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6/19/2013

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Free Rides on L.A. Subways End as Turnstiles Lock
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thumbnail ktla­.com - LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Starting on Wednesday, the honor system that has been in place for Los Angeles’ subways will go away, and riders will be required to pay. Metro officials planned to lock the tu...
L.A. Breaks Driving Addiction as Bike-Train Commutes Grow: Cars - Businessweek
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thumbnail www­.businessweek.com - Los Angeles embodied America’s love affair with the automobile in the last century. In this one it’s trying to kick the car to the curb. The city that put drive-thru restaurants on the map has doub...
Metro Cracks Down On Fare Jumpers With New TAP Cards « CBS Los Angeles
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thumbnail losangeles­.cbslocal.com - LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is cracking down on commuters who board Metro trains without paying the fare. Up until Wednesday, the Red and Purple subway lines...
No more free rides on LA subways - DailyBulletin.com
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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...
405 Freeway to shut down two nights to install Skirball bridge girders - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - LOS ANGELES - The southbound San Diego (405) Freeway will be closed Tuesday and Wednessday nights from the Ventura (101) Freeway to Getty Center Drive so crews can install girders for the Skirball ...
Study shows LAX does not exceed air pollution standards - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The $5.1-million effort -- the first of its kind done at a major commercial airport -- also called attention to the release of ultrafine particles in jet exhaust. The material is a potentially harm...
Canyon News - BH Encouraging Cyclists With Bike Routes
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www­.canyon-news.com - Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga Canyon, West Hollywood, Wo...
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 ...
Metro Subway's Virtual Free Rides End As Turnstyles To Lock Up - Los Angeles - News - The Informer
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thumbnail blogs­.laweekly.com - Metro is officially locking up turnstyles starting tomorrow morning at Union Station's East Portal. Your mandatory TAP card will open the gates of civilization. And thus L.A. will join the rest of ...
Commuter Rail Ridership Declining Despite Increase in Lines
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www­.governing.com - Rail Runner. Northstar. Trinity Railway Express. Music City Star. America’s newest generation of commuter rail lines certainly have catchy names; they’re also sprouting up at a record pace. More th...
US to draw up high-speed train safety standards
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thumbnail www­.globalrailnews.com - New safety guidelines are to be drawn up by the US Department of Transportation which will shape the design of the country’s first high-speed trains. The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Rai...
Brazilians spend as much as 26% of their income to ride the bus – Quartz
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thumbnail qz­.com - A $0.09 hike in the price of a single bus fare in Sao Paulo ignited the biggest protests to hit Brazil in over 20 years. As we noted earlier today, the bus fare hike was merely the last straw in a ...
Jun 23 CicLAvia: Wilshire btwn Grand-Fairfax
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thumbnail www­.metro.net - In effect:      Sunday, June 23, 2013 only during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Or when barricades are present  Location:     Wilshire Blvd. between Grand Ave. and Fairfax Ave. Normandie Ave....
Expo Line Phase 2 construction notice: Venice Boulevard median reconstruction begins June 23
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Expo Line Phase 2 construction notice: Venice Boulevard median reconstruction begins June 23 This entry was posted in Service Alerts and tagged construction notice, Expo Line, Measure R, Phase 2, V...
How do they do that? Measure sound levels in stations
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - How do they do that? is a series for The Source that explores the technology that helps keep Metro running and passengers and other commuters moving. Some of it applies directly to the trains, buse...
Urban Bikeway Design Guide: Transportation Group's Safety Efforts: Associations Now
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thumbnail associationsnow­.com - Bike-sharing programs are fast becoming a part of the urban landscape in the United States. One association is working to keep city bikers safe. New York City’s bike-sharing program has plenty of b...
Federal Railroad Administration Launches New Smartphone App to Raise Awareness of Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced the launch of an iOS smartphone mobile application, the Rail Crossing Locator, which provides the public with easy access to safety information a...
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...
Is merging Planning and Building and Safety the best idea? - LA Biz Observed
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thumbnail www­.laobserved.com - Here's a proposal that's hugely important for local businesses and developers, and yet it's barely gotten noticed. The mayor tried to push it through before the end of his term later this month, th...
Amtrak Looking to Handle Growing Demand for Bikes on Board
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - 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 most routes you’ll have to dismantle it, at least partial...
- LA Daily News Media Center
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thumbnail dfm-ssp­.medianewsgroup.com - On Wednesday Metro will lock the turnstiles at the two busiest stations on the Metro rail system, at the entrance to the Red Line and the Purple Line at Union Station in downtown L.A., to those who...
Bev Hills Getting First 2 Bike Routes on Burton and Crescent - Bikeification - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Steel yourself, Beverly Hillsers: construction on the city's first two bike routes is about to begin. On Monday, work will start on bike lanes on either side of Burton Way from Crescent Drive to th...
Free Parking - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - A pair of researchers are taking on the scourge of free parking for holders of disabled parking permits. They say that the "policy is arguably bad for urban parking systems, definitely bad for city...
405 Closures Ruining Commutes This Week: LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - Late night and early morning drivers, closures on the 405 Freeway could aggravate your travels this week, as construction crews continue work on the Skirball Bridge in the Sepulveda Pass. Construct...
Seriously, We Have to Stop Giving Away Free Parking to the Disabled - Emily Badger - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - There is no good way to ask this without sounding like a jerk, but here it is: Do disabled people really need free parking? Yes, they need convenient parking spaces. But cities all over the country...
Zoning Code Rewrite Has Major Downtown Implications - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at a press conference on Wednesday, June 12, to launch the rewrite of the city Zoning Code. The five-year effort aims to make it easier to build projects that fit within ...
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...
Gates to be latched full-time at Union Station subway entrances beginning today; 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 ...
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...
New technology can charge a bus in 15 seconds
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thumbnail www­.thetransitwire.com - A new technology that recharges batteries in 15 seconds will allow electric buses to operate in urban areas without overhead wires. Developed by the Switzerland-based ABB Group, the flash-charing t...
Why transportation doesn’t get the money it “needs”
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thumbnail transportationist­.org - In the transportation community we tend to think surface transportation is underfunded. We think there are “needs” unmet. National reports from industry groups say more resources are required. Loca...
L.A. Breaks Driving Addiction as Bike-Train Commutes Grow: Cars - Businessweek
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thumbnail www­.businessweek.com - Los Angeles embodied America’s love affair with the automobile in the last century. In this one it’s trying to kick the car to the curb. The city that put drive-thru restaurants on the map has doub...
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Metro Research Quick Poll: Do you TAP on the bus? Plus, recent poll results!
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Budget could limit public's access to government documents - latimes.com
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One mile of new traffic lane added to the 405 project
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