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7/25/2013

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LA gets the bragging rights on snagging federal transportation dollars | Represent!
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO Arthur Leahy does not apologize for going after federal transportation dollars. Last year’s multi-year transportation bill includes a billion dol...
US SENATOR BARBARA BOXER PRAISES LA METRO AT SENATE EPW HEARING
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movela­.org - From LA Metro CEO Art Leahy: Today, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), who chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, praised our agency’s efforts with respect to the Transportati...
Metro Board to Vote on Transit Mall Station Name Change
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thumbnail www­.lbpost.com - The renaming process of the Blue Line’s Transit Mall Station is one step closer after a regular meeting of the Los Angeles County MTA Gateway Cities Service Council yesterday where members agreed t...
Ten years riding the Gold Line: photos and observations
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The Gold Line celebrates its 10th anniversary on Friday. Putting aside the issue of where the last decade went, I wanted to offer a few thoughts on a transit line I’ve been riding (literally) since...
Railroad Passenger Rail Article - Los Angeles transportation authority takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability planning. Information For Rail Career Professionals From Progressive Railroading Magazine
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thumbnail www­.progressiverailroading.com - By Julie Sneider, Assistant Editor The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has taken its sustainability planning to a new level with a recently adopted policy that cal...
Concrete is poured for Expo Line Phase 2′s Bundy Bridge
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - We had news yesterday of progress on bridges for the Gold Line Foothill Extension. And today comes this news release from the Expo Line Construction Authority: EXPO PHASE 2 CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES O...
Is the City Cutting Corners on Crosswalk and Bike Lane Installation
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Late last year, the City of Los Angeles celebrated the installation of its first Continental Crosswalks in Downtown Los Angeles. These striped crosswalks are more visible than traditional crosswalk...
CicLAvia's Third Anniversary Event Returns to Downtown Roots - Street Life - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - After veering west for the last two CicLAvias, the bike and pedestrian festival is going back to its roots. In honor of the third anniversary of CicLAvia, which closes off streets to vehicular traf...
Foothill Transit
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www­.foothilltransit.org - Beginning Monday, July 29 through Monday, August 19 the westbound Line 195 bus stop on Rio Rancho Road and Auto Center Drive will be temporarily closed due to sidewalk construction. Customers may f...
I-5 ramp closures between SR-170 and Buena Vista Street
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - From Caltrans: a list of the on/off ramps that are closed through this Friday. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the following lanes and ramps of the Golden State Fr...
120-Day Closure of Northbound I-405 Sunset Boulevard Off-ramp Planned Beginning Aug. 3
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The I-405 project is set to do some major ramp construction work at Sunset and the I-405 that will require the closure of Sunset off-ramp for 120 days.  See news release below. Northbound I-405 Off...
Construction notice on Cesar Chavez street closures
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Division 13 is on its way to being halfway complete, but there’s still plenty of construction left. Starting this Friday, a segment of Cesar Chavez will be closed on weekend nights for the installa...
HIGH SPEED RAIL GOES LOCAL WITH WTS-LA
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thumbnail campaign­.r20.constantcontact.com - Don Sepulveda | Executive Officer of Regional Rail, Metro       Michelle Boehm | Southern California Regional Director, This event also includes appearances by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Congre...
Sunset Boulevard ramp off 405 to close for four months - LA Observed
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thumbnail www­.laobserved.com - Just when you thought the endless 405 freeway upgrade project was becoming manageable and some of the quote unquote upgrades were opening for use, the freeway gods play a little joke. Metro announc...
120-Day Closure Set for NB 405 Fwy Sunset Boulevard Off-ramp
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thumbnail www­.nbclosangeles.com - Commuters will have to endure a four-month closure of a vital 405 Freeway off-ramp while crews continue work on the Sepulveda Pass Improvement project. Starting Aug. 3, the Sunset Boulevard off-ram...
Even Teenagers Don't Want to Go to Malls Anymore - Kaid Benfield - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Hanging out on social media is beginning to replace hanging out in shopping malls for many American teenagers, long a major sector of the customer base for enclosed malls and big-box stores. In add...
Public Transit Keeps Stumbling in Congress Despite Major Needs - NationalJournal.com
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thumbnail www­.nationaljournal.com - The number of miles drivers log on the road has declined over the last decade and continues to drop. Additional highway lanes in cities nationwide have failed to fix congestion problems. Evidence i...
