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7/24/2013

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More motorists using 110 Freeway ExpressLanes since conversion, MTA says - The Daily Breeze
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thumbnail www­.dailybreeze.com - More vehicles traveling at higher speeds are using the high-occupancy vehicle lanes on the 110 Freeway since they were converted to ExpressLanes, while speeds on the other lanes largely remained co...
How Flexible Parking Requirements Spur Economic Development: Lessons from Santa Monica
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Editor’s Note: Streetsblog Los Angeles founding board member Carter Rubin recently finished his Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree at UCLA. In the following article, he recaps the finding...
Lawmakers debate possibility of gas tax increase - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - Lawmakers on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee debated on Tuesday the possibility of increasing the 18.4 cents per gallon federal gas tax for the first time since 1993. The disc...
Another big bridge rising for Gold Line Foothill Extension
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Click above to see progress on the San Gabriel River bridge. Photos by Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority. The Gold Line Foothill Extension project is under construction and making...
White House 'strongly supports' Senate transportation, housing bill - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - The White House on Tuesday said President Obama "strongly supports" a $54 billion budget for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development under consideration by the Senate. T...
CityDig: The History of Turning Right in Los Angeles - CityThink - Los Angeles magazine
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thumbnail www­.lamag.com - With apologies to Woody Allen, making a right turn on a red light is certainly not Los Angeles’ only cultural advantage. In fact, while it was once a Los Angeles idiosyncrasy, today the maneuver is...
LA Fund brings MTA bus to the Grove to show off new arts education campaign (Photos) | Pass / Fail
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Artist Shepard Fairey designed the final bus installment for the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education's #ArtsMatter project, which was unveiled on Tuesday at The Grove. "East Los High" cast member...
Metro releases latest report with preliminary data on ExpressLanes’ performance on 10 and 110 freeways
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - ExpressLanes Performance Update-Prelim Report, July 2013 The Metro ExpressLanes pilot project publicly released its second performance report Monday morning, offering a statistical look at how the ...
Beijing Subway Platform Is The Stuff Of Morning-Commute Nightmares (VIDEO)
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thumbnail www­.huffingtonpost.com - Do you hate your morning commute? Does the prospect of being stuck in tight spaces -- whether a traffic jam, a long line for coffee, or crammed among countless other travelers in a train car or sub...
Actress Stana Katic Talks Car-Free Travel, Technology & L.A.'s Transportation Potential: LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - LAist had a chance to meet actress Stana Katic, co-star of ABC-TV's Castle and the upcoming film CBGB, at last month's CicLAvia, the Iconic Wilshire Boulevard edition. Katic wrapped up that event's...
I-405 widening plan public meeting set for Wednesday in Long Beach - Press-Telegram
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - LONG BEACH - A public meeting will be held today on a controversial plan to widen the 405 Freeway that calls on Long Beach to pay for improvements to local intersections. Long Beach is considering ...
I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project
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thumbnail www­.metro.net - Beginning August 3, 2013, the northbound off-ramp to Sunset Bl will close for 120 days for the construction of a longer and wider off-ramp. The new off-ramp will feature 60 percent more capacity to...
California agency seeks firms to scout Fresno-Bakersfield high-speed rail route - Daily Journal
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thumbnail www­.dailyjournal.net - FRESNO, California — The California High-Speed Rail Authority has put out a call for firms to handle engineering and surveying for its prospective route from Fresno to Bakersfield. The Fresno Bee r...
OCTA I-405 Improvement Project Asks Long Beach to Pay Portion of Costs
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thumbnail www­.lbpost.com - A public meeting will be held Wednesday night to allow Long Beach residents to provide comment on an updated proposal to widen the 405 in Orange County that details traffic impacts in Long Beach an...
Top urban bike paths across the USA
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thumbnail www­.usatoday.com - Although they lag behind their European counterparts, American cities are becoming more and more bike friendly. A growing number are launching bike sharing schemes—New York and Chicago being the la...
The L.A. That Might Have Been | LA as Subject | SoCal Focus
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - A spiraling, 1,290-foot tower built of magnesium. A rapid-transit system with hundreds of miles of subways and elevated tracks. A comprehensive network of parks, beaches, and open spaces linked by ...
PlanItMetro » Measuring the Impact of SmarTrip® Initiatives
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thumbnail planitmetro­.com - Metro first rolled out SmarTrip® on rail in 1999, breaking new ground as the first contact-less smart card used for transit in the United States. Metro began rolling out SmarTrip® on bus in 2002 an...
