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Metro Getting More Disability-Friendly, Starting With South Pas - The Commute - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - The Gold Line's South Pasadena station, formerly known as the Mission stop, is getting a little work done, reports The Source (that's a video of the South Pas station above). The remodel--with week...
Metro’s ADA ridership growing rapidly
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Thanks to past improvements such as the implementation of low-floor buses, Metro currently boards the most wheelchairs in the nation with over 80,000 per month. This is a huge jump from the 3,500 w...
Mayor Garcetti Asks Top City Officials To Reapply For Their Jobs: LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - L.A., your new mayor ain't nothin' ta f#$k wit. As promised, Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off his second week in office by asking top city officials to reapply for their jobs. Nearly 40 of the city's...
Community meeting set for High Desert Corridor project
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thumbnail theavtimes­.com - PALMDALE – The public is invited to a community meeting to help plan the future of transportation in the High Desert. The High Desert Corridor (HDC) project is currently being proposed as an approx...
SEC investigating failed El Monte Transit Village, subpoenas many entities for records - SGVTribune.com
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - EL MONTE - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into the federally shuttered El Monte Transit Village, a subpoena issued June 26 shows. The subpoena signed by Car...
Goodmon Seeks Probe of Metro Board’s Tunnel Inaction : THE FRONT PAGE ONLINE
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www­.thefrontpageonline.com - Re “Bruised, Not Beaten, Crenshaw Vows to Continue Tunnel Fight” Reflecting on last Thursday’s huge letdown at the Metro Board meeting when members declined to make a call on a light rail tunnel at...
Film, television shoots to disrupt Long Beach traffic this week - Press-Telegram
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - LONG BEACH >> Not everyone is excited about the return of "Veronica Mars." The critically acclaimed television show-turned-feature film is set to begin shooting at a residence on Wisconsin Avenue t...
Oregon Passes Nation's First-ever Road Usage Charge Legislation
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thumbnail www­.forconstructionpros.com - This weekend the Oregon State Legislature overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 810, the first-ever legislation passed in the United States to establish a road usage charge system for transportation fu...
Week ahead: Foxx’s first full week - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - New Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will have his first full week at the helm of the transportation department this week. Foxx was sworn-in last Tuesday after he was confirmed by the Senate o...
Urban Sustainability, Circa 1933 | Where We Are | SoCal Focus
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - The sales pitch was pure L.A. ... with a Rooseveltian twist: Build a city home on a country lane that was hardly a block from the new Long Beach Junior Collage and across the street from a champion...
New FlyAway bus service begins from Exposition Line to LAX - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Travelers who want to use the FlyAway bus service on their way to or from LAX now can be picked up and dropped off at the airport at the La Brea Avenue rail station, thanks to the expansion of serv...
California High Speed Rail Blog » Can’t Assess HSR Benefits Without Looking At Oil
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www­.cahsrblog.com - Britain’s proposed HS2 high speed rail line has been controversial since the Labour government proposed it back in the ’00s. The Conservative Party was skeptical in opposition but has embraced it n...
Sustainable Parking Helps Cities Cut Emissions, Boost Efficiency
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thumbnail www­.greencarreports.com - We've all been there: Whether the night before a major holiday, a Saturday at the local mall or in a busy area of town, finding a parking space can sometimes take an age. Then, when you think you'v...
Integrating Transit with Road Pricing Projects
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www­.nctr.usf.edu - This study examined various levels of the treatment of public transportation in conjunction with the implementation of managed lane highway projects. It details the ranges of transit investments id...
Mercedes-Benz Moving To Former Boeing Facility - Gazettes.com, Long Beach California: Business
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thumbnail www­.gazettes.com - A well-known Long Beach facility known for airplanes might be set to make the move over to luxury cars after a historic industrial lease-signing that was announced Monday. Mercedes-Benz USA has lea...
Project Detail: A Study of Headway Maintenance for Bus Routes:… - OTREC - Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium
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thumbnail otrec­.us - A healthy and efficient public transit system is indispensable to reduce congestion, emissions, energy consumption, and car dependency in urban areas. However, some bus routes chronically underperf...
In Europe, Greener Transit on Existing Infrastructure - NYTimes.com
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thumbnail www­.nytimes.com - Heilbronn, Germany, set a goal in 1993 of reducing vehicle traffic 50 percent by 2005, but transit infrastructure was weak. So the city decided to build an inner-city light rail and link it to regi...
Driving the costs out of rail
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thumbnail informatransport­.wordpress.com - June 27, 2013 by Informa Australia Leave a comment Australia has the sixth largest rail network in the world, moving over 1 billion tonnes of freight every year. Our passenger networks facilitate 7...
Tell Congress to Fund Our Roads | American Highway Users Alliance
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thumbnail action­.highways.org - Every day, drivers pay federal fuel and truck taxes to keep our roads safe and efficient. When properly spent, this tax is the fairest way to keep America moving safely. At its best, it's a "user f...
