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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....
California High Speed Rail Blog » CHSRA Signs Contract With Tutor Perini
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www­.cahsrblog.com - For those of you wondering what would happen the first business day after a Sacramento judge ruled that the 2011 financing plan violated Prop 1A, Governor Jerry Brown has a message: The ruling rais...
Environmental streamline bill advances despite business opposition - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The measure that would speed up approval of infill construction projects in heavily developed neighborhoods was approved 5-0 by the Assembly Local Government Committee despite opposition from a bus...
‘Figueroa Streetscape’ road improvement project set for final approval :: blogdowntown
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thumbnail blogdowntown­.com - The overhaul of Figueroa will include a stretch in Exposition Park near USC, a neighborhood that already has a very active bike community. DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — The Figueroa Streetscape project, w...
BBC News - Exploring Los Angeles' forgotten stairways to the stars
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thumbnail www­.bbc.co.uk - From the air, the hills of Silver Lake, peppered with bungalows, must look like a leafy game of Snakes and Ladders. Roads insinuate their way up and around the mountain slopes and connecting them a...
Then & Now: Streetcars along the Crenshaw/LAX Line alignment in the mid-1950s compared to those places today
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - For those who were interested in yesterday's “then & now” post from Florence Avenue, below are a few more then & now photos taken along or near the alignment for the Crenshaw/LAX Line project (the ...
Will the Next Expo Battle Be About Access to the Bike Path in Cheviot Hills?
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - With all of the legal challenges to the Expo Line Phase II finally resolved, those interested in the multi-modal Expo Rail and Bike Path can focus their full attention on the path. Council Member M...
Pasadena Police To Crackdown On Motorists Texting While Driving « CBS Los Angeles
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thumbnail losangeles­.cbslocal.com - PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Pasadena police Monday will crackdown on drivers who are texting or operating a handheld cellphone behind the wheel. Officials are expected to issue citations in an effort to...
California High Speed Rail Blog » CHSRA Signs Contract With Tutor Perini
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www­.cahsrblog.com - For those of you wondering what would happen the first business day after a Sacramento judge ruled that the 2011 financing plan violated Prop 1A, Governor Jerry Brown has a message: The ruling rais...
Labor Department Meddles in California Transit Dispute
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www­.openmarket.org - California public transit unions seem to have found a new, powerful bargaining tactic: If you don’t get your way in the legislature, threaten your state’s transportation funding. And it helps to ha...
The Sidewalk Ballet: California Active Transportation Safety Information Pages — Pedestrian Master Plans
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thumbnail www­.thesidewalkballet.com - The Sidewalk Ballet [An abridged excerpt from The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs] Under the seeming disorder of the old city, wherever the old city is working successfully, ...
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...
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 be about to make your commute incredibly easy and high tech. The Dutch bike company has come out with the sleek new electric-assist city bike...
Task force: Coasts should prepare for rising seas - Yahoo! News
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thumbnail news­.yahoo.com - NEW YORK (AP) — Coastal communities should assume floods are going to happen more frequently and realize that spending now on protective measures could save money later, according to a report issue...
Watch a Boring State Agency Give the Final Smackdown to the Expo Line Extension NIMBYs - Video Interlude - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - It's been a long road for the Expo Line light rail, which, when completed in a few years, will be the first LA rail line to reach the Pacific since the days of yore (the mid-twentieth century). The...
Judge: Calif. high-speed rail violates initiative - AP State Business News - The Sacramento Bee
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thumbnail www­.sacbee.com - SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A Sacramento County judge dealt a major blow to California's high-speed rail project Friday, ruling that the agency overseeing the bullet train failed to comply with the finan...
Cars In America: Is The Love Story Over?
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thumbnail www­.kqed.org - Almost as soon as they started rolling off the assembly lines, automobiles became synonymous with freedom. And in the post-World War II boom our relationship with cars intensified. It was about hor...
Cyclelicious » California bicycle legislation update 2013
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thumbnail www­.cyclelicio.us - $44.5M for Safe Routes (kinda sorta); larger bike racks for Sacramento buses approved. Environmental review exemption for bike plans and three feet passing on today’s Senate agenda. The California ...
BART managers, like unions, among best compensated - SFGate
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thumbnail www­.sfgate.com - BART's general manager pulls down hefty pay, $323,000 a year. So do her deputy managers, with annual takes of about $200,000 apiece. Like BART's unionized workers, the agency's top managers earn co...
The National Push to Close the Cycling Gender Gap
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - Women have been called an “indicator species” of a bike-friendly city because they tend to pedal more in places that are safe and practical for biking. But on those counts, the United States has so...
Bike-Share Is Key to Closing the Cycling Gender Gap - Sarah Goodyear - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Do a lot of women ride bicycles in your city? If so, you’ve probably got a healthy bicycling culture where people in general feel safe getting on the bike to ride for transportation and recreation....
Big setback for California high-speed rail project - SFGate
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thumbnail www­.sfgate.com - Dealing a major blow to California's high-speed rail project, a Sacramento County judge ruled Friday that the agency overseeing the bullet train failed to comply with the financial and environmenta...
Los Angeles Transit Lines Weekly Topics, August...
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Destination Discount: free Grand Park sunglasses with Metro
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to be. Plenty of activities are still taking place at Grand Park, which also means plenty of chances to get a free pair of sunglasses. Head ...
Siemens faces Brazilian lawsuit for price fixing in metro projects
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thumbnail infrapppworld­.com - The government of the state of Sao Paulo announced in a statement that Siemens had confessed to authorities in May of this year that it had participated in the cartel. Gerald Alckmin, governor of t...
Q&A: Ted Bardacke, UCLA professor and L.A.'s new deputy director of sustainability / UCLA Today
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today­.ucla.edu - First of all, we shouldn’t belittle the long, hard, tremendous and great work of the coalition that came together around the plastic bag ban, along with the new move to a franchise waste-hauling sy...
Hybrid bus maker DesignLine files for bankruptcy
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thumbnail www­.thetransitwire.com - Charlotte (NC) hybrid bus manufacturer DesignLine filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week after struggling with a series of lawsuits and production delays.  The company stopped product...
Brown: Judge’s ruling won’t halt high-speed rail - - San Mateo Daily Journal
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www­.smdailyjournal.com - SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that a judge’s ruling that California’s $68 billion high-speed rail plan has not followed the terms approved by voters will not stop construction of the pr...
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