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9/12/2013

Crenshaw Job Fair, Carpool Lanes, Union Station, 2024 Olympics Bid, Joseph Lieberman, Road Tolls, Mobile Ticketing, Metrolink Memorial, CEQA Reform, HSR, and more...

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Bill expanding carpool lanes on 210, 134 freeways heads to governor’s desk
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - The state Legislature has cleared the way for single-occupancy drivers to ride the carpool lanes on the 134 and 210 freeways during nights and weekends. If signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, this would es...
Union Station
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thumbnail www­.metro.net - Widely regarded as “the last of the great train stations”, Los Angeles Union Station is the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. Originally known as the “Los Angeles Un...
Black Worker Center holds Crenshaw LAX line jobs fair - Los Angeles Wave: West Edition
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thumbnail wavenewspapers­.com - Under its theme “Black Workers Rising,” the grassroots advocacy organization the Los Angeles Black Worker Center (BWC) held a ready-to-work resource fair and rally in Leimert Park last Saturday to ...
How Serious Is LA About Hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics? - Take Olympic - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Is it possible that current talk of accelerating transit projects isn't just about assuaging impatient tax payers but is designed to possibly appeal to the International Olympic Committee? "Cities ...
Ex-Senator Joseph Lieberman’s Firm Becomes Trial Counsel To Beverly Hills In Federal Subway Suit
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bhcourier­.com - The Beverly Hills Board of Education voted 5-0 Tuesday to retain Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP in the district’s efforts to fight Metro with the lawsuit, Beverly Hills Unified School Dist...
Road tolls in U.S. will need to rise -Moody's
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www­.reuters.com - WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Road tolls in the United States will need to increase in coming years to cover a rise in debt, but the slow economic recovery is hampering their ability to do so soo...
San Diego pilots mobile ticketing
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thumbnail www­.thetransitwire.com - The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (CA) launched a pilot test of MTS mTicket, a mobile ticketing application that lets riders use their smartphone to purchase a day pass when riding the San ...
Metrolink crash memorial to be unveiled Thursday in Moorpark » Ventura County Star
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thumbnail www­.vcstar.com - A memorial plaque will be unveiled in Moorpark on Thursday, the fifth anniversary of a deadly Metrolink crash in Chatsworth. Twenty-five people, including four from Moorpark and 17 from elsewhere i...
MURRIETA: RCTC project would close I-215 interchange gap | Murrieta News
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thumbnail www­.pe.com - But local officials say proposed parallel roads along Interstate 15, separated from the freeway by concrete barriers, will improve traffic flow through the Interstate 15/215 split. They intend to m...
States lose out on federal distracted-driving grants
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thumbnail www­.usatoday.com - A driver uses a cellphone in Yarmouth, Maine. The state has a law that levies $100 fines for texting while driving. (Photo: 2009 photo by Robert F. Bukaty, AP) Distracted driving — especially among...
Santa Monica to hold first ever pop-up street improvement event Sept 21
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Whether you live in Santa Monica or are a frequent visitor, Pop-Up MANGo is an event you’ll appreciate. Part community festival, part streetscaping effort, the free event aims to show how the Michi...
New CEQA Reform Amendments Could Require Socioeconomic Analysis on Infill
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www­.cp-dr.com - SB 731 – now pending in the Assembly – is intended to do just that. But in the latest twist in an increasingly long-running tale, the bill has now been amended in a way that could push CEQA signifi...
Beijing subway installs plastic bottle recycling machines CCTV News - CNTV English
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thumbnail english­.cntv.cn - Beijing’s subway line 10 has introduced reverse vending machines which allow travellers to offset their transit costs by recycling. Recycling for a reward. The manufacturer of the machines, Incom s...
CEQA Reform Update: Is This the End for LOS?
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Finally, some sanity may be coming to California’s most important environmental protection law, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Under current law, all projects, be they rail lines,...
California High Speed Rail Blog » Accuracy Matters for HSR’s Future
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www­.cahsrblog.com - In today’s LA Times a USC public policy professor, Lisa Schweitzer, offers three suggestions for “getting California’s bullet train back on track”. It’s a worthwhile discussion to have, but her thr...
TRANSIT Legislature prevents aid cutoff
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thumbnail blog­.pe.com - The Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to legislation that would prevent the cutoff of federal transit funding because of the state’s 2012 pension overhaul. Assembly Bill 1222, which took shape...
