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8/28/2013

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Railcar Maker to Hire 150 in Palmdale
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labusinessjournal­.com - Japanese light rail manufacturer Kinkisharyo International is looking to hire more than 150 employees for its Palmdale facility. Among the positions the company is seeking to fill are manufacturing...
Union Pacific CEO visits Whittier, faces tough questions
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - WHITTIER >> The president and CEO of Union Pacific Railroad was peppered with questions Tuesday about the giant company’s paltry contribution to costly grade separation projects in Los Angeles Coun...
Jet Setting - The Architect's Newspaper
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archpaper­.com - Once upon a time, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) was considered the transportation hub of the future, packed with gleaming new terminals centered around the Space Age–inspired Theme Buildi...
Long Beach Transit Faces New Challenges with Electric Bus Procurement
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thumbnail www­.lbpost.com - Long Beach Transit's zero-emission bus initiative will take longer than expected as two major issues—bus weight and cracks in the bus structure—bring new challenges in the procurement of ten electr...
DOT solicits online feedback on 2014-2018 plans - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - The Department of Transportation (DOT) is solicit feedback on the Internet on its strategic plans for the fiscal years between 2014 and 2018. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a blog po...
LA County Fair
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metrolinktrains­.com - Purchase a Metrolink $10 Weekend Day Pass to get  to the L.A. County Fair for a day of food and fun.  This year the L.A. County Fair is offering Metrolink riders a special $10 admission ticket on w...
Port of L.A.'s Clean Truck Plan Labor Provisions Struck Down
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thumbnail www­.lbpost.com - A federal judge officially ruled last week that certain aspects of the Port of Los Angeles' clean truck efforts could not be enforced by the entity, a decision that does not affect the Port of Long...
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: New crossing relieves train bottleneck | Local News
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thumbnail www­.pe.com - When a second set of railroad tracks was first proposed to cross through Colton in 1883, it took armed guards and the intervention of California’s governor to get the line built. Virgil Earp — brot...
Hurdles Remain for Malibu’s Efforts to Make the PCH More Safe, Welcoming to All Road Users
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thumbnail www­.santamonicanext.org - Last week, the City of Malibu released a draft study addressing safety issues on the 21 miles of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) that runs through the city. The release coincided with the launch of an ...
Oil Rises to 18-Month High $109 a Barrel | Transport Topics Online
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thumbnail www­.ttnews.com - Oil rose more than $3 Wednesday to $109 a barrel, its highest level in 18 months, on speculation that tension in Syria will disrupt Middle East supplies, Bloomberg News reported. Crude futures rose...
Will three times be the charm for the state’s latest attempt to create a three-foot passing law?
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Only the veto pen on Governor Brown’s desk knows which way he’s leaning. And like the Corgi at his feet — and the governor himself — it isn’t talking. Yesterday, the state Senate approved AB 1371, ...
Oregon Legislature Passes Nation's First VMT Bill : Infra Insight Blog
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www­.infrainsightblog.com - On July 6, 2013, Oregon became the first state to establish a voluntary road usage charge system for transportation funding.  Senate Bill 810 authorizes the Oregon Department of Transportation (“OD...
New report reveals bike and pedestrian projects create more jobs than those for cars only
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thumbnail www­.smartgrowthamerica.org - The report finds that bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects create significantly more jobs than infrastructure projects for cars alone. According to the study, bicycle projects create 11.4...
Caltrans News Release :: COLTON CROSSING RAIL PROJECT FINISHED –
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www­.dot.ca.gov - Date: August 26, 2013 District: Headquarters Contact: Tracy Williams Phone: (310) 824-9000 SACRAMENTO – Caltrans and the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SBAG) announced today that Colton Cro...
LA Transit - Think About It - America's Natural Gas Alliance
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thumbnail anga­.us - Media Room » Videos » Advertising LA Transit - Think About It LA Transit - Think About It Wednesday, Jun 5 By switching to natural gas, LA's entire bus fleet now runs 80% cleaner. Think about it.
New journal to focus on transportation infrastructure - Geosynthetics
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geosyntheticsmagazine­.com - Professors Jonathan Wu and Hoe Ling announced in an Aug. 26 press release the launching of their new quarterly journal, Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, scheduled to debut in January 20...
