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VIDEO: Transportation Spending Faces 90% Cut in 2015

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www­.freeenterprise.com - Last year's surface transportation reauthorization legislation, while containing important policy reforms, did not include much neeeded increases in federal funding for roads, bridges, and transit....

Customer Connect

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thumbnail www­.metrolinktrains.com - Metrolink welcomes passenger feedback about our service. To foster direct communication with the public, Customer Connect has been established as an opportunity for passengers to meet with Metrolin...

City living breeds creative genius - Salon.com

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thumbnail www­.salon.com - I’d be the first to concede that the image of Archimedes yelling “Eureka” as he ran naked through the streets of Syracuse makes one fine visual for the concept of discovery. Which is a shame, not o...

Qatar plans to spend $140 billion on transportation

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thumbnail www­.albawaba.com - A recent Deloitte report entitled ‘Insight into the Qatar construction market and opportunities for real estate developers’ examines the construction market in Qatar and assesses opportunities for ...

Metro Responds to BHUSD Consultant Memo on Century City Station Location

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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Today Metro  released its review of a Beverly Hills Unified School District consultant memo that challenged the agency’s geotechnical rationale  for choosing the Constellation site for the Purple L...

Garcetti pledges different approach to City Hall diversity | Represent!

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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - LA Mayor Eric Garcetti says he wants to think about City Hall diversity "more robustly." Earlier this week, Eric Garcetti summoned reporters to his third floor office inside Los Angeles City Hall t...

Infograph: Pump prices climb, but gas tax stays flat - TransportGooru

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thumbnail www­.transportgooru.com - An awesome infograph from the George Washington University’s Face The Facts USA shows how the federal gas tax hasn’t changed in 20 years, effectively reducing road repair revenue by 35 percent. – L...

MORENO VALLEY: Environmental justice topic of World Logistics meeting | Moreno Valley News

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thumbnail www­.pe.com - Is celebrating its 130 year anniversary in 2014. We are the oldest lumber yard and building materials supplier in California, and we are seeking a Sales Rep for our growing Contractor Sales Departm...

City May Fight Orange County 405 Expansion Plans - Gazettes.com, Long Beach California: Government

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thumbnail www­.gazettes.com - California’s Department of Transportation wants to add a lane or two to the 405 Freeway in Orange County, then squeeze traffic back into the current number of lanes as the freeway crosses the borde...

Bidding issues stall Lindero Canyon Road bridge project » Ventura County Star

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thumbnail www­.vcstar.com - Bidding issues stall Lindero Canyon Road bridge project By Rachel McGrath Ventura County Star Posted July 9, 2013 at 11:44 a.m. Discuss Print A A A

Intersections set for signal upgrades in Burbank - Burbank Leader

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thumbnail www­.burbankleader.com - A number of Burbank traffic signals are slated for upgrades this year, which officials say will help ease traffic congestion during the construction of carpool lanes and a new interchange at Empire...

NJ Transit rolling out longer light rail car

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thumbnail www­.newsday.com - Published: July 8, 2013 8:02 AM By The Associated Press   HOBOKEN, N.J. - (AP) -- NJ Transit has unveiled a longer car on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system. The stretch car is 37 feet longer and ...

Tutor Perini receives Amtrak tunnel contract - News - METRO Magazine

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www­.metro-magazine.com - Tutor Perini Corp., a leading civil and building construction company, announced that it has been awarded a contract by Amtrak to construct an underground concrete casing (“box tunnel”) beneath the...

Leimert Park may be fading as a Black cultural hub | Our Weekly

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thumbnail www­.ourweekly.com - After a noble fight by some to win an underground station in Leimert Park as a compliment to the area considered the cultural hub of Black Los Angeles, those whose businesses have helped to make it...

13-Story Tower Headed for Miracle Mile's Museum Square - DevelopmentWatch - Curbed LA

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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - The Academy's Motion Picture Museum and the Purple Line subway extension both start construction prep work in Miracle Mile soon, and now comes word from Park La Brea News that a new office tower is...

