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8/14/2013

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Billions in federal transportation funds riding on California's new pension law - Transportation - The Sacramento Bee
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thumbnail www­.sacbee.com - Less than a year after California lawmakers mandated sweeping changes for state and local government pensions, federal officials are poised to cut off billions of dollars in transportation funding ...
State pension changes imperil transit money » Ventura County Star
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thumbnail www­.vcstar.com - SACRAMENTO — Public pension changes supported by Gov. Jerry Brown could cost the state billions of dollars intended for transit projects, according to the federal government. The Labor Department s...
Transportation Secretary Foxx: Tight budgets require efficient spending - Atlanta Business Chronicle
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thumbnail www­.bizjournals.com - Efficiency will be the key to transportation spending in a time of scarce government resources, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told state lawmakers from across the country in Atlanta Mo...
Garcetti Replaces Most of Airport Commission
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www­.labusinessjournal.com - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti this afternoon announced his appointments to the Board of Airport Commissioners, with only one holdover from the Villaraigosa administration. It was expected that Ga...
Mayor Eric Garcetti appoints 6 to airport commission - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Appointed to the seven-member panel were Jackie Goldberg, a former City Council member and state assemblywoman; Cynthia Telles, a civic leader and former vice president of the city's Ethics Commiss...
U. S. Governors Connect on Transportation Financing
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blog­.ibtta.org - A new level of bipartisan consensus on transportation financing began to emerge earlier this month, during the annual summer meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA) in Milwaukee, Wiscon...
Valley lawmakers call for High Speed Rail investigation
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thumbnail abclocal­.go.com - FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Two Valley lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the California High Speed Rail Authority. Assemblyman Jim Patterson and Frank Bigelow claim the authority is not ...
Reminder: I-405 closure Bridge Bash this weekend
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The southbound I-405 connector to the eastbound SR-22 freeway has been reconstructed by OCTA crews in order to make room for the new carpool connector, and the old connector must be demolished. In ...
Los Angeles To Upgrade To Continental Crosswalks For Pedestrian Safety « CBS Los Angeles
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thumbnail losangeles­.cbslocal.com - LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The city’s crosswalks are about to receive a makeover with the intention of making them safer. While the newer, bigger crosswalks are statistically safer than conventional...
Brown gives reprieve from tickets at broken meters
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure banning cities from ticketing people who park at broken meters, although Los Angeles officials had asked him to veto the bill. Brown did not iss...
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti names his picks for airport commission | Represent!
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Mayor Eric Garcetti named six new Board of Airport Commissioners members Tuesday. Among their top priorities will be the future of LAX's northern runway and control of the Ontario Airport. Los Ange...
The California Supreme Court just made the Los Angeles public transport actually good
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thumbnail www­.deathandtaxesmag.com - On Monday, the California State Supreme Court ruled against delaying an already delayed extension of L.A.’s Expo Line any longer, despite years of fervent lobbying from a group called Neighbors for...
Solar-powered, high-tech bus shelters in the works | sub.gmnews.com | Suburban | sub.gmnews.com
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msub­.gmnews.com - Many riders of NJ Transit’s bus service will soon be able to keep out of the elements in style, as approximately 100 new bus shelters fitted with modern amenities are slated to be installed within ...
Construction continues on sbX project with more roadway improvements to come
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thumbnail www­.omnitrans.org - For people driving through the future Omnitrans sbX E Street Corridor Bus Rapid Transit line in San Bernardino and Loma Linda, it is clear that construction continues to take place on a large scale...
RIVERSIDE: Can streetcars make it in a failed trolley town?
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thumbnail blog­.pe.com - You don’t need a $237K Caltrans grant (the city just got one) to know any project is “feasible” as long as it’s, well, “fee$ible.” Average cost? A bit more than $100 million per four miles of stree...
Take our NexTrip customer survey | Omnitrans Public Transit News for the San Bernardino Valley
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thumbnail www­.omnitrans.org - Tell us what you think of our NexTrip real time bus prediction arrival technology, and you will be entered for a chance to win a 31-day bus pass and a $25 Target gift card! Take our short survey be...
Sad Blue Line-Adjacent Buildings Getting Upgrades in Long Beach - Facade Facelifts - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Santa Monica-based Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio (Inglewood's Crenshaw Line stations) is going to gussy up the facades of four buildings on a half-block in Long Beach that fronts the Anaheim station of ...
