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8/01/2013

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Metro’s response to CityWatch article on problems with TAP cards
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Matthew Hetz published an article at CityWatch today with the headline “The TAP card, discouraging mass transit one card at a time.” The article listed several issues that Mr. Hetz has had with TAP...
Obama's speech draws attention to Inland Empire logistics - San Bernardino County Sun
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thumbnail www­.sbsun.com - That's the related logistics and warehouse sector, which is central to the region's economy, said Guadalupe Palma, director of Warehouse Workers United. "It relates directly to what we are encounte...
House transportation appropriations bill pulled from floor debate, community development grant money safe for now - LA Daily News
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thumbnail www­.pasadenastarnews.com - Republican leaders in the House of Representatives pulled the controversial Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill from consideration Wednesday. The bill would have pushe...
Union Station community workshop on Thursday to provide more details of emerging master plan
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The Union Station Master Plan team is holding a community workshop on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Our Cathedral of the Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles to discuss their latest...
L.A. Mayor Garcetti Appoints Three City Representatives to Los Angeles Metro Board - California Newswire
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thumbnail californianewswire­.com - LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed three Los Angeles representatives to the board of the county’s transportation agency, one of th...
Op/Ed: Lessons from Minneapolis for Bike Planning in Los Angeles
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Biking in Minneapolis is a rejuvenating experience because it allows me to think. By integrating the natural environment into the biking experience, the city sets a high standard for developing urb...
Mid Valley News : Metro’s After Work Art Tours Lead to Live Music and Food Trucks
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www­.midvalleynews.com - By Anna Chen July 31, 2013 • 43 views Filed under Local Events There are just two Metro Art Moves_DTLA art tours left this summer! The next one takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, and t...
House Pulls Its Disastrous Transpo Spending Bill As Senate Moves Ahead
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - While the Senate continues to consider amendments to its transportation budget bill, expected to pass this week, House leadership has canceled a vote on its own version. The bill, which passed the ...
Dem compares House transportation bill failure to 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - A House Democrat compared the Republican-led chamber's inability to pass a $44 billion transportation and housing bill to the Goldilocks fairy tale on Wednesday. GOP leaders in the House postponed ...
Reid files cloture on Transportation, Housing bill - The Hill's Floor Action
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thumbnail thehill­.com - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed cloture on the transportation and housing spending bill Tuesday. Reid’s move sets up the procedural vote to end debate for Thursday, unless a deal i...
Cyberattack on Apple developer site delays public launch of TriMet ticketing app (poll)
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thumbnail www­.oregonlive.com - A cyberattack on Apple's developer website has reportedly pushed the public launch of TriMet's highly anticipated smartphone ticketing app back at least a week, according to sources in the agency. ...
Infrastructure Journal - News - Bidders emerge for Los Angeles bundled projects P3
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www­.ijonline.com - As your firm uses IP recognition, you will need to sign in with your own unique login and password. If you do not have your own login details, please click here to register. Alternatively, contact ...
Port of Los Angeles - A Cleaner Port. A Brighter Future.
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www­.portoflosangeles.org - FOURTH ANNUAL  PortTechEXPO  ON SEPTEMBER 11 TO FOCUS ON CONNECTING TECH INNOVATORS, BUSINESSES AND INVESTORS Info Sessions for Entrepreneur Funding Competition Upcoming on Aug. 8 and 15; Event Spo...
American Firm Debuts First Airplane to Run on Natural Gas | Autopia
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thumbnail www­.wired.com - OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Aviat Aircraft has introduced the first airplane able to run on both standard aviation fuel and compressed natural gas. The airplane is the first to fly on CNG, opening the doo...
Can California HSR Learn From Spain’s Fatal Train Crash?
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - The Spanish train crash in Santiago de Compostela that killed 79 people last week has sparked questions about whether high-speed rail is safe. In fact, it’s among the safest ways to travel, and tec...
