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L.A. Metro’s Veteran Hiring Program nets 83 military veteran hires over a 15 month period
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www­.apta.com - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) initiated a Veterans Hiring Program in April 2012 as part of a broader effort related to succession planning.  Like many transit...
These tunnel machines are anything but boring
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thumbnail www­.thetransitwire.com - It was only a matter of time. Major tunneling projects under way in Seattle (WA), San Francisco (CA), Washington (DC), and Cleveland (OH) have spawned a new trend — tunnel boring machines that twee...
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 ...
Lawmakers push states to make room on roads for bikes, pedestrians - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - A bipartisan pair of lawmakers in the House have introduced a bill to force states to make room on their roads for people other than car drivers. The bill, dubbed the Safe Streets Act, would requir...
CicLAvia | Iconic Wilshire Boulevard
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thumbnail www­.ciclavia.org - No cars, open streets and the opportunity to explore one of the most legendary boulevards in Los Angeles by foot, bike, skates or other non-motorized transport marks the June 23 CicLAvia – Iconic W...
CA: Graham Named Omnitrans Interim CEO/GM - Mass Transit
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - The Omnitrans Board of Directors appointed Omnitrans Director of Operations Scott Graham as Interim CEO/general manager following the resignation of CEO/General Manager Milo Victoria on June 5. Gra...
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 ...
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 ...
Ease up one the bug spray in Metro buses: Editorial - SGVTribune.com
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - Metro bus drivers say they are being made ill from the application of dangerous pesticides by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which is trying to get rid of roaches and other bugs on the ...
Editorial: Metro board should seek Gold Line extension funds - SGVTribune.com
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - An excellent motto for investigatory journalists is "follow the money." For government entities, it should be: "Follow the wishes of those who gave you the money." For a year now, though, the power...
Editorial: Metro board must OK more of Gold Line — Pasadena Star News / SGV Tribune / Inland Valley Daily Bulletin « I Will Ride Blog
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thumbnail www­.iwillride.org - The following editorial originally appeared in the Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin June 20, 2013 print editions. An excellent motto for investigator...
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...
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www­.surfsantamonica.com - June 21, 2013 -- Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus will adjust schedules to better suit riders' itineraries over the summer, City transit officials announced Thursday. The schedule changes, which went in...
ONT passenger traffic decline to enter sixth year - DailyBulletin.com
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thumbnail www­.dailybulletin.com - ONTARIO >> With no signs of turning the corner, L.A./Ontario International Airport will see a decline in air service for the sixth year in a row, according to a recent report to the Ontario Interna...
Officials tout progress, not completion, at LAX's new terminal - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - But Los Angeles politicians, dignitaries and airport officials are celebrating anyway. Instead of marking the Bradley's completion, which has fallen behind schedule, a series of events that began T...
The Road Not Taken - Vol. 76 · No. 6 - Public Roads
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thumbnail www­.fhwa.dot.gov - The Mulholland Bridge was another story. Because this bridge had no center bent (a rigid frame commonly made from reinforced concrete or steel that supports a vertical load) and a 60- to 70-foot (1...
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...
Here's Metro's Latest Plan For Speeding Up LA Rail Projects - The Commute - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Construction is moving quickly on the Gold Line extension from Pasadena to Azusa, with an opening set for about three years from now. But many San Gabriel Valley politicians, voters, and the constr...
Omintrans taps interim CEO/GM - News - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - San Bernardino, Calif.-based Omnitrans’ board of directors appointed Scott Graham as interim CEO/GM following the resignation of Milo Victoria earlier this month. Graham originally joined Omnitrans...
WASHINGTON: Denham juggles national, local needs on House rail panel | High-Speed Rail
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thumbnail www­.fresnobee.com - WASHINGTON — High-speed rail has dominated the transportation debate in California in recent years, but the state has other passenger and freight rail needs that have received less attention, trans...
GOP targets high-speed rail, transportation grants - Yahoo! News
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thumbnail news­.yahoo.com - (Reuters) - Apparel retailer Men's Wearhouse ousted Executive Chairman George Zimmer, the face of the company founded 40 years ago, sending its shares down as much as 6 percent. The company, which ...
AAR to Senate panel: PTC deadline unrealistic. Here’s why
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thumbnail www­.railwayage.com - “Due to both technological and non-technological challenges that have arisen throughout the implementation process, the current 2015 deadline should be extended by at least three years, to Dec. 31,...
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 ...
Transportation secretary nominee Anthony Foxx clears Senate committee
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thumbnail www­.overdriveonline.com - Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, the nominee to replace outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, has been approved by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, clearing t...
