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8/13/2013

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Billions in federal transportation funds riding on California's new pension law - Our Region - The Sacramento Bee
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thumbnail www­.sacbee.com - Less than a year after California lawmakers mandated sweeping changes for state and local government pensions, federal officials are poised to cut off billions of dollars in transportation funding ...
Pension reform holds up $2.2 billion in federal transit grants to Metro
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - The federal government is withholding more than $2.2 billion in grants from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority due to complaints filed by labor unions over the state Publi...
Housing Chief Marquez: Transit is LA’s Future … That and the ConPlan
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www­.citywatchla.com - WHERE’S LA GOING TO LIVE?  The Los Angeles Housing Department(LAHD) has a new and expanded mission as the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA): To invest in neighborhood...
U. S. Governors Connect on Transportation Financing
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blog­.ibtta.org - A new level of bipartisan consensus on transportation financing began to emerge earlier this month, during the annual summer meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA) in Milwaukee, Wiscon...
Exploring the Metro Green Line: From Nowhere to Nowhere and All Points in Between | Block by Block | Land of Sunshine
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - On July 26, 2013 the Metro Gold Line celebrated its tenth birthday, an occasion that did not go unreported by much of the local media, who in some cases described the line as the Metro's "most lova...
Los Angeles, Orange County gas prices fall to lowest amount since May 7 - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - LOS ANGELES - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today to its lowest amount since May 7, falling 1.1 cents to $3.936. The average price has d...
Public pensions become issue in labor strikes
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thumbnail calpensions­.com - As retirement costs grow, traditional labor disputes over wages and health coverage have a newcomer. Pensions are one of the issues in recent strikes by UC hospital workers and San Francisco Bay Ar...
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...
Foxx: Spending debate impedes infrastructure - WSAV: News, Weather, and Sports for Savannah, GA
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www­.wsav.com - ATLANTA (AP) - President Barack Obama's top transportation official says partisan wrangling over spending prevents progress on improving the nation's crumbling infrastructure. Newly confirmed Trans...
8-month closure of southbound I-5 Pioneer Blvd/Imperial Hwy off-ramp
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Caltrans will fully close the southbound Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) off-ramp at Pioneer Boulevard/Imperial Highway beginning Thursday, August 15 at 8 a.m.  The ramp will remain fully closed f...
BART General Manager Discusses Latest Offer, Stall in Negotiations
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - Bay Area Rapid Transit General Manager Discusses Latest Offer, Stall in Negotiations Bay Area Rapid Transit General Manager Discusses Latest Offer, Stall in... Tour the excavation 140 feet below Gr...
Question of the Week: Will Southern California really ever bike to work? - SGVTribune.com
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - Not according to Syd Mead, the futurist and big thinker who created the overall look for great films such as "Blade Runner" and "Aliens." In an op-ed essay in our Opinion section Sunday, Mead scoff...
Hollywood's Newest Mixed-User Has Interesting Color Palate - Rendering Vs. Reality - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - It didn't turn out to be a Whole Foods (as was once proposed), but at least something is filling up one of East Hollywood's surface parking lots: in this case, a mixed-user for seniors on Hollywood...
Protected Bike Lanes May Receive Federal Recognition | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - With federal recognition that lanes protected from traffic are safer than lanes only separated by a narrow, white line, will the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (...
That Infrastructure Advocacy App Has 10,000 Users Already - WNYC
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thumbnail www­.wnyc.org - The "I'm Stuck" app from Building America's Future has been downloaded more than 10,000 times, according to the group, which advocates for more federal spending on roads, bridges and mass transit. ...
Comptometer Division on Flickr. Marie Mumford,...
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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...
RIVERSIDE: Mayor’s streetcar idea gets planning grant | Riverside News
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thumbnail www­.pe.com - Caltrans has awarded Riverside a $237,500 grant to study Mayor William “Rusty” Bailey’s plan to bring streetcars back to the city. The grant, announced in an Aug. 7 letter, “really validates the st...
Building the Bay Bridge: 1930s vs. today - ContraCostaTimes.com
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thumbnail www­.contracostatimes.com - OAKLAND -- In the early 1930s, California designed and built the 8-mile Bay Bridge -- west and east spans linked by the world's biggest bore tunnel -- in a mere 51/2 years. And workers did it ahead...
Hyperloop: The High Cost, And Long Journey, Of California's Rail Project - Forbes
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thumbnail www­.forbes.com - It seemed like a throwaway when on the last day of May, Tesla Motors Tesla Motors CEO started riffing on his idea for the Hyperloop, a new kind of mass transit that he claimed would cost only one t...
