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8/05/2013

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Metro Transportation Research Library: Aggregating transit and transportation news via Twitter & select RSS feeds, curated on weekdays.
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Trains might not automate controls by 2015, Foxx says
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thumbnail www­.usatoday.com - Transit systems face a 2015 deadline to install automatic equipment to halt trains that are speeding or disobeying signals, but Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx acknowledged Thursday that it m...
Google Maps loses transit icons - Greater Greater Washington
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thumbnail greatergreaterwashington­.org - Google Maps has gotten another makeover, and this one isn't exactly an improvement. At most zoom levels, transit station icons have vanished from satellite view. This makes it difficult for users t...
What’s this transportation fiscal cliff they’re talking about? « Transportation CA
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transportationca­.com - A new video explains the coming plunge in transportation funding. Presented by Will Durst for the California Alliance for Jobs, the video features commentary from Will Kempton (Transportation Calif...
Report warns of steep traffic decline at Ontario airport - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Touted by Forbes magazine several years ago as one of the best alternative metropolitan airports in the nation, Ontario lost almost 40% of its 7.2 million annual passengers from 2007 to 2012. A fur...
Congress should support a national infrastructure policy - The Hill's Congress Blog
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thumbnail thehill­.com - America’s president took to the airwaves to address what he considered a critical issue facing the nation: chronic underfunding of our national transportation infrastructure. “America can’t afford ...
What Happens if 4.3 Million People Are Crammed in Downtown? - Video Interlude - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - If every bit of Downtown LA were built out to its maximum density, it could support 4.3 million people--nearly 10 times the current number. But don't get too excited; if that did happen, most of th...
Crucial 405 Freeway Exit Ramp Closes Until December
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thumbnail www­.nbclosangeles.com - Motorists in Los Angeles will have to withstand a four-month closure of a crucial San Diego (405) Freeway exit ramp as crews continue to work on the Sepulveda Pass Improvement project. Construction...
AVNC Says New Traffic Study Needed For Proposed Atwater Village “Mega Church” – Los Feliz Ledger
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thumbnail www­.losfelizledger.com - ATWATER VILLAGE—The Atwater Village Neighborhood Council (AVNC) has requested the city to implement a new traffic study for the so-called “mega church,” proposed for the lot on Los Feliz Boulevard ...
Regional Connector Lawsuits Headed to Trial - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - As the Regional Connector moves forward, so does the litigation surrounding it. A judge last week declined to rule on a July 25 motion by the Metropolitan Transportation Auth...
High speed rail director promises groundbreaking will come soon | Video
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Rest of Giant KTown Luxury Apartments About to Break Ground - Groundbreakings - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Work began in September on the first phase of K2LA, developer Century West Partners's three-building, 478-unit complex near the Wilshire/Vermont subway station. Now the second and third phases are ...
A Summer of Cycling commute to Downtown Los Angeles: Opinion - San Bernardino County Sun
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thumbnail www­.sbsun.com - I had bicycle-commuted to the office a (very) few times before. But since the office is not Downtown -- and can we just change our style to that, cap D, so we know we mean Downtown Los Angeles and ...
California Bike Safety "Give me 3" Bill Creeping Through Legislature : BikeLA
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www­.reddit.com - We're conducting a survey of the readers of this subreddit to help plan future events. Please check it out! August 3, 2013 Mission to Pier Burger 12:00 pm NOON - North Hollywood Metro Station /r/Bi...
Ideas for a Sustainable LA - Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
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thumbnail www­.lamayor.org - We are working group based here in LA & our mentor is Graeme Sait.  We hear a lot about reducing, reusing, and recycling, but many, including Consultant Grame Sait, an internationally known renowne...
Electric Car Sales Up 530% for July 2013
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thumbnail gas2­.org - They may not be the 1% of overall sales that the government wants to see, but there is denying that electric cars are starting reach the mainstream. Year over year sales for elctric cars were up 53...
A new airport dining option: Food trucks
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thumbnail www­.usatoday.com - Airport cellphone waiting areas are starting to look like fast-food drive-ins. A number of airports are allowing food trucks to set up shop in or near cellphone lots where people wait to pick up pa...
Councilman Wants Tighter Barriers At Site Of Deadly Venice Hit-And-Run: LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - The city councilman who represents Venice is calling on the city to put up more barriers to cars on the Venice Boardwalk, the site of last night's deadly hit-and-run. Los Angeles city councilman Mi...