Trolley Expansion Will Remap Ridership – and Land-Use Decisions
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thumbnail voiceofsandiego­.org - San Diego’s trolley service will soon connect the city’s two densest areas, but the expansion’s success depends on flipping development patterns in the communities in between. For the region’s over...
New EPA Head Vows to Make Climate Change the Agency's Top Priority
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - "The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency told an audience at Harvard Law School on Tuesday that cutting carbon pollution will 'feed the economic agenda of this country' and vowed to wor...
E-470's tolling helped pioneer new way of funding transportation
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thumbnail blogs­.denverpost.com - By John McCuskey and Patrick Jones Guest Commentary Modern highway tolling is about people, technology and innovation, so it’s no surprise that the worldwide tolling industry would come to the Mile...
Quality of Life
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www­.publictransportation.org - Public transportation plays a significant role in finding smart solutions to the challenges facing America today. An increased investment in public transportation leads to improved health and a bet...
Tried and True Approach Could be Path to Saving Time and Money on More Transportation Projects
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thumbnail www­.transportationissuesdaily.com - There is at least one tried-and-true innovation in project delivery: design-build.  And its chief proponent, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), is asking USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx to ...
California to get America's fastest high-speed rail line
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thumbnail www­.gizmag.com - When people grumble about how they think the US isn’t as technologically advanced as it should be, they like to bring up bullet trains – Europe and Asia have them, so why doesn’t America? Well, it’...
Kevin James OKd for board seat after grilling by L.A. council - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The City Council voted 11 to 0 on Tuesday to appoint James, a Republican, with some members saying deference should be given to Garcetti, who nominated James, in picking commissioners. "The mayor h...
In 1968, San Francisco's BART Was Billed as a 'Dream for Tomorrow' - Mark Byrnes - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - The late 1960s was a decidedly more optimistic time in the history of San Francisco's BART system. There's something almost hypnotic about this 1968 promotional video for the transit agency, titled...
Are Cost Estimators Bad at Their Jobs? | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - "Whatever the underlying causes of cost overruns may be, there seems to be one promising means of addressing them: creating a 'reference class' of similar projects to serve as a platform for compar...
Interior of Car 2501 on Flickr. This photograph...
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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...
The Childless City by Joel Kotkin and Ali Modarres, City Journal Summer 2013
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www­.city-journal.org - What is a city for? Ever since cities first emerged thousands of years ago, they have been places where families could congregate and flourish. The family hearth formed the core of the ancient Gree...
SF Police Turn to Twitter to Reunite Owners with Stolen Bikes - WNYC
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thumbnail www­.wnyc.org - @SFPDBikeTheft  was started by officer Matt Friedman, who tweets out stolen bike alerts, pictures of bikes the SFPD has recovered, and tips to prevent getting a bike stolen in the first place. A re...
App Sends Traffic Complaints Straight to Congress
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thumbnail www­.govtech.com - Advocates behind a new smartphone app hope it will bridge the gap between Americans' frustration with traffic and lawmakers' failure to develop a long-term way of paying for infrastructure. The "I'...
The Bike Library is Open (1004824)
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map­.ais.ucla.edu - UCLA Transportation and UCLA Recreation offer a campus bicycle library through funding provided by The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF). The UCLA Bicycle Library provides bikes for rent to UCLA student...
Register Today! Briefing on Governor's Economic Development Initiative
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myemail­.constantcontact.com - With the recent passage of Senate Bill 90 and Assembly Bill 93, also known as the Governor's Economic Development Initiative (GEDI), the Enterprise Zone program was replaced with three new tools fo...
New Rules Would Let Uber and Lyft Ridesharing Roam Free - Getting Around - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - New Rules Would Let Uber and Lyft Ridesharing Roam Free The state is rushing to legitimize quasi-cab services like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, because the future lies in smartphone apps that summon un...
Meet Joseph Chicas, Your South LA Representative - Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
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thumbnail www­.lamayor.org - Joseph’s work in South L.A. dates back to 2007, when he facilitated Safe Passage programs for 13 schools in the region. His work experience includes non-profit organizations and government agencies...
