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Will Bev Hills Complicate Work on Purple Line's La Cienega Stop? - 90210's Way or the Highway - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Beverly Hills is warring with Metro over the Century City station on the Purple Line subway extension, suing multiple times over a route under Beverly Hills High. But as the subway is beginning in ...
Suits Against Downtown's Regional Connector Are Going to Trial - Regional Connector - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Several lawsuits brought against Metro's Regional Connector project--a two-mile subway line through DTLA that will reduce transfers and include three new stations--contend that Metro's proposed tun...
Energy Savings Strategies for Transit Agencies | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 106: Energy Savings Strategies for Transit Agencies describes energy reduction strategies being used in the United State and Canada that ...
5 Reasons California's High Speed Rail Is The Best Public Works Project In The United States - Carbonated.TV
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thumbnail www­.carbonated.tv - Driving from San Francisco to L.A. takes 5 hours at a minimum, and it ends up being more like 6 most of the time (ten if you are foolish enough to do the drive on the Sunday after Thanksgiving--tha...
TRANSPORTATION: Judge signs off on Perris Valley Line deal | Local News
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thumbnail www­.pe.com - A judge has approved a $3 million settlement in a suit that threatened to derail the Perris Valley Line, and transportation officials say work will begin on the $247 million passenger railroad this...
Why Mega-Projects Always End Up Costing More Than Expected - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Last week the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Transbay Transit Center, a massive transportation hub calling itself the "Grand Central Station of the West," will cost at least $300 million...
California to Break Ground on the Nation's First High-Speed Rail Line This Summer
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thumbnail inhabitat­.com - The Golden State is making history this summer by breaking ground on the United States’ first high-speed rail (HSR) line. The new line, which is slated for completion in 2029, will zip passengers f...
Metrolink to Double Antelope Valley Line Sunday Service
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Twice as many Metrolink trains will provide Sunday service on the Antelope Valley line beginning Aug. 17 with an increase from six to 12 trains, officials of the regional commuter rail service anno...
RailPAC: It’s Hard to get Around California by Train
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www­.railpac.org - What would work much better would be a direct overnight train between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This could be done with one additional trainset on the California Zephyr with connecting service...
Evaluating the environment for PPPs in Eastern Europe and the CIS – The Economist
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infrapppworld­.com - This document presents the first Eastern Europe and CIS regional edition of a learning tool and benchmarking index that assesses country capacity to carry out sustainable PPPs. The index results di...
FACT SHEET: A Better Bargain for the Middle Class: Jobs
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thumbnail www­.whitehouse.gov - One of the cornerstones of the President’s plan to create a better bargain for the middle class is to ensure that every American who is willing to work for it will have the opportunity for a good j...
Medallion 2.0: Four New Towers Slated to Break Ground in 2015 in Downtown LA
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thumbnail brighamyen­.com - A lot of exciting developments have been happening at the Medallion Apartments recently in the Old Bank District at 4th and Main. The mixed-use complex with 96 apartments for rent — taking up the e...
Kanan Shuttle service will begin in Oak Park on Aug 5
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Starting Monday, August 5 the County of Ventura will sponsor a shuttle on Kanan Road in Oak Park. This demonstration service will operate from about 6:40 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, ex...
A Los Angeles Primer: Chinatown | A Los Angeles Primer | Land of Sunshine
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - "China City must have been a sight to behold," writes William Gow in the article "Building a Chinese Village in Los Angeles." "Located near Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles, only a few blocks ...
Vitter Seeks to Cut Environmental Reviews for Massive Road Projects
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - Bridges are getting a lot of attention as senators add their two cents to the upper chamber’s transportation budget proposal for next year. The Senate transportation appropriations bill includes $5...
ACCESS: the Magazine of UCTC
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thumbnail www­.uctc.net - Introduction: Getting on Board with Public Transit by John A. Mathews Equity as a Factor in Surface Transportation Politics by Alan Altshuler Parking without Paying by Michael Manville and Jonathan...
Measuring the Performance of Livability Programs | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University has released a report that analyzes the performance measurement processes adopted by five large livability programs in the United St...
Has Motorization in the U.S. Peaked? Part 2: Use of Light-Duty Vehicles | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - The Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan has released a report that explores recent trends in distances driven by light-duty vehicles in the U.S. from 1984-2011.
Synthesis of Methods for Developing Transit Vehicle Specifications
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rip­.trb.org - Synthesis of Methods for Developing Transit Vehicle Specifications Record Type: DOT The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) establishes specifications for transit agency vehicles for contr...
USDOT Issues Temporary Exemption from Buy America for Certain Utility Relocations : Infra Insight Blog
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www­.infrainsightblog.com - Following up on our previous post regarding the uncertainty surrounding the application of Buy America requirements to utility relocations, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) ha...
LA RIVER REVITALIZATION MAKES PROGRESS, BUT BIGGEST CHALLENGES LIE AHEAD
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lasustainability­.org - Posted by Daniel Freedman on Jul 18, 2013 in News | 0 comments By Daniel Freedman, Executive Board Chair, Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative. At this point, most people in the environmental a...
Updated Tool Expected to Accelerate Highway Construction, Lower Costs
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thumbnail www­.prweb.com - Veda 2.0 can display millions of intelligent compaction data points indicating compaction progress on geographical maps. The data management tool highway officials and contractors use to optimize p...