Hyperloop: Elon Musk's Vision For 'Air Travel' Might Be Crazy, Or It Might Be The Future - Forbes
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thumbnail www­.forbes.com - When a guy has already made billions, launched rockets into space, and created a profitable electric-vehicle manufacturer, even the wackiest thing he has to say is likely to get a lot of attention....
Partnerships have benefited high-speed rail | Daily Record
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thumbnail www­.dailyrecord.com - WASHINGTON — Gridlock in Washington over transportation funding could be an incentive for states and cities to look to private investors to help finance high-speed passenger train systems. Advocate...
City Hall to spend $3.4M on new parking system - Santa Monica Daily PressSanta Monica Daily Press
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thumbnail smdp­.com - Editor’s note: This story is part of an ongoing series that tracks the city’s expenditures appearing on upcoming Santa Monica City Council consent agendas. Consent agenda items are routinely passed...
LA-to-SF high-speed rail plan delayed again | Take Two
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - The California High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) advertises that once this $68-billion dollar project is finished, travel time between San Francisco to Los Angeles will be 2 hours and 40 minutes. Bu...
Wishing for Hyperloop, betting on high-speed rail - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - But regardless of its superior coolness factor, Musk's idea faces some of the same hurdles that have been so problematic for the train project -- plus a few unique ones. Hyperloop would be a low-pr...
2011 Pedestrians Traffic Safety Fact Sheet | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a fact sheet that summarizes the number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities in the United States in 2011.
'Shovel-ready' bullet train construction delayed again - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - In early 2012, state officials said construction would begin that year. Early this year, officials adjusted their sights, saying they would begin building the massive new transportation network in ...
Public Transit Keeps Stumbling in Congress Despite Major Needs
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todnews­.com - The number of miles drivers log on the road has declined over the last decade and continues to drop. Additional highway lanes in cities nationwide have failed to fix congestion problems. Evidence i...
INT: Perris Metrolink extension on track
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www­.inlandnewstoday.com - PERRIS – (INT) – The Metrolink extension between Riverside and Perris is on track now that legal and environmental issues have been resolved. Spokesman John Standiford at the Riverside County Trans...
L.A. Light Rail Clears Hurdles Above and Below Ground | ENR: Engineering News Record
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thumbnail california­.construction.com - Phase 2 of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority Expo Light Rail project is closing in on its quest to reach the Pacific by 2015. About 45% complete as of late July, the $1.5-billio...
FedEx senior pilot on a mission to quiet the jet noise around LAX - The Daily Breeze
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thumbnail www­.dailybreeze.com - Dan Delane, one of FedEx's top pilots in Los Angeles, is something of an idealist. When it comes to flying, he likes to see things as they could be. And he thinks airplanes operating at Los Angeles...
EDITORIAL: Halt state’s headlong rush toward rail boondoggle | Opinion
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thumbnail www­.pe.com - A slipping construction timeline hardly builds public confidence in the state’s high-speed rail plans. Legislators should use the delay to brake the state’s headlong rush toward a “bullet train.” A...
Hyperloop isn't the only transportation idea out there - CNN.com
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thumbnail www­.cnn.com - (CNN) -- With his Hyperloop proposal, Elon Musk isn't the only entrepreneur proposing ways to rev up American transportation. The man who brought us sleek, clean electric Tesla cars and SpaceX -- a...
Elon Musk unveils plans for the Hyperloop, a futuristic transportation system - SiliconValley.com
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thumbnail www­.mercurynews.com - Coming from almost anyone else, a proposal to move people from San Francisco to Los Angeles through a tube in half an hour would have been dismissed as a crackpot idea. But after tweeting that he "...
Modeling the Commute Mode Share of Transit Using Continuous Accessibility to Jobs
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thumbnail transportationist­.org - This paper presents the results of an accessibility-based model of aggregate commute mode share, focusing on the share of transit relative to auto. It demonstrates the use of continuous accessibili...
How to Savor Your Crawl Up the 405 Freeway … Through Jurassic LA
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www­.citywatchla.com - ZOCALO PUBLIC SQUARE- If you’re among the 300,000 or so commuters who crawl through the Sepulveda Pass every day, you’ve surely noticed the $950-million construction project that is adding an extra...
Pumping Music Into the Union Station Rush Hour - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: Arts And Culture
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Without music, waiting for the bus or train can be quite the discordant experience. Think of those cringing moments when you realize your ear buds are at home, just as the pr...
Cubic Corporation : Cubic Receives $54.5 Million Six-Year Services Contract Extension for LA Metro
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www­.4-traders.com - SAN DIEGO, Calif. - August 13, 2013 - Cubic Transportation Systems, the designer and integrator of the TAP universal fare collection system and the largest smart card system in North America, has r...
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