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Azusa council OKs Gold Line parking structure - SGVTribune.com
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - AZUSA - In its last regular meeting before Sept. 2, the Azusa City Council on Monday voted to proceed with a previously contested parking structure in downtown Azusa, the latest step in preparing t...
At First Hearing, Foxx Defends Projects That Advance the “Public Good”
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - Should the nation’s largest infrastructure loan program finance projects that make the transportation system more productive and efficient? Hell no, says Senator David Vitter, ranking member of the...
L.A. Councilman Joe Buscaino proposes fix for sidewalk-repair fees - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - It might be the one complaint that unifies all of Los Angeles: the state of disrepair of city sidewalks. They have buckled from tree roots, cracked from lack of maintenance and are considered not o...
Metro releases latest report with preliminary data on ExpressLanes’ performance on 10 and 110 freeways
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - ExpressLanes Performance Update-Prelim Report, July 2013 The Metro ExpressLanes pilot project publicly released its second performance report Monday morning, offering a statistical look at how the ...
Motion approved to study adding gates to Expo Line phase one stations
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The Metro Board just voted to approve the motion below by Board Members Zev Yaroslavsky, Pam O'Connor and Ara Najarian to study the possibility of adding gates to some stations along the first phas...
Ventura County wants to overhaul bus system - Mass Transit
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - With the East County Courthouse only open part time, Simi Valley residents frequently have to travel to Ventura for their day in court. But if they are dependent on public transit, and if they don'...
Senators greet new DOT chief with funding questions - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - Lawmakers in the Senate greeted new Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx with multiple questions about federal spending on road and transit projects in their states during his first appearance bef...
Metro Board approves motion for agency to study tech options for TAP, wireless access on bus and rail and tracking customer complaints
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The Metro Board just approved the motion below by Board Members Eric Garcetti and Jacquelyne Dupont Walker that asks Metro to report on a number of initiatives involving technology, smartphones, wi...
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...
APTA to celebrate 9 agencies for sustainability efforts - News - METRO Magazine
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thumbnail www­.metro-magazine.com - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be the first public transportation system in North America to receive Platinum recognition level in the APTA Sustainability Commitm...
Express Lanes Trimming Commute Times On 110 Freeway « CBS Los Angeles
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thumbnail losangeles­.cbslocal.com - LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — More Southland drivers are using the Harbor (110) Freeway now that express lanes have been put into use, transit officials said Wednesday. Since Metro first converted HOV ...
Blue Line riders: Metro Board votes to rename “Transit Mall” station to “Downtown Long Beach” station
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Not exactly a surprising vote here given that the name change was requested by the city of Long Beach.
The Transit Coalition Blog | $10-Metrolink weekend pass now only covers rides for one day
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thumbnail thetransitcoalition­.us - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin staff writer David Allen  shared his experiences on Metrolink during the final weekend of the $10 Weekend Pass, which previously covered both weekend days but now cover...
5 questions on high-speed rail and its U.S. future - CNN.com
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thumbnail www­.cnn.com - (CNN) -- A train crash in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, that killed at least 80 people and injured 178 more Wednesday poses many questions for investigators, who are homing in on what role the tra...
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Holds Oversight Hearing on TIFIA, Nossaman Partner Testifies : Infra Insight Blog
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www­.infrainsightblog.com - Showing concern for the TIFIA JPO’s slow pace of credit approvals for major US transportation, on July 24, 2013, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works conducted an oversight hearing ...
Shared Bike Lanes Cause Confusion For Cyclists, Motorists And Traffic Officers « CBS Los Angeles
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thumbnail losangeles­.cbslocal.com - LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Shared, or so-called “sharrow”, lanes meant to make traveling safer for cyclists and motorists are causing confusion on the road. Wes Hijh told CBS2/KCAL9′s Amy Johnson he...
3 Plans on the Table For Major LA River Revitalization - LA River Rising - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - -- Alternative 13 "calls for concrete removal and ecological restoration at several key sites." Estimated cost: $444 million. -- Alternative 16 includes redevelopment of the 125-acre Piggyback Yard...