Bills to free up carpool lanes and protect small businesses head to Gov. Brown
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) has authored three bills on the way to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. One would free up carpool lanes to all commuters during non-peak hours. If signed, AB 405 woul...
VETERANS: Employment fair in Los Angeles
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thumbnail blog­.pe.com - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Amtrak will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Los Angeles Tracks to Success,” a job expo for veterans and military spouses. The fair will be held Thursday, Sept....
LA's Hovercraft demo fail.
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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...
Bill allows limited solo driving in carpool lanes of select LA freeways
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thumbnail abclocal­.go.com - LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The California Legislature has approved a bill to allow L.A. drivers to cruise in certain carpool lanes without being ticketed. The bill now goes to Governor Jerry Brown. Asse...
Westminster Councilwomen Slam Caltrans Push For Converting 405 Freeway Into Toll Road
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thumbnail blogs­.ocweekly.com - Councilwoman Carey told the Caltrans official that Westminster citizens "are angry beyond words" about turning the 405 into a mechanism for private toll-road profit and firmly asserted, "We will no...
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...
Urban Street Design Guide Official Release Event
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thumbnail nacto­.org - The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program are pleased to invite you to join us for the official release of the Urban Street Des...
CEQA Opponents Incorrectly Point to Expo Lawsuit as Reason to Weaken CEQA
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Over the past week, I’ve been studying CEQA and the politics behind the various reform efforts to better report on what’s happening in Sacramento as Senator Darrell Steinberg’s SB 731 moves through...
The New Rules of Risk Include an Increased Threat of Contractor Default | ENR: Engineering News Record
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thumbnail enr­.construction.com - The unprecedented market downturn from which we are emerging has weakened some construction organizations to the extent that they may have difficulty financing the growth that will come with even a...
AB 1222 passes the state Assembly
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - AB 1222 (Bloom) passed the Assembly unanimously today with a vote of 72-0. This measure creates a 15 month exemption from the state’s pension reform law and will lead to the release of our federal ...
Panel urges LAX operators to pay more heed to runway plan critics - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The Airport Land Use Commission, which oversees aviation-related projects in the region, however, rejected a request by runway opponents to issue an order requiring the Los Angeles City Council to ...
Former TSA worker held in threats against LAX - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The search for Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, unfolded Tuesday, hours after the disgruntled employee resigned his position as a TSA screener, officials said. Throughout the day and into Wednesday, authoriti...
Angels Flight investigated by National Transportation Safety Board after derailment
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into last week's Angels Flight derailment. Angels Flight may be the shortest railway in the world, but it is now the subject o...
Getting California's bullet train back on track - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The state scored a victory when it was decided that the Federal Surface Transportation Board has jurisdiction and would subject the project to federal environmental review rather than California's ...
Interstate 10 revamp to cost an extra $1.37M | The Desert Sun
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thumbnail www­.mydesert.com - CATHEDRAL CITY — The year-long delay of the Interstate 10 overpass project at Date Palm Drive is expected to cost an extra $1.37 million above the project’s original $14.8 million cost for construc...
Interstate 2.0: Bringing Home the Urgency of Tolling
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blog­.ibtta.org - As the U.S. Congress prepares for the Transportation Reauthorization in September 2014, the Reason Foundation has released a smart, pragmatic roadmap for funding a complete overhaul of the Intersta...
What If Roads Lasted Twice As Long? - Henry Grabar - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Texas has 311,000 miles of road, more than any other state and nearly twice the total of the runner-up, California. The state spends $10 billion per year on transportation, and the Texas Department...
The Week: Truths about Transportation Politics
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Union Station page now up on Metro.net
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Metro’s August ridership: two rail lines reach new all-time highs
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Ex-TSA agent who allegedly threatened LAX leaves trail of packages - latimes.com
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Capitol Weekly: Pension flap imperils transportation funding
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Lawmakers Push to Permanently Upgrade Transit’s Second-Class Tax Benefit
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Leimert Plaza Park: Where the Community Speaks | Production Notes | Departures
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Transit System Embraces Mobile Ticketing, Supports Job Creation
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How Ford Became One of the Leaders in Social Media: Video - Bloomberg
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Former SoCal TSA Employee Arrested After Threats to LAX
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Funding glitch keeps railroad crossing closed between Glendale and Los Angeles - Glendale News Press
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