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7/19/2013

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Mayor Garcetti's appointments to Metro board include Westside, Valley councilmen | Represent!
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Mayor Eric Garcetti named Jackie Dupont-Walker and L.A. City Councilmen Paul Krekorian and Mike Bonin to the Board of Directors of Metro, which oversees the buses, light rail lines and subways of L...
Senate will take up transportation, housing spending bill next week - The Hill's On The Money
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thumbnail thehill­.com - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Thursday that the full Senate will take up the first of 12 annual appropriations bills for 2014 starting next week. The bill funding the Transpo...
Westchester: LAWA, Metro show concept updates of ground transportation facility
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argonautnews­.com - By Gary Walker Plans and possible future configurations of how an intermodal transportation facility would provide passenger connections with Los Angeles International Airport was fleshed out in gr...
State Bill Would Require Giant "NOT A GOVERNMENT WORKER" Signs on Buses Driven by Contractors - It's a Sign - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Metro's director of government relations says that a bill under consideration by the State Assembly would require contractor bus drivers to be branded with a "scarlet letter." The measure, which wa...
Mike Bonin Focuses on Listening to Build New Transportation Consensus in Los Angeles
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - (Editor’s note: We’re breaking out interview with new Los Angeles City Council Transportation Committee Chair Mike Bonin into three parts. Today will focus on his role as Chair. Tomorrow will focus...
Meet Garcetti’s New Team on the Metro Board of Directors: Bonin, Krekorian and Dupont-Walker
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Earlier today, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his three appointees to the Metro Board of Directors. The Mayor’s Office controls four of the thirteen appointments to the body (Garcetti be...
L.A. is the Most Expensive City in America For Living 'Well' - Los Angeles - News - The Informer
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thumbnail blogs­.laweekly.com - To hammer that point home, take a look at the August issue of Esquire magazine (not online), which crunches U.S. Census numbers and economic data to come up with figures to answer the question, "Wh...
Garcetti puts Bonin, Krekorian on MTA board - LA Observed
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thumbnail www­.laobserved.com - The march of appointments by new Mayor Eric Garcetti continues. Today he filled two of his allotted spots on the board of directors of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority with Cit...
Garcetti appoints three L.A. city representatives to Metro board - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Garcetti’s appointees to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority are Los Angeles City Council members Mike Bonin and Paul Krekorian and South Los Angeles housing advocate Jacki...
Ontario making a case for LAX lawsuit - DailyBulletin.com
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thumbnail www­.dailybulletin.com - It was a move that may have left some perplexed -- why would Ontario sue over a project involving an airport outside of San Bernardino County? The Inland Empire city has filed a joint lawsuit with ...
605 Freeway connectors to eastbound 10 to be closed this weekend - Whittier Daily News
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - BALDWIN PARK - Caltrans on Wednesday warned San Gabriel Valley motorists that 605 Freeway connectors to the 10 Freeway will be closed this weekend. Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, ...
Property Broker Association Files Lawsuit to Stop $75,000 Bond Law
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www­.joc.com - The Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents has filed a federal lawsuit against the $75,000 bond provision of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, commonly referred t...
High-rise, Low-rise and the Future of LA's Skyline - Which Way, L.A.? on KCRW
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thumbnail www­.kcrw.com - In Hollywood and West LA, massive developments are being downsized because of neighborhood opposition, but in downtown Los Angeles, five-to-seven story, wood-framed apartment complexes are under co...
Black Business Leaders Call For Hiring Boost To Stem Protests « CBS Los Angeles
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thumbnail losangeles­.cbslocal.com - LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Leaders of the black business community in Los Angeles called on local businesses Thursday to hire more black youth to help quell the threat of further protests over the G...
Legal Aspects for Performance-Based Specifications for Highway Construction and Maintenance Contracts | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Legal Research Digest 61: Legal Aspects for Performance-Based Specifications for Highway Construction and Maintenance Contracts explores ...
Why Feds Put a Halt on the Vegas Bullet Train Plan - Train to Vegas - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Many thought it was spending-averse Republicans like former-vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan that sunk the $5.5-billion loan application for XpressWest, the proposed high-speed rail train from...
