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8/27/2013

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Metro App Allows Riders to Report Incidents Directly to Sheriff's Department
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thumbnail www­.lbpost.com - An app that allows Los Angeles County's public transit riders to report non-emergency crimes and issues to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department launched this summer, as part of an effort by the Met...
Iconic Vision: John Parkinson and Angel City Press | LA Letters | Land of Sunshine
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - Published by Angel City Press, "Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles" is the long-awaited book on the storied life and career of John Parkinson, architect of L.A. City Hall, the ...
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...
Colton Crossing Rail Project Finished – $109 Million under Budget and Eight Months Ahead of Schedule
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eon­.businesswire.com - SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Caltrans and the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SBAG) announced today that Colton Crossing, a project that will unlock delays at a major rail crossing i...
Air board will start monitoring pollution next to SoCal freeways - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Under new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirements, air pollution monitors will be installed at four sites next to some of the region's busiest freeways. Similar steps will occur in more t...
Improving the Awful Walk From Union Station to the Civic - Word on the Street - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - As beautiful as Union Station is, it remains somewhat separated from the heart of Downtown by the vehicular moat known as the 101. The city is working to ease the pedestrian connection between the ...
Taxes or gasoline: What drives up cost of driving in California? - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Californians pay an average $1,809 in taxes and fees for their cars, the financial website said. That’s almost double the national average of $1,058. Overall, Californians pay an average of $3,966 ...
Port truck drivers at Carson firm seek union rep, go on strike - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - About 30 drivers for a Carson trucking company went on a 24-hour strike Monday, alleging anti-union hostility by their employers, organizers said. Above, trucks at the Port of Long Beach. (Al Seib ...
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trblrt­.lctr.org - Light Rail Transit Committee Members Chair: Gregory L. Thompson Vice Chair: Graham Currie Secretary: Sean Kennedy Communications Director: Fabian Cevallos Research Group Lead: Graham Currie Bates, ...
The Past, Present and Future of Automobiles in America: A Book Review
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thumbnail thisbigcity­.net - This post is also available in: Chinese (Traditional) Andy Singer doesn’t much care for cars, and he doesn’t want you to either. Why We Drive, distributed by Portland’s Microcosm Publishing, is his...
Image taken from the August 1951 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...
Public Sector Has Some of Oldest Workers Set to Retire
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thumbnail www­.governing.com - To comprehend the aging of the public sector, look no further than your mailbox. Postal service workers register a median age of 52 – as high as any other industry, according to the Bureau of Labor...
Transit Wireless Plans to Bring WiFi to NYC Subways: Video - Bloomberg
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thumbnail www­.bloomberg.com - Wireless, joining sprint, at&t to joint dress to deliver wireless service. What does it entail and how much does it cost. Joining us is bill bayne. How does it work exactly? We have a 25 years cont...
Cost-effectiveness of prize incentives vs. cashout commute incentives
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thumbnail greenstartupstory­.com - Would you rather pay $13,500 or $447,000 to achieve the same results in your commute program? What incentive do commuters need to switch from a solo-drive to an alternative commute? This is THE big...
News: How to build the world’s longest bike touring route: Jean-Francois Pronovost - OTREC - Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium
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thumbnail otrec­.us - Portland has a network of neighborhood greenways, and they're great. But Jean-Francois Pronovost's is 3,100 miles long. That's approximately the distance from Portland to Nicaragua. The Greenway (R...
Google Transit once again showing Metro bus and train routes
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - And they're back! Google Transit appears to be showing Metro bus and rail routes once again. A technical glitch dating to last week had resulted in Metro being dropped from the popular Google Trans...
W Hotel officials sue Millennium developers
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thumbnail parklabreanewsbeverlypress­.com - An attorney representing the W Hotel has filed a lawsuit against the developers of the Millennium Hollywood project, alleging that Millennium Partners and Argent Ventures filed an inadequate enviro...
EPA to focus on L.A. freeways - Transportation - The Sacramento Bee
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thumbnail www­.sacbee.com - Air quality regulators will begin monitoring pollution levels near major Southern California traffic corridors next year, for the first time providing data important to nearly 1 million Southern Ca...
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www­.highlandnews.net - COLTON, Calif., On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, the completion of the Colton Crossing project will be celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony with project partners including the U.S. Department of...
Metro Sustainability: Environmental Compliance and Services (ECSD)
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www­.metro.net - Roundtable Event Held on May 9th, 2013, the Transit Climate Adaptation roundtable offered transit agencies and industry professionals in the region an opportunity to exchange information and strate...
Intercity Rail Passenger Systems Update: Summer 2013 | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - The TRB Standing Committee on Intercity Passenger Rail has released the latest issue of its Intercity Rail Passenger Systems Update. The online newsletter is published intermittently and is designe...
Could A 405 Expressway Tunnel Dramatically Improve Traffic? - Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic
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thumbnail www­.myfoxla.com - Imagine your traveling on the 405. It's backed up. A bad accident ahead. Next exit ahead... the 405 tunnel. That's right. A tunnel that would take you along an expressway under the 405 through the ...
