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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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Treat every day like 'Carmageddon' - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - My job is to analyze traffic, gathering data mainly for the media so news outlets can see the effects of closures. I run the numbers every time there's a major one. So I have a good idea why these ...
Light rail work creates heavy traffic - Santa Monica Daily PressSanta Monica Daily Press
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thumbnail smdp­.com - COLORADO AVE — Congestion from the Exposition Light Rail Line construction here has become a hazard at some intersections as frustrated drivers make risky moves to beat the traffic. The Daily Press...
Weekend Traffic: Last installment of 60 'Summer Slam' is here, fire near Yosemite closes 120 Freeway
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Morning commuters travel the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east on December 1, 2009 near Pasadena, California. Read on to learn about closures happening in your area. Also, help...
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thumbnail www­.citywatchla.com - ALPERN AT LARGE - One of the main reasons I've always adhered to transportation issues is that its advocates are generally moderate and stick to the facts.  However, human nature being what it is, ...
Metro transit info currently not available on Google Transit
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - More than a few people have noticed that Google Transit hasn’t been showing Metro transit info lately. Metro routinely sends Google revised data concerning routes and schedules, and the process of ...
New Transit President Kenneth McDonald Takes Wheel - Gazettes.com, Long Beach California: Government
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thumbnail www­.gazettes.com - Just days after taking the wheel at Long Beach Transit, new President and CEO Kenneth McDonald already had the organization’s 50th anniversary pin displayed on his lapel.  “I’m first trying to unde...
VIDEO: Why infrastructure is vital to quality of life in California
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thumbnail www­.caeconomy.org - California's aging infrastructure has had a lot of folks talking in the state lately--transportation and water groups and businesses, construction, local elected leaders, even you. Yes, you. If you...
Incline L.A.: Catalina's Island Mountain Railway (Episode 3) | LA as Subject | SoCal Focus
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - Need to catch up? Watch Part 1 on incline railways in downtown L.A. and Part 2 on Mt. Washington's residential railway. The year was 1892, and Catalina Island was in foreclosure. Its owner, George ...
The Forgotten Urban Transportation Problem We Should Be Trying to Fix - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - In the grand scheme of urban mobility, it's easy to lose track of commercial freight movement. Commuters are the primary source of traffic coming into and out of the city, and parking causes much o...
Huge Ped-Friendly Figueroa Overhaul is Getting On Its Way - Word on the Street - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - The people behind the plan to overhaul Figueroa Street between Seventh Street in DTLA and MLK Boulevard in Exposition Park, are working hard to meet their tight deadlines. The final environmental i...
High-speed rail is at the foundation of China’s growth strategy – Quartz
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thumbnail qz­.com - Has China overinvested in high speed rail? Anecdotal stories of empty train stations (paywall) in far-off provinces have led some to conclude that high-speed rail is just another Chinese white elep...
Human Transit: guest post: a senior transit manager on the ridership-coverage trade-off
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thumbnail www­.humantransit.org - I am still a firm believer that positioning transit as an attractive alternative is essential for providing the best service, and for optimizing transit’s ability to win battles for resources that ...
British group to test battery-powered emu
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thumbnail www­.railjournal.com - A Greater Anglia class 379 emu built by Bombardier will be fitted with two types of battery: lithium (iron-manganese) phosphate and hot sodium nickel salt. However, the batteries will be tested in ...
Spread from the October 1945 issue of Pacific...
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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...
One Guy Could Get Bev Hills to Change Little Santa Monica Boulevard's Name For No Good Reason - Word on the Street - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - One of the few things in Beverly Hills that nearly everyone, insider and outsider, can agree on is that Little Santa Monica Boulevard is a cute and fun name for a street. That's why we all call it ...
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 - Presenters: Amber Reep, Senior Research Associate, USF-CUTR, Rosemary Bosby, StarMetro, and Bill Mayer, VOTRAN. Moderator: Elizabeth Stutts, FDOT Project Manager Listen to the CUTR Webcast through ...
1st National Open Streets Trainings brings together leaders from across the continent
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openstreetsproject­.org - This past weekend, 50 leaders from 21 states and provinces gathered in Minneapolis to attend the 1st National Open Streets Training. The training, hosted by the Open Streets Project, featured facil...
For Bike Lanes, Design Makes All The Difference
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thumbnail mashable­.com - When we think of design, we think of the products featured on Fab — functional and beautiful. "Art doesn’t just belong on your walls," boasts the product description of a simple but colorful rug. T...
Transit: New report recommends ways for developers to attract tenants near projects - TwinCities.com
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thumbnail www­.twincities.com - A new report from the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies explores how situating housing along transit lines might benefit employers. The 103-page study points to a "pent-up...
Patent troll backs down, agrees to stop suing public transit agencies
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thumbnail arstechnica­.com - ArrivalStar is one of the most active patent trolls, having filed hundreds of lawsuits in recent years. Most of its suits were filed against medium- and large-sized companies, but this particular t...
Exposed: America's Totally Inconsistent Minimum Parking Requirements - Jenny Xie - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Architect Seth Goodman is on a mission to popularize the unglamorous topic of parking policy. To that end, he's produced a series of infographics that explore, in detail, the varied minimum parking...
The Polka Dot Light Rail Line
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www­.citywatchla.com - LEANING RIGHT - Most of the great cities of the world developed with access to rivers, oceans, and bays.  This allowed easier travel and communication with the rest of the world and cut down isolat...
FasTracks’s Eagle project at half-way point, but how far will regional cooperation go? - Denver Business Journal
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thumbnail www­.bizjournals.com - The halfway point for the FasTracks Eagle P3 project — a massive $2.2 billion effort to build rail from downtown Denver to Denver International Airport, Westminster and Arvada — was the cause for a...
The Greatest Mass Transit Fails in History | Autopia
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thumbnail www­.wired.com - Elon Musk's Hyperloop announcement resulted in quite a bit of skepticism. We'd like to think that has less to do with the feasibility of Musk's concept and more to do with the massive mass transit ...
Mexico City Metro to reduce energy through PPP
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thumbnail infrapppworld­.com - According to local sources, Mexico City’s Public Transport System (STC) is looking into renovating its electricity grid and streamline its consumption through a Public Private Partnership contract....
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The Patent Troll That's Been Bilking Transit Agencies Finally Slinks Away - Emily Badger - The Atlantic Cities
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