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7/17/2013

Expo Court Decision, Mapping Metro Ridership, VMT Tax, Bike to Work, Amtrak, Union Station showing of Chinatown, GHG Emissions, and more...

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Is the California Public Utilities Commission Foreshadowing the Supreme Court on Expo Phase II
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Last Friday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) tentatively closed the books on one of the last remaining avenues for opponents of the Expo Line in West L.A. to stop construction in ...
Westside NIMBYs Handed 8 Millionth Loss in Expo Line Battle - Expo Line Phase II - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - In their 87-page report, the CPUC relayed the back-and-forth with NFSR over the crossings and handed the group some searing rebukes. Some examples: "The Scoping Memo and Ruling instructed the parti...
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...
Oregon to Charge Drivers by the Mile -- Not the Gallon
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www­.governing.com - Oregon is poised to become the first state to charge drivers based on how many miles they drive -- as opposed to how many gallons of gas they purchase -- in a move that could foreshadow the future ...
House to start work on transportation, housing spending bill - The Hill's Floor Action
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thumbnail thehill­.com - The House Rules Committee will meet Wednesday to approve a rule for the 2014 transportation and housing spending bill, H.R. 2610, a sign the bill will be considered on the floor sometime this month...
What do Americans Think About Federal Tax Options to Support Public Transit, Highways, and Local Streets and Roads? Results from Year Four of a National Survey | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University has released a report that summarizes a national poll about respondents’ levels of support for tax options that raise federal transp...
Question of the Week: Will Southern California really ever bike to work? - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - Not according to Syd Mead, the futurist and big thinker who created the overall look for great films such as "Blade Runner" and "Aliens." In an op-ed essay in our Opinion section Sunday, Mead scoff...
Amtrak boarding process: It's nuts.
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thumbnail www­.slate.com - The entire thing appears to have been designed by someone who's never actually ridden a train anywhere—including the Metro Red Line trains that depart from the very same station—butwho is very fami...
2012 Ridership visualized!
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - These maps show average weekday ridership numbers from fiscal year 2012 (that’s July 2011 through June 2012). The first bubble map shows where Metro Rail passengers are boarding trains that are hea...
Dinner and a free movie at Union Station this Saturday
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The old ticketing concourse at Union Station is usually off-limits to the public, but it will be open this Saturday, July 20 for a free screening of Chinatown, hosted by Metro and Downtown Film Fes...
Santa Barbara MTD Facing Possible Service Cuts, Driver Layoffs - KCOY Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo - News
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www­.kcoy.com - SANTA BARBARA - The Santa Barbara-based Metropolitan Transit District that provides public bus service to all of southern Santa Barbara County is staring the possibility of cutting routes and layin...
'Pick-Up Line' Party Bus Coming For WeHo Partiers - News - WEHOville
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thumbnail www­.wehoville.com - Here’s a “Pick-up Line” that’ll get you somewhere. The West Hollywood City Council threw its support beyond an official city “Pick-Up Line” at Monday night’s meeting, and no, it’s not the kind that...
Metro’s bicycle safety skills classes are filling up fast
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Hurry up and register for bicycle safety classes this summer because spots are going fast! As part of ongoing efforts to educate all road users, Metro is offering free traffic safety classes throug...
Los Angeles County Active Transportation Coalition 6.26.13 Recap
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thumbnail saferoutescalifornia­.org - A few weeks ago on June 26th, over 60 people came together to discuss Active Transportation Policy in Los Angeles County.  We were thrilled to have a packed room at the HubLA offices to discuss Met...
Metro Transit uses technology to track fare evasion
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thumbnail www­.thetransitwire.com - Metro Transit (MN) is turning to technology to track fare evasion. For the next 10 days, drivers on three of the system’s busiest bus routes will enter information into a computer when a customer d...
Zócalo Public Square :: Bicyclists and Car Drivers: Cease Fire
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thumbnail www­.zocalopublicsquare.org - It’s time for a truce in the battle between L.A.’s bicyclists and automobile drivers, said a panel of transportation thinkers at a Zócalo Public Square/Grand Park event. Instead, it’s time for L.A....
Obama Administration Halts Plans to Finance High-Speed Rail Project
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thumbnail www­.nationalreview.com - The Department of Transportation has decided to indefinitely postpone consideration of XpressWest’s application for a $5.5 billion federal loan. The company proposes to build a high-speed rail line...
Santa Monica Mayor O'Connor to chair Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority
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www­.rtands.com - which is overseeing construction of the 15-mile light-rail line between downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Newly elected L.A. City Council Member Mike Bonin is the new vice chair. Additionally,...
Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990 (Getty Center Exhibitions)
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thumbnail www­.getty.edu - Highways 5, 10, 60, and 101 Looking West, L.A. River and Downtown Beyond, 2004, Michael Light. Archival pigment print, 40 x 50 in. (101.6 x 127 cm). Collection of and © Michael Light, Courtesy of C...
ITDP | Institute for Transportation and Development Policy : Library
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www­.itdp.org - Download this document and view it on your favorite reader. The Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Standard (“the Standard”) is an effort by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy ...
The five best high speed rail networks in the world
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thumbnail thecityfix­.com - In 1964, Japan became the first country to build and operate a High Speed Rail line. Photo by bass_nroll. While California breaks ground this summer on the United States’ first bullet train and Ira...
National Transportation Atlas Databases 2013 | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - The U.S. Research and Innovative Technology Administration has released a set of nationwide, online geographic databases that identify transportation facilities, transportation networks, and associ...
Effects of U.S. Tax Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - The Board on Science, Technology, Economic Policy, part of the National Academies Division on Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) has released a report that reviews the U.S. Internal Revenue Code to id...
AAA: $3 gas 'a thing of the past' - The Hill's E2-Wire
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thumbnail thehill­.com - Motorists shouldn't expect gasoline prices to ever fall below $3 again, an official with AAA said on Tuesday. “The days of a national pump price below $3 is probably a thing of the past,” Chris Pla...
Bottlenecks and the evening commute. | Institute of Transportation Studies Library
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thumbnail library­.its.berkeley.edu - During the evening commute there are often bottlenecks as people try to get home on fixe routes with finite capacity. Vickrey's "Congestion Theory and Transport Investment" (1969) decribes the prob...
Mexico Sets $100 Billion Rail, Ports, Roads Plan - ABC News
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thumbnail abcnews­.go.com - The Mexican government announced plans Monday to invest about $100 billion in rail, road, telecom and port projects over the next five years, including Mexico's first high-speed rail links. Among t...
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www­.publictransportation.org - Public transportation plays a significant role in finding smart solutions to the challenges facing America today. Increased investment in public transportation is an investment in American energy i...
Transit Savings Report and Calculator
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www­.apta.com - * Based on the following estimates for increased costs of maintenance and tire replacement per mile. ** Those who receive free parking may instead be entitled to a public transit subsidy up to $230...
All Aboard: Rail Centric Construction Gets Back on Track
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thumbnail urbanland­.uli.org - A historic train control tower would be relocated and rebuilt as a restaurant in the Burnham Place development at Union Station in Washington, D.C. In the last decades of the 20th century, many of ...
Rail News - LACMTA files motion to dismiss lawsuits against light-rail project. For Railroad Career Professionals
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thumbnail www­.progressiverailroading.com - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has asked that three state lawsuits that challenge the agency's environmental studies for the Regional Connector light-rail pro...
US bridges decay, while politicians focus on ribbon cutting - NBC News.com
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thumbnail www­.nbcnews.com - When it comes to America's dilapidated infrastructure, political spectacle is taking precedence over common sense, and drivers and businesses are suffering. Politicians are pushing to use scarce pu...
ITDP Debuts a LEED-Type Rating System for Transit-Oriented Development
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - “Transit-oriented development” is probably one of the more abused terms in all of urban planning. Listen carefully in some cities, and you’ll hear urban development professionals calling parking ga...
Los Angeles World Airports chief Gina Marie Lindsey outlines reasons she should keep her job - The Daily Breeze
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thumbnail www­.dailybreeze.com - Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey said she deserves to keep her job under new Mayor Eric Garcetti because she has turned around an inefficient city agency with "confl...
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...
One hundred years ago this week: What prompted Los Angeles’ streetcars to change forever?
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - A little known incident occurred in Los Angeles’ Mid-City area on the evening of July 13, 1913. When all was said and done, Pacific Electric’s rail network replaced all of its wooden streetcars and...
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 ...
Mayor Bob Foster took hands-on approach with Port of Long Beach - Press-Telegram
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - LONG BEACH — Some of Mayor Bob Foster's most controversial stances revolved around the Port of Long Beach. While the port is run by the city's Harbor Department, some say the port functions best wh...
Chinatown Turns 75, and You're Invited to the Party - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: Arts And Culture
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - When it opened on a sunny summer Saturday afternoon in 1938, the mall at 943 N. Broadway had just eight stores to attract customers. It may not have sounded like a big deal, ...
A Framework for Improving Travel Time Reliability | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Reliability Project L17 has released a has released a prepublication, non-edited version of a report titled A Framework for Improving Travel...
WILL THE BICYCLE KILL THE CAR?
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thumbnail movela­.org - Not anytime soon, Zocalo Public Square panelists Denny Zane, Nate Baird and Geoff Wardle agreed, but it’s important that drivers understand that every bike they have to share the road with means th...
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...
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