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7/02/2013

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Diane DuBois becomes new chair of Metro Board of Directors
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - As many of you know, the position of Chair of the Metro Board rotates between directors each year to enhance representation of all L.A. County geographic areas. Today Diane DuBois, from Lakewood in...
It Might be Hot, but Antonovich Wants It HOTter on the Westside
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Just when you thought the I-405 Widening Project through the Sepulveda Pass couldn’t get less popular. Last week, news broke slowly that then Metro Board Chair and County Supervisor Mike Antonovich...
Karin E. Baker: Major Renovations at LAX's Tom Bradley International Terminal: 'We Want to Bring Back the Romance of Travel'
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thumbnail www­.huffingtonpost.com - Angelenos, prepare to celebrate changes at LAX harkening back to the days when international travel was an elegant affair. After too many years with an outdated, substandard international terminal,...
LACMTA turns to Protran for pedestrian/trespasser warning systems
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thumbnail www­.railwayage.com - LACMTA is now taking delivery on Protran’s Pedestrian Warning System and Trespass Detection System. These systems communicate with the existing LRV-mounted Advance Warning Protracker equipment. The...
Metro Service Council July meetings preview
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - With the beginning of a new fiscal year, some Metro Service Councils will be seating new members and rotating chairs and vice chairs. New Service Council members are listed below in the Service Cou...
Foxx to face eight major transportation issues
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thumbnail www­.betterroads.com - Anthony Foxx has been confirmed as the next Secretary of Transportation. Well, now he prepares to take on many of the same issues his predecessor, Ray LaHood, faced. And, according to a report from...
LA orders up to 25 electric buses for transit duty in car-loving city
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thumbnail green­.autoblog.com - News Source: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Category: EV/Plug-in, Manufacturing/Plants, Transportation Alternatives Tags: byd, electric bus, electric vehicle, ev, la, la c...
LAX's New Terminal is the Biggest Public Works Project in City History
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thumbnail gizmodo­.com - For the first time in a quarter century, Los Angeles International Airport is getting a facelift. Crews have just completed the first phase of renovations to The Tom Bradley International Terminal ...
Uber Tweaks City With Garcetti Offer
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www­.labusinessjournal.com - When the Los Angeles Department of Transportation banned app-driven ride-share services Uber, Lyft and Sidecar last week, their local fans turned to incoming Mayor Eric Garcetti for hope. And on Su...
PERyScope July 1953 on Flickr. Cover for the...
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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...
BART Goes On Strike, Social Media Explodes (TWEETS, PHOTOS)
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thumbnail www­.huffingtonpost.com - Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers went on strike early Monday morning, leaving the San Francisco Bay Area's 400,000 daily riders stranded during the morning commute. And judging from the outpou...
Poll: Bike Sharing Widely Popular After First Month - WNYC
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thumbnail www­.wnyc.org - Fifty percent of New Yorkers support the new program, with just 20 percent opposing bike share, according to The Quinnipiac University poll. "Every age, income, party, gender and educational group ...
BPIT Neighborhood Network Planning Exercise–July 2nd!
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thumbnail ladotbikeblog­.wordpress.com - The Bicycle Plan Implementation Team (BPIT) will be meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 2nd at 1 PM in the California Bear Credit Union Community Room. Get ready for a fun and engaging workshop activit...
Bike to Work 2013 Survey
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www­.surveymonkey.com - Thank you for your participation in Bike to Work 2013! We would love to learn more about you and your commuting habits. Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey. This information ...
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 ...
Bicycle Repair Stations Move Forward
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thumbnail ladotbikeblog­.wordpress.com - Great news bicycle repair enthusiasts, we are even closer to implementing our pilot run of Bicycle Repair Stations! City Council has adopted and approved the motion to accept the $17,000 grant from...
DASH service resumes as strike ends
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Good news, DASH riders: the strike is over and all 19 routes that were affected have resumed normal service. The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) announced that the strike a...
Should buses and subways be free to ride? : TreeHugger
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thumbnail www­.treehugger.com - Matthew Yglesias wrote about a step in that direction in Slate. He argues that a proof-of-payment system would be superior to the current pay-per-ride system that is used almost everywhere in the U...
As Bay Area Strike Idles Trains, Commuters Scramble - NYTimes.com
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thumbnail www­.nytimes.com - Some 2,400 employees of the commuter railroad, known as BART — which is the nation’s fifth-largest, used by more than 400,000 riders daily — went on strike after their four-year contract expired Su...
The Surprising ROI of Trails
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thumbnail www­.transportationissuesdaily.com - Did you know that investing in trails is good for communities, individuals AND businesses? The ROI for trails is pretty darn good. In fact, surrounding businesses often see an uptick in customers. ...