Transit vehicle design: Comfortable, profitable
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thumbnail www­.railwayage.com - It’s no longer cost versus comfort; it’s cost and comfort combined, says Scott Sherwin, vice president of marketing and strategic planning at Alstom. “You can’t have the tradeoff; you need to provi...
Research Suggests Livings Near Highways Can Cause Miscarriages – Next City
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nextcity­.org - Los Angeles | 07/05/2013 8:00am | Comments ZoĆ« Mueller | Next City An aerial view of an L.A. freeway cutting through a residential area. Credit: Ian T Edwards on Flickr Highways may tax more than j...
Expanded, Simplified TIFIA Still Greasing the Gears of Highway Expansion
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - A federal loan awarded to a California highway illustrates how TIFIA, the “innovative” transportation financing program that was expanded as part of MAP-21, is still funding business-as-usual highw...
Elements of Omnitrans' SBX rapid-transit line project taking shape - San Bernardino County Sun
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thumbnail www­.sbsun.com - Crews in the last month have been installing electronic ticket vending machines, security cameras, arrival/departure signs and emergency call lines at the Cal State San Bernardino station of the SB...
How Walkability Shapes Political Activism - Richard Florida - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - "The place where a great city stands is not the place of stretch’d wharves, docks, manufactures, deposits of produce merely," Walt Whitman wrote in Leaves of Grass. The great city, he continued, is...
Mapping the Untold Stories of Leimert Park | Production Notes | Departures
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - Departures is gearing up for production on the story of Leimert Park, a South Los Angeles neighborhood that for the past several decades has been considered a hub of African American arts and cultu...
Help Wanted: Leimert Park Needs to Stay a Cultural Hub | Cakewalk | SoCal Focus
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - The decision came after an intense and prolonged fight by community groups and others who argued that as the black cultural hub of Los Angeles, Leimert Park Village more than deserved a spot on the...
City living breeds creative genius - Salon.com
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thumbnail www­.salon.com - I’d be the first to concede that the image of Archimedes yelling “Eureka” as he ran naked through the streets of Syracuse makes one fine visual for the concept of discovery. Which is a shame, not o...
Is Being Able to Walk Around Your City a Right? - Sarah Goodyear - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - The ability to walk from one place to another is one of humanity’s defining characteristics. Using our two feet to carry us about our business is one of the basic functions that our species was des...
Deadline L.A. with Barbara Osborn & Howard Blume
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www­.kpfk.org - CO-HOSTS: Barbara Osborn and Howard Blume Producer: Laurie Kaufman DESCRIPTION: Deadline L.A. is KPFK's roving eye on the media. We praise and pummel the news media for how it is - or isn't - cover...
New Los Angeles 'health atlas' shows alarming disparities between neighborhoods - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - Residents in North Hollywood, San Pedro and even Silver Lake die younger than those who reside just a few miles away in Sherman Oaks, Bel-Air and Westwood, according to key findings that, for the f...
Calif. Voting and Suburbanization Patterns: Implications for Transit Policy
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thumbnail transweb­.sjsu.edu - Public transit is an environmentally friendly transportation mode that usually focuses on transporting people within and to the city center. However, over the last 60 years, population and employme...
Gateway Cities Service Council to receive public comment on proposed Blue Line station renaming
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - If you want to have your say in the renaming of the Blue Line Transit Mall Station to the Downtown Long Beach Station, attend the service council meeting this Thursday or write in to servicecouncil...
Broadway to trade in traffic lanes for pedestrian space in streetscape project :: blogdowntown
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thumbnail blogdowntown­.com - A rendering of the new Broadway shows less lanes of traffic and more pedestrian space. DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — The L.A. City Council has voted to fund the first phase of Broadway's transformation fr...
SaferBus Mobile Application – The Free Bus Safety Travel App - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
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thumbnail www­.fmcsa.dot.gov - There’s more to consider than just price and convenience. If you are purchasing a bus ticket or hiring a bus company for your group’s travel, safety should be the top priority. Don’t risk your life...
Metro, Caltrans to Hold Public Meetings on High Desert Corridor (HDC) Project
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Caltrans is holding a series of four public meetings to provide information and seek comment on a proposed new transportatio...
Reader photo: A bird's-eye view of Port of Long Beach - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - A pelican flies near the Port of Long Beach. (Wendy Miller / June 27, 2013) Wendy Miller shot this photo of a pelican silhouetted against the cranes at the Port of Long Beach at sunset on June 27. ...
How Mayor Garcetti Can Keep LA Transportation on Track
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www­.citywatchla.com - ALPERN AT LARGE - New Mayor Eric Garcetti has inherited both a legacy and a huge "to-do" list from former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and it's no secret that both men share the desire to establish ...
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