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9/10/2013

Culver City Development, Bike Survey, Sceenings at Union Station, Long Beach Transit, Angels Flight, Sustainable Development, Unused Recovery Act Funds, and more...

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Culver City Construction Flurry - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - The Culver City city council is set to discuss issues around a flurry of construction coming soon to the area around the Expo Line station. That includes not only the work on the Venice Boulevard b...
L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin will join volunteers in bicyclist survey
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thumbnail www­.dailybreeze.com - Westchester-area Councilman Mike Bonin will join hundreds of volunteers, with clipboards in hand, who will take to Los Angeles street corners starting Tuesday to conduct a citywide count of bicycli...
CA: Free Screening of Alfred Hitchcock Film at Metro’s Historic Los Angeles Union Station on Sept. 20
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - Metro and Echo Park Film Center will host a free public screening of a classically enthralling Alfred Hitchcock film at historic Union Station on Sept. 20. Don't miss the chance to see a visually o...
Long Beach Transit Board Unaware Staff Added 20-Bus Option To Contract For Low-Emission Buses
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lbbusinessjournal­.com - September 10, 2013 – An option for purchasing 20 more zero emission buses was added to Long Beach Transit’s contract with BYD Motors without the board of directors’ knowledge, Boardmember Maricela ...
Angels Flight could be shut down for months, NTSB says - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The railway, billed as the shortest in the world at 298 feet, stopped Thursday when the car, called Sinai, derailed and left one passenger stuck at the lower end of the track. Five passengers on Ol...
Assembly Passes Sustainable Development Legislation - Sacramento Environmental News
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thumbnail www­.examiner.com - Sacramento - After considerable discussion at the capitol today, the state assembly passed Senate Bill 1, a bill that would enable cities and counties in California to finance regional smart growth...
Notes on transit: the 2024 Olympics, Measure R and project acceleration
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - As summer winds down, just wanted to post a few notes from Source Planetary & Universe Headquarters, conveniently located next to Union Station and the county jail: •The International Olympic Commi...
Intersection Named for City Hall Architect - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - History and architecture have intersected at Fifth and Spring streets. The City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday, Sept. 4, to name the corner John Parkinson Square afte...
Freeway Service Patrol - #399
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thumbnail www­.metro.net - Whether it's a flat tire, an empty gas tank, or an overheated radiator, chances are that one day, you'll need help on the freeway. Thanks to the Freeway Service Patrol, help is on the way! The Metr...
Car-for-hire service Uber joins The Internet Association - The Hill's Hillicon Valley
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thumbnail thehill­.com - The car-for-hire company Uber Technologies has joined The Internet Association, a fast-growing advocacy group in Washington. Uber joins Web leaders like Amazon.com, Facebook, Google and reddit in t...
DOT - FHWA Is Monitoring Unexpended Recovery Act Highway Funds, but Some Funds May Remain Unused
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www­.oig.dot.gov - On September 4, 2013, we issued a report on the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) monitoring of unexpended American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funds.  Our report examined th...
Coming Soon: More Bike Corrals!
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thumbnail ladotbikeblog­.wordpress.com - It seems so distant, but February 18th, 2011, just two and a half years ago, was when the city’s first bike corral was installed on York Boulevard in Northeast LA. Getting the corral off the drawin...
City Getting Serious About Cap Park Over the 101 Downtown - Greening of Downtown - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - The city is making some attempts at improving the pedestrian connections between Union Station and the Civic Center, but nothing would bridge that gap like the proposed Park 101, which would cap po...
Broadway's 100 Year Old Globe Theater Coming Back With Maybe Fewer Shootings - Bringing Back Broadway - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - The Globe Theater, one of Broadway's historic but dilapidated venues, is getting a sprucing, reports Downtown News (in their digital edition). The century-old theater sits at the bottom of the Garl...
1930 construction jams traffic - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times
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thumbnail framework­.latimes.com - Oct. 1930: Construction on Pico Boulevard, looking west from Figueroa Street, jams traffic. When this photo was published in the Oct. 26, 1930, Los Angeles Times, the caption added: If so–here’s yo...
CicLAvia rental bikes for October 6, 2013 Heart of LA @ciclavia
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thumbnail flyingpigeon-la­.com - We are making our fleet of single speed beach cruisers and cargo bikes available for rent again for the upcoming “Heart of LA” CicLAvia scheduled to take place this coming Sunday, October 6, 2013. ...