California High Speed Rail Blog » Pacific Surfliner Expects Heavy Ridership Later This Month

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www­.cahsrblog.com - Passenger rail is quickly becoming a major travel choice between the Los Angeles area and San Diego. It makes sense, given the regular traffic jams on Interstate 5 and the reliable, comfortable ser...

Planning Commission gets final go at Santa Monica's Bergamot Area Plan Wednesday, The Lookout News

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www­.surfsantamonica.com - The Planning Commission Wednesday will decide whether to recommend adoption by the City Council of the final draft of Santa Monica's 230-page Bergamot Area Plan, the document that will prescribe de...

About Rideshare

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www­.goventura.org - VCTC’s Commuter Services program is your one-stop shop for rideshare information in Ventura County.  You’re just steps away from saving money, reducing stress, and taking the hassle out of getting ...

Free Screening of 'Chinatown' Inside Metro’s Historic Los Angeles Union Station on Saturday, July 20

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thumbnail www­.metro.net - For the first time ever, Metro and Downtown Film Festival L.A. will host a free public screening of the Oscar-winning 1974 neo-noir film Chinatown at historic Union Station on Saturday, July 20. Th...

Santa Monica could get new real-time parking signs, The Lookout News

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www­.surfsantamonica.com - “The signs will have embedded light sensors that automatically adjust the brightness of the sign according to the time of day and are similar to a typical street light,” staff wrote in a letter the...

In Europe, Greener Transit on Existing Infrastructure - NYTimes.com

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thumbnail www­.nytimes.com - Heilbronn, Germany, set a goal in 1993 of reducing vehicle traffic 50 percent by 2005, but transit infrastructure was weak. So the city decided to build an inner-city light rail and link it to regi...

How Ugly, Polluting Buses Can Drive Future Cities

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thumbnail www­.cnbc.com - The buses of the emerging geographies have an image problem. Imagine lurching, creaking buses, bolted together back in the '70s, lined up bumper-to-bumper on an exhaust-choked thoroughfare and unde...

Out of Gas. How Can We Save the Nation’s Ailing Transportation Infrastructure?

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thumbnail realbusinessatxerox­.blogs.xerox.com - By Ken Philmus, senior vice president, Transportation, Central and Local Government, Xerox Who pays to maintain the nation’s the roads, bridges and tunnels? You do, through state and federal fuel t...

How Reason’s Highway Report Works Against Urban Areas

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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - Just what does good state highway performance look like, according to the climate change skeptics at the Reason Foundation? This ”libertarian think tank” — funded by Exxon Mobil and the Koch Family...

Line R West on Whittier Blvd. at Boyle 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...

Lyft Holds "Save the Stache in LA!" Public Meeting Tonight - Los Angeles - News - The Informer

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thumbnail blogs­.laweekly.com - Lyft, one of three car ride apps ordered by the city to stop operating in L.A., is holding a community meeting in Culver City tonight in an attempt to fire-up public support to "Save the Stache in ...

The Secrets of Successful Communities - Part 1: Have a Vision for the Future

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thumbnail plannersweb­.com - Editor’s Note: Ed McMahon is one of the country’s most incisive analysts of planning and land use issues and trends. He holds the Charles Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development and is a Senior Res...

Amtrak Foe Mica Meets His Match in John Robert Smith

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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - I just sat through a pretty boring hearing on rail financing. But I’m glad I stuck it out, because the fireworks came at the end, when Rep. John Mica picked a fight with the wrong man. John Robert ...

L.A.'s broken-parking-meter scheme may soon expire - latimes.com

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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Remember the scene early on in “Cool Hand Luke” when Paul Newman whacks the heads off those parking meters? I don’t know whether that’s one of Mike Gatto’s favorite movies, but I hope so. He’s the ...

The Los Angeles Park That Used to be a Parking Lot

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thumbnail thisbigcity­.net - Los Angeles’ 50 Parks Initiative was launched in August of 2012 by then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and aims to transform underutilized properties in areas lacking recreational space into parks. The...

L.A., let Uber's cars share the road - latimes.com

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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Enter Uber. Uber's mobile app lets consumers arrange for a ride in a Town Car-like vehicle from their phone. Ride-sharing services Lyft and Sidecar operate in similar fashion but use privately owne...