New rail overpass in Colton finished ahead of schedule, below cost
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thumbnail www­.sbsun.com - COLTON >> Colton Crossing, a key project to unclog train congestion for two major railroads, has been completed ahead of schedule and below budget, according to Caltrans and the San Bernardino Asso...
Happy 232nd, Los Angeles!
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thumbnail www­.nbclosangeles.com - If you're like the city of Los Angeles, you'll probably keep to a venerable tradition that incorporates a bit of history, a bit of fresh morning air, and a good deal of walking. Call it the tried, ...
ACCESS: the Magazine of UCTC
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thumbnail www­.uctc.net - Donald Shoup, Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA, is the Editor. Bay Bridge photos courtesy of Caltrans The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, set to open on the Labor Day w...
222 PERY Sierra Madre Line Eaton Wash Bridge...
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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...
There Will Be a Modest Makeover Effort at Pershing Square - Non-Gamechangers - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - It looks like the planned makeover of crappy Pershing Square will still go ahead in some form, even though the effort lost a whole bunch of money when the Downtown NFL stadium plan tanked (develope...
Should the County Buildings Around Grand Park Stay or Go? - Office Space - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Downtown News looks today at the options facing the two hulking LA County office buildings flanking Downtown's Grand Park: should they stay or should they go? The problems with the Kenneth Hahn Hal...
CARRD » The winning bid: anything interesting?
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www­.calhsr.com - The California High Speed Rail Authority has posted the first construction contract, as well as the bid package from eventual winner Tutor Perini + Parsons + Zachry. There are literally thousands o...
Community Editorial: OC Roads Can Be More Bike Friendly - Voice of OC | Orange County's Nonprofit Investigative News Agency: Community Editorial Board
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thumbnail www­.voiceofoc.org - As public demand grows for safe ways to bicycle around town, local governments need to better focus on implementing the Complete Streets Act, a recent state law aimed at making roadways safer for c...
The Golden State and Transportation - General Events - Events
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thumbnail www­.wtsinternational.org - Last April, the Little Hoover Commission recommended reorganizing state agencies, forming the new California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) to focus on California transportation and policy. G...
Transportation Programs in Action
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la2b­.org - Programs make the case for action to happen in our city. Here are a few transportation programs related to data and planning already in action that you can plug into now: In 2009, 14,000 bicyclists...
Where ‘Share the Road’ Is Taken Literally - NYTimes.com
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thumbnail www­.nytimes.com - Roughly translated as “living streets,” the woonerf (pronounced VONE-erf) functions without traffic lights, stop signs, lane dividers or even sidewalks. Indeed, the whole point is to encourage huma...
Video: Pershing Square Reimagined As A True Town Square: LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - The possible revamp of L.A.'s historic Pershing Square appears to be moving forward, with a local design firm presenting its year-long research in an informative, progressive video today. Backed by...
Long Beach: Do You Want Disneyland or a Downtown?
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Here’s the way Cafe Sevilla owner Eric Van den Haute phrased it exactly: “Downtown Long Beach: Do you want a village or do you want a downtown?” Van den Haute is no stranger to the way in which dow...
Why people just can't resist the urge to text while driving | Take Two
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - If you've been on the Internet at all in the past two weeks, chances are you've come across the public service announcement "From One Second To The Next," by acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog and A...
Made in LA Ride III: LA River Edition
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Pickles, surfboards and all things bikes! Enjoy a ride along the L.A. River and learn about places that manufacture and create goodies in L.A. at the next Metro sponsored, C.I.C.L.E. led bike ride ...
Downtown Bike Commuters Find Safety and Fun in Group Rides - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - When it comes to riding a bicycle, especially on city streets, the rule of safety in numbers applies. A group of cyclists pedaling at the same pace is simply more visible to ...
L.A. Boulevards - latimes.com
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www­.latimes.com - Christopher Hawthorne, The Times architecture critic, takes readers on a tour of the historic boulevards of Los Angeles.
Curitiba receives four Feasibility Studies for metro PPP project
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thumbnail infrapppworld­.com - The city of  Curitiba has received four Feasibility Studies after publishing a Request for Expression of Interest (PMI) to structure a Public private partnership project for Curitiba underground. T...
Union Objections Threaten OC Federal Transit Funds - Voice of OC
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thumbnail www­.voiceofoc.org - A dispute over whether California's public employees pension reform legislation violates the bargaining rights of transit workers could mean that the Orange County Transportation Authority is disqu...
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