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Metro's Awesome Defense Against Regional Connector Lawsuits - Regional Connector - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - As with any public transit project in Southern California, the 1.9-mile Regional Connector light rail tunnel is currently buried in lawsuits. It's being sued by three different DTLA property owners...
First Plans Revealed For Rail From Union Station to Santa Ana - Transportation - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Did you know there is a plan to develop the West Santa Ana Branch of the old Pacific Electric corridor into a public transit line with a projected ridership of 80,000 passengers a day? The Downey B...
Fix infrastructure on the cheap while you still can - The Washington Post
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thumbnail www­.washingtonpost.com - Back in an October 2011 column, we discussed the many ways repairing our fraying infrastructure could help the United States’ economy. Our transportation grid has gotten old and out of shape. The i...
OCTA Encourages the Public to Take Metrolink to the Ocean Festival
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thumbnail blog­.octa.net - The San Clemente Ocean Festival is one of the city’s most popular annual events, with nearly 50,000 people expected to visit the downtown area between July 20 and 21. The weekend event features sur...
Torrance Transit now accepting TAP cards on Route 4 Express bus
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Some good news for Torrance Transit riders: starting today, TAP cards will be accepted on Route 4 Express service between Torrance and downtown Los Angeles. That means that TAP cards loaded with st...
New shuttle service debuts connecting Thousand Oaks and Metrolink’s Moorpark station
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - New shuttle service debuts connecting Thousand Oaks and Metrolink’s Moorpark station Welcome news — always good to see new connections to regional transit. Here is the news release from Metrolink: ...
2012 Ridership visualized!
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - These maps show average weekday ridership numbers from fiscal year 2012 (that’s July 2011 through June 2012). The first bubble map shows where Metro Rail passengers are boarding trains that are hea...
Three quarters view of bus no.510 on Flickr. ...
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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...
Design Your Own Hollywood Central Park - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - As the environmental impact report gets underway for the proposed Hollywood Central Park, which would cap the 101 in Hollywood and create a 44-acre green space, indulge your inner-urban planning ne...
More lanes reopen after fiery tanker crash near 2, 5 Freeways - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The connector road taking traffic from the southbound 2 Freeway to the southbound 5 freeway reopened early Monday morning after crews repaired some of the damage caused by a tanker truck fire, Calt...
Freeway tanker crash quadrupled some northeast L.A. commute times - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Commuting times for some drivers quadrupled Monday morning, according to data provided by traffic-tracking company Inrix. Some portions of the route have since reopened, but the company said driver...
OCTA invites public to hearing on draft EIR/EIS on the I-405 Improvement Project
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thumbnail www­.oc-breeze.com - West County Connectors Project to close I-405/S-22 connector for 55 hours The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority. The southbound I-405 to eastbound SR-22 f...
'Summer Slam' slows traffic through San Gabriel Valley - Whittier Daily News
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thumbnail www­.whittierdailynews.com - Traffic moved slowly but steadily through the San Gabriel Valley Saturday during the first weekend of a major road resurfacing project dubbed the "Summer Slam." Under the heavily publicized constru...
Caltrans reopens two lanes on I-5 Monday - SGVTribune.com
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thumbnail www­.pasadenastarnews.com - LOS ANGELES - Two lanes of the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway reopened Monday afternoon, just in time to alleviate some of the traffic for the evening rush hour in the aftermath of a tanker tr...
Is Downtown's Low-Rise Building Spree Hurting the Community? - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!:
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - New housing projects are under construction all across Downtown Los Angeles. From Chinatown, where the 280-unit Jia Apartments are being built, to Eighth Street and Grand Ave...
California High Speed Rail Blog » Is Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Really an Alternative to HSR?
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www­.cahsrblog.com - Elon Musk is getting attention again for his proposal to use tubes to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes. I was more than a little skeptical when I first wrote about Musk’s concept ...
Friends of the Hollywood Central Park Challenge Us to Design Our Own Park
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Friends of the Hollywood Central Park (FHCP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a 44-acre street-level park over the Hollywood Freeway in a densely populated and park-poor area of the ...
Effects of U.S. Tax Policy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - The Board on Science, Technology, Economic Policy, part of the National Academies Division on Policy and Global Affairs (PGA) has released a report that reviews the U.S. Internal Revenue Code to id...
Why We Need to Treat America's Poorest Neighborhoods Like Developing Countries - Emily Badger - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - The average life expectancy in Japan right now, home to one of the healthiest, longest-living populations in the world, is about 83 years. That's four years longer than in the United States, a deca...
Elon Musk Thinks He Can Get You From NY to LA in 45 Minutes | Autopia
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thumbnail www­.wired.com - Elon Musk wants to revolutionize transportation. Again. The serial entrepreneur envisions a future where mag-lev trains in enormous pneumatic tubes whisk us from Los Angeles to New York in 45 minut...
Time to Put Another $1 Billion in the Meter
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thumbnail www­.onearth.org - In the multi-level parking garage that sits directly across the street from where I’m typing these words, in the heart of Manhattan’s business-filled Flatiron District, an hour of parking will set ...
Politicians fiddle while America's bridges decay
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thumbnail www­.cnbc.com - Some states may be making the problem even worse by diverting scarce funds to build new bridges and roadways before replacing or repairing those that have outlived their useful lives, according to ...
