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7/15/2013

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All Aboard: Metro Funds Crenshaw-to-LAX Train – Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
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thumbnail ridley-thomas­.lacounty.gov - Posted on Jun 27, 2013 in Accomplishments, Fifth Year, Top Stories by admin Comments Off After more than 30 years of discussion and planning, organizing and advocating, full funding for the design ...
Did Paul Ryan Kill the XpressWest Fast Train To Vegas? - Train to Vegas - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Remember how yesterday the High Desert Corridor was maybe going to link California High-Speed Rail to the high-speed line to Las Vegas? Turns out the speedy train to Vegas may now be dead in the wa...
New CA Bridge, a Critical Economic Link, Now Under Construction
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thumbnail us6­.campaign-archive1.com - In the early morning hours, crews began demolishing the final sections of a U-shaped freeway off-ramp west of the existing Gerald Desmond Bridge. The ramp removal was needed to clear the path for t...
Ontario officials will face challenges if the city gains control of ONT airport - Pasadena Star-News
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thumbnail www­.dailybreeze.com - There's a large-scale disagreement brewing between Los Angeles and Ontario. And it's all happening over an airport that is serving 3 million fewer passengers per year than it did six years ago. Ont...
Pasadena bike plan sent back to the drawing board - Pasadena Star-News
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thumbnail www­.pasadenastarnews.com - PASADENA - Council members sent the city's draft bike master plan back to the drawing board this week after agreeing with a newly formed community coalition that the plan was not strong enough. The...
Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project - News Details
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www­.newgdbridge.com - Ocean Boulevard — a major highway serving the Long Beach-San Pedro area — re-opened at 12:11 a.m. today (Sunday), more than 28 hours ahead of schedule. Construction crews who began demolishing the ...
Port of Los Angeles container volumes drop 7.2% in June
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www­.ctl.ca - Upwardly mobile Trans-Pacific trade with Asia is continuing to grow in significance for Canadian importers and exporters, accounting today for nearly one-fifth of Canada’s total two-way merchandise...
Trayvon Martin protest spills onto Santa Monica Freeway - LA Observed
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thumbnail www­.laobserved.com - Marchers upset over the not guilty verdict in the Florida trial of George Zimmerman entered the 10 freeway at Crenshaw Boulevard this evening and briefly blocked traffic in both directions. Photos ...
Workers repair fire-damaged freeway interchange amid gridlock - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The two right lanes of the southbound 2 Freeway at the junction also remained closed, said Officer Ed Jacobs of the California Highway Patrol. It is unclear when any of the lanes will reopen, he sa...
Ocean Boulevard Near Port of Long Beach Re-Opens Earlier Than Expected
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thumbnail www­.nbclosangeles.com - A 1.5 mile section of Ocean Boulevard that links Long Beach and San Pedro, but was closed for a construction project, re-opened shortly after midnight Sunday, officials said. That was nearly 17 hou...
PERRIS VALLEY LINE: $3 million settlement reached with environmental group | Perris News
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thumbnail www­.pe.com - A local environmental group has agreed to drop a lawsuit blocking a $237 million commuter rail extension from Riverside to Perris, in exchange for $3 million in concessions, officials said Wednesda...
100 Years Ago Today: The Tragic Accident That Changed Los Angeles Streetcars Forever
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thumbnail metroprimaryresources­.info - At approximately 9:20 p.m. on this date in 1913, a Pacific Electric streetcar on the Venice Short Line slammed into another one on the same track just 50 feet east of Vineyard Junction. The acciden...
Inside Seven - Caltrans, District 7 - Monthly Newsletter
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www­.dot.ca.gov - Two hundred specially trained engineers, technicians and support staff in Caltrans Structure Maintenance & Investigations (SM&I) are responsible for inspections on over 12,000 state highway bridges...
Work Can Start Soon On New Metrolink Perris Extension - The Commute - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - An armistice has been reached between officials at Metrolink, the region's commuter rail system, and a group of NIMBYs in Riverside County, allowing construction to commence on a 24-mile extension ...
SanBAG approves nearly $600K study to look at rail connection to ONT - DailyBulletin.com
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thumbnail www­.dailybulletin.com - San Bernardino Associated Governments awarded a nearly $600,000 contract to study ways to fix that missing link and bring rail access to the terminals. The SanBAG board of directors last week award...
'Randomizers' could ward off airport profiling accusations - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - That means an electronic device would randomly direct travelers to different screening lines. One reason these "randomizers" are needed, federal officials said, is so TSA officers can't be accused ...
LA Metrolink extension clears legal hurdle
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thumbnail www­.railjournal.com - Construction is expected to begin by the end of the summer on the 39km line from Riverside Downtown to South Perris, although a $US 75m federal grant still requires approval and the lawsuit must be...
Amphibian bike rides on land or water : TreeHugger
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thumbnail www­.treehugger.com - Here's an idea that that would have been useful in Toronto recently, or in Venice any time: a hybrid amphibian bicycle. Outrigger globe floats fold down to keep it stable, sort of training wheels f...
Environment
High Desert Corridor Could Link Bullet Train Up With Vegas - High-Speed Rail - Curbed LA
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Obama Administration Puts Brakes on XpressWest High-Speed Rail Project
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Referendum: The War on Transit
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California High Speed Rail Blog » Rep. David Valadao’s Personal Stake in HSR
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How improved urban transportation could save $70 trillion
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Front of bus no.401 on Flickr. This photograph...
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Cover of the June 1939 issue of the Los Angeles...
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Insider Advice on How Best to Bike Your City | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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Passing a Law Is the Easy Part: The Challenge of Building Complete Streets
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Study: Federal Funding Means More Bike Commuting
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New L.A. River Bridge Will Connect Atwater Village to Griffith Park | River Notes | Confluence
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Citi Bike: A Game Changer For New York City ← The Urban Country
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Meet the Lost Mount Washington Railway, Closed in 1919 - Video Interlude - Curbed LA
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How Do You Taint A Block Party? Lobby For A Freeway!
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New Atwater-Griffith Park Bridge Headed Over the LA River - LA River Rising - Curbed LA
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Dramatic photos capture 5 Freeway interchange fire - latimes.com
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Fiery L.A. underpass accident could add to Monday morning traffic headaches - San Bernardino County Sun
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Network Rail debts could climb to £50bn by 2020, says watchdog | Business
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Video: Europe's first free public transport city - The Globe and Mail
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