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8/08/2013

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Transit users could be victims as unions fight pension reform: Opinion - Pasadena Star-News
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thumbnail www­.pasadenastarnews.com - As our Steve Scauzillo reported today, union complaints to the U.S. Department of Labor have led the federal government to withhold more than $2.2 billion in grants to the Los Angeles County Metrop...
Transit users caught in middle of California pension fight: Editorial - SGVTribune.com
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - It was bad enough a few months ago when transit workers' unions lodged official complaints about last year's California pension reform legislation, a relatively modest package of changes in a state...
Two Weeks to Solve Transit Stalemate The Santa Barbara Independent
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www­.independent.com - Federal Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez gave California Governor Jerry Brown just two weeks to fashion a legislative fix to an impasse over implementation of the pension reform bill that’s now thre...
Meet the Small-Time Beverly Hills Publisher Who Thinks He Can Stop the Purple Line Subway - 90210's Way or the Highway - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - A few BH politicians speak on the record in the story, saying Smith bullied them to have city employees fired; after they explained they had "neither the power nor the inclination to meet his deman...
California Transportation Commission allocates close to $60 million to three rail-related projects
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www­.rtands.com - The distribution of funds was part of a larger allocation of $487 million in funds to 82 construction projects aimed at improving transportation, safety and mobility throughout the state. The Orang...
Legal dispute prompts feds to withhold $2 billion for transit - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The money has been held back since December because the U.S. Department of Labor contends that a new state pension law violates the Federal Transit Act in the way it treats unionized workers of tra...
LA Traffic Shortcuts: Our 10 Favorite Tricks
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thumbnail www­.huffingtonpost.com - Angelenos are obsessed with finding efficient routes and handy traffic tips. But anyone whose work commute took roughly the same amount of time spent actually at work would be, too. Herewith, ten o...
Medallion 2.0 Will Bring Four 13-Story Towers to Historic Core - DevelopmentWatch - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - With all the action heading to Broadway, in the Fashion District, and in North South Park, maybe you thought the original Downtown hotspot--the Historic Core--was tapped out on the development fron...
Through a forgotten bridge engineer, a vision of Los Angeles - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - I've parked next to a Buddhist temple and The One-Eye Gypsy bar and am walking east across the 1st Street bridge. Some people call it a viaduct, but it's a bridge to me, built in 1928 according to ...
Take our NexTrip customer survey | Omnitrans Public Transit News for the San Bernardino Valley
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thumbnail www­.omnitrans.org - Tell us what you think of our NexTrip real time bus prediction arrival technology, and you will be entered for a chance to win a 31-day bus pass and a $25 Target gift card! Take our short survey be...
Antelope Valley Line
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metrolinktrains­.com - More Service, Better Connections, Same Great Value Starts August 17 and 18 Beginning on August 17 and 18, Metrolink will operate additional trains on the Antelope Valley Line to provide more servic...
NCTD COASTER commuter train schedule and description
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thumbnail www­.gonctd.com - The COASTER commuter train provides breathtaking coastal scenery as it runs north-south through San Diego County, serving eight stations between Oceanside and downtown San Diego. More than 20 train...
A Tip to Metro at 7th Street Metro Center, Signage Needed for Your Wheel Chair Passengers
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Good customer service isn’t always about coming up with plans to utilize the best technology, sometimes it’s as simple as putting up a sign. When Metro was announcing plans to lock fare gates, Stre...
Operator of Streetcar No.9010 on Flickr. This...
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UCLA data reveal growing disparity between L.A. communities / UCLA Today
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today­.ucla.edu - Local elected officials recently joined professors from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs and leaders of the Los Angeles Urban League and California Business Roundtable for a discussion about ...
New SANDAG System Aims to Reprioritize Highway, Transit Projects
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thumbnail voiceofsandiego­.org - It may seem like SANDAG approved its contested regional transportation plan months ago, but the planning agency is already beginning work on a brand new one, and it’s making some changes to address...
Just How Much Control is Disney Taking Over the OC Streetcar? - Meanwhile in the OC... - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Disney also demanded a power system that eliminates the need for overhead electrical wires (like those seen on LA's light rail trains) because it wouldn't mesh with the resort's aesthetics. And the...
