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Metro: 10 Freeway pay lanes have an average speed of 64 mph - Pasadena Star-News
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - Cars are traveling at top speeds on the new 10 Freeway Express Lanes during the morning rush hour, but for motorists who stick to the free, mixed-flow lanes, anecdotal evidence suggests their trip ...
Here's an Awesome Redesign of the Los Angeles Freeway Map - Cool Map Thing - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Boston-based designer Peter Dunn decided to try his hand at creating a new map of LA's highway system and the results are pretty great, and more than a little reminiscent of London's iconic tube ma...
BART workers go on strike; 400,000 commuters affected - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Workers in two of Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions were on strike Monday morning, halting service for an estimated 400,000 passengers who use the nation's fifth-largest rail system each week...
Los Angeles's 50-Cent DASH Buses Paralyzed By Strike - The Commute - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - A cheap, clean, and convenient alternative for many people, the city's DASH buses, which operate in loops around 26 neighborhoods (including Highland Park, Los Feliz, Echo Park, the Fairfax Distric...
Battle with Los Angeles for Ontario airport might cost millions - DailyBulletin.com
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thumbnail www­.dailybulletin.com - One city official said it could be in the millions with Ontario having already dedicated more than $1 million on SetONTfree -- a social and governmental campaign promoting a transfer of ownership a...
Website focuses on intercity bus travel
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thumbnail www­.thetransitwire.com - A new website hopes to make shopping for intercity bus tickets easier. Bustripping, founded by three recent graduates of the College of Charleston (SC), is a Travelocity-type aggregation website fo...
L.A. Metro to Purchase Its First Electric Buses for Los Angeles County Transit Riders - Yahoo! Finance
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thumbnail finance­.yahoo.com - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today approved a contract with BYD Motors for the manufacture and delivery of up to 25 new all-electric buses...
Bike sharing in Los Angeles: Great idea or accident waiting to happen? | AirTalk
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - A man rides a Citi Bike in New York City. Citi Bike, the bike sharing program that launched over the Memorial Day weekend in New York, provides 6,000 bikes. Is it a good idea for Los Angeles to hav...
David Allen: Gold Line train plans are derailed - DailyBulletin.com
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thumbnail www­.dailybulletin.com - The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority did the deed at its Thursday meeting. They came up with a 30-year list of projects for Measure R sales-tax funding. The Gold Line didn't make ...
Big Blue Bus To Operate Sunday Schedule On July 4
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www­.smmirror.com - Big Blue Bus is reminding everyone that all of its buses will be operating on a Sunday schedule on Independence Day this Thursday, July 4. Regular service resumes on all routes Friday, July 5. -- R...
SunLine payroll up as peers see fall | The Desert Sun
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thumbnail www­.mydesert.com - THOUSAND PALMS — SunLine Transit Agency’s total payroll and overtime pay have gradually increased in recent years, a trend officials attribute to expanded services. SunLine’s nearly 300 employees e...
RFP: Tools and Strategies for Eliminating Assaults against Transit Operators | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) has issued a request for proposals to develop a various techniques transit agencies might use to prevent or mitigate assaults against transit opera...
Suspended SunLine Chief Mikel Oglesby gets mixed reviews | The Desert Sun
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thumbnail www­.mydesert.com - Its fleet of buses continues to roll along Coachella Valley streets, transporting thousands of passengers each day, but the ride has been bumpier at the SunLine Transit Agency offices in Thousand P...
Anthony Foxx unanimously approved as DOT secretary - In the Loop - The Washington Post
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thumbnail www­.washingtonpost.com - The Senate on Thursday voted 100-0 to approve the nomination of Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary. The unanimous vote was a rarity for a Cabinet appointee . Foxx, whose confi...
California High Speed Rail Blog » How the Republican Anti-HSR Trap Works
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www­.cahsrblog.com - The Merced Sun-Star lays out the current state of high speed rail politics in Congress, which is the same as it’s been since January 2011 – Republicans hate HSR and are doing everything in their po...
Devore Interchange upgrade set to begin | devore, upgrade, interchange - Victorville Daily Press
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thumbnail www­.vvdailypress.com - DEVORE • As ground broke for the long-awaited Devore Interchange Project on Friday, local officials envisioned a smoother drive for Victor Valley residents who commute down Interstate 15.  Adelanto...
Street work in La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs begins - Whittier Daily News
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thumbnail www­.whittierdailynews.com - As the widening of the 5 Freeway continues, the cities of La Mirada and Santa Fe Springs are getting about $5 million from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to fix up nearby streets before ...
I-405 widening plan public meeting set for next month in Long Beach - Press-Telegram
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - Long Beach city traffic engineer David Roseman signaled Friday that the city is not amenable to paying for such work. "From our perspective, if there's impacts in Long Beach from the project, we wo...
Meet the one city in America where cars have been banned since 1898 : TreeHugger
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thumbnail www­.treehugger.com - When early automobiles first arrived on the scene in the late 19th century, few people could have imagined that they would one day take over the world. In fact, some towns found the noise and exhau...
