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8/07/2013

Board Chair DuBois, Union Station, Purple Line, Airports and more Airports, Congestion, Pedestrians, Port Security, and more...

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Getting to Know the New Metro Board Chair, Diane DuBois
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - The City of Lakewood is one of the more car-dependent cities in Los Angeles. Despite being the size of Santa Monica in population, under 500 people take transit to get to work. Even fewer walk or b...
Union Station Planning To Open More New Restaurants : LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - Remember when Metro revealed it's visions for what Union Station would look like in 2050? Well, those futuristic developments are still pretty far off, but some significant developments and improve...
Beverly Hills City Council To Review All Metro Westside Subway Extension Permits
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thumbnail bhcourier­.com - Mayor John Mirisch, Vice Mayor Lili Bosse and Councilmember Nancy Krasne made their opinions crystal clear Tuesday night when it comes to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s construction wo...
Inside L.A.'s Quest to Fix the Nation’s Most Congested City
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thumbnail www­.govtech.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...
Weighing noise versus safety at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport | AirTalk
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Residents of the Dover Shores neighborhood of Newport Beach can tell you exactly how much noise a Boeing 737 makes on take off...a lot. They’ve been listening to it for decades, as their homes lie ...
The Airlines' Battle for Los Angeles - Businessweek
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thumbnail www­.businessweek.com - There are more than 50 flights each day between Los Angeles and San Francisco, enough for one every 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Nonetheless, Delta Air Lines (DAL) sees room for more. The a...
West WeHo Streets Getting Major Pedestrian-Friendly Makeover - Word on the Street - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Big changes coming to West Hollywood's Design District--think western stretches of Beverly and Melrose and northern portions of Robertson--with less room for cars and parking and more for walking a...
Drunk walking leads in pedestrian walking fatalities - Mass Transit
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - Just as drinking and driving can be deadly, so can drinking and walking. Over a third of the pedestrians killed in 2011 had blood alcohol levels above the legal limit for driving, according to gove...
Los Angeles County gas price falls for 18th day - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - The average price is 6.2 cents less than one week ago and 3.5 cents lower than one month ago but 11.7 cents more than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Servi...
LAX consultant payments anger leader of ONT alliance - DailyBulletin.com
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thumbnail www­.dailybulletin.com - Documents obtained by Los Angeles News Group found LAX has paid consultants more than $300 per hour, provided housing and transportation for construction advisory services, as part of an overall co...
Passenger numbers dip at Bob Hope Airport - Burbank Leader
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thumbnail www­.burbankleader.com - The number of passengers traveling through Bob Hope Airport slid again in June after slight increases in May and March, and the airfield is facing additional challenges as Southwest — its largest c...
National Association of Railroad Passengers - Rail transit proves key to greater income mobility
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thumbnail narprail­.org - Many readers of this blog are already aware of the theory that rampant highway construction has been the cause of neighborhood division and economic stratification. By dividing existing neighborhoo...
LA Metro Signs 10-year Deal to Solidify Clean Energy as their Exclusive CNG Fuel Partner for the Nation's Largest Clean Air Fleet
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - LA Metro Board approved a 10-year CNG station operation and maintenance contract with Clean Energy for four of LA Metro’s CNG bus fueling stations. With this award, Clean Energy will continue to op...
Needs Assessment Released for 6M Port Security Campuses Program
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thumbnail lbpost­.com - Officials at the Port of Long Beach Monday released a report detailing future law enforcement and protection needs, beginning a lengthy process that will eventually result in two new security campu...
Pending Deal Could Jumpstart ‘Metropolis’ Megaproject - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – The developer of a long-stalled South Park mega-project has a deal in place with a Chinese investor that would allow the $1 billion project to finally proceed. Finally is the...
ONT poised to lose more annual passengers - San Bernardino County Sun
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thumbnail www­.dailybulletin.com - ONTARIO -- The ongoing downward spiral of passenger loss at LA/Ontario International Airport could reach a point where it can become impossible for the medium-hub facility to regain the traffic, av...
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti names city's first-ever chief sustainability officer - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named Matt Petersen the city's first-ever chief sustainability officer, assigned to oversee the city's environmental practices. In a statement, Garcetti called Peterse...
NY Adds 100 Transportation Data Sets to Open.NY.gov
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thumbnail www­.govtech.com - New York has expanded its statewide open data initiative with the addition of more than 100 new data sets, maps and charts to Open.NY.gov -- an addition that could help developers create new apps f...
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thumbnail www­.lamag.com - How does a bird see Los Angeles? Today Google Maps, a flight out of LAX, or even a small aerial drone provides a ready answer. But the notion of a bird’s-eye view was still a novel one in 1919, whe...
U.S. DOT Launches “Everyone Is a Pedestrian” Campaign
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - UPDATED 5:43 p.m. with more details from NHTSA on eligible grant activities. Yesterday, U.S. DOT launched a new campaign called “Everyone Is a Pedestrian,” including $2 million in grants that will ...
Does Mayor Garcetti have a plan for his 'back to basics' promise? - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Mayor Eric Garcetti told me Tuesday that he has instructed city staff to "cool their jets" after learning from this column about two citizens who'd been ordered to remove vegetable gardens from cur...
US imposes tough penalties on commercial drivers who use cell phones, but tough to tell if they're working
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thumbnail www­.foxnews.com - The Spanish train operator who sped through a turn at over twice the posted speed limit, killing 79 people last month, had navigated that same curve over 60 times without incident. But at the time ...
Long Beach Ciclovía? We’re Closer Than You Think
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - If anyone knows me well in Long Beach, I have had many dreams of bicycling infrastructure and events, but there is one which stands out most significantly: the ciclovía. L.A.’s own CicLAvia instill...
Streetcar No.3092 on Flickr. Los Angeles Railway...
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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...
Destination Discounts: go Metro to the L.A. Taco Festival and receive a free drink
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Boyle Heights is a landmark for producing some of the best tacos Los Angeles has to offer and experience it all at the 2nd Annual L.A. Taco Festival. On Saturday, August 17 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., ...
L.A. councilman Mike Bonin wants review of LAX consulting contracts - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - Los Angeles City Council member Mike Bonin has introduced a motion to ask that a key committee review construction consultant contracts at Los Angeles International Airport. "The report included sp...
Cubic Corporation : Cubic Transportation Systems Voices its Opposition to the Proposed Cuts in Pre-Tax Benefits for Mass Transit
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www­.4-traders.com - SAN DIEGO, Calif. - August 7, 2013 - Cubic Transportation Systems today announced its opposition to the proposed cuts in pre-tax benefits for the Transit Benefit Program available to citizens who u...
Why Don't More U.S. Airports Connect to Amtrak? - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - The Miami Intermodal Center — a $2 billion hub for air, rail, transit, and car travel — will be completed sometime late this year or early next. When that time comes, people traveling through Miami...
HOT or Not: Driver Elasticity to Price on the MnPASS HOT Lanes
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thumbnail transportationist­.org - The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has added MnPASS High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes on two freeway corridors. While not the first HOT lanes in the country, the MnPASS lanes are the ...
CA: AC Transit/Bus Drivers’ Union Reach Agreement - Mass Transit
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - AC Transit management and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 (ATU), which represents the agency’s bus operators and mechanics, have tentatively agreed to terms of a new labor contract for the ...
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