$10 Weekend Day Pass
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metrolinktrains­.com - Metrolink is offering a Weekend Day Pass for only $10. This pass allows a rider to ride anytime, anywhere system-wide on either Saturday or Sunday.  The Weekend Day Pass offers free connectivity to...
Metro Gold Line celebrates 10 years of progress
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - On Friday, July 26, 2013, the Metro Gold Line will celebrate 10 years of progress. Only 13.7 miles long at its inception, the Gold Line opened to the public on July 26, 2003, carrying riders from L...
Over Twenty Years Later, Long Beach Mobility Element Gets a Much-Needed Update
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - After several drafts and decades since its last update, the Planning Commission opted to forward the Mobility Element (ME) update–the singular document which dictates the way in which the city will...
Former secretaries to Foxx: Reach out to DOT staffers - The Hill's Congress Blog
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thumbnail thehill­.com - In politics, the “outsider” tag is a sought-after commodity.  But in policy, some of the best advice can be found in those who have spent their careers inside the Beltway.  This is the advice six f...
How Americans Get To Work, In 2 Graphs : Planet Money : NPR
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thumbnail www­.npr.org - More than ever, Americans are getting to work by driving alone. As the graph above shows, the share of Americans driving to work rose sharply in the second half of the 20th century, as the nation b...
Advice for Passing a Massive Infrastructure Referendum - Scott Thomasson - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - When voters in Atlanta went to the polls at the end of July for a major transportation funding referendum, transportation watchers turned their eyes to Georgia with hopes of a positive story of loc...
Curbing Cars: Rethinking How We Get Around by Micheline Maynard — Kickstarter
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thumbnail www­.kickstarter.com - There is a sea change going on in personal transportation. People are driving less. Public transit use is at record levels. Bike sharing programs are popping up everywhere. Dozens of apps can help ...
BusCon registration open, first video preview released - News - METRO Magazine
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thumbnail www­.metro-magazine.com - Now in its 18th year, BusCon continues to bring the bus industry together to share challenges, find solutions and improve performance. Attendees will have the opportunity to compare an unprecedente...
004 - LATL W Line Car 1381 Looking East At Monte...
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DMV Taps OC Company for Test of Portable ID Reader
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www­.ocbj.com - A Costa Mesa company has been contracted by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to supply portable ID readers for the Sacramento Police Department as a part of a year-long study using the d...
Two options to purchase new rail cars approved by Metro Board and other actions taken today
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The meeting today was mostly a quiet one — the agenda was thin — but here are a few highlights: •The Board voted to approve two options to a contract with Kinkisharyo International for 97 new light...
Port of Long Beach to start $7 million repaving of Anaheim Street - Press-Telegram
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - LONG BEACH — Next month, the Port of Long Beach will embark on a 14-month, $7 million project to repave nearly a mile of a major Westside thoroughfare. Crews in late August will begin the first of ...
Walking Distances | Transportationist
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thumbnail transportationist­.org - We often use 1/4 mile (400 meters for my SI-using allies) as the walk-shed for transit. This is too short. See e.g. these graphics from the Snelling Arterial BRT study, which draws radii around sto...
July 26 | Metro's Primary Resources
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thumbnail metroprimaryresources­.info - 2003:  The Metro Gold Line opens to the public between Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and Sierra Madre Villa in East Pasadena. Our first new light rail line of the 21st century costing $859 ...
Mapping Every Active Transit Project in America | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - "Above you’ll find a map of all the under construction and planned fixed guideway transit projects in the United States.  These projects were gathered in 2012 from local sources including but not l...
American Drivers May Have Hit Their Peak
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thumbnail autos­.aol.com - Compared with the rest of the world, the U.S. has long been known as the gas guzzler country -- the nation of the widest roads, largest vehicles and least amount of public transportation for the ge...
Despite Spain crash, California proceeding with high-speed rail system - CBS News
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thumbnail www­.cbsnews.com - (CBS News) SAN FRANCISCO - Despite Wednesday's train tragedy in Spain that has killed at least 80 people, high speed rail is one of the safest ways to travel, generally speaking. It's so much a par...
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