Elon Musk Posts Plan to Annouce Hyperloop Transit System - Bloomberg
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www­.bloomberg.com - Elon Musk, chief executive officer of electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc., will unveil designs for a solar-powered inter-city passenger transport system by Aug. 12. The technology behind the s...
Davis investigating rapid ultra-light rail demonstration project - Sacramento Business Journal
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thumbnail www­.bizjournals.com - Davis is interested in becoming home to a rapid ultra-light rail transit demonstration project, but the idea is still beginning its journey. On Tuesday, the city of Davis council approved a resolut...
Rail News - LACMTA, Caltrans to solicit public opinion on proposed High Desert Corridor. For Railroad Career Professionals
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thumbnail www­.progressiverailroading.com - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are hosting four public meetings this month to seek public comments on t...
Community meetings scheduled to discuss High Desert Corridor - San Bernardino County Sun
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thumbnail www­.sbsun.com - The High Desert Corridor project proposed as an aproximately 63-mile, east-west transportation corridor that could include a freeway, toll lanes and/or high speed rail between State Route 14 in Los...
How improved urban transportation could save $70 trillion
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thumbnail www­.smartplanet.com - As more of the world’s population moves to cities, congestion will only increase, the strain on urban transportation systems will only intensify, and the amount of energy used for urban transportat...
High Desert Corridor Could Link Bullet Train Up With Vegas - High-Speed Rail - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Since CAHSR is due to run to Palmdale and Xpress only to Victorville, this new rail line could link the two stations, making it possible (theoretically, anyway) to travel from Downtown LA or San Fr...
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...
Metro responds to Regional Connector legal challenges
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - There are currently three lawsuits being pursued against Metro challenging the environmental studies for the Regional Connector project, the 1.9-mile underground light rail line that will tie toget...
House to start work on transportation, housing spending bill - The Hill's Floor Action
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thumbnail thehill­.com - The House Rules Committee will meet Wednesday to approve a rule for the 2014 transportation and housing spending bill, H.R. 2610. The legislation provides $44.1 billion in spending, $7.7 billion le...
Does Congestion Pricing Work? (Infographic)
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thumbnail www­.govtech.com - In August 2007, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made an announcement that was, at the time, thought to be the beginning of a congestion pricing program for the city. "Congestion throughout Ne...
SFMTA releases draft environmental report for its Transit Effectiveness Project
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www­.rtands.com - The TEP is a joint effort by SFMTA and the City Controller's Office that aims to transform Muni so that people can get where they want to go more quickly, reliably and safely. Initiatives under the...
Passenger Transport - 07/12/2013
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thumbnail newsmanager­.commpartners.com - French historian and author Alexis de Tocqueville was the first writer to describe the United States as “exceptional” more than 170 years ago, because it was founded on a set of ideals, including l...
Passenger Transport - 07/12/2013
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thumbnail newsmanager­.commpartners.com - Finding fresh sources of revenue for intercity passenger rail, leveraging right-of-way, and reforming federal programs that fund the development of railroad infrastructure were among the topics dis...
Expert Voices: Kevin Maggay, Energy and Technology, Port of Los Angeles – News Watch
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newswatch­.nationalgeographic.com - At the Port of Los Angeles, energy demand is expected to triple or even quadruple in the upcoming years. The current peak demand of approximately 40 to 60 megawatts may go up to over 180 megawatts ...
Tesla's Elon Musk says Hyperloop rail design is coming soon - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - "Will publish Hyperloop alpha design by Aug 12. Critical feedback for improvements would be much appreciated," Musk said in a tweet, which he prefers to the news release or the interview. A Tesla s...
Defining Clear Standards for Transit-Oriented Development « The Transport Politic
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thumbnail www­.thetransportpolitic.com - » A new report attempts to quantify the relative merits of development near transit. What value can this tool bring for planners? Transportation and land use are inextricably linked. Building a new...
Facts & figures | Grow with Public Transport
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growpublictransport­.org - In 2009, the public transport sector provided 13 million green, local jobs around the world. Public transport operators could create green jobs for a further 7 million people if the market share of...
Leader Editorial: Public input encouraged on airport issue - Burbank Leader
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www­.burbankleader.com - Recent talks between the City Council and Bob Hope Airport officials regarding a new terminal is good news for both sides. The airfield and community have the joint opportunity to update the aging ...
Repairs underway to open the Glendale Freeway (SR-2) and Golden State Freeway (I-5) after tanker fire
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Here is the news release from Caltrans from late Monday afternoon:  Los Angeles – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has been working to shore up the northbound SR-2 to northbou...
Port of Long Beach cargo numbers leveled off in June - Press-Telegram
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - After months of double-digit jumps, cargo movement at the Port of Long Beach leveled off in June when compared to the same time a year ago, according to the statistics released Monday. Overall cont...
Santa Monica Mayor O'Connor to chair Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority
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www­.rtands.com - which is overseeing construction of the 15-mile light-rail line between downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Newly elected L.A. City Council Member Mike Bonin is the new vice chair. Additionally,...
Bike Paths Are For Recreation, Not For Getting Around Today's Megalopolis
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www­.citywatchla.com - GUEST WORDS - The bicycle is an ingenious mobility device. It gets you from A to B and, in the process, lets you observe your surroundings at a leisurely pace. It is usually lightweight, and it pro...
Is Your Project Transit-Oriented or Merely Transit-Adjoining? | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - "[P]lanners have invested decades of considerable work in the pursuit of transit-oriented development (TOD), under the presumption that clustering new housing, offices, and retail will result in ri...
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