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9/06/2013

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Land Line Magazine: The Business Magazine for Professional Truckers
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thumbnail www­.landlinemag.com - An effort on the move at the California statehouse would lower the number of public votes needed for approving local transportation-related tax questions. In place since 1995, California law requir...
Rail car maker Kinkisharyo moving headquarters to El Segundo
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thumbnail www­.dailybreeze.com - Kinkisharyo International Inc., the No. 1 supplier of low-floor light rail vehicles in North America, is moving its U.S. headquarters from Massachusetts to El Segundo, bringing about 25 jobs to the...
L.A. County DUI crackdown results in 2,313 arrests - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - An 18-day crackdown on drunk driving across Los Angeles County resulted in 2,313 arrests, authorities said. That total was up compared with the same period last year, when 2,098 DUI-related arrests...
Parking Day and Public Participation
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thumbnail sustainablecitiescollective­.com - We're quickly approaching September 20, 2013. The third Friday of every year is Park(ing) Day. So this week's podcast focuses on getting you out of your daily grind and out on the streets of your c...
What LA Can Teach The Rest Of America About Living Well (PHOTOS)
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thumbnail www­.huffingtonpost.com - Angelenos are stereotyped as being addicted to cars, tanning salons, plastic surgery, and extreme cleanses and diets. And those are all (unfortunately) aspects of Los Angeles. LA was also recently ...
SaMo Greenway Will Be Better For Bikes But Could Kill Parking - Bikeification - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - First plans for Santa Monica's Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway (MANGO!) were released at a planning commission meeting last week, and attendees were "optimistic but shared concerns," says the...
Metro’s Great Expo Line Adventure: How Did We Get Here?
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www­.citywatchla.com - An Armchair History (First of Three Parts) - (My friend and neighbor Dr. Ken Alpern recently wrote a CityWatch article about the struggle to make the Metro Expo Line (what I will shorten to Expo Li...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $474 Million for 52 TIGER 2013 Projects in 37 States
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thumbnail content­.govdelivery.com - Fix it First: The $10 million investment to reconstruct the Tacoma, Wash., rail trestle is a good example of a project that will repair existing infrastructure. Replacing the 100-year old single-tr...
USC Football
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metrolinktrains­.com - USC fans heading to the Coliseum can ride Metrolink trains to avoid the stress of traffic congestion and the hassles of parking in downtown L.A. Metrolink’s Weekend Day Pass will get you to L.A. Un...
1943 HARVEY HOUSE MENU
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thumbnail movela­.org - You know how much we love the Harvey House at Union Station (we throw a party there every chance we get) — you know, the one off to the right of the front entrance, which has been closed since 1967...
Bounces and bells: Boston and LA release safety videos
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www­.thetransitwire.com - September is Rail Safety Month (at least in California), and operators on the east and west coasts have released videos to help keep passengers safe. In Boston, the Masschusetts Bay Transportation ...
memoriastoica: New Edison Building on Third &...
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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...
Rideshare Week Kicks-Off With an Employer Meeting
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thumbnail blog­.octa.net - Last Thursday, Aug. 29, OCTA's rideshare team brought nearly 60 Employer Transportation Coordinators (ETCs) together from across Orange County to launch the 2013 Rideshare Week campaign. Rideshare ...
California High Speed Rail Blog » HSR, Like Everything Else In American Civilization, Is a Victim of Austerity
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www­.cahsrblog.com - In a somewhat unusual development, the social media news website Mashable has an article on high speed rail. Titled What’s the Hold Up? it’s a good discussion of HSR projects around the world and c...
L.A. River's Army Corps Plan: Will the Feds Come Through? - Page 1 - News - Los Angeles - LA Weekly
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thumbnail www­.laweekly.com - The sun beats down on the Los Angeles River one morning as George Wolfe unloads kayaks from a truck parked on a worn street, 10 feet from the water. He's been up since dawn, when he led his first k...
