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7/18/2013

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Should Metro build a freeway tunnel or take another route in the 710 project? (Poll) | AirTalk
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Metro and CalTrans have already spent two years researching how to relieve traffic in Los Angeles County. Their study, SR-710, began in 2011 with 40 different traffic alternatives. By 2012, it beca...
Azusa council OKs Gold Line parking structure - SGVTribune.com
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - AZUSA - In its last regular meeting before Sept. 2, the Azusa City Council on Monday voted to proceed with a previously contested parking structure in downtown Azusa, the latest step in preparing t...
Latest photos of Expo Line Phase 2 progress
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - A view looking west across the Expo Line bridge over Venice Boulevard. The Expo Line tracks headed toward the crossing under the 405 freeway. A pair of nice photos from Expo Line Fan, who has been ...
South Pasadena Gold Line station to have another ramp - Pasadena Star-News
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thumbnail www­.pasadenastarnews.com - SOUTH PASADENA - Because the southbound platform of South Pasadena's Metro Gold Line station has only one ramp for the disabled, Harold Jackson had to drive his electric wheelchair around an entire...
The Transit Coalition Blog | Last of New Metrolink Cars Arrive
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thumbnail thetransitcoalition­.us - Metrolink received the last batch of Hyundai Rotem cars, thus completing its initiative to replace its entire fleet with safer cars. Dubbed the Guardian Fleet, these cars use new crash energy manag...
Rail quiet zone plan put on hold in Glendale - Glendale News Press
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thumbnail www­.glendalenewspress.com - Glendale's plan to apply for a "quiet zone" for trains passing through the San Fernando Corridor faces yet another delay. Officials this week confirmed that a major safety improvement project for t...
Mapping Where Riders Get On and Off Metro Train Lines - Cool Map Thing - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Behold: 2012 Metro rail ridership mapped, via The Source. The transit agency has taken it's average weekday ridership from fiscal year 2012 (July 2011 through June 2012, which is why there's no Exp...
AirTalk July 17, 2013 | AirTalk
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - California Senator proposes to extend the statute of limitations on sexual abuse July 17th, 2013, 10:59am | AirTalk California Senator Jim Beall is pushing to extend the statute of limitations on s...
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/metro-high-desert-co on USTREAM: The High Desert Corridor (HDC) project proposes the construction of a new, approximately 63-...
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thumbnail www­.ustream.tv - The High Desert Corridor (HDC) project proposes the construction of a new, approximately 63-mile, east-west freeway/expressway linking State Route (SR)-14 in Los Angeles County with SR-18 in San Be...
A Walker in L.A.: Bus Stop Beauty - CityThink - Los Angeles magazine
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thumbnail www­.lamag.com - Earlier this year, Los Angeles Magazine launched Better off Ped, a challenge encouraging Angelenos to ditch their cars when travelling within two miles of home, inspired by an article I wrote for t...
Midyear forecast bodes well for Los Angeles County, Inland Empire - San Bernardino County Sun
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thumbnail www­.sbsun.com - California's economy will outpace the nation's with a growth rate of about 3 percent this year and nearly 4 percent next year, according to a report released today. The Los Angeles County Economic ...
Routes & Schedules
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www­.goventura.org - MUSSEL SHOALS – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close up to two lanes of the southbound Ventura Freeway (U.S. 101) from Bates Road to south of Mussel Shoals for three ni...
L.A. River Sustains No Long Term Damage After Tanker Fire | River Notes | Confluence
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - It was a perfect confluence of lucky breaks that saved the Los Angeles River from environmental damage, said California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) spokesperson Andrew Hughan, two days a...
Van Nuys Airport's main runway closed for fixes - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - Van Nuys Airport's 8,000-foot long main runway closed Tuesday, the start of the last phase in a much needed $20.5 million improvement project that began in February, officials said. Runway 16R/34L ...
Palm Desert's roads getting makeover | The Desert Sun
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thumbnail www­.mydesert.com - PALM DESERT — As if Palm Desert hasn’t had enough lane closures in recent weeks, city officials say more are on the way beginning Monday. The ongoing improvement project at Fred Waring Drive and Mo...
Pension reform investigation freezes federal transit funds in California
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - The federal government has frozen more than $1 billion in transportation grants to California as it weighs whether the state's recent pension-reform efforts violated the collective bargaining right...
Save the date! Next LA Union Station Community Workshop Scheduled 8/1/13
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us6­.campaign-archive2.com - Served by Metro Red Line Civic Center Station; Metro Lines 4, 10, 48, 81,90/91, 92, 94, 701; Commuter Express 419, 431, 437, 438, 448;  and DASH B.   This meeting is scheduled to be live-streamed f...
CA: BART Earns Highest Security Rating from TSA - Mass Transit
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) awarded BART the highest security rating possible following a comprehensive assessment of BART’s security program. BART received a “Gold Standard” r...
Skanska Quits U.S. Chamber Over Anti-LEED Lobbying | ENR: Engineering News Record
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enr­.construction.com - International construction giant Skanska USA has terminated its membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce due to what the firm views as attempts to “halt progress in sustainable building.” The mov...
NRDC: Press Release - New Study: It Pays to Take Transit
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www­.nrdc.org - WASHINGTON (July 17, 2013) – At a time when Americans are driving less, a new study finds that if commuters integrate carpooling, public transit, and telecommuting into their daily commutes, they c...
How “Buy America” Restrictions Can Cost America Jobs
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thumbnail streetsblog­.net - Proponents of Buy America restrictions — regulations that require American-made sourcing for transportation projects supported by the federal government — may be well-meaning, but when applied to r...