What a Depleted Highway Trust Fund Means for States
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thumbnail www­.governing.com - Last week Congress was warned of what might happen if the federal accounts that pay for transportation become depleted, as they’re forecast to do in fiscal year 2015. The scenario, outlined by Poll...
California Bicycle Coalition » The future of California’s transportation in light of proposed changes
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www­.calbike.org - Read the full report: CaliforniaBikeBudgetProposal2013 A new federal transportation program has cut dedicated bike/ped funding by a third, but it  maintained the program’s flexibility. The Californ...
Railroad Bill Likely to Be Pushed Off Until Next Year : Roll Call Policy
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www­.rollcall.com - With time running out before the current authorization of federal railroad programs expires at the end of September, it looks increasingly likely that lawmakers will postpone new rail legislation u...
Debunking the Myths of Highway Tolling
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thumbnail www­.huffingtonpost.com - American drivers recognize that our iconic highways, from Los Angeles' 110 Freeway to the Capital Beltway around Washington, D.C., are in immediate need of major overhaul or reconstruction. Many of...
J line - Westbound On Jefferson on Flickr. Los...
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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...
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti launches new street repair program - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - Mayor Eric Garcetti highlighted Los Angeles' crumbling roadways Monday by launching a new program to patch the city's countless potholes and cracked streets. Standing near yellow-vested workers on ...
Pothole problem is target of mayor's Neighborhood Blitz plan
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thumbnail abclocal­.go.com - SHERMAN OAKS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Drivers complain about them all the time - potholes slowing traffic and damaging vehicles. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a new program on Monday to sm...
Does 'RideShare' Really Mean 'Bandit Cab?' - Which Way, L.A.? on KCRW
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thumbnail www­.kcrw.com - LA City Hall is divided between traditional, franchised cab companies and the RideShare companies, Uber, SideCar and Lyft.  All three have smartphone apps that connect passengers with drivers ...
The Transit Coalition Blog | Mike Bonin Takes on LA Transportation
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thumbnail thetransitcoalition­.us - Councilmember Mike Bonin of the 11th district appears  ready to tackle transportation issues facing the Westside of Los Angeles. Bonin, who is also Vice Chair of the Expo Construction Authority and...
California PUC Proposes Legalizing Ride Sharing Companies Lyft, SideCar, Uber - Forbes
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thumbnail www­.forbes.com - The California Public Utilities Commission has issued a proposed ruling on ride sharing companies, creating a new category of “transportation network company” to cover startups such as Lyft, SideCa...
Metro Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Update
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thumbnail campaign­.r20.constantcontact.com - Over the past 18 months, the project team has been working with the FTA and cooperating agencies to complete the Administrative Draft of the Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Repo...
Proposal would let ride-sharing firms operate in California - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The recommendation now goes to the five-member Public Utilities Commission as early as its Sept. 5 meeting. Commissioners can accept or deny the recommendations or offer alternatives for regulating...
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www­.aialosangeles.org - AIA|LA Urban Design Committee: Complete Streets Strategies – The Los Angeles Mobility Element AIA|LA Urban Design Committee Presents... Complete Streets Strategies – The Los Angeles Mobility Elemen...
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...
Transportation Technology Adoption Life-Cycle and the Innovation Hype-Cycle
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thumbnail terranautix­.com - In today’s world of rapid innovation and the associated emergence of new technologies capable of supporting the construction and operations of transportation systems, it’s importation that all ITS ...
Stuck With Bad Transit Options? There’s an App for That.
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - The next time your subway car is overcrowded, or your train is delayed, or your bus is bogged down in traffic, you can access a direct line to your members of Congress and let them know you’re not ...
California Traffic Control Devices Committee Approves New Design for Spring Street Green Buffered Bike Lane
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - It looks more certain than ever that the Spring Street Green Buffered Bike Lane will receive a new paint treatment. How can the L.A. City Council and Mayor make it up to us? Last week, the Californ...
Who's Who: Mayor Garcetti's Dream Team . . . So Far - LA School Report
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thumbnail www­.huffingtonpost.com - Newly minted LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, in office less than a month, has been busy tapping talent for City Hall and its agencies - but still no news yet on who he'll hire for high-level education staf...
Review of the U.S. Federal Transit Administration’s Oversight of Federal Transit Funding Recipients | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report that identifies the methods that the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) uses to assure that recipients of federal transit fund...
Federal New Starts dollars for two Metro rail projects could be threatened
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - In my old life as a newspaper reporter, I learned after a while not to write too many sky-is-falling-because-our-budget-is-getting-cut stories. And I've tried not to put too many of those on The So...
SunLine chief's spending power may need checks, some on board say | The Desert Sun
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thumbnail www­.mydesert.com - THOUSAND PALMS — Taxpayer-covered meals and overnight retreats to Newport Beach were a regular perk for the SunLine Transit Agency staff working under former General Manager C. Mikel Oglesby. The c...
High-speed rail agency to weigh contracts for Valley survey work | High-Speed Rail
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thumbnail www­.fresnobee.com - Contracts worth up to $6 million will be at stake Thursday for mapping and surveying parcels along proposed high-speed rail routes between Fresno and Bakersfield. The California High-Speed Rail Aut...
The Billion-Dollar Technology That May or May Not Prevent the Next Big Train Crash - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Emerging reports on the two recent train crashes in Europe suggest, ever so sadly, that they could have been avoided. In Spain, the engineer appears to have been talking on the phone and looking at...
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