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9/04/2013

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Reducing train deaths is goal of new program
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - LOS ANGELES >> A 25-year-old La Mirada driver felt trapped as her car sat on the train tracks at Rosecrans and Marquardt avenues in Santa Fe Springs. As the railroad arms came down, the driver pani...
Video shows people darting across train tracks against warning lights - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The candid video was shot at the Burbank Station of Metrolink -- the six-county commuter service -- and the Willowbrook stop for the Blue Line, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Au...
Fall Swap Meet | Orange Empire Railway Museum
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thumbnail www­.oerm.org - Southern California's largest outdoor railroadiana meet. Railroad antiques, collectibles, art, books, model and toy trains. 9:00 AM - 2:00PM This is a gated event. Admission is $7.00 for ages 12 an...
Contra Costa Times editorial: Obama administration should butt out of California pension reform efforts - ContraCostaTimes.com
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thumbnail www­.contracostatimes.com - The Obama administration should stop trying to undermine California's public employee pension changes. U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez's abhorrent overreach into state affairs and misapplication ...
City of Los Angeles must revamp its metro system 
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thumbnail dailytrojan­.com - This past summer, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority began to crack down on freeloaders of the Metro system by locking turnstile gates and placing Metro employees througho...
Calif.'s SunLine interviewing GM candidates - News - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. — The SunLine Transit Agency board will begin interviewing up to five contenders for the agency's GM position next week during a marathon session of closed-door interviews, a...
Expo Line, Phase 2 Service Planning Survey
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www­.surveymonkey.com - The service area of Big Blue Bus (BBB) is changing in ways that promise to have significant impact on public transportation. Further expansion of the Exposition Light Rail Line in 2016 will increas...
The air near L.A.'s freeways: How dangerous? - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The AQMD regulates only stationary polluters — industrial plants, residential fireplaces, fire pits and the like. But while the freeways are stationary, the cars and trucks that cause the pollution...
Is Los Angeles' Car Culture on a Collision Course with Economic Ruin?
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - "Decades of development and sprawl are rightfully blamed for the degradation of our quality of life, and for our near unbearable congestion. This has turned many Angelenos against development and i...
The Los Angeles Times Wonders What Can Be Done About Freeway Pollution
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - The Los Angeles Times published a remarkable editorial today questioning why so little is done about the public health crisis caused by Southern California’s reliance on freeway travel. However, ei...
TRANSPORTATION: Wait continues for Perris Valley Line grant | Local News
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thumbnail www­.pe.com - The Perris Valley Line remains on hold as promoters wait word from the Federal Transit Administration on a crucial $75 million grant for the $247 million, 24-mile passenger railroad. Riverside Coun...
6 Ideas For Solving the Arts District's Major Parking Problem - Where to Park It - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - Arts District gentrification is out of control--we know this, the rents are crazy high, hip new businesses move in every day, it might be getting a freaking Soho House--but the parking situation in...
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...
At Los Angeles Bus Stops, a Seat for Public Art
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thumbnail hyperallergic­.com - LOS ANGELES — The Do ArT Foundation of L.A. teamed up with Montreal’s Mouvement Art Public (Make Art Public) this summer to … do make art public. By recuperating unsold advertising space on bus ben...
U.S. bike-sharing fleet more than doubles in 2013
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thumbnail grist­.org - Today’s opening of the San Francisco Bay Area bikeshare brings the combined fleet of shared bikes in the United States above 18,000, more than a doubling since the start of the year. The United Sta...
Loss of parking a concern with greenway plan - Santa Monica Daily PressSanta Monica Daily Press
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thumbnail smdp­.com - MICHIGAN AVE — City officials and many residents were optimistic but shared concerns about parking, traffic patterns and safety after the unveiling of the first plans for the Michigan Avenue Neighb...
Welcome to our New Website -- Including a New 405 Complaint Crowdsourcing Tool — Angelenos Against Gridlock
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thumbnail endinggridlock­.org - PS: More information about our new crowdsourcing site, is in our press release, embedded below. Media Contact: David C. Murphy, President, Angelenos Against Gridlock (dmurphy@endinggridlock.org / T...
Ticked Over Tickets? Get Streetwise on WeHo Parking Tickets
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thumbnail www­.wehoville.com - Parking tickets! The bane of our existence. We bitch to our neighbors about them. We curse the officers who hand them out. We pray we don’t get one whenever we venture out in this city of ours. Wit...
How rail public transportation has been a leader in the Analytics and Big Data revolution
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thumbnail lightrailnow­.wordpress.com - In a paper presented this past June (2013) to the annual Rail Conference of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in Philadelphia, Light Rail Now Project technical consultant Lyndon...
A Vision for LA's New Web-Based Zoning Code | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - For the first time since 1946, Los Angeles is completely revising its zoning code. This effort is called re:code LA. The City's zoning code is used to guide where and how we build in Los Angeles. A...
How Many Ways Can Google Transform Tolling?
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thumbnail blog­.ibtta.org - When a technology company is into everything from big data to driverless cars, it can quickly become an icon for everything that is hopeful, exciting, and innovative about a more efficient, prosper...
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...
