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Newest train to LAX will still come up short, at least at first - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - "Where is the terminal?" Levert asked his wife in French, looking around and raising his voice over the whoosh of overhead traffic on the 105 Freeway. "What kind of an airport is this?" The Leverts...
L.A. Commuter Rail Line to Roll Out First Positive Train Control System in U.S. | ENR: Engineering News Record
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thumbnail enr­.construction.com - Aimed at preventing rail disasters like the one that killed 79 people in Spain last month, Los Angeles commuter-rail operator Metrolink is installing a sophisticated control system along its 512 mi...
Lawmakers to FCC: Allow trains to be run automatically - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - Lawmakers on the House committees that handle transportation and energy issues are pushing the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) to allow public transportation systems and railways to run trai...
A Decade of The Metro Gold Line | Neighborhood Notes | Land of Sunshine
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - After years of planning and construction, on July 26, 2003, the Metro Gold Line began its operations, connecting riders from Union Station all the way to Sierra Madre. To celebrate its 10th anniver...
Los Angeles Union Station: Best in the U.S.?
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thumbnail www­.bidontravel.com - Could Los Angeles host the best intermodel transportation facility in North America with its Union Station? Could this be in the most automobile centered large city on earth? In a city where comics...
CA Leads Nation in Fatal Crashes at Train Crossings
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thumbnail www­.nbclosangeles.com - Linda Kruger-Small was driving home on a rainy night, just a few days before Christmas 2008. She was on an unfamiliar street and followed a right turn arrow that put her on railroad tracks at Orang...
Metro to the End of the World
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thumbnail transitwatchla­.wordpress.com - Taking the subway, light rail or bus to far off places is something a broad reaching system lets you do.  Metro and it’s municipal transit partners makes it easy for you to get throughout  Los Ange...
Soto Street Bridge in El Sereno to speed up cars, connect 2nd rate bike lanes
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flyingpigeon-la­.com - Eastern Group Publishing published a report on the planned demolition of the Soto Street bridge on the El Sereno/Lincoln Heights border. The project has been in the works since 2004 and will begin ...
Time Lapse: Maiden call of the world's largest ship - CBS News Video
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thumbnail www­.cbsnews.com - Remarkable time lapse video shows the first port call of Maersk Line's Triple-E vessel -- the world's largest ship -- in the Port of Busan in South Korea. Credit: 2nd Officer Yaroslav Karetnikov of...
Metro Adventures: What To Do On The Red Line (Part 2): LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - As a continuation of our last Part 1 article, we continue this week with the portion of the Red Line between the Vermont/Santa Monica station, and the line's end in North Hollywood. Getting to the ...
Bike Lanes & Property Values: Is There A Correlation? - Bureau Of Actual Reportage - Curbed Atlanta
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thumbnail atlanta­.curbed.com - As it turns out, experts say sellers and buyers would be wise to welcome bike lanes to the neighborhood. REMAX Around Atlanta's Maura Neill, a realtor who has specialized in the Atlanta market for ...
RCSD to host rally on I-405 toll lanes
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thumbnail www­.oc-breeze.com - The following information was released by Rossmoor Community Services District. The Rossmoor Community Services District (RCSD) is hosting a community wide “Rally” to receive citizen input on the p...
Inventor Musk to share plans for high-speed travel - Yahoo! News
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thumbnail news­.yahoo.com - SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Twice as fast as an airplane, cheaper than a bullet train and completely self-powered: that's the mysterious transportation system that inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk i...
State Supreme Court rules in favor of Expo Line construction - Los Angeles Wave: Culver City Edition
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thumbnail wavenewspapers­.com - The state Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Westside homeowners’ groups to halt construction of the second phase of the Expo Line light rail from Culver City to Santa Monica, ruling that the envi...
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...
Gov. Brown Could Sign Bill to Help Finance Sustainable Development in CA
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Governor Jerry Brown is poised to sign a bill that would enable cities and counties in California to finance regional smart growth plans and sustainable transportation improvements through the crea...
Hey look! Station platforms rising for Gold Line Foothill Extension in Arcadia and Monrovia!
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Progress continues on the Gold Line Foothill Extension project — you can now see the station foundations in Arcadia and Monrovia, as shown above. Work can also be up seen throughout the 11.5-mile a...
Can Parking Changes Get CEQA Reform To The Finish Line?
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www­.cp-dr.com - Reports of CEQA reform appear to be greatly exaggerated. After sailing through the Senate late last spring, SB 731 – Senate leader Darrell Steinberg’s supposedly consensus-based reform of the Calif...
Smart Growth and Urban Goods Movement | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - TRB’s National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Report 24: Smart Growth and Urban Goods Movement identifies the interrelationships between goods movement and smart growth applications, ...
Downtown Shouldn’t Squander Opportunity to Build Tall and Increase Density - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: Opinion
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - A couple decades from now, the period of 2012-2015 will be seen as a formative time in the evolution of Downtown Los Angeles. With the chilling effect of the nationwide reces...
'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 ...
Feds say environmental law does not apply to California high-speed rail - ContraCostaTimes.com
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thumbnail www­.mercurynews.com - SACRAMENTO -- California's high-speed rail project is no longer subject to the state's rigorous environmental laws after a federal transportation board ruled that it has oversight of the project, t...
Sid Gally: The Pacific Crest Trail had its roots in Pasadena - Pasadena Star-News
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thumbnail www­.pasadenastarnews.com - The recent best-seller by Sheryl Strayed titled "Wild" has brought much attention to the Pacific Crest Trail, the mountainous path from Canada to Mexico. It was surprising to learn that the father ...
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Orange County girds for 405 Freeway closure next weekend - latimes.com
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Intercity bus travel surging, aided by discount ops - News - METRO Magazine
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Research Pays Off: Improving Railroad Track Maintenance Scheduling with Operations Research Techniques | Blurbs
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