moving. This month, the show is in Singapore. (CNN) -- Austerity, spending...
High speed line opens to Alacant - Railway Gazette
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thumbnail www­.railwaygazette.com - SPAIN: The 165 km of high speed infrastructure between Albacete and Alacant entered service on June 18, having been officially opened the day before by the Prince of Asturias, heir to the Spanish t...
One of the Most Disturbing Maps of Los Angeles You'll Ever See - Emily Badger - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - We often picture urban pollution as a monolithic smear of smog. It looks that way, after all, from a descending airplane (or, in extreme circumstances, from an orbiting satellite). Yet actual level...
Can a Fairfax Area Trolley Line Solve the Wall-to-Wall Traffic Congestion Created by The Grove Shopping Center?
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www­.citywatchla.com - VOICES - Billionaire shopping center developer, Rick Caruso, has proposed that the block-long, fixed rail trolley line at the Farmers Market / Grove shopping center in LA’s Beverly-Fairfax neighbor...
In California Cities, Drivers Want More Bike Lanes … Here’s Why
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www­.citywatchla.com - GETTING THERE FROM HERE - Whenever street space is allocated for bicycling, someone will inevitably level the accusation that the city is waging a “war on cars.” But it turns out the people in thos...
A High-Tech Street Sign That's Plugged Into Social Media | Wired Design
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thumbnail www­.wired.com - For the last three years  Breakfast has been working on creating a street sign. Like most other “all points” signs in the world, this one will lead you in the right direction towards your destinati...
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Full freeway closures for Skirball Bridge in the Sepulveda Pass June 18-21
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