Wabtec to provide PTC for Coaster
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www­.railwayage.com - Under the initial contract, Wabtec will provide its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS®), including installation, for seven locomotives and 10 cab cars on NCTD’s Coaster regio...
Before the 'Carmageddon': A Photographic Look at the Construction of 5 SoCal Freeways | LA as Subject | SoCal Focus
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - The photos below, culled from several regional archives, illustrate that junction between L.A.'s pre- and post-freeway eras, when work crews built bridges and on-ramps but also razed houses and spl...
Are you ready for a trillion-dollar train in California? Opinion - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - After the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, the replacement span for the Bay Bridge was originally expected to be completed by 1994 and cost less than a billion dollars. To say that those responsible...
City Recommends General Contractor for Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - I’m not sure I’m ready to let the 6th Street Bridge go just yet, but it seems I have little choice. It is in pretty bad shape, according to a planner linked to the project I spoke with last month. ...
Announcing: Santa Monica Next
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Streetsblog Los Angeles is excited to announce that sometime in August we will launch a new website for news and views in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Next. We chose the name because it is future foc...
Yet More Evidence of Peak Car - Emily Badger - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - The handy thing about "peak car" as a concept is that it can nominally be proven in many ways. You’ve got Peak Driver’s License. Peak Registered Vehicle. Peak Gas Consumption. Peak Miles Traveled. ...
BART unveils 'Fleet of the Future' model train car - Inside Bay Area
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thumbnail www­.contracostatimes.com - OAKLAND -- After more than 40 years of service, BART is saying out with the old and in with the new. Vinyl seat covers, bike racks and digital displays are only some of the features of BART's futur...
Calif. seeks firms to scout high-speed rail route - San Jose Mercury News
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thumbnail www­.mercurynews.com - The Fresno Bee reports ( http://bit.ly/15EKPxr) the agency issued a request last week for companies to submit their qualifications in anticipation of awarding a contract of up to $1.5 million. The ...
Schumer asks DOT to investigate how climate change is affecting trains - The Hill's Floor Action
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thumbnail thehill­.com - Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday asked the Department of Transportation to look into heat-related problems for Northeastern trains and subways, saying high temperatures from global climate c...
News | Miracle Mile Residential Association | Maintaining the quality of life, property values, security and image in the Miracle Mile, Los Angeles
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miraclemilela­.com - MIRACLE MILE RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATION OPPOSES WORK HOURS EXEMPTIONS FOR PURPLE LINE SUBWAY EXTENSION Los Angeles, July 23, 2012 – The Miracle Mile Residential Association [MMRA] announced today that...
Ambitious goal for L.A. River: Continuous 51-mile path by 2020 - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The news comes as a second nonprofit group dedicated to improving the river, Friends of the Los Angeles River, is working behind the scenes on even bigger plans. That group and L.A. officials are l...
America's Rail Station Renaissance | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - "Today, with train travel regaining ­popularity—Amtrak ridership has jumped 49 percent since 2000—and high-speed passenger rail projects or improvements under construction in California, Michigan, ...
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Environment
The U.S. oil and gas boom is straining the country’s infrastructure
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North-south high speed rail bigger gamble than casino train
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Finally, a Plan to Pay for Public Transit With Highway Tolls - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities
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Aboard America's Doomsday command and control plane
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VIDEO: The First D.C. Streetcar in 50 Years Takes a Test Drive - WNYC
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Education
M.T.A. Ponders Transit for a New Generation - NYTimes.com
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Memo to the President: Transportation Choices Boost Economic Choices | Deron Lovaas's Blog
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BusCon registration is now open - News - METRO Magazine
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Turning Gas Pumps and Asphalt Into Soil and Shade Trees
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Mass Transit Investment Also Matters for Economic Mobility – Next City
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A Sweeping Vision of a Better Transportation Future
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Ban JPMorgan from California's electricity trading business - latimes.com
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TR News May-June 2013: Railroads and Research: Sharing Track | Blurbs
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HDR acquires Sharon Greene + Associates - News - METRO Magazine
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Michael Levi: Transportation Funding Needs to Leverage Broader Revenues - Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com
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Freeway Travel Time Estimation using Existing Fixed Traffic Sensors – A Computer-Vision-Based Vehicle Matching Approach
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Leisure
Big Blue Bus Launches Its Travel Like A Local Campaign
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Lunch trip recommendation: LADWP museum
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Universal Studios - Hollywood - Amtrak California
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Stories
The Controversial History of Flight Attendants - Los Angeles - Arts - Public Spectacle
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Paris Metro, London Tube And Other Mass Transit Signs Around The World
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How Better Urban Design Makes Us Healthier, Happier, and Sexier
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