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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 freeways busiest in nation
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - California freeways logged nearly 85 billion miles in 2011, enough to complete 900 trips from the Earth to the Sun, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation released Monday....
Press Release: New FHWA Report Reveals States with the Busiest Highways, 8/19/2013
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thumbnail www­.fhwa.dot.gov - California, Texas and Florida Highways Among Nation's Most Heavily Traveled WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today released a new report on...
3,000,000+: Page Views For Metro Library & Archives’ Flickr Photo Collection Soar Past The 3 Million Mark
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thumbnail metroprimaryresources­.info - There’s no slowing down in the consumption of online images of Los Angeles’ transportation history. Our Flickr online photo gallery logged its 3 millionth page view this past weekend, just 13 month...
L.A. Union Station Master Plan comment period is extended
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Thank you to everyone who attended the Community Workshop on Thursday, August 1, 2013. We hope the presentation and workshop provided a clear understanding of the revised alternatives and our visio...
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,...
Big Blue Bus - Service Alerts
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bigbluebus­.com - Due to Expo Line construction the following eastbound Route 5 stops will be temporarily closed until further notice: Due to Expo Line construction, detours will be in effect Monday through Friday f...
Big Blue Bus - Fall 2013 Service Change
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bigbluebus­.com - The Fall Service Change begins Sunday, August 25 and Monday, August 26. We heard your feedback and implemented changes that will provide additional service on some of BBB’s busiest routes with only...
Then & Now: a streetcar and a bus in Highland Park, 1955 and 2013
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The top photo was taken in the afternoon on May 21, 1955, by Alan Weeks at the corner of Avenue 61 and Monte Vista in Highland Park (or Mount Angelus). I took the bottom photo last Friday, Aug. 16t...
Welcome to California: CEQA Does Not Apply To CEQA | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - California's First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco has batted down a cynical attempt by the California Building Industry Association to turn CEQA on its head, saying that the passage of s...
Vanmoof's New Electric Bike Will be the Most Intelligent Commuter Bike in the World
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thumbnail inhabitat­.com - Vanmoof’s 10 is a sleek new electrified bike that could make any commute incredibly easy and high tech. The Dutch bike company‘s electric-assist city bike features an array of gadgetry like smart s...
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simplesend­.com - New Clean Fuel Buses Hit the Street LADOT placed into service 13 new DASH buses powered by cleaner burning compressed natural gas (CNG). The new buses feature convenient low floors, real time “next...
California's Unusual Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases - Lee Epstein - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - When California’s S.B. 375 was passed in 2008, there were many skeptics. The law aimed to get metropolitan regions around the state to cut greenhouse gas emissions through changes to development fo...
Tutor Perini Joint Venture Executes Contract for California High-Speed Rail Project - WSJ.com
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thumbnail online­.wsj.com - Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE:TPC), a leading civil and building construction company, today announced that its joint venture has executed a contract with the California High-Speed Rail Authority ...
UCLA / UC Berkeley Law Report on High Speed Rail Policies for California’s San Joaquin Valley
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thumbnail legalplanet­.wordpress.com - The environmental law centers at UCLA and UC Berkeley Schools of Law are releasing today a new report on policies to maximize the economic and environmental benefits of high speed rail in the San J...
August Vacations are in Full Swing but Public Transportation Continues to Work Hard to Save You Money
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www­.apta.com - Washington, D.C.  As we squeeze out those last vacation days in August, public transit is a great transportation option while visiting some of the hottest tourist attractions.  From sports stadiums...
UC report explores high-speed rail challenges, opportunities | High-Speed Rail
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thumbnail www­.fresnobee.com - A report issued Tuesday by two California universities describes the state's embattled high-speed train proposal as an opportunity for environmental and economic benefits in the San Joaquin Valley....
Tutor Perini JV executes contract for California High-Speed Rail Project
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www­.rtands.com - The contract is valued at approximately $985 million, plus an additional $53 million in provisional sums. Tutor Perini is the managing partner of the joint venture team, which includes Zachry Const...
Upcoming CUTR Webcast: A Qualitative Analysis of Bus Simulator Training on Transit Incidents – A Case Study in Florida « CUTR – Center for Urban Transportation Research
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www­.cutr.usf.edu - Presented by Amber Reep, Senior Research Associate, USF-CUTR, Rosemary Bosby, StarMetro, and Bill Mayer, VOTRAN. Moderated by: Elizabeth Stutts, FDOT Project Manager Listen to the CUTR Webcast thro...
What Happens When a Town Puts People Before Cars? - Sarah Goodyear - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Nearly three years ago, a Minnesota man named Charles Marohn published a piece called "Confessions of a Recovering Engineer" on the blog of his not-for-profit organization, Strong Towns. In it, he ...
The Commute: UCLA Edition - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - UCLA's released results from its annual campus commuting study and it's pretty impressive: For the first time in the school's history, more students are commuting to the campus by foot than by car;...
Cost Accounting Division on Flickr. J. Blum, C.A....
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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...
MTA remains defiant as BHUSD consultant slams agency’s ‘presumptions’
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thumbnail bhcourier­.com - Last month, MTA claimed that BHUSD consultant Kenney Geoscience’s findings brought “no new information” in the fight against the Purple Line’s Constellation Boulevard station. Now, the consulting g...
UCLA Students Become The Teachers of Green Transportation - Los Angeles - News - The Informer
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thumbnail blogs­.laweekly.com - And yet more people walk to school than drive. And a vast majority of students are "alternative commuters," the school announced this week. And that doesn't mean they listen to KROQ while driving t...
L.A. airports panel throws out bids on media services contract - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - In a rare decision, the Board of Airport Commissioners voted unanimously to reject all proposals to handle indoor advertising, sponsorships and other media opportunities to promote LAX, the nation'...
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