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appoints three Metro board members - The Daily Breeze
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thumbnail www­.dailybreeze.com - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday appointed two City Council members and the president of a faith-based community development group to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation A...
A Day Without a Bus The Santa Barbara Independent
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www­.independent.com - The Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) is preparing to drastically reduce transit service unless federal funds are released by the U.S. Department of Labor. We are seeking input from the community...
EXPO 1019 at Nevin Ave on Flickr. Pacific...
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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...
Crenshaw Subway Coalition - LA Sentinel
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www­.lasentinel.net - Damien Goodmon, Executive Director of the Crenshaw Subway Coalition, Dale Stieber, CSC member and Tori Bailey Community Liaison and CSC member at the announcement of the Crenshaw/LAX Leimert Park V...
DC Road Lobbyist: Since Most People Drive, We Shouldn’t Invest in Transit
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thumbnail streetsblog­.net - Last week, the Washington Post ran an editorial calling for a “balanced” approach to transportation investments. That rather mundane stance was enough to set off alarm bells for an advocate of subu...
How well-designed cities keep us healthy / UCLA Newsroom
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newsroom­.ucla.edu - How well-designed cities keep us healthy By Elaine Schmidt July 18, 2013 Category: Health Sciences Ten years ago, the American Journal of Public Health published a special issue, "Built Environment...
Free Access to a Selection of Elsevier Cycling Articles
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thumbnail www­.elsevier.com - Cycling is a highly topical transportation mode, which has been gaining in prominence socially, environmentally, politically and economically. As such, we are pleased to share with you with some of...
Take the Pony Express to the Del Mar Races
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thumbnail www­.GoNCTD.com - Racegoers are strongly encouraged to buy their July 17 COASTER tickets using our new mobile app or online to avoid long lines at the platform ticket vending machines.  Pony Express combo tickets ar...
Bike Metro | Upcoming Bike Metro Events
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www­.metro.net - All cyclists can benefit from a working knowledge of the rules of the road - which is why Metro is offering opportunities to learn and practice how to ride on LA County streets. Explore different a...
Ocean Festival 2013
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metrolinktrains­.com - The San Clemente Ocean Festival takes place on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday July 21. There’s plenty of adventure at “The Greatest Show on Surf!" Watch top California lifesavers and watermen and wom...
Metro's Summer Public Art Tour Connects Rail, Artists, and Communities | Writing on the Wall | Land of Sunshine
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - While notes from a street saxophonist float off the walls of the 7th Street/Metro Station, downtown workers kept up with the echoing rhythm and clog the escalators for the afternoon commute out of ...
Mixed-Use Apartments Proposed For Busy Fairfax Intersection - DevelopmentWatch - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Next week, the Mid-City West Neighborhood Council's land use committee will weigh plans to build up to 150 apartments and 4,000 square feet of groundfloor retail at the intersection of Fairfax and ...
Buy-America snag stalls Vegas high-speed rail plan - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has suspended its review of a $5.5 billion loan request that is critical for building a private bullet train between the Southern California...
Commuting Tips for the Incrementalist: Small Changes, Big Savings
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - Rob Perks couldn’t understand why his friend, Megan, drove to work every day instead of taking public transportation. She said driving was cheaper and more convenient, but Perks had almost an ident...
405 Freeway Expansion - Good For OC, Bad For LA County Border? - Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic
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thumbnail www­.myfoxla.com - Long Beach officials are prepared to take legal action against an enormous billion-plus dollar 405 expansion in Orange County if measures aren't taken to prevent what they see as a traffic nightmar...
Takes Us There Campaign
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thumbnail www­.publictransportation.org - Public transportation plays a significant role in finding smart solutions to the many challenges facing America today, whether its job growth, a cleaner environment, energy independence or an impro...
Ports Announce Clean Air Action Plan Award Winners
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thumbnail us6­.campaign-archive2.com - The CAAP Air Quality Awards began shortly after the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach approved the historic San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan in 2006. Port tenants and other port-related ...