How to Cut from Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations
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thumbnail www­.heritage.org - House appropriators recently approved the fiscal year (FY) 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) bill, setting the spending level at $44.1 billion—a $4.4 b...
In Cities With Extensive Transit, Areas Near Rail Are Growing Faster
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - Is the city center of your metro area shrinking or growing? The answer could be related to the strength of the local transit system, according to a study released this spring by the Center for Neig...
RCCLC: July and August Meeting Dates
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us2­.campaign-archive1.com - The RCCLC was created as an advisory group to provide sustained involvement by community representatives from all parts of the alignment area of the Regional Connector light rail transit line. The ...
Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metro America
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thumbnail www­.brookings.edu - Public transit is a critical part of the economic and social fabric of metropolitan areas. Nearly 30 million trips are made every day using public transit. Almost all of these trips occur in the na...
Put More in Your Bank Account and Less in Your Tank by Taking Public Transportation
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www­.apta.com - Washington, D.C.  -  Commuting via public transportation relieves stress; stress on you, your car, and more importantly your bank account by putting more money in your pocket and less in your gas t...
Pasadena Complete Streets Forum- Eventbrite
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thumbnail www­.eventbrite.com - By Transit: Metro Gold Line Memorial Park and Lake Ave stations approx. equidistant. Several buses also run along Colorado Blvd. By Bike: Green/Union perhaps the least bad option. No bike lanes or ...
Get funky for 4th of July and save on souvenirs with Metro
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Celebrate the 4th of July the funky way! This 4th of July weekend, the Fifth Annual Long Beach Funk Fest on Saturday July 6th is ready to keep the funk alive right off the Metro Blue Line. Starting...
Ride the Gold Line to the Gold Cup game
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - It’s a great week to be a soccer fan in SoCal. The 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup series will kick off on Sunday with a double header at the Rose Bowl. Canada takes on Martinique at 2:30 p.m., followed by ...
Customer Roundtable Provides Valuable Feedback Regarding Bus Service
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thumbnail blog­.octa.net - OCTA hosted a customer roundtable Wednesday, June 26 to receive feedback from transit riders regarding the bus system, including the recent Bravo! limited-stop service that launched in June. Custom...
Register
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thumbnail mobility21­.com - Questions about registration? Contact Sara Costin at scostin@mobility21.com. To avoid convenience charges, you may print the registration form and fax to 949.264.1456 or mail to: Mobility 21 Regist...
Metro votes to block 710 Freeway extension project, studies continue - Glendale News Press
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www­.glendalenewspress.com - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority this week voted to block fast-track funding for the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension over the next 10 years. While the proposal to ext...
First day at City Hall for 5 new council members, city attorney and city controller - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - It was very much a "first day at school" kind of feeling at Los Angeles City Hall on Monday, with five new City Council members, a new city attorney and a new city controller taking over. With fres...
Port of Long Beach: Harbor leaders to fund demonstration of pollution-curbing technology - Press-Telegram
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - LONG BEACH - Harbor leaders voted Monday to pay $2 million to test new technology that would essentially vacuum up ship-generated pollution. The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners unanimously...
California highways among worst in the nation - San Jose Mercury News
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thumbnail www­.mercurynews.com - California's highways continue to rank among the worst in the nation -- a sorry distinction the state has held for more than a decade. The Golden State's highway system is ranked 47th among the 50 ...
The Great Train Snafu and LA’s Chance for Redemption
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www­.citywatchla.com - CONNECTING CALIFORNIA - A riddle. If you land at a big-city airport and there's no train there, where are you? Answer: California.  Yes, San Francisco, I know you're the exception, with a BART trai...
Cubic TAP System Provides Increased Accountability throughout Region with Start of Gate Latching
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thumbnail www­.newsday.com - Fare accountability, improved ridership data and efficiency were the major themes on June 19, when gate latching began in the TAP universal payment system designed and integrated by Cubic Transport...
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Mayor talks business with local chambers but skips the big groups - latimes.com
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Eric Garcetti and business leaders discuss jobs, taxes, services - latimes.com
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BNSF Railway’s LaDonna DiCamillo Installed As New Chair Of The Long Beach Chamber Of Commerce
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Port of Long Beach: Harbor leaders to fund demonstration of pullution-curbing technology - Press-Telegram
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CA: Metro Board Approves $1.27 Billion Contract with Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors to Build the Crenshaw/LAX Light-Rail Project
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The Future According to Ray LaHood: High-Speed Rail, But Also Tons of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles - Sommer Mathis - The Atlantic Cities
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Reed Helps Advance $107.5 Billion Transportation & Housing Appropriations Bill
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