Free webinar July 9 on best practices for bicycle trail crossings

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thumbnail mntransportationresearch­.org - Intersections between trails and roadways can be dangerous places for bicyclists and pedestrians. Next week, MnDOT Research Services is offering a free webinar on a forthcoming manual designed to h...

Smartphone App Will Allow Paperless Transit Tickets - Mass Transit

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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - Transit authorities in Fort Worth, Dallas and Denton are on track to let bus and train passengers buy tickets and passes using their smartphones and tablets. An app called GoPass is in beta testing...

Avoid these neighborhoods: Walk Score adds crime reports - GeekWire

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thumbnail www­.geekwire.com - Some city streets are safer than others. And now Walk Score — best known for placing a walkability score of 1 to 100 on homes — is looking to tell users whether they’ll get mugged, robbed or tagged...

Lyft enthusiasts rally to save LA rideshares

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thumbnail abclocal­.go.com - LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Smartphone apps used to request rides have risen in popularity all across the Southland. But they're also attracting a lot of controversy. Supporters of the rideshare company ...

Long Beach City College nets federal grant for veteran job training - Press-Telegram

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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - LONG BEACH - Local veterans and military families will be able to receive training for transportation jobs, thanks to a federal grant. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier ...

Another Swing (and a Miss) From Anderson Cooper’s Show on High-Speed Rail

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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - And the truth is, I don’t mean to hammer on Anderson Cooper. His “Keeping Them Honest” series has done some good work recently, looking into the IRS scandal and the failure of law enforcement to in...

In an Alternate Universe, America's Highways Are Paved in Rubber - John Metcalfe - The Atlantic Cities

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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Highways are in a perpetual process of decay – rain and temperature extremes makes them crack and buckle, and constant traffic inevitably coaxes out axle-jarring potholes. Back in the 1950s, though...

Active Traffic Management for Arterials | Blurbs

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www­.trb.org - TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 447: Active Traffic Management for Arterials practices associated with the design, implementation, and operation of active traf...

Community Editorial: Streetcar Plan Shows Dark Side of Eminent Domain - Voice of OC

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thumbnail www­.voiceofoc.org - California’s redevelopment agencies may be dead, but using the power of government to take private property, by eminent domain if need be, to profit the chosen few in the name of “economic developm...

The Era of Pay-Per-Mile Driving Has Begun - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities

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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - In 1919, Oregon became the first state to implement a gas tax — a penny a gallon fee that was supposed to pay for new roads and maintain the muddy ones that already existed. Now it's the first stat...

Port of Long Beach building a bridge to future competitiveness (poll) | The Breakdown

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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Rusty Lucido, a foundations manager from Huntington, inspects a rebar support for a pillar. Al Moro, Interim Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach. Construction begins on a $1 billion bridge...

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Bus helps student cope with the unexpected | Omnitrans Public Transit News for the San Bernardino Valley

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Is ridesharing the future of public transit systems, or the failure of them? | Pacific Swell

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West Hollywood Launches New Website Looking for Bicycle/Pedestrian Feedback

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Transit Vehicle Exhaust Emissions

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The Los Angeles Park That Used To Be A Parking Lot

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Airport officials take issue with auditors' findings about LAX construction - The Daily Breeze

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Liveable cities | Grow with Public Transport

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Green growth | Grow with Public Transport

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XeroxVoice: Out Of Gas: How Can We Save The Nation's Ailing Transportation Infrastructure? - Forbes

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Cyclelicious » Mountain View California: 22% of capital budget for bicycle / pedestrian projects

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Smart mobility: connecting people and places

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Greyhound to launch onboard entertainment system - News - METRO Magazine

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Pacific Surfliner Train - from Los Angeles to San Diego & More

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The art of transit | Metro's The Source

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Man plows car through gate at Bob Hope Airport - latimes.com

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Chronology: Major rail accidents in North America

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Bombardier recognizes sustainable suppliers - News - METRO Magazine

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JEFF TAYLOR: HSR will have bigger impact on Bakersfield than on ... - BakersfieldCalifornian.com

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