Human Transit: end of the loop for sydney's transit toy
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thumbnail www­.humantransit.org - This weekend, Sydney will complete a long and predictable narrative that cautions us yet again about the danger of relying on tourist experiences as a basis for transit planning. The Sydney Monorai...
Congress may change, or even repeal, 2007 ethanol mandate
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thumbnail green­.autoblog.com - Image Credit: Copyright 2013 Sebastian Blanco / AOL Tags: biofuel, congress, e10, e15, ethanol, ethanol mandate, government
The End of Car Culture - NYTimes.com
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thumbnail www­.nytimes.com - That has left researchers pondering a fundamental question: Has America passed peak driving? The United States, with its broad expanses and suburban ideals, had long been one of the world’s prime c...
California’s high-speed rail traveling a difficult political track - Transportation - The Sacramento Bee
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thumbnail www­.sacbee.com - WASHINGTON -- California’s high-speed rail plan is heading for some “Perils of Pauline” moments on Capitol Hill. This week, reinforcing past resistance, a Republican-controlled House panel put two ...
WASHINGTON: House move acts as warning to California rail plan | Local News
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thumbnail www­.modbee.com - WASHINGTON — California's high-speed rail plan is heading for some "Perils of Pauline" moments on Capitol Hill. Reinforcing past resistance, a GOP-controlled House panel last week put two more obst...
NGT News - Next-Gen Transportation: CNG Transit Bus Leader L.A. Metro Also Preparing Electric Fleet
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thumbnail www­.ngtnews.com - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (L.A. Metro) will be acquiring as many as 25 all-electric heavy-duty transit buses from BYD Co. Ltd. as a part of a $30 million pilot pr...
TRB Security, Emergency Management, and Infrastructure Protection Research Status Report | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - Since September 11, 2001, 145 security-, emergency management-, and infrastructure protection-related planning and implementation projects have been initiated through programs managed by the Transp...
Should USC Axe Its Unique Planning Doctoral Program? | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - Dr. Lau, a Los Angeles County Planner in the Park and Recreation Dept. begins by explaining, "I hold a doctorate in planning. No, I do not have a Ph.D. or doctor of philosophy which enables graduat...
Mechanical Engineer on Flickr. This photograph...
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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...
Cops Are Building Massive Databases With License Plate Readers
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thumbnail jalopnik­.com - The next time you see your friendly neighborhood police officer, state trooper or sheriff's deputy out on patrol in your neighborhood, note that they may not just be on the lookout for crime: they ...
Incoming L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti making job growth a top priority - Pasadena Star-News
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thumbnail www­.pasadenastarnews.com - Garcetti, who takes the ceremonial oath of office tonight at a gala in downtown Los Angeles, said all departments will be directed to concentrate on job creation and efficiencies. "I will focus all...
Overhaul of state agencies to take effect Monday - Redlands Daily Facts
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thumbnail www­.redlandsdailyfacts.com - Under the changes orchestrated by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, the number of state agencies will be reduced from 12 to 10, with departments that have related functions housed together. The reconfigu...
Don't text and walk: Pedestrians step in front of trains
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thumbnail www­.usatoday.com - A man uses his smartphone in a Metro station in Washington, D.C., on May 9, 2012. (Photo: Jewel Samad, AFP/Getty Images) It's happening with increasing frequency around the nation: Someone distract...
OCTA seeks public comment on enrivonmental impact report for I-405 improvement project
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thumbnail www­.oc-breeze.com - The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Agency. The I-405 Improvement Project Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS...
Does the Crenshaw Subway Coalition Have Enough Juice to Alter Metro’s Crenshaw Plans Again?
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Yesterday, the Metro Board of Directors awarded the nearly $1.3 billion construction contract for the Crenshaw Line to Walsh/Shea Corridors Construction. While the decision was unanimous on the dai...
BEAUMONT: Bus line to VA hospital debuts | Banning and Beaumont News
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thumbnail www­.pe.com - David Tedrow is calling The Pass Transit System’s new route from Beaumont to the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda more than a bus line. “It’s going to be a lifeline for all ...
Public Transit Congestion and Urban Sprawl
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thumbnail sustainablecitiescollective­.com - This Infographic produced by Car Finance 24/7 explores the most controversial topic in transport - Congestion Charging! If you would like to see the full version you can do here In the Infographic ...
Rick Orlov's Tipoff: Changing of the guard at L.A. City Hall - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - Crews under the city's General Services Department and Information Technology Agency began working at 5:30 p.m. Friday to clean out years of accumulated documents and mementos as well as repaint an...
The Future of American Transportation - Welcome to the FastLane: The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation
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thumbnail fastlane­.dot.gov - Over the weekend, I spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival about the future of American transportation. It’s an important topic, one that concerns everyone who uses our roads, bridges, rails and runways...
Thessaloniki’s Metro: A Dream Come True? | The GRID
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thumbnail www­.globalsiteplans.com - Thessaloniki’s Metropolitan Railway is one of the most controversial projects in Greece. Almost a decade after the construction of the subway in Athens, it was Thessaloniki’s turn to be upgraded in...
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Claremont left at station for Measure R transit plan
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Foxx likely to be sworn in at DOT next week - The Hill's Transportation Report
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