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Infrastructure bill mores forward; trust fund alarm rings « Transportation CA
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transportationca­.com - Infrastructure funding got both House and Senate attention last week. The U.S. Senate has moved forward with a $108 billion measure for infrastructure projects and housing subsidies – passing a “pr...
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thumbnail www­.citywatchla.com - The TAP card (Transit Access Card) is now mandatory to ride light rail and subway on the Metro system. The card works by swiping it across a reader to deduct fare. It is also used at the farebox on...
Tuesday: Transportation, housing spending bills in the House and Senate - The Hill's Floor Action
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thumbnail thehill­.com - The House starts at noon with "morning" speeches, and in the afternoon it will start work on H.R. 2610, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. M...
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www­.courthousenews.com -      LOS ANGELES (CN) - Los Angeles County overlooked the dangers of building a 9-mile subway extension that crosses fault lines under Beverly Hills High School, the City of Beverly Hills claims in...
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thumbnail www­.citywatchla.com - ALPERIN AT LARGE - There's often a big difference that keeps coming up between being declared "pro-train" and "pro-transportation":  it's a shame there ever has to be a difference, but count me in ...
Architect John Parkinson built for Los Angeles' growing metropolis - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Oddly, the architect's name is not widely known, but his landmark structures — Los Angeles City Hall, Union Station, the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and Bullocks Wilshire — have defined the city's skyli...
Public Meeting on Future of Union Station Coming Thursday - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - The agency is hosting a community workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to discuss refinements to original draft alternatives. The proposed ma...
A Bridge not too far – 10 LA Bridges with Big Parade LA
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thumbnail transitwatchla­.wordpress.com - When one wants to explore the city of Los Angeles and learn about it’s culture, history and interesting past – you need to look no further than the cities chief pedestrian, Dan Koeppel.  Dan has be...
SMMoA "Dig The Dig" Dinner Celebrates Expo Line Construction At Bergamot
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thumbnail www­.smmirror.com - With construction of the Expo line in Santa Monica well underway, local artist Bettina Hubby hosted a “Dig the Dig” dinner at the Santa Monica Museum of Art on Sunday, July 21. More than 250 people...
WeHo's New Superlong Parking Meter Hours Now in Effect - Where to Park It - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - West Hollywood has extended the hours parkers will have to feed meters, but they want you to know they've done it for the good of society. The new policy means that you'll have to pay to park in mo...
Thousands of Fairgoers Board the OC Fair Express and Save Money
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thumbnail blog­.octa.net - The OC Fair Express is on track to surpass the record-breaking ridership totals of 2012. After three weekends of service to the Orange County Fair, the OC Fair Express has recorded more than 31,000...
Crash Energy Management: An Overview of Federal Railroad Administration Research | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - A featured article in the May-June 2013 TR News explores the results of a series of six impact tests to assess the crashworthiness of rail passenger equipment, both conventional and with crash ener...
DTLA's Metropolis Site Sells For $1B, Works Starts This Year - Big Deals - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Take this as a good sign for the Downtown market: the giant, 275,450-square-foot Metropolis site that hugs LA Live and the 110, went on the market in March and has already been snapped up and for $...
Report: Transit Ticketing via Smartphone Will Triple in Next 5 Years | Autopia
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thumbnail www­.wired.com - A new report shows the smartphone is poised to replace the ticket as the preferred method of paying for public transit. To which we say, “duh.” Analysts at Juniper Research, a UK-based consulting f...
Misreading L.A. County freeway data can take a toll: Editorial - Press-Telegram
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - The passionate wait-and-see crowd, of which this editorial board is a charter member, was roused to howls of laughter if not outright protest a week ago when the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Au...
State Grant Aims to Keep Artists in Arts District - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - An effort to help artists find affordable homes for artists in the Arts District got a boost from the National Endowment of the Arts.  Last week the City of Los Angeles Depar...
Pothole problem is target of mayor's Neighborhood Blitz plan
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thumbnail abclocal­.go.com - SHERMAN OAKS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Drivers complain about them all the time - potholes slowing traffic and damaging vehicles. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a new program on Monday to sm...
Hollywood Park Turf Club on Flickr. Postcard...
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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...
New Councilman O’Farrell Pledges to Keep Political Eye on L.A. River - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — During his 12 years on the City Council, Ed Reyes became almost synonymous with the Los Angeles River. He chaired the council’s Ad Hoc River Committee and led the political e...
