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101 Freeway park plan: Los Angeles City Council to seek funding
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thumbnail abclocal­.go.com - LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Plans are moving forward to cover part of the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles with a neighborhood park. The L.A. City Council on Friday unanimously agreed to work with the...
A Walk In The Park On The 101 Freeway? City Council Says ‘Yes’ « CBS Los Angeles
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thumbnail losangeles­.cbslocal.com - LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council Friday voted in favor of a proposal to partner with a nonprofit group for an unusual plan to cover a portion of the Hollywood (101) Freeway wi...
L.A. replaces parking pay stations with state-of-the-art meters - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - City officials this week removed 16 pay stations between 1st Street and Beverly Boulevard that drew complaints from unhappy motorists who struggled with the machines and said they were ticketed whi...
Photoblogging: Dinosaurs and LA Freeways | The Thoughtful Animal, Scientific American Blog Network
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thumbnail blogs­.scientificamerican.com - I snapped this photo last week while visiting the Getty Museum. It shows the 405 freeway snaking northbound through the Sepulveda pass in West Los Angeles. Follow the freeway into the hills – see t...
Nobody walks in L.A.? - NoHoArtsDistrict.com
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thumbnail www­.nohoartsdistrict.com - METRO L.A.'s The Source article "Car-Free and Car-Lite in LA: where to live" rates Los Angeles neighborhoods on being car-lite, minimal car use, or car-free, never needing to be behind the wheel (l...
Parking, transit fail to keep pace with up-and-coming Arts District - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - "It can get pretty hectic here," valet Elmer Nolasco said, grabbing a stack of parking stubs. "The factory workers, they come and go at the same time." After complaints that workers were late for t...
Metrolink to Make Special Stop at the L.A. County Fair
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www­.blackvoicenews.com - LOS ANGELES - Metrolink will offer safe, affordable service directly to the L.A. County Fair beginning this weekend and continuing on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of September. Metrol...
SANTA MONICA AIRPORT OPEN HOUSE
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www­.westsidetoday.com - By Kate Schlesinger  |  August 29, 2013 Let your imagination take flight… at the 3rd Annual Santa Monica Open House on Saturday, September 21, 2013 12:00pm - 5:00pm. Admission and parking are both ...
'Beautify Lincoln' campaign brings murals to a boulevard's businesses - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - "Does this look like a sign?" read the front-page banner in The Argonaut, a South Bay community paper. Beneath it was a photograph of a 102-foot-long mural that moodily pays homage to a 1958 movie ...
Thinking Outside Our Economic Box: How Transit Investments Can Get U.S. Manufacturing Moving Again
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thumbnail www­.huffingtonpost.com - As our nation pauses to observe Labor Day this week, you have to wonder what the future holds for American workers. Rising income inequality, a dwindling middle class, the growth of low-wage jobs w...
The Transit Coalition Blog | AC Transit Workers Reject Contract
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thumbnail thetransitcoalition­.us - Meanwhile, the current labor fiasco in the Bay Area remains unresolved. AC Transit workers voted down a new contract, even though negotiations were thought to be successful. AC Transit workers coul...
Hawaii approves transit archaeological survey, construction could begin in a month
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thumbnail www­.rtands.com - Construction was stopped last year when the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that the archaeological survey work should have been completed for the entire rail route before construction in East Kapolei b...
Public invited to comment on naval base land use study » Ventura County Star
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thumbnail www­.vcstar.com - A coalition of local leaders is preparing a first-of-its-kind study of the land surrounding Naval Base Ventura County, with the goal of insulating the base from potential conflicts with nearby land...
Recession Reverses California Airport’s Growth - NYTimes.com
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thumbnail www­.nytimes.com - The greatest inconvenience awaits those who head to the taxi stand: sometimes there are no cabs. One has to be called. “Truthfully, I love this,” Annette Long said as she prepared to check her bags...
