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8/19/2013

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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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California transit projects at stake in Washington budget battles - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Those are among the lower-profile but still vital issues at stake in Congress' spending fight. Los Angeles could find itself short of the federal funds it has sought for an eagerly awaited subway e...
405 Freeway reopening in O.C. welcome news to weary motorists - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The southbound lanes of the 405 between the 605 and 22 freeways are set to reopen at 1:45 p.m., said Sarah King, a Caltrans spokeswoman. The northbound lanes at Valley View Street will reopen at 2:...
I-405 re-opens in both directions
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thumbnail www­.oc-breeze.com - The following information was released by Orange County Transportation Authority. The southbound San Diego Freeway (I-405) reopened to traffic at 2:20 p.m. today after being closed between the San ...
How Orange County Seceded from Los Angeles | LA as Subject | SoCal Focus
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - Orange County can trace its origins back to an 1869 scheme to create an Anaheim County out of the Los Angeles County's rural south. Originating out of the Utopian agricultural colony of Anaheim and...
Feds delay move to withhold California mass transit funding - Transportation - The Sacramento Bee
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thumbnail www­.sacbee.com - With billions of mass-transit dollars at stake, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday that it will delay ruling on whether California's new pension law violates a 49-year-old federal statute tha...
The Easiest Solution for LA’s Train to Nowhere
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citywatchla­.com - LEANING RIGHT - Al once defined "Insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results" and Al was no slouch.  In the 80s I was working away from Los Angeles County a...
LAX is Our Emotional Gateway | Transpacific Routes | SoCal Focus
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - Airports are places where journeys both begin and end. For most travelers, airports are merely utilitarian structures, facilities for processing, dispatching and receiving groups of human air shipm...
Expo line construction in full swing along Santa Monica's Colorado Avenue, The Lookout News
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www­.surfsantamonica.com - Originally, the City had committed $10 million to fund the plan but had to reduce its commitment by half after the State shut down California's 400 redevelopment agencies (RDAs), a significant sour...
CPUC reaffirms Expo Line Phase 2 grade crossings
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www­.rtands.com - This decision allows construction to continue on schedule. Work on the $1.5 billion, 6.6-mile Phase 2 extension is well underway along the entire alignment, with bridge and station work progressing...
Individuals using public transit save $10,103 annually - News - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - Individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, more than $842 this month, and $10,103 annually, according to the American Public Transportation Association’s (A...
Editorial: Rail project could be a boon for the Valley - Editorials - The Sacramento Bee
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thumbnail www­.sacbee.com - Much of the focus on California's high-speed rail project has been on reading the tea leaves of the far-distant future – from projecting costs to ridership demand. But that misses an important part...
L.A.'s First Latina Councilwoman In 25 Years Talks About Making History
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thumbnail latino­.foxnews.com - She is the first Latina to serve on the Los Angeles City Council in a quarter century – the second one in history to ever hold the seat. She’s also the only female on the 15-member council, represe...
Editorial: Obama Should Assist States in Implementing VMT Fees | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - The main reason the VMT fee is being promoted in most circles is because the gas tax, currently 18.4-cents per gallon, by not being raised regularly (last time was in 1993 by 4.3 cents) or indexed ...
Help City Planners Prioritize Mobility Enhancements and Programs
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Over the last few weeks, emails from staff at LA/2B (the effort to integrate Complete Streets principles and community input into the Mobility Element of the City’s General Plan) have been popping ...
Despite legal hurdles, Uber expands to Valley
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - Controversial ride-sharing service Uber expanded operations into the San Fernando Valley, Pasadena and the South Bay Thursday, even though the company was ordered by the city to stop operating some...
Letters: 'Calming' won't make Westside traffic go away - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - I was interested in L.A. Department of Transportation spokesman Jonathan Hui's comment on the public's reaction to the traffic "calming" at the corner of Motor Avenue and National Boulevard near Ch...
How L.A. Pays Commuters To Use Transit (Sort Of)
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www­.governing.com - If the freeway congestion didn't provide enough incentive, Los Angeles commuters now have another reason to ride transit. They'll get paid to do it. Sort of. The region's new Metro ExpressLanes are...
Riding in Riverside: The IE Transit Challenge, Part 2: The Network
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www­.ridinginriverside.org - The IE Transit Challenge, Part 2: The Network Okay, so if you're following along from Part 1, you now know where your nearest bus stop is, what lines serve it, and where those lines go. Now I'd lik...
Pacific Electric Railway car no.32 on Mount Lowe...
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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...
Network Roundup: Building Trains Is Hard, Building Parking Is Easy
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thumbnail streetsblog­.net - Here’s a snapshot of what’s happening around the Streetsblog Network today: headaches and heartbreaks on the way to passenger rail, smooth sailing for parking developments: Wisconsin Paying a High ...
BTS Releases Confusing, Erroneous Transit Stats
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - I was all set to write a feel-good story about how the latest report from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics [PDF] shows that transit ridership is up and driving is down. I made up my mind to ...
Development of Electrical Maintenance Training Module for Bus Transit Technicians | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Final Report for Transit IDEA Project 62: Development of Electrical Maintenance Training Module for Bus Transit Technicians describes develop...
Seal Beach leaders continue to oppose 405 widening
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - SEAL BEACH >> Mayor Gary Miller has signed a city letter officially opposing toll lanes on the 405 Freeway, complaining that the proposed project will impact residents’ quality of life. The letter,...
Pension reform threatened by federal law - Daily Democrat Online
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thumbnail www­.dailydemocrat.com - Siding with transit worker unions, the Obama administration is threatening to derail Gov. Jerry Brown's attempts to reform California's public employee retirement systems. U.S. Labor Secretary Thom...
Education
Galperin's big data infiltrates City Hall - Bill Boyarsky
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Messaging for Engineering: From Research to Action | Blurbs
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(Still) Searching for the sustainable city formula | Kaid Benfield's Blog
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Should Cyclists Be Treated Like Pedestrians, Motorists — or Cyclists?
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Atlanta’s Big Bike Push | Streetsblog Capitol Hill
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Hazardous Materials Transportation Risk Assessment: State of the Practice | Blurbs
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A Tool for Assessing Economic Impacts of Public Transit Spending | Blurbs
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Arlington launches two-year bus service that could shape region’s transit plans
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How cities grow, slump and recover: Wonderful congestion
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Vietnam’s Cities Use Big Data To Ward Off Traffic & Pollution
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High-speed rail project dooms Fresno 1950s burger joint Angelo's - latimes.com
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Where We Go - Amtrak California
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Fall Passport SPRINTER/BREEZE
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Best Bus Driver . . . in the world? 
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Historic train reopens in scenic California redwoods after tunnel collapse - Yahoo! News
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West Hollywood's new PickUp trolley connects bars, clubs, restaurants - latimes.com
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405 Freeway in Orange County to reopen hours ahead of schedule - latimes.com
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Improving our Understanding of How Highway Congestion and Price Affect Travel Demand | Blurbs
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Could Non-Profit Ownership Be the Solution to Transit Funding Woes?
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