Amtrak Considering Adding Roll-On Bike Capacity
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thumbnail urbanvelo­.org - According to Streetsblog, Amtrak is considering adding roll-on bicycle capacity to more lines as the demand for such service continues to grow. As it stands a mere eight Amtrak routes have the walk...
Sunnynook River Park Opens Along the L.A. River | River Notes | Confluence
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - The $1.7 million Sunnynook River Park, which had been approved by the city in 2008 and broke ground in 2012, was financed by Caltrans and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and developed on a t...
LETTER: Charge for car pool lanes | Opinion
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thumbnail www­.pe.com - Car pool lanes are intended to decrease traffic congestion and improve air quality. Private industry entered the picture from near Corona to Anaheim Hills, built HOV lanes and charged for their use...
Behold, Tom Bradley Terminal's Glorious Dining Deck - Mind-Blowing Reveals - Eater LA
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thumbnail la­.eater.com - There's a huge Larder at Tavern that sports sandwiches, salads, charcuterie, picnic baskets, and other grocery items from chef Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, as well as a mini version of Border G...
Progressive Railroading Daily News
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www­.progressiverailroading.com - Yesterday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) approved a $44.1 billion appropriations bill, which contains spending levels that are $7 bil...
Letter From Brazil: New Subways, Highways Can't Arrive Fast Enough | ENR: Engineering News Record
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thumbnail enr­.construction.com - Brazil has become a country engulfed in major transportation projects ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro—including subways, ports and a beltway to ease congestion in a...
Has the U.S. Passed Peak Car? - Atlantic Mobile
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thumbnail www­.theatlantic.com - Americans have been cutting back on their driving ever since the recession. They've logged fewer miles on the road. They've been less likely to get a driver's license. And they've bought fewer vehi...
L.A. Metro, Metrolink launch 'smart' fare tickets - News - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Metrolink teamed up with Xerox and Cubic Transportation Systems to develop TAP-enabled Metrolink tickets that are compatible...
Tom Bradley International Terminal feted at LAX gala (videos) - The Daily Breeze
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thumbnail www­.dailybreeze.com - The duty-free stores were stocked with luxury goods from manufacturers like Hermes and Gucci. The flashy digital departure board was lit up, showing flights to Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul. And the co...
ArtSlant - ForYourArt Announces Public Art Installations to Celebrate CicLAvia (Jun. 23, 2013)
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www­.artslant.com - ForYourArt (FYA) is pleased to celebrate CicLAvia with temporary installations by Ben Jones and Ruben Ochoa. The works will be installed both in the storefront window of ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire...
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Letter From Brazil: Subways, Highways Can't Arrive Fast Enough | ENR: Engineering News Record
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New Report Outlines How CA Can Kick Its Addiction to Oil, Foreign and Domestic
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City to go green with new buses | www.mpacorn.com
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Natural Gas To Play A Bigger Role in Transportation, IEA Predicts - Forbes
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S.F. Muni rolls out New Flyer hybrid buses - News - METRO Magazine
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Ease up one the bug spray in Metro buses: Editorial - LA Daily News
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One Block Down, Eleven to Go: The Fight for a Better South Central | Cakewalk | SoCal Focus
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Honor System Out, Locked Transit Turnstiles on TAP
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Doing away with Metro rail honor system is common sense - latimes.com
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Metro offering free bicycle traffic skills classes this summer
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Teen Girls and Their Mentors Headed to D.C. to Meet Federal Transportation Officials
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MediaPost Publications The Whole Story - Mass Transit And Media 06/20/2013
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LOS ANGELES: Calif. mission artifact moved from railway route | State News
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No more free rides on LA subways - SGVTribune.com
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Progressive Railroading Daily News
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Amtrak Food Costs are Off the Rails, Congressman Says
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LYFE expectancy — Looking for vegetarian food near Metro
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Summer Solstice Events in Los Angeles - Summer Solstice in LA
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Building Boom Cities: The Metro Areas With The Most New Construction - Forbes
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How to Develop a Successful Transit Facility Project - Article - METRO Magazine
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Sully-Miller Sponsor the 12th Annual Mobility 21 Summit
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Capitol Alert: Jerry Brown will support bill keeping Public Records Act intact
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Protesters In Brazil Claim Victory, Fare Hikes Rescinded : NPR
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Brown poised to OK temporary limits on public records law - latimes.com
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UPDATE: Metro takes steps to end the free ride
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Bicycling: The SAFEST Form of Transportation
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Claremont Through the Eyes of Jessica Polzin McCoy
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Photo Submissions Call for the California Bike Summit + Volunteer Opportunities!
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Limited service on Blue Line from Willowbrook to Long Beach Friday, June 21
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Michael Marx: Dump the Pump on June 20: Take Transit to Beat Big Oil
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