Harry Reid on high-speed rail project: ‘It’s not over yet’ - Las Vegas Sun News
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thumbnail www­.lasvegassun.com - Sen. Harry Reid will be doing some shuttle diplomacy with the White House next week to get things moving on a suspended federal loan application for the XpressWest high-speed rail project. “It’s no...
LATL 442 N Line 8th St. & Western Ave on Flickr. ...
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thumbnail lacmtalibrary­.tumblr.com - The Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archive at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is the largest transit operator research collection in the US. We are part...
Streets Can Be Public Spaces Too - Kaid Benfield - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - As I wrote last fall, to move more deliberately toward anything resembling a sustainable future, we need to use land more efficiently, building more compactly, with higher densities of homes and bu...
California High Speed Rail Blog » XpressWest Struggled to Meet Federal Buy America Rules
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www­.cahsrblog.com - The letter that Ray LaHood wrote to XpressWest to inform them their loan application review had been suspended has now surfaced. (Hat tip to Mike Rosenberg.) As you can see in the letter, which is ...
Tussle of taxis and ride services show how L.A. is changing - LA Biz Observed
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thumbnail www­.laobserved.com - It's no surprise that services like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar are popular among L.A.'s younger crowd. They're especially comfortable both with the smartphone apps that connect passengers and drivers ...
The Secrets of Successful Communities - Part 6: Pay Attention to Community Aesthetics
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thumbnail plannersweb­.com - During the development boom of the 1980’s, Time Magazine had a cover story article about what they called “America’s growing slow-growth movement.” The article began with a quote from a civic activ...
Curbing Cars: Rethinking How We Get Around by Micheline Maynard — Kickstarter
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thumbnail www­.kickstarter.com - There is a sea change going on in personal transportation. People are driving less. Public transit use is at record levels. Bike sharing programs are popping up everywhere. Dozens of apps can help ...
A New Tool for Understanding Transit Oriented Development – Next City
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nextcity­.org - | 07/16/2013 8:00am | Comments Bill Bradley | Next City Where’s the closest stop? If you live in a city with a form of decent transit, this might be the question you ask more than any other. Advoca...
Creating Livable Communities
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thumbnail www­.huffingtonpost.com - The birth of the baby boom generation brought with it a time of tremendous demographic upheaval in the United States. The nation responded by investing in school construction, teacher education, pu...
LA County Transit Agency Tests Public-Private Partnerships | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - With state and federal transportation funding slow, Los Angeles Metro and Caltrans are embracing public-private partnerships to finance and accelerate planned infrastructure projects. In an intervi...
Gate latching continues on Red and Purple lines. Here’s the schedule:
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Permanent gate latching at stations on the Red and Purple lines is continuing. In fact, because the process has advanced so smoothly, latching at all 16 stations is ahead of schedule and only a han...
Buy-America snag stalls Vegas high-speed rail plan - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has suspended its review of a $5.5 billion loan request that is critical for building a private bullet train between the Southern California...
Rep. Janice Hahn asks for security gaps to be studied at ports - Press-Telegram
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - In light of a Brookings Institute study that detailed cybersecurity weaknesses at United States ports, Rep. Janice Hahn is asking lawmakers to revisit legislation to address those weaknesses. The S...
Bicycles: the new conservative enemy - World - Macleans.ca
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thumbnail www2­.macleans.ca - In the 1980s, the conservative humourist P.J. O’Rourke wrote “A Cool and Logical Analysis of the Bicycle Menace.” He was joking. In 2013, Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowi...
How to Fund Transit Without Raising Fares or Cutting Service - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - When Mark Aesch became head of the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, back in 2004, the metro area's bus system was in terrible shape. The agency carried a $4.5 million deficit an...
See ‘Chinatown’ in Union Station - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - This week, however, there’s a highly unusual one-off: a screening of the 1974 classic Los Angeles tale Chinatown at Union Station. A free showing of the film directed by Roman Polanski and starring...
Watch 10 Years of Public Transit Ridership Growth in This Blobby, Pulsating Map - John Metcalfe - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - While it may look like one of those nuclear blast-radius maps, with its array of alarming red blobs over major cities, this model carries a much less threatening, even heartening message: In the pa...
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Will Elon Musk's Top Secret 'Hyperloop' Put California's High Speed Rail Out of Business? - Los Angeles - News - The Informer
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Bullet Train To Vegas In Jeopardy After Feds Suspend Review Of $5.5 Billion Loan Request
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Study: Wealthier Motorists More Likely to Drive Like Reckless Jerks
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The Secrets of Successful Communities - Part 4: Pick and Choose Among Development Projects
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The Secrets of Successful Communities - Part 3: Use Education and Incentives, Not Just Regulation
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Nurturing and strengthening the urban commons: some beginning principles (Part 2 of 2) | Kaid Benfield's Blog
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House Rules Committee to approve rule for transportation, housing spending
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Facts & figures | Grow with Public Transport
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California Voting and Suburbanization Patterns: Implications for Transit Policy | Blurbs
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New NRDC study: Commuters can save money and cut pollution | Rob Perks's Blog
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ACLU: Police are using license plate readers to collect people's location data - The Hill's Hillicon Valley
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LA County supervisors discuss proposals to replace Men’s Central Jail (Charts)
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Fed Beige Book Report Cites Uncertain Effect of HOS, Driver Shortage on Trucking, Economy | Transport Topics Online
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Fontana police plan DUI checkpoint - DailyBulletin.com
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Robert Townsend: Collapsing traffic signals from storms made Palm Beach County man invent a solution. - Sun Sentinel
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