Meet Patricia Alarcón, Your East L.A. Area Representative - Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
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thumbnail www­.lamayor.org - Before joining the Mayor's Office, Patricia was a nonprofit community outreach consultant. For the past 8 years, she was a community advocate in Council Districts 1 and 14. She also has served as a...
Federal transit exec likes Charlotte approach - Charlotte Business Journal
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thumbnail www­.bizjournals.com - Former Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx caught the attention of President Obama, in part, by backing ambitious transit projects. This month, Foxx became the nation’s transportation secretary, less than...
LA freeway map radically redesigned as subway system | The Latest
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Clear and stylish, the redesigned freeway map of Greater Los Angeles was inspired by the aesthetic and navigational logic of subway system posters. Clear and stylish, the redesigned freeway map of ...
L.A. rescinds policy of ticketing at broken parking meters for at least six months - Pasadena Star-News
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thumbnail www­.pasadenastarnews.com - Even though it hasn't been a problem this year, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted to rescind, for at least six months, a city policy allowing tickets to be issued to cars parked at br...
Federal courthouse to rise in downtown L.A. amid Civic Center revival - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The new 10-story tower will rise on 1st Street at Broadway on a block last occupied by a state office building that was demolished in 2007. The parcel is now a fenced-in lot, conspicuously empty wi...
Transportation Funding Bill Faces GOP Opposition : NPR
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thumbnail www­.npr.org - WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure awarding generous funding to road and bridge projects, community development grants and housing help for the poor is running into stiff Republican opposition in the Sena...
SunLine board extends contract for interim leader | The Desert Sun
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thumbnail www­.mydesert.com - THOUSAND PALMS — The temporary head of SunLine Transit Agency will stick around longer than originally planned. The public transportation agency’s Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday to ...
A Pre-Event Recovery Planning Guide for Transportation | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 753: A Pre-Event Recovery Planning Guide for Transportation is designed to help transportation owners and operators in their effor...
Senate measure generously funding transportation, housing programs faces GOP roadblock - The Washington Post
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thumbnail www­.washingtonpost.com - “Voting for appropriations legislation that blatantly violates budget reforms already agreed to by both parties moves our country in exactly, exactly the wrong direction,” Senate Minority Leader Mi...
Education
LA freeway system redrawn as a subway map - LA Observed
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Can Free Transit Work in a Real City?
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Map of the Day: L.A.'s Freeways, Reimagined as a Subway - Stephanie Garlock - The Atlantic Cities
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Stuck With Bad Transit Options? There’s an App for That.
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Builders Starting to Keep Bikers in Mind
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GOING MORE PL(ACE)S
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Environment
BART strike traffic would jump 10 percent over last shutdown, with same transit service - ContraCostaTimes.com
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Freight Panel Chair Says House Will “Balance Out” Transportation Modes
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President Again Talks Up Transportation Funding, and Fix-It-First
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Measuring the Shift Away From Car Ownership, City By City
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Energy Savings Strategies for Transit Agencies | Blurbs
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Would You Ride a Bike Superhighway?
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Business
Obama to propose tax cuts to generate transportation funds
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Downtown Long Beach Station signage to change by end of September
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Mobile ticketing has a bright future despite delays in TriMet rollout
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Why traffic jams are the sign of a healthy economy – Quartz
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Starbucks switching to Google to offer super-fast Wi-Fi - mcall.com
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Leisure
Long Beach Blue Line station gets new name - Press-Telegram
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Metro to provide free rides, extended hours for HARD Summer festival-goers - LA Daily News
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CA: Transit Mall Station of Metro Blue Line Renamed Downtown Long Beach Station
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The Day Pass Diary: Riding the Metro Gold Line
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'The Los Angeles River Flows' Opens in Los Angeles at the Calumet Gallery
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Politics
Why House 2014 Transportation Funding Bill is Probably Dead
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Republican fiscal splits erupt; Rogers rips party leadership on spending cuts - The Hill's On The Money
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BART, unions talk and bicker - SFGate
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