To Toll or Not: Could the Feds Lift a Ban on Interstate Tolling?
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thumbnail www­.governing.com - If Patrick Jones has his way, you could wind up paying a toll every time you drive on the interstate. If that sounds shocking, it should. Historically, tolling on the interstate has been prohibited...
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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...
RCCLC: August Meeting Dates
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us2­.campaign-archive2.com - The next meeting of the Regional Connector Community Leadership Council will take place on Tuesday, August 6, 2013; from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Metro Headquarters (One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles...
Interstate Tolling, the Third Rail of Transportation User Fees, Finds Fans
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - Tolls existed before the gas tax, they were the first transportation user fee. In fact, they existed before there were cars. According to Wikipedia, "(t)he first major toll road in the United State...
Inside Los Angeles’ Quest to Fix the Nation’s Most Congested City
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www­.governing.com - In the 2003 remake of the film The Italian Job, a gang of crooks decides to steal a safe full of gold while it’s being transported by armored truck through the streets of Los Angeles. But they face...
State Department of Transportation Small Business Programs | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 448: State Department of Transportation Small Business Programs identifies successful strategies that maximize Disadvantaged Bu...
Infographic: U.S. DOT Promotes the Health Benefits of Active Transportation
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - “Transportation investments that support active travel — like greenways, trails, sidewalks, traffic-calming devices, and public transit — create opportunities to increase routine physical activity,...
BART strike: Last-ditch talks continue to avoid transit shutdown - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - A marathon session Saturday failed to produce an agreement, with some of those involved saying the two sides were far apart on some issues. According to KCBS radio, neither side has provided any me...
Focus on Day-to-Day Transit Security Helps Mitigate Larger Threats - Article - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - In the initial years, he says, there was a tremendous outlay of energy and resources devoted to countering terrorism. Today, Hull says there has been a “renewed approach to security and looking at ...
405 Freeway Ramp Closure Begins; Drivers Urged to Brace for More Delays
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thumbnail ktla­.com - BRENTWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — Drivers were warned to brace for a 120-day closure in the 405 construction zone on the Westside, starting Saturday, Aug. 3. Crews planned to completely reconstruct the no...
BART Infuriates Unions with PR Blitz - Mass Transit
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - Negotiators for BART and its unions were back in contract talks Saturday, but transit district officials have been working as hard in the media as they have at the bargaining table. If the system's...
Commuters Brace For First Work-Day Closure Of Sunset Boulevard Off-Ramp « CBS Los Angeles
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thumbnail losangeles­.cbslocal.com - LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Commuters Monday braced for the first work-day closure of the northbound Sunset Boulevard off-ramp in West Los Angeles. The 120-day closure, which began Friday night with ...
State Department of Transportation Small Business Programs | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 448: State Department of Transportation Small Business Programs identifies successful strategies that maximize Disadvantaged Bu...
A Lot of Civic Leaders Need to Listen to This Painfully Obvious Advice - Sommer Mathis - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - In their new book, The Metropolitan Revolution, Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley of the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program make the case that real power in the U.S. is shifting from...
Automatic Train Operation
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thumbnail transportationist­.org - In the wake of this summer’s on-again, off-again BART strike, some of us wonder why a transit union can shut down what ought to be an automated train. Why can’t management “operate” (perhaps at a r...
Airport Car-Sharer FlightCar Will Pay $400/Month To Rent Out Your Car
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thumbnail thenextweb­.com - Airport car-sharing service FlightCar, a startup which helps car owners make money off of their idle vehicles, has just launched FlightCar Monthly: a new program in public beta that will pay up to ...
Calif. Gov. Orders Inquiry, Averts SF Rail Strike : NPR
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thumbnail www­.npr.org - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay area commuters got at least a temporary reprieve from a massive transit strike when Gov. Jerry Brown ordered an inquiry into a labor ...
ANOTHER VIEW: OCTA Chair Says Talks Continue - Gazettes.com, Long Beach California: Another View
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thumbnail www­.gazettes.com - A July 26 editorial (“Fight Against OCTA Worth City’s Energy”) paints a completely distorted picture of the Orange County Transportation Authority’s and Caltrans’ efforts to improve one of the most...
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