Even If the Trust Fund Were Flush, We Should Still Switch to a VMT Fee
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - By now the problems with the gas tax are well reported. Revenues from the tax have been declining for years because of improved fuel economy and alternative-fuel vehicles. The result is a growing g...
Riding in Riverside: Hyperloop? Seriously?
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www­.ridinginriverside.org - Hyperloop? Seriously? Okay, so I leave y'all alone for two weeks, and I have to watch as everyone sings the praises of the Hyperloop? I feel obligated to respond. For those who don't know, the Hype...
Musk’s Hyperloop Is a Political Manifesto -- Daily Intelligencer
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thumbnail nymag­.com - It's been a day since Elon Musk revealed his grand plans for a so-called Hyperloop, a flashy high-speed transportation system that feels pulled from a Robert Heinlein novel, and nobody quite knows ...
Science: Rich People Drive Like Jerks - Alexander Abad-Santos - The Atlantic Wire
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticwire.com - Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have discovered that people in high-end cars are more likely to pull some of the most irritating driving maneuvers on the road and generally ...
Study reveals the obvious: The rich are different from you and me, especially behind the wheel : TreeHugger
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thumbnail www­.treehugger.com - I often find that when the bike lake is blocked, it is a fancy car, most likely a Mercedes or a BMW or an Escalade. Now a study confirms what everybody always knew: many rich people have a sense of...
Why Metro is seeking construction work hour exemptions for Crenshaw/LAX Line, Purple Line Extension and Regional Connector
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - A PowerPoint presentation by Metro on work exemptions being sought for construction of the Purple Line Extension’s La Cienega station. First, the good news. After years of talk, study, planning, en...
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thumbnail www­.lamag.com - As a follow-up to last week’s post about George Watson’s 1919 aerial images of Los Angeles, this week’s post looks at what is likely the first aerial photograph of the city. In 1887, aeronauts gave...
Walk San Diego :: What’s as Refreshing as Ice Cold Watermelon on a Hot Day?
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thumbnail www­.walksandiego.org - Listening to the City of San Diego’s new planning director Bill Fulton talk about urban design and planning opportunities in San Diego…aaahhh. For urban planners like me, it doesn’t get much better...
In Denmark, Pedaling to Work on a Superhighway - NYTimes.com
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thumbnail www­.nytimes.com - Susan Nielsen, a 59-year-old schoolteacher, was one of a handful of people taking advantage of Denmark’s first “superhighway” for bicycles on a recent morning, about halfway between Copenhagen and ...
AECOM - News - Pioneering map transforms travel for the blind
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www­.aecom.com - Designed by Nexus Alpha and AECOM, the map provides a tactile layout of the bus station with key features in Braille and supporting audio commentary. This pioneering combination is designed to work...
Meet Streetmix, the Website Where You Can Design Your Own Street
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thumbnail www­.streetsblog.org - Last fall, Lou Huang was at a community meeting for the initiative to redesign Second Street in San Francisco. Planners handed out paper cutouts, allowing participants to mix and match to create th...
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www­.citywatchla.com - WHERE’S LA GOING TO LIVE?  The Los Angeles Housing Department(LAHD) has a new and expanded mission as the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA): To invest in neighborhood...
Elon Musk's Hyperloop latest of many wacky L.A. transit ideas - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - As The Times' Catherine Green, W.J. Hennigan and Ralph Vartabedian explained Tuesday morning: "Musk unveiled the design of his Hyperloop, a $6-billion high-speed transit system powered by solar ene...
  - CityThink - Los Angeles magazine
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thumbnail www­.lamag.com - You could say Bruce Katz is an expert on cities—all cities. The vice president of the Brookings Institution is the founder and co-director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and a contrib...
Restyled train car sighting!
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - As reported last week, a “mocked up” Metro rail vehicle with new styling and graphics designed by Metro Creative Services is rolling through the Blue and Expo Line this week to test its performance...
'LA Adventures': Finding hidden treasures and day tripping by train in LA | Take Two
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - The Red, Purple, Blue and Expo Lines meet at 7th Street/Metro Center Station in Downtown L.A. It takes just $1.50 per ride to see L.A. by Metro, and as the system expands there are more hidden trea...
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