New Generation of Bus Transit a Viable Solution to Traffic Congestion
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - With congestion on America’s highways increasing fast, many cities and counties are looking very seriously at the mass transit improvements to provide relief. Although successful, many of the proje...
Metro achieves Platinum level recognition from APTA
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The American Public Transportation Association will be awarding Metro’s efforts in sustainability on July 29. Metro is the first public transportation agency in North America to receive Platinum le...
Federal Budget Sets Up Showdown on Transportation
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thumbnail blog­.tstc.org - Both houses of Congress have started moving on a Fiscal Year 2014 budget bill which funds transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The choice is clear. The Senate’s versi...
White House 'strongly supports' Senate transportation, housing bill - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - The White House on Tuesday said President Obama "strongly supports" a $54 billion budget for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development under consideration by the Senate. T...
Lawmakers debate possibility of gas tax increase - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - Lawmakers on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee debated on Tuesday the possibility of increasing the 18.4 cents per gallon federal gas tax for the first time since 1993. The disc...
Ethics probe sought over lawmaker's opposition to Calif. HSR project - News - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - WASHINGTON, D.C. — A government watchdog Tuesday sought a congressional investigation into a California lawmaker's efforts to halt the state’s high-speed rail project, saying the freshman failed to...
Bicyclists and Car Drivers: Cease Fire
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citywatchla­.com - LA TOMORROW - It’s time for a truce in the battle between LA’s bicyclists and automobile drivers, said a panel of transportation thinkers at a Z√≥calo Public Square/Grand Park event. Instead, it’s t...
What Would Transit Look Like if it Was Built Using Business Principles? - Citizens For Modern Transit
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thumbnail cmt-stl­.org - More and more we are hearing that public transit agency need to mirror private sector industries in their practices.  The latest article,  ”Public Transit 101: read a ‘how to start a business book,...
L.A. Fund unveils Shepard Fairey art project in LAUSD campaign - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - Los Angeles Unified on Tuesday unveiled its final public arts project under a recent campaign -- a bold graphic by contemporary artist Shepard Fairey that will be displayed on bus wraps and hundred...
Los Angeles County: Youth Perspectives on Walking, Bicycling and going Metro
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thumbnail saferoutescalifornia­.org - We are excited to share our 3+ minute video on walking, bicycling and riding transit in Los Angeles County. This video was developed as a tool for our transportation policy work in LA County. We gr...
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announces key administration appointments - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - Mayor Eric Garcetti named former Councilwoman Jan Perry as interim general manager of the Economic Development Department on Tuesday, one of a number of new key appointments announced by his office...
Metro CEO Art Leahy testified to U.S. Senate committee on importance of TIFIA program to the agency
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Metro CEO Art Leahy today testified in Washington D.C. in front of the U.S. Senate’s Environment & Public Works Committee; his testimony is above. The topic was an important one for the agency: the...
North Glendale on Flickr. Pacific Electric...
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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...
Here's the New Metro Bus Designed By Shepard Fairey - Public Art - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - LAUSD has revealed the last of three Metro buses designed by famous artists (see Barbara Kruger here and John Baldessari here)--here's Shepard Fairey's contribution to the Arts Matter campaign, whi...
Bonin Opening Transportation Committee to Public Testimony Via Video
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - The Los Angeles City Council is finally moving into the 21st Century. At today’s City Council Transportation Committee, Mike Bonin will accept testimony from speakers through video chat. “People sh...
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A Qualitative Analysis of Bus Simulator Training on Transit Incidents: A Case Study in Florida | Blurbs
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LBCC Wins Grant to Train Veterans Through Truck Driving Program - Long Beach Post
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General Contractor Coalition Forms To Draft PDF Creation Guidelines | ENR: Engineering News Record
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OCTA announces closures on southbound 405/eastbound 22
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Storke Road Bike Path Saved The Santa Barbara Independent
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Five Companies Honored By Port For Reducing Emissions - Long Beach Post
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L.A. River advocates wait for watershed Army Corps study - latimes.com
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Death toll in Spanish train derailment rises to 77 - CBS News
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Train derailment in Spain leaves dozens dead
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Spain train derailment: At least 77 people dead
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THE U.S. HOUSE INTRODUCES LEGISLATION THAT UNFUNDS NEW STARTS — AND OUR SUBWAY AND REGIONAL CONNECTOR
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Obama: 100,000 U.S. bridges ‘old enough to qualify for Medicare’ - The Hill's Transportation Report
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Congress considers transportation bill; New Starts money for Metro projects at stake
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