Port Still Calculating Budget, Contingency Expenditures For Middle Harbor
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lbbusinessjournal­.com - August 27, 2013 – It remains unclear whether the Middle Harbor project, which is already over budget by $29.5 million, will become further over budget due to a $9.4 million amendment to a construct...
UCLA–UC Berkeley report: San Joaquin Valley should act now to benefit from high-speed rail / UCLA Newsroom
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thumbnail newsroom­.ucla.edu - UCLA–UC Berkeley report: San Joaquin Valley should act now to benefit from high-speed rail By Alison Hewitt August 26, 2013 Category: Campus News, Research California's proposed high-speed rail wou...
Councilmembers O'Farrell and Cedillo Rallies City in Support for Comprehensive Changes to L.A. River | River Notes | Confluence
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - It has taken almost seven years to complete, but a complex study on revitalizing the Los Angeles River, conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will soon be available to the public. With it ...
Diesel Rises for Second Week, Up 1.3¢ to $3.913; Gas Gains for First Time in Five Weeks | Transport Topics Online
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thumbnail www­.ttnews.com - Diesel rose for a second straight week, gaining 1.3 cents to $3.913 a gallon, while gasoline increased for the first time in five weeks, the Department of Energy reported. Gas gained 0.2 cent to $3...
Green Car Congress: EIA: world petroleum use sets record high in 2012 despite declines in North America and Europe
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www­.greencarcongress.com - The world’s consumption of gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, heating oil, and other petroleum products reached a record high of 88.9 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2012, as declining consumption...
Intercity Rail Passenger Systems Update: Summer 2013 | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - The TRB Standing Committee on Intercity Passenger Rail has released the latest issue of its Intercity Rail Passenger Systems Update. The online newsletter is published intermittently and is designe...
Long Beach Transit Schedule Changes Fall 2013 - Gazettes.com, Long Beach California: News
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thumbnail www­.gazettes.com - Long Beach Transit schedule changes are being implemented starting this week as the fall season begins and students get back to school. When the public school bell rings on Wednesday, Sept. 4, many...
Some port truck drivers go on strike, push to unionize - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The action against the company, Green Fleet Systems, began late Monday when truck drivers and their supporters picketed outside the company's Carson facility. Truckers contend that company supervis...
As Grand Park Thrives, County Buildings Are in the Crosshairs - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: Opinion
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - With the success of Grand Park, which opened last summer, observers inevitably ask: What about the buildings on either side? What do we do with them? They are referring, of c...
AIDS Walk Ads on LA Buses: A Pandora’s Box?
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www­.citywatchla.com - BILLBOARD WATCH - Imagine a DASH bus rolling through downtown Los Angeles streets with an ad on its sides promoting the annual AIDS Walk, which raises millions for AIDS awareness and prevention pro...
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BRT is great, but highway buses aren't BRT - Greater Greater Washington
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New Jersey to build storm-resilient grid for its transit system - Yahoo! News
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Canadian Senate committee calls for review of railway systems; TSB Canada eyes PTC
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California's Unusual Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases - Lee Epstein - The Atlantic Cities
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Energy worries growing in transportation
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Ditch ethanol mandates. Try a carbon tax. - The Washington Post
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Policy Focus: A Guide for Practitioners to Leveraging the New Transit Policy Guidance - @the horizon
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Human Transit: the geometric shapes of transit's success
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In Seattle, Bike Lanes Are Good for Business
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Bike Lanes Boost Local Businesses | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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California High Speed Rail Blog » HSR Needs to Be Built, Not Restarted
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Stanley Kubrick's Amazing Old Photos Of The NYC Subway System: Gothamist
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Call to Artists: METRO SILVER LINE STATIONS Deadline Sept 3 : Cartwheel Art
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Boy Scouts Go For 'Trap Goshawks Safely' Badge At LAX: LAist
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Streetfilms | Montreal’s Car-free Rue St. Catherine and Bustling Bike Rush Hour
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On Coming Back to the U.S. After a Month Without a Car - Anthony Flint - The Atlantic Cities
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Go Metro to the 5th annual Taste of East LA
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Road closures in Indio and Palm Springs areas after storm | The Desert Sun
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SCVNews.com | North 5 in Gorman Area Down to 3 Lanes Over Labor Day
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Study recommends paid parking on PCH - Santa Monica Daily PressSanta Monica Daily Press
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Sick of Street Closures? DTLA Flea Market Battles LAPD Over Road Rights
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Backed by Teamsters, Los Angeles, Long Beach port drivers plan strike
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Feeling the pension pain in California
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Contractors Are Now Using Encrypted Calls and Texts for Legal Advice - Nextgov.com
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20/20 Gives Cover to LAPD on Hit and Runs, Reminds Advocates Why Mainstream Journalism Can’t Cover Hit and Runs
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The Patent Troll That's Been Bilking Transit Agencies Finally Slinks Away - Nextgov.com
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Vehicle Miles Driven - Business Insider
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Photos: Airbus A380-842 Aircraft Pictures
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Port of Los Angeles - A Cleaner Port. A Brighter Future.
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Portland becomes first U.S. city to allow riders to buy transit tickets with a smartphone - GeekWire
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WTS Policy Symposium and Navigator Award Dinner
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