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti launches new street repair program - The Daily Breeze
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thumbnail www­.dailybreeze.com - Mayor Eric Garcetti highlighted Los Angeles' crumbling roadways Monday by launching a new program to patch the city's countless potholes and cracked streets. Standing near yellow-vested workers on ...
New House Members Get Transportation Insolvency 101 Lesson | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - Oliver Patton reports on a hearing of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held on July 23 on the dire status and outlook of the Highway Trust Fund, and what to do about it. The guest speakers ...
President urges investment in transportation; Congress seeks additional revenue
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thumbnail www­.ccjdigital.com - Upgrading the U.S. transportation infrastructure, and paying for it, are in the political spotlight as President Obama and a divided Congress continue to squabble over the best ways to grow the Ame...
Transportation For America » Amendments offered to improve the already solid Senate yearly transportation funding bill
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t4america­.org - Already standing in sharp contrast to the House’s approach to funding transportation for the next fiscal year, leaders in the Senate are working to further improve the smart Senate transportation f...
UCLA transportation study asks for Downtown participation :: blogdowntown
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thumbnail blogdowntown­.com - The new study focuses on "local" travel in downtown L.A. It asks people who live and work in the area to answer questions about how often they walk, ride a bike or take public transportation. DOWNT...
Is @Transport the Way Forward? - NationalJournal.com
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thumbnail www­.nationaljournal.com - Is @Transport the Way Forward? July 29, 2013 | 8:30 a.m. “This is literally not my father’s Congress,” House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., told me in an ...
Technology Will Make or Break Oregon’s Mileage Tracking Program
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www­.govtech.com - For more than a decade, Oregon has been perfecting technology that would allow the state to charge drivers for how many miles they drive rather than the current system that charges a 30-cent per ga...
LAKE ELSINORE: Bridge replacement design phase gets federal funds | Lake Elsinore News
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thumbnail www­.pe.com - Preparations are underway in Lake Elsinore for the eventual replacement of an 84-year-old bridge on the north side of town. The California Department of Transportation has earmarked the Temescal Ca...
The Infrastructure President?
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www­.joc.com - There are two President Obamas when it comes to infrastructure spending. There is the Obama who at the Port of Jacksonville on Thursday extolled the virtues of deepening port harbors so post-Panama...
The Flawed Federal Rule That Killed High-Speed Rail to Vegas - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Considering how much the Obama administration has encouraged high-speed rail, the Department of Transportation's recent decision to suspend consideration of a loan for the XpressWest line between L...
LA Metro Regional Connector Transit Corridor - CMSS Contract - DHS Consulting Inc.
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dhs-consulting­.com - DHS Consulting Inc. has begun pre-construction work on the $1.3 Billion Regional Connector Transit Corridor project as part of the Construction Management Support Services Team (CMSS) for LA Metro....
We must invest in all transportation modes to compete in today’s economy
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thumbnail saportareport­.com - At the September 2011 meeting of the Georgia Research Alliance, Gov. Nathan Deal told the prestigious group of business leaders and university presidents that he had just returned from the Southern...
Toll Lanes on 110 and 10 Seem to Be Working Pretty Well - The Commute - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - If the ExpressLanes toll lanes on the 10 and 110 freeways don't deliver on their traffic-reducing promises, the federal government could take back the $210 million in funding they provided, so Metr...
California to Break Ground on the Nation's First High-Speed Rail Line This Summer
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thumbnail inhabitat­.com - The Golden State is making history this summer with the start of construction on the United States’ first high-speed rail (HSR) line. The new line, which is slated for completion in 2029, will zip ...
California High Speed Rail Blog » Deleting Stops Doesn’t Make HSR Safer
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www­.cahsrblog.com - A horrific crash like that which took place last week in Spain provides a good opportunity to take a close look at California’s HSR system to see if there are any things that could or should be add...
California Prepares for a Future of Driverless Cars - capradio.org
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thumbnail www­.capradio.org - At a Ford Dealership in Northern Sacramento, Fleet Sales Manager Obeth Carlos Davila drives a new Ford Explorer off the lot. It’s equipped with a self-parking system, and is this year’s version of ...