A cycling-friendly future for Southern Californians: Tim Brick
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thumbnail www­.dailynews.com - President John F. Kennedy once said, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” That’s definitely true, but bikes can do so much more than that. Bicycles have the potential to solve ...
California Rail Safety Month begins with a message to be safe
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - A simple reminder from Operation Lifesaver to kick off California Rail Safety Month: see tracks, think train – because it could save your life. While Metro has installed new safety improvements alo...
L.A. Approves Cycle Tracks, But Council Motion Could Derail South Fig. Plans
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - At long last, it looks like the City of Los Angeles is ready to build some cycle tracks. Earlier this week, the City of Los Angeles certified the environmental documents for the South Figueroa Stre...
Bike ride promises glimpse of embattled Santa Monica Airport's possible futures, The Lookout News
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www­.surfsantamonica.com - Airport opponents point out that roughly 2,000 feet of runway isn't covered by that agreement and could theoretically be replaced by a park or other non-aviation use, effectively restricting the ty...
The American Bike-Share Fleet Has Doubled Since January
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - This has been an epic year for bike-share in America. According to a report from the Earth Policy Institute, the opening of Bay Area Bike Share yesterday brought the cumulative size of the bike-sha...
Bike Share Revolution: U.S. Fleet More than Doubles in 2013 | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
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thumbnail inhabitat­.com - San Francisco’s launch of Bay Area Bike Share has pushed the United States bicycle sharing fleet above 18,000, more than double the number of bikes in service since the beginning of the year. Bay A...
Updating the Book on Parking Reform | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - "'No one likes to pay for parking but residents are going to pay for it in other ways,' he says over coffee at CafĂ© le Leche on York Boulevard in Highland Park. Even if you find a 'free' parking sp...
The Transit Coalition Blog | New Mayor Installs Airport Commissioners
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thumbnail thetransitcoalition­.us - Newly installed LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is swiftly making appointments at various positions across the city bureaucracy, and the LA Airport Commission is no exception. Garcetti replaced all but one ...
The Transit Coalition Blog | Amtrak: Airport Connections and NEC Upgrades
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thumbnail thetransitcoalition­.us - Transit advocates often consider air-to-rail connections as an essential piece of a functioning public transportation system. What happens when this view is applied to Amtrak? Most airports have ne...
Retaining Affordable Housing Near Transit Just Got Easier | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - As cities across the country build new transit systems, many are struggling to prevent rising rents in areas near stops from displacing lower-income residents. Jeffrey Lubell looks at a little noti...
Could Transportation Policy Transform Affordable Housing? -- Rooflines
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www­.rooflines.org - Ask affordable housing practitioners what keeps them up at night and you’re bound to hear about these two major concerns: • Not in My Backyard (NIMBY) opposition to affordable housing development. ...
LACBC Bike Count Training
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Los Angeles Bike and Pedestrian Count on September 10th & 14th - Volunteers Needed in the Valley and South L.A. Have you ever heard someone complain that they never see people on bikes on a certain...
Preparing for Increased Ridership, LB Transit Alters Schedule & Routes
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thumbnail lbpost­.com - As fall approaches and students begin their daily trek to and from school, Long Beach Transit (LBT) has made multiple schedule and route changes in order to handle the increased ridership. This is ...
Preview of September Metro Service Councils Meetings
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - All Service Council meetings include a report from Metro Service Council Director Jon Hillmer providing previous month’s statistics on ridership, performance and other measures of Metro service. In...
Bay Area bike sharing solves the 'final-mile' problem : TreeHugger
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thumbnail www­.treehugger.com - Bay Area BikeShare is not just a one-city sharing program. Available in five cities in California (San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Redwood City), it allows users to pick up a...
California officials delay opening of new museum at Donner Memorial State Park - History - The Sacramento Bee
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thumbnail www­.sacbee.com - TRUCKEE – Mired in the bureaucracy of a contract dispute and lacking the funds to hire a coordinator, California state parks officials have delayed the opening of a new museum at Donner Memorial St...
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