Hearings | Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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transportation­.house.gov - Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure | Republicans Chairman Bill Shuster Jurisdiction Membership Committee Rules Committee Oversight Plan Majority Staff Minority Site Bills Hearings and M...
Watch 10 Years of Public Transit Ridership Growth in This Blobby, Pulsating Map - John Metcalfe - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - While it may look like one of those nuclear blast-radius maps, with its array of alarming red blobs over major cities, this model carries a much less threatening, even heartening message: In the pa...
California unemployment falls to 8.5 percent
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thumbnail www­.signalscv.com - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unemployment rate has fallen to 8.5 percent as the state continues to close the gap on the national jobless rate. The state Employment Development Department ...
Should Metro build a freeway tunnel or take another route in the 710 project? (Poll) | AirTalk
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Metro and CalTrans have already spent two years researching how to relieve traffic in Los Angeles County. Their study, SR-710, began in 2011 with 40 different traffic alternatives. By 2012, it beca...
The XpressWest train project’s deserved demise - The Washington Post
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thumbnail www­.washingtonpost.com - What XpressWest struggled to explain was why taxpayers should bet on a proposition that private investors apparently found too risky: hordes of travelers driving to Victorville, parking their cars ...
O’Connor to lead Expo Line panel - Los Angeles Wave: Culver City Edition
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wavenewspapers­.com - A new Los Angeles councilman and the mayor of Santa Monica have been appointed to lead a panel that oversees the second phase of the $1.5 billion Expo Rail Line project. Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Co...
More transportation options can cut congestion, costs, report says - News - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - If commuters integrate carpooling, public transit, and telecommuting into their daily commutes, they could save more than $1,800 annually, according to a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC...
The Transit Coalition Blog | Last of New Metrolink Cars Arrive
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thumbnail thetransitcoalition­.us - Metrolink received the last batch of Hyundai Rotem cars, thus completing its initiative to replace its entire fleet with safer cars. Dubbed the Guardian Fleet, these cars use new crash energy manag...
San Pedro Bay Ports: Clean Air Action Plan
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thumbnail www­.marinelink.com - The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach honored five companies for their extraordinary efforts to fight harmful emissions at the 6th Annual Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Air Quality Awards held in S...
In 1897, a Bicycle Superhighway Was the Future of California Transit
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thumbnail motherboard­.vice.com - In 1897, a wealthy American businessman named Horace Dobbins began construction on a private, for-profit bicycle superhighway that would stretch from Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles. It may seem l...
Foxx: Increasing efficiency will save transportation money - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - New Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Thursday that increasing the efficiency of existing transportation systems will save money that can be used for other new road and transit projects...
L.A. is the Most Expensive City in America For Living 'Well' - Los Angeles - News - The Informer
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thumbnail blogs­.laweekly.com - To hammer that point home, take a look at the August issue of Esquire magazine (not online), which crunches U.S. Census numbers and economic data to come up with figures to answer the question, "Wh...
Senate will take up transportation, housing spending bill next week - The Hill's On The Money
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thumbnail thehill­.com - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Thursday that the full Senate will take up the first of 12 annual appropriations bills for 2014 starting next week. The bill funding the Transpo...
405 Freeway Expansion - Good For OC, Bad For LA County Border? - Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic
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thumbnail www­.myfoxla.com - Long Beach officials are prepared to take legal action against an enormous billion-plus dollar 405 expansion in Orange County if measures aren't taken to prevent what they see as a traffic nightmar...
San Pedro Bay Ports: Clean Air Action Plan
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thumbnail www­.marinelink.com - The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach honored five companies for their extraordinary efforts to fight harmful emissions at the 6th Annual Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Air Quality Awards held in S...
Criming for Dummies: Super-Slow OCTA Bus as Bank Robbery Getaway Car Edition - Orange County - News - Navel Gazing
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thumbnail blogs­.ocweekly.com - Kyle Alan Veach, 24, was captured within an hour of the holdup of the U.S. Bank branch at 310 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, police said. The bank was knocked over before noon, when a man fitting Vea...
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