Best Practices Video: Bike Center in Santa Monica
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - When Bike Center opened its doors in Santa Monica in 2011, Metro billed it as the largest bike parking facility in the United States. In two separate facilities, the Center houses 5300 square feet ...
'Little Santa Monica' street name could be erased in Beverly Hills - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - But residents have long used the nickname for the mile-long stretch of road, officially known as South Santa Monica Boulevard, through the northern end of Beverly Hills' shopping district. The “Lit...
Plan to Put Bike Lanes on Figueroa Divides Community - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News
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thumbnail www­.ladowntownnews.com - DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - The Figueroa Streetscape Project may not be on the radar for everyone in Downtown, but for cycling advocates and stakeholders on the stretch of Figueroa Street that runs from...
Kicking the Can Down the Alameda Corridor :: Fox&Hounds
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thumbnail www­.foxandhoundsdaily.com - The Alameda Corridor is a well-managed public private partnership between the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroads that has resulted ...
Broadway streetcar faces $200-million funding gap - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The original estimate to build the Broadway streetcar line, about $125 million, did not include the cost of utility work, such as moving power lines. That could add up to $166 million, according to...
Calif. High-Speed Rail Board To Vote on $268M in Additional Spending | Digital Wires from ENR.com
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enr­.construction.com - FRESNO, Calif. _ California High-Speed Rail Authority board members will be asked to approve up to $268 million in additional spending for work on the first segment of a statewide bullet-train prog...
Huge Bike-Friendly Overhaul of Figueroa Hits Traffic - Word On The Street - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - The plan to give Figueroa a major ped- and bike-friendly makeover from DTLA to Exposition Park is in a bit of a hurry. Dubbed MyFigueroa, the $20 million which will install continental crosswalks, ...
Five Things You’ll Want to Know about USDOT TIGER V
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thumbnail www­.transportationissuesdaily.com - Wondering which modes, states, and projects got the most TIGER V funding? We’ve got the answers.  USDOT announced that 52 projects in 37 states are splitting the $474 million approved by Congress. ...
Sacramento judge has a full plate of rail lawsuits | High-Speed Rail
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thumbnail www­.fresnobee.com - The same Sacramento County judge who last month was critical of the California High-Speed Rail Authority's 2011 funding plan will soon decide the agency's request to approve the sale of Proposition...
HSR lawsuit hearing set for Nov. 8
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thumbnail www­.hanfordsentinel.com - HANFORD — Kings County officials will be back in court in November after an initial victory in their lawsuit against the California High-Speed Rail Authority on Aug. 16. The scheduled Nov. 8 hearin...
One City's Long, Ongoing Struggle to Launch a Transit System - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Last month Arlington, Texas, shed its undesirable distinction as the largest U.S. city without public transportation. The new Metro ArlingtonXpress bus, known as MAX, connects downtown Arlington wi...
Reflections on the Future of Transportation Research and Education
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thumbnail content­.govdelivery.com - What is the role for transportation research and education in meeting these grand challenges? How can you shape your research so your results can better influence policy? How can you make a differe...
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...
Mid-City West Greenway Would Add Bike Signals and More - Bikeification - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Sharrows--you know, those arrows that tell drivers to share the road with bicyclists. But it could also include additional continental crosswalks, a bike-only signal at La Cienega and a regular one...
CUTR Webcast Recording: A Tool for Assessing the Economic Impacts of Spending on Public Transit « CUTR – Center for Urban Transportation Research
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www­.cutr.usf.edu - In this project, an Excel-based template tool was developed for transit agencies, local governments, and other stakeholders of public transit to estimate the economic impacts of spending on public ...
Watch Board Meeting Live - California High-Speed Rail Authority
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www­.hsr.ca.gov - Taking another step in our commitment towards open and transparent communication with the public, the California High-Speed Rail Authority is now webcasting all board meetings live.  For those inte...
Purple Line makes Beverly Hills, BHUSD see red: Wilshire Boulevard to be torn up for upwards of 9 years
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thumbnail www­.prnewschannel.com - As BHUSD and the city of Beverly Hills continue their fight against MTA’s proposed Purple Line Extension, the beleaguered agency has released a tentative schedule that has citizens even further up ...
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Federal officials probe cause of Angels Flight derailment - latimes.com
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