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8/22/2013

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Free California's transit funds - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The secretary's authority over transit grants comes from the 1964 Urban Mass Transportation Act, which sought to preserve collective bargaining rights for transit workers as private bus and train l...
Thursday's meeting announcements: Panels to discuss bus drivers' hours on the clock - The Hill's RegWatch
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thumbnail thehill­.com - Only a few new advisory group meetings will be added to the federal calendar on Thursday. Here they are: On September 9 and 10, two Transportation Department advisory panels will meet in Alexandria...
The 405 Through LA is the Busiest Interstate in Any US City - The Commute - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Pop that champagne, 405 Freeway, you're still the busiest interstate in any city in the country! The US Department of Transportation released a report on the number of miles traveled on the nation'...
Relentless Westside NIMBYs Want State Supreme Court to Rehear Losing Case Against the Expo Line - Expo Line Phase II - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Relentless Westside NIMBYs Want State Supreme Court to Rehear Losing Case Against the Expo Line A group of Rancho Park and Cheviot Hills NIMBYs dead set against the under-construction Expo Line lig...
City Council backs study of possible $3-billion street repair bond - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - City staff will report back in 45 days on a proposed 1% increase in property taxes on Los Angeles homeowners for 29 years. That revenue would be used to resurface and rebuild the worst streets, par...
USHSR News... ANNOUNCING HIGH SPEED RAIL CONFERENCE Los Angeles!
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thumbnail myemail­.constantcontact.com - Tutor Perini this week signed the contract to begin construction on the Califronia High Speed Rail project.  The 800-mile, state-of-the-art high speed rail project has been years in the making meth...
Alameda Avenue permanently closes in Azusa for Gold Line station
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - As families scrambled in the chaos of the first-day-of-school rush, commuters had to deal with one more roadblock on Tuesday as Alameda Avenue is permanently closed at the railroad tracks in Azusa....
Establish a National Infrastructure Bank Capitalized by a Repatriation Tax Holiday – Brookings
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infrapppworld­.com - U.S. Congress should establish a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) capitalized with the proceeds from a onetime repatriation tax holiday. The primary barrier to an NIB—a targeted mechanism for fin...
Labor Day travel projected to hit five-year high - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Credit is flowing a little more freely. Consumer confidence measures rose to post-recession highs this summer. And many people are looking to replace their old cars and appliances. The latest indic...
APTA's patent lawsuit resolved - News - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - President/CEO Michael Melaniphy announced a lawsuit brought by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) against ArrivalStar has been resolved. “ArrivalStar has agreed not to make any f...
Judge Gives $27M Nod In 1990s LA Subway Construction Suit - Law360
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thumbnail www­.law360.com - Share us on: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn By Ciaran McEvoy 0 Comments Select primary interest Antitrust & Competition Law Banking Bankruptcy & Restructuring Corporate Law Energy Litigation & Regulatio...
SAN BERNARDINO: I-215 closures planned as project nears completion | Local News
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thumbnail www­.pe.com - After more than six years of construction, the widening of Interstate 215 through San Bernardino is entering the home stretch. Two closures are planned this week – Wednesday, Aug. 21, and Friday, A...
Caltrans: $16.5 million to fix I-5 and 2 Freeway interchange damaged in fiery tanker crash
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Smoke billows from a fire Saturday July 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, after a tanker truck flipped, spilled its load of gasoline and caught fire, snarling traffic for miles. Remember that fiery tanker c...
NFSR Is Not Done with the Supreme Court Yet
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Neighbors for Smart Rail, the group of homeowners that has fought the Expo Line running through their community, isn’t quite done yet. Despite Streetsblog’s proclamation after the California Public...
Map: CicLAvia Announces October Event in the 'Heart of LA': LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - On October 26, 7.5 miles of city streets will once again be closed to vehicle traffic so that bicyclists and pedestrians can experience Los Angeles on their own two feet...or wheels. CicLAvia revea...