Stop Rand Paul’s Senseless Attack on Biking and Walking
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thumbnail streetsblog­.net - The Senate is getting ready to produce a 2014 transportation budget, and national advocates like Transportation for America think it’s a pretty good package. Naturally, some senators are trying to ...
Rail News - Senators call on colleagues to address potential Highway Trust Fund shortfall. For Railroad Career Professionals
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thumbnail www­.progressiverailroading.com - U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) are calling on Congress to pass legislation that would ensure the long-term solvency of the national Highway T...
High-speed rail to finally break ground in California
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thumbnail www­.dvice.com - The United States has long been lacking compared to the rest of the developed world when it comes to trains. Finally, thanks to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), we will once again ...
Integrating Land Use and Transportation VI: Industry
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Last month, Streetsblog introduced a six-part series by Mark Vallianatos looking at how city leadership can start truly integrating land use and transportation in the six geographic zones he outlin...
Spanish train wreck may have a California lesson: Thomas Elias - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - The first thing the California High Speed Rail Authority tells you about last week's train wreck outside the Spanish pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela is that "the system there is not true ...
ONTARIO: Inland airport continues downward spiral, LAX climbs
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thumbnail blog­.pe.com - Passenger traffic at Ontario International Airport continues to nosedive: 8.5 percent fewer passengers used ONT last month than in June 2012. Meanwhile, sister airport Los Angeles International enj...
What a Depleted Highway Trust Fund Means for States
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www­.governing.com - Last week Congress was warned of what might happen if the federal accounts that pay for transportation become depleted, as they’re forecast to do in fiscal year 2015. The scenario, outlined by Poll...
Destination Discount: go Metro to X Games and receive a free poster
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The world’s best are taking over Los Angeles one last time at X Games, don’t miss your chance to watch them live. The competition starts on Thursday, August 1 and continue through Sunday, August 4 ...
City Walk | Shows
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - KCET is the nation's largest independent public television station. On air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central C...
Evaluating the environment for PPPs in Eastern Europe and the CIS – The Economist
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infrapppworld­.com - This document presents the first Eastern Europe and CIS regional edition of a learning tool and benchmarking index that assesses country capacity to carry out sustainable PPPs. The index results di...
Why Mega-Projects End Up Costing Way More Than Expected - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Last week the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Transbay Transit Center, a massive transportation hub calling itself the "Grand Central Station of the West," will cost at least $300 million...
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Calif. groups worry over environmental law reform » Ventura County Star
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Opinion: Why high-speed rail is safe, smart - CNN.com
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GOP on Obama port speech: 'Apparently we can wait' - The Hill's Transportation Report
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New Train Draws Enthusiastic Crowd - Lane Today
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Housing Secretary Tours Metro’s Westlake/MacArthur Park Transit Oriented Development
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U.S. Natural-Gas Use Must Peak by 2030
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Perfectly Frank - CityThink - Los Angeles magazine
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UPDATED: Metro Board Approves Transit Mall Station Name Change to Downtown Long Beach Station
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Should Private Nonprofits Run Public Transit? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly
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Paul Krugman Links Sprawl to Persistent Social Inequality
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Bombardier Announces Sponsorship of The Millennial Trains Project - Bombardier
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Q&A: Peter Calthorpe - Point of View - July 2013
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L.A.'s Newest Outdoor Market Opens To A Massive Crowd - CityThink - Los Angeles magazine
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skytran: tel aviv builds the levitating public transit of the future
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CA: Tunnel Boring Machine 'Mom Chung' Launches, Commencing Construction of First Central Subway Tunnel
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New York's Penn station – and other ugly train terminals around the world | Art and design
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Destination Discount: score discounted tickets to Dodger games with Metro
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Will Bike-Shaped Parking Racks Increase Driver Awareness? | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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'Ramp Jam': Northbound I-405 Sunset Blvd off-ramp closes Friday for 4 months
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Despite grim July, train accidents are rare - Yahoo! News
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Sun Train: The Movie - All Aboard!
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Frank Gehry still lives in a Wilshire-centric Los Angeles - LA Observed
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SHRP 2 Project Brief: A National Traffic Incident Management Training Course for Incident Responders and Managers | Blurbs
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TRB Releases Report Providing Overview of Performance-Based Specifications : Infra Insight Blog
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Ventra transit card rolls out over next two months - chicagotribune.com
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GSA, lawmakers favor innovative approach to dispose of federal property - FederalNewsRadio.com
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