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9/13/2013

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Metrolink Crash Anniversary Memorial - Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic
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thumbnail www­.myfoxla.com - A bell tolled, 25 times, for each of the victims who died at the Metrolink crash in Chatsworth, five years ago. The mournful sound, part of a remembrance that included the unveiling of a plaque at ...
Victims of Metrolink's 2008 crash in Chatsworth honored with memorial - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Victims and the relatives of those who were killed or injured gathered on the fifth anniversary of the crash to dedicate a large bronze plaque mounted in stone. The memorial states, "Metrolink 111,...
Beware Of Metro Bearing Gifts – Will Our Council Get Fooled?
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bhcourier­.com - This could be our report in a few months: “Angry residents filled the City Council chambers Tuesday night to protest unannounced street blockages, excavations and parking restrictions imposed by Me...
Union Station, once upon a time
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE LOS ANGELES PUBLIC LIBRARY PHOTO COLLECTION Los Angeles Union Station celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014 — a nice milestone for the facility that Metro purchased in ...
Delay Likely For Downtown Streetcar As Budget Balloons - Downtown Streetcar - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - The budget for the Downtown streetcar, which would link up the Civic Center to South Park and points in between, may be $200 million short--impressive considering it was only projected to cost $125...
Lawmakers Push to Permanently Upgrade Transit’s Second-Class Tax Benefit
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - While the rest of the Capitol prepared for President Obama’s visit to lobby members of Congress on Syria military strikes, three lawmakers gathered under the hot sun with transit advocates to push ...
AB 60   Assembly Bill – AMENDED
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leginfo­.ca.gov - AB 60, as amended, Alejo. Driver’s licenses: eligibility: required documentation. (1) Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to require an applicant for an original driver’s l...
California lawmakers OK driver's licenses for illegal immigrants; Brown to sign bill - San Jose Mercury News
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thumbnail www­.mercurynews.com - SACRAMENTO -- Illegal immigrants living in California will soon be able to get driver's licenses. Thursday night's passage of AB60 by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Salinas, capped years of Democratic e...
RailPAC: LOSSAN to Arizona?
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www­.railpac.org - LOSSAN originally stood for LOS Angeles-SAN Diego for the route of the San Diegan Trains back in the 1980′s. Since then rail service on this corridor has expanded to Santa Barbara and later to San ...
TriMet mobile ticketing app sales reach $100K - News - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - Portland, Ore.-based TriMet’s mobile ticketing app, TriMet Tickets, proves an overwhelming success in its first week. RELATED: "Transit apps helping to enhance riders' experience." As of Wednesday,...
Clever financing keeps Hong Kong metro profitable - News - METRO Magazine
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thumbnail www­.metro-magazine.com - Following the concept of "value capture," the Hong Kong metro essentially functions as part of a vertically integrated business that, through a "rail plus property" model,  controls both the means ...
Solar-powered bus debuts in Australian fleet - News - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - The bus has covered over 34,000 miles since February, saved the city over 4,000 gallons of diesel and reduced CO2 emissions by more than 150,000 pounds in its first year. Tindo is able to travel ab...
New Flyer CEO Sees Growth as U.S. Buses Age - Bloomberg
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www­.bloomberg.com - New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI), the largest transit bus manufacturer in North America, forecasts sales will rise about 32 percent after buying an Alabama-based competitor and as U.S. cities start ...
LA City Council Agrees to Rename Downtown Intersection in Honor of Architect : Eastern Group Publications
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egpnews­.com - The City Council agreed on last week to name the intersection of Fifth and Spring streets in downtown Los Angeles as John Parkinson Square, honoring the architect who designed City Hall, the Los An...
Two Chinatown Housing Projects to Open Next Month
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thumbnail ladowntownnews­.tumblr.com - The residential upswing in Chinatown will become more heated next month, with a pair of projects scheduled to open. Allison Geiman, a representative of developer Equity Residential, said the first ...
An Introduction to the L.A. River Ecosystem Feasibility Study | River Notes | Confluence
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - These days environmentalists and community groups are watching their inboxes, looking out for an official announcement for the release of results of the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Feasibility Stud...
SaMo Approves Big Plans for the Bergamot Station Area - PlanningWatch - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - As reported by the SMDP and Santa Monica Next, a large crowd turned out to weigh in on the project: people worried about traffic, people worried about public spaces, and people worried about busine...
California extends HOV lane access for electric cars and plug-in hybrids to 2019 : TreeHugger
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thumbnail www­.treehugger.com - "California has always been leading the way when it comes to lowering our carbon footprint," said Assm. Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica). "These standards will entice Californians to utilize the most...
Zeppelins Making A Comeback? Aeroscraft Airship Is Future Of Air Transportation, Says California Company
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thumbnail www­.ibtimes.com - Worldwide Aeros says the zeppelin isn’t trying to replace the aircraft and the airplane, but that the Aeroscraft it can provide a new, environmentally friendly and low-cost solution for businesses ...
CEQA Reform Amendments Strengthen Social and Traffic Impact Analysis
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - “By moving toward these real environmental measures, Steinberg’s bill makes good projects in the right locations easier and ensures more thorough environmental review of all projects," writes Curt ...
Parking Improvements Coming to the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station
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thumbnail blog­.octa.net - OCTA is expanding parking capacity at the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink Station with the construction of a 176-space parking lot just south of the existing station parking lot. This will br...
Skypods: Are gondolas the next big thing in urban transport? - CNN.com
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thumbnail edition­.cnn.com - (CNN) -- Urban transport in Bolivia's administrative capital of La Paz has always been about what goes up and down. Situated in a deep canyon more than 10,000 feet above sea level, the Andean metro...
California Legislature Passes Historic Clean Transportation Funding Bill -- Increases Chances State Will Meet Air Quality and Climate Targets
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thumbnail www­.marketwire.com - PASADENA, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2013) - On a bipartisan vote, the California State Senate and Assembly yesterday approved a measure that would continue the state's clean vehicle and fuel incen...
Redlands City Council abandons, leases park, which may feature train station
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thumbnail www­.redlandsdailyfacts.com - REDLANDS>> A slice of land purchased by the city 101 years ago is on pace to be sold and possibly developed into a train station. The 1.37-acre parcel was originally part of Jennie Davis Park. When...
Houston, We Have (More) Electric Bus Problems
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Long Beach Transit (LBT)’s latest board meeting held with it a severe amount of questions regarding the transit company’s procurement of electric, zero-emission buses (ZEB) from Chinese company BYD...
Congestion isn't just about highways - Greater Greater Washington
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thumbnail greatergreaterwashington­.org - Trends indicate that Americans are driving less and have diminished interest in owning a car. But what happens when the transportation modes they switch to become as crowded as the highways they le...
FHWA to Transportation Engineers: Use the NACTO Bikeway Design Guide
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - In a significant step forward for American bike infrastructure, the Federal Highway Administration issued a memorandum late last month essentially endorsing street designs like protected bike lanes...
CEQA Changes Narrowed, Broader Effort Delayed (Again) - capradio.org
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thumbnail www­.capradio.org - Steinberg had been pushing a bill that would speed up the state’s cumbersome environmental review process for infill development projects.  Instead, facing pressure from business groups and Governo...
208 PERY 1128 Westbound On Sierra Madre Bl....
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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...
Historic Core Intersection Could Be Named For City Hall Architect John Parkinson - Street Life - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Image via LA Times The Los Angeles City Council is considering a motion (pdf) to rename the intersection of Fifth and Spring streets in the Historic Core of Downtown as "Parkinson Square," for John...
Metro Expo Line Service to USC Games Continues to Grow
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The kickoff of the USC home football schedule on Saturday, September 7 showed that more fans used the Metro Expo Line to travel to the Coliseum than last year, indicating the rail service is a safe...
Secretary Foxx to Join WTS Policy Symposium - General News - News
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www­.wtsinternational.org - About About WTS International Mission, Goals & Guiding Principles Board of Directors Annual Report Staff Advisory Board Members Recognition Award Winners Shop Membership Join Renew Reinstate Member...
Electric buses make strong showing at BusCon - News - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - Representatives from Phoenix Motorcars, BYD, Proterra and Complete Coach Works (CCW) featured their buses on the show floor and explained their products as well as their outlook for the future of e...
State transportation officials to Amtrak: Finish funding deals with states - The Hill's Transportation Report
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thumbnail thehill­.com - The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is encouraging Amtrak to complete agreements with states to pay for short-distance rail service. Under a law that all...
Zipcar's Co-Founder On How Transportation Is The Ultimate Solution | Co.Exist
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thumbnail www­.fastcoexist.com - This is the latest entry in Catchafire's Generosity Series, a multi-month celebration and investigation of bold generosity with the goal of understanding its causes, its benefits, and how to inspir...
Living Near Good Transit May Make You Happier - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Jason Cao, a transport policy scholar at the University of Minnesota, has conducted a short but tidy study that demonstrates just what good public transit can mean to a person's life. His findings,...
City officials: Bergamot Transit Village still has flaws - Santa Monica Daily PressSanta Monica Daily Press
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thumbnail smdp­.com - CITY HALL — A proposed plan for a mixed-use “transit village” near the incoming Bergamot Station Expo Light Rail stop still has design flaws and lingering questions over affordable housing and park...
Weekend Traffic: Freeway closures, Dodgers games and more
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - The Seal Beach Boulevard bridge over the I-405 freeway is being reconstructed one half at a time. Back in late summer 2012, the bridge was reduced to one lane in each direction, with a center media...
Five years later: The Chatsworth Metrolink disaster - LA Observed
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thumbnail www­.laobserved.com - A memorial plaque was unveiled today at the Moorpark Metrolink station remembering the 24 passengers who died when the engineer of a northbound train blew a red light in Chatsworth and sped head-on...
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