Protest> Driving Toward Bankruptcy - The Architect's Newspaper
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archpaper­.com - Angelenos, we must build a different city—or drive ourselves broke... According to the American Automobile Association, it costs, on average, approximately $8,500 per year to own and operate a car....
Green Car Congress: California state senate approves bills extending sole-occupant HOV perk for plug-ins and alt fuel vehicles to 2019
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www­.greencarcongress.com - The California state senate has approved two related bills (AB-266 and SB-286) that extend the existing programs that allow solo drivers to use carpool lanes (high occupancy vehicle, HOV) lanes as ...
The Mystery Behind America's Decline in Driving
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thumbnail www­.governing.com - There's been no shortage of media reporting on the ongoing decline in driving in the United States. Since 2004, Americans have been decreasing their per-capita miles driven every year. What's less ...
Van Nuys Airport's runway project opens on time and on budget
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thumbnail www­.aviationpros.com - HNTB Corporation, one of the nation’s leading infrastructure solutions and program delivery firms, has successfully completed rehabilitation of Van Nuys Airport’s (VNY) 8,000-foot primary runway (1...
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www­.citywatchla.com - LA WATCHDOG - 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 Fee Railroads tha...
CORONA: Extension of Foothill Parkway faces delay | Corona, Norco, Eastvale News
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thumbnail www­.pe.com - Construction of the Foothill Parkway extension in Corona has been delayed for at least a few months, and city officials blame it on the economy. Not the declining economy, but the rebounding econom...
California's High-Speed Rail Plan Is in Jeopardy, But It's Hiring Workers Anyway - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - Late last week, California's emerging high-speed rail line received the latest challenge to its existence, and perhaps the most severe. A state superior court judge ruled that the rail authority fa...
Danger on the tracks: Unsafe rail cars carry oil through US towns - Investigations
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thumbnail investigations­.nbcnews.com - Critics worry that trains carrying tons of crude oil aren't safe and pose a danger to surrounding communities. NBC's Lisa Myers reports. The number of freight trains carrying oil across America has...
Bike lanes help cars go faster : TreeHugger
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thumbnail www­.treehugger.com - Despite the cries that bike lanes worsen congestion in New York City (in 2011 the New York Post wrote that you''ll "appreciate the DOT’s stupidity" as soon as you get stuck in traffic on Broadway o...
Green Car Congress: US DOT awards $13.6M to 8 projects to advance fuel cell technology for transit industry
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www­.greencarcongress.com - The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $13.6 million in federal funding to 8 projects to advance the commercialization of American-made fuel cell buses f...
High-Speed Rail: What's the Hold-Up?
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thumbnail mashable­.com - If you're a rail travel proponent, there's good news and there's bad news when it comes to high-speed trains. The good news is, globally, high-speed is up and running around the world — to the tune...
Is CEQA Reform Truly on Its Way? If It Is, Should We Be Happy or Worried?
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Climate Plan released this video last November making the case for CEQA reform on transportation issues. There are nine days left in the legislative session in Sacramento, and there is still no vot...
Monterey Park Plans First Overhaul of Bus System In 40 Years : Eastern Group Publications
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thumbnail egpnews­.com - New routes could include connection to Metro Gold Line. Monterey Park residents may soon see a change to their city bus service after staff proposed a new bus system that would add routes to help c...
CA: Proterra Announces the Largest-Ever U.S. Order of Altoona-Tested Electric Buses
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - Proterra Inc. has completed the largest-ever U.S. sale of Altoona-tested heavy-duty electric buses to Foothill Transit. In 2011, Foothill Transit became the first transit agency in the U.S. to use ...
Pasadena, Sylmar firms to design, build first segment of California high-speed rail line
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - Two Southland firms will be involved in the design and construction of the first leg of California’s 800-mile, high-speed rail system. Tutor Perini Corp. of Sylmar and Parsons Corp. in Pasadena are...
Coliseum Traffic Alert for