September Bus Book Now Available | Omnitrans Public Transit News for the San Bernardino Valley
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thumbnail www­.omnitrans.org - The September Bus Book is now available for viewing online and will soon be distributed to our buses. Route 7:  The timepoint at Sierra Way and 40th is now Sierra Way and Ralston – southbound only....
With An Urban Face-Lift, Vintage Bike Polo Picks Up Speed : NPR
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thumbnail www­.npr.org - Several vintage sports have seen resurgence among young people lately: roller derby, kickball and even bocce ball. But one century-old sport hasn't just found new fans; it's getting an urban makeov...
Quick Ticket
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www­.metrolinktrains.com - If you frequently buy the same ticket type using a debit or credit card, you can use Metrolink’s Quick Ticket feature. Quick Ticket reduces the time and effort required to purchase a ticket and red...
North Atwater L.A. River Bridge: Safe Enough for Birds? | River Notes | Confluence
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - At SWA Landscape's summer studio, a crowd of Los Angeles River advocates gathered to hear proposals of river interventions made by seven interns from around the country. After Ohio State University...
Arroyo Seco Foundation says La Loma footbridge will block environmental rehab
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thumbnail www­.pasadenastarnews.com - PASADENA>> The long-antici­pated $17 million La Loma Bridge rehabilitation project is finally set to move forward next year, but members of the environmental-preservation community are concerned th...
Tesla may build safe electric cars; when will they be affordable? - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - What Tesla has accomplished is remarkable, and it appears on track to become the first successful automotive start-up in a century. Investors certainly think so, having pushed the stock up 323% thi...
More than half (52%) of electric cars in the U.S. can be found in 5 cities : TreeHugger
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thumbnail www­.treehugger.com - That's alphabetical order, though. If you look at sales, the order changes to: San Francisco first with 19.5%, Los Angeles second with 15.4%, Seattle third at 8%, then New York City with 4.6% and A...
Customers Lead the Way in Determining How SCE Prepares for Electric Vehicles
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newsroom­.edison.com - When it comes to electric vehicles, the top three things customers want to know are how much it will cost to charge their vehicles, where the public charging stations are located, and the environme...
Seriously, Get on the Bus! New Analysis Shows Fiscal, Environmental Benefits of Buses | Deron Lovaas's Blog
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thumbnail switchboard­.nrdc.org - As I’ve written (here, here and here, for starters) it’s high time buses received more attention and investment in this country. Everyone loves to talk about other modes – especially bikes and trai...
Mixed fortunes for California’s high-speed rail plans
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thumbnail www­.globalrailnews.com - The first section of California’s first high-speed rail line remains on course but court rulings threaten to delay the first shovels breaking ground. The authority overseeing the construction of th...
ITS International - Study shows significant savings from combining bus and HOT lanes
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thumbnail www­.itsinternational.com - David Crawford looks at some radical thinking that could see self-financing mass transit in Florida. Potential networks investigated BTL#1. A 104km route (capital cost US$591 million) in two sectio...
Downtown Business Association supports downtown bullet train ... - BakersfieldCalifornian.com
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thumbnail www­.bakersfieldcalifornian.com - Twenty-four percent of members surveyed, or 16 out of 66 members responding, said they would ride the so-called "bullet train" at least 12 times a year. Forty-five percent of members, or 28 of 62 m...
Bay Area Bike Share to go live Aug. 29 - San Jose Mercury News
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thumbnail www­.mercurynews.com - For the hundreds of people who use some combination of a bike and public transit to get around the Bay Area, the commute often means lugging bikes on and off Caltrain or bus racks. But starting Aug...
Ten urban planners in history | Better! Cities & Towns Online
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thumbnail bettercities­.net - Now we take a break from contemporary livability and smart growth to look at a list of urban planners throughout history. The infographic was sent by Frankie Rendon of Creative Signals (creativesig...
Will HOT Lane Usage Decrease When Drivers Realize How Little Time They're Saving?
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - A recent study of HOT lane usage in Minnesota along the I-394 and I-35 corridors by Michael Janson and David Levinson of the University of Minnesota [PDF] found that, counter-intuitively, rising to...
Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan
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www­.metro.net - Union Station is the region’s primary transit hub, connecting Southern California counties whose combined population totals more than 17 million. Metro purchased the iconic downtown LA station in 2...
Commission Approves Little Tokyo Community Design Overlay – Rafu Shimpo
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thumbnail www­.rafu.com - The Los Angeles City Planning Commission on Aug. 8 voted to unanimously approve the Little Tokyo Community Design Overlay District (CDO), a set of guidelines that preserve the neighborhood’s unique...
The Commute: UCLA Edition - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - UCLA's released results from its annual campus commuting study and it's pretty impressive: For the first time in the school's history, more students are commuting to the campus by foot than by car;...
U of M Research: Spurring private-sector development along transit corridors
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thumbnail mntransportationresearch­.org - A new research study is recommending ways to make it easier for developers and employers to select sites that encourage living-wage jobs and mixed-income housing near transit. A key finding of the ...
UCLA could teach L.A. commuters to improve traffic / UCLA Newsroom
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newsroom­.ucla.edu - The number of car trips in and out of UCLA has declined steadily since 2003, and is lower now than it was in 1990. The dramatic increase in the use of alternative transportation by UCLA students, s...
Now Angelenos Can See Art While Waiting for the Bus - Los Angeles - Arts - Public Spectacle
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thumbnail blogs­.laweekly.com - In Los Angeles, art resides on concrete walls, buildings, billboards and more. So it's no surprise that you can now see it around Downtown LA and Boyle Heights on another public surface -- the bus ...
HSR Given Positive Wrap
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thumbnail www­.kmjnow.com - HSR Given Positive Wrap High-speed rail has been an issue of controversy in and around the Valley but on Tuesday, the topic was discussed in a positive manner.     Mayor Ashley Swearengin, along wi...
As Union Station makes changes, will they consider the people who use it?
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - On rather short notice, approximately one week ago, Los Angeles Metro announced major changes to the way Union Station will be allowed to be used during the overnight hours of 1am to 4am. This is o...
City Council approves a motion to study the feasibility of fixing LA’s streets in our lifetime
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - The Los Angeles City Council voted 15 to 0 this morning, not to fix the city’s crumbling streets, but to study how to fix them. The vote came on a proposal from Council Members Joe Buscaino and Mit...
Nothing to read? Airport libraries to the rescue
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thumbnail www­.usatoday.com - It's appropriate that a book celebrating the 75th anniversary of Nashville International Airport includes a page -- and a charming photo -- documenting the library branch that opened on-site in 196...
LA City Council Approves $3B ‘Save Our Streets’ Study « CBS Los Angeles
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thumbnail losangeles­.cbslocal.com - LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday approved a study of $3 billion in bonds to fund emergency street repairs. “Save Our Streets L.A.” was proposed to the city council b...
Temporary stop closures for Big Blue Bus due to Expo Line construction
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Due to Expo Line Phase II construction, Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus will temporarily close the following eastbound Route 5 stops until further notice: The following BBB Route 12 stops will also be ...
Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Revolution?
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movela­.org - There’s been a lot of interest in The Metropolitan Revolution, the new book by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley of the Brookings Institution. In sum the book is about how the paralysis in Congress h...
Spots open on transit committee | www.toacorn.com
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www­.toacorn.com - The City of Thousand Oaks is recruiting for three openings on the Ventura County Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee. One position will serve for three years, and two positions will serve fo...
CTC Approves $487 Million For Transportation Improvements - Topanga Messenger
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thumbnail www­.topangamessenger.com - LOS ANGELES, CA—The California Transportation Commission (CTC) announced it has funded $487 million for 82 construction projects to improve transportation, safety, and mobility across California. “...
Metro Tap Card: Isn't It Supposed To Be Easy? - Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic
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thumbnail www­.myfoxla.com - According to METRO, "TAP" is the ticket. It's the little blue credit card type electronic card that you use to ‘tap' your way through the turnstiles if you're riding the METRO ( Subway) or taking a...
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