600-Foot Mulch Wall Decreases Noise, Air Pollution in West Long Beach
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thumbnail www­.lbpost.com - Calling it the end of an injustice, 7th District Councilmember James Johnson joined Mayor Bob Foster on Tuesday in announcing the completion of a much-needed sound barrier made entirely of mulch on...
350,000 Electric Cars in SoCal by 2020? SoCal Edison is Getting Ready | Transportation | ReWire
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - According to the whitepaper, "Charged Up," 12,000 of its current customers either own or lease electric cars, so increasing that number to 350,000 in the next six and a half years will take some do...
Long Beach tests sound-blocking 'Wall of Mulch' - San Jose Mercury News
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thumbnail www­.mercurynews.com - The Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/15MfiLo) says city officials on Tuesday gathered to top off a 12-foot-high barrier of shredded tree clippings held together with chain-link fencing. The 3-foot...
Long Beach officials top 600-foot-long 'Great Wall of Mulch' - Press-Telegram
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - LONG BEACH - They call it "The Great Wall of Mulch." Gigantic-sounding and facetious name aside, city officials are serious about the benefits of the 600-foot-long, 12-foot-tall, 3-foot-wide mulch ...
Caltrans News Release :: District 7 CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION APPROVES $487 MILLION
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www­.dot.ca.gov - Date: August 6, 2013 District: Los Angeles/Ventura Contact: Judy Gish Phone: (213) 897-3487 LOS ANGELES – The California Transportation Commission today announced it has funded $487 million for 82 ...
U.S. GAO - Intermodal Transportation: A Variety of Factors Influence Airport-Intercity Passenger Rail Connectivity
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thumbnail www­.gao.gov - Most major U.S. airports have some degree of physical proximity to intercity passenger rail stations, though only 2 airports are currently collocated with intercity rail stations. Specifically, 42 ...
TRANSIT: Inland bus agencies prepare for steep cuts | Politics
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thumbnail www­.pe.com - The two largest bus agencies in Riverside and San Bernardino counties are preparing for steep cuts in service because of a possible loss of federal funding. Riverside Transit Agency and Omnitrans b...
All Aboard: Metro Funds Crenshaw-to-LAX Train – Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
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thumbnail ridley-thomas­.lacounty.gov - Posted on Jun 27, 2013 in Accomplishments, Fifth Year, Top Stories by admin Comments Off After more than 30 years of discussion and planning, organizing and advocating, full funding for the design ...
GOP lawmakers seek audit of high-speed rail land - ContraCostaTimes.com
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thumbnail www­.contracostatimes.com - SACRAMENTO -- Two Republican lawmakers from the Central Valley want the state auditor to review the California High-Speed Rail Authority's moves to buy up land for the $68 billion project. Assembly...
EDITORIAL: Put Ontario airport under local control | Opinion
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thumbnail www­.pe.com - Official neglect is not a viable operating plan for the Inland region’s main passenger airport. Ontario International Airport’s decline will worsen without changes in the airport’s management and o...
New train car designs in the works
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - As previously reported, the Board approved obtaining new light rail vehicles from Kinkisharyo International. Since then, Metro’s Creative Services group has been hard at work creating distinctive s...
Former mayor Leiga remembered as Mr. Claremont - DailyBulletin.com
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thumbnail www­.dailybulletin.com - CLAREMONT -- For some, former mayor Algird "Al" Leiga will always be known as Mr. Claremont. "I considered him Mr. Claremont," said Councilman Sam Pedroza. "When I first moved to the city, he was t...
Rep. Chu discusses Gold Line, new office in Claremont - DailyBulletin.com
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thumbnail www­.dailybulletin.com - CLAREMONT -- Rep. Judy Chu says she's on board for the Gold Line Foothill Extension to Claremont and L.A./Ontario International Airport and will soon open an office here. "I will not rest until we ...
Hype over the Hyperloop accelerates as Elon Musk's 'big reveal' nears - NBC News.com
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thumbnail www­.nbcnews.com - Transportation policy experts are as anxious as anyone else to get the details about brainy billionaire Elon Musk's "Hyperloop" high-speed transit concept on Monday. But their enthusiasm is tempere...
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