Development of a Freight Benefit/Cost Methodology for Project Planning | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - The Washington State Department of Transportation has released a report that discusses a process to develop an agency-friendly, data-supported framework for prioritizing public investments of freig...
Bay Bridge opens at last - Bay Bridge - The Sacramento Bee
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thumbnail www­.sacbee.com - OAKLAND – This was not the opening that California state officials once envisioned, with little fanfare and no public celebration. But then, neither was this project – the new eastern span of the S...
SaMo’s Michigan Ave. Greenway Project Could Include Cycle Tracks, But Should It?
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Last week, Santa Monica held two meetings for the Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway proposal, following an earlier presentation to Santa Monica Spoke. I’ve now seen the latest developments on t...
INT: Survey: Residents rate transportation needs
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www­.inlandnewstoday.com - RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Riverside area residents are speaking out on local transportation issues, and there’s lots on their mind. They want improved freeway maintenance and construction, increased Metr...
Editorial: Bullet train promoters need to follow the rules | The Desert Sun
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thumbnail www­.mydesert.com - In 2008, 52.6 percent of California voters approved Proposition 1A to clear the tracks for a bullet train. To travel in comfort from Los Angeles to San Francisco in two hours and 40 minutes sounded...
Long Beach sharrows experiment seems to show drop in bicycle crashes
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thumbnail www­.presstelegram.com - At the very least, bike advocates say, the green sharrows on Second Street in Belmont Shore are not contributing to traffic problems. Installed in June 2009, the markings that line the right lanes ...
Watch The Long-Delayed $6.4 Billion Bay Bridge Rise in Minutes - Emily Badger - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - The new span of the Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland has been under construction for 11 years, during which time it grew to become the largest public works project in California hist...
Stanford has avoided $100,000,000 in parking structures over the last decade
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thumbnail peninsulatransportation­.org - Stanford recently shared new data about their transportation programs and performance showing how they have avoided $100,000,000 in the construction of parking structures over the last decade, acco...
RTD picks diesel over natural gas - The Denver Post
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thumbnail www­.denverpost.com - Compressed-natural-gas vehicles have plenty of high-profile boosters, including environmental groups, the nation's first rural bus rapid transit system and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. But the ...
Across U.S., bridges crumble as repair funds fall short - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - One, a picturesque one-lane structure built in 1893, became so perilous it was closed last summer, and the county doesn't have the money to fix it. Another bridge, just down the road, is well-known...
Futuristic Transportation?
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thumbnail geology­.com - Filling Stations for Alternative Transportation Fuels January 18, 2013 | Energy Information Administration The Energy Information Administration has published a series of maps showing the location ...
Solo hybrid/electric vehicle drivers sticker extension approved by Legislature
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thumbnail abclocal­.go.com - SACRAMENTO (KABC) -- If you own a plug-in hybrid or electric car, it looks like you'll get to keep using the carpool lane for the next few years. State lawmakers have taken another step to extend t...
New Bay Bridge Span Opens Early, But also a Decade Late - WNYC
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thumbnail www­.wnyc.org - California Department of Transportation director Malcolm Dougherty announced the early opening to cheers at the official bridge opening ceremony.  The new bridge comes 24 years after part of the or...
Rail News - USDOT proposes rule to help expand transportation project delivery program to more states. For Railroad Career Professionals
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thumbnail www­.progressiverailroading.com - The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is proposing a rule that would provide states an opportunity to manage the federally required environmental review process for rail, transit and highwa...
FHWA Office of Innovative Program Delivery: Innovative Finance
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www­.fhwa.dot.gov - State Infrastructure Banks are revolving infrastructure investment funds for surface transportation that are established and administered by states. A SIB, much like a private bank, can offer a ran...
FEATURE STORY: Logistics Clusters Are Jobs Magnets
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thumbnail businessfacilities­.com - By Business Facilities Staff From the May/June 2013 issue  The key to replacing lost manufacturing jobs in advanced economies may be found in the emergence of “logistics clusters.” According to sit...
Rail News - Shuster: Transportation investment is tied to the nation's economic competitiveness. For Railroad Career Professionals
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thumbnail www­.progressiverailroading.com - Improving and maintaining American transportation infrastructure is critical to the nation remaining economically competitive in a global marketplace, U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure C...
Top transportation technologies for urban dwellers
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thumbnail reviews­.cnet.com - Getting from point A to B quickly and safely in the crowded confines of a large city requires a different set of skills and technologies than are required by the open road. Drivers must drive effic...
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...
US: Train Safety Move Delayed Decades - Mass Transit
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - Despite a rash of deadly train crashes, the railroad industry's allies in Congress are trying to push back the deadline for installing technology to prevent the most catastrophic types of collision...
Redlands Conservancy begins planning trail, scenic tour
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thumbnail www­.redlandsdailyfacts.com - In the 1987 Redlands Parks and Open Space Plan, a citizens’ committee described “an encircling scenic road system, connecting significant park and open space features.” The Redlands Conservancy pro...
Six-month closure of 1st and Santa Clara St intersection in Arcadia to begin Sept 9
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The intersection of 1st Avenue and Santa Clara Street in Arcadia will be closed starting next Monday, September 9. The closure will be in place for six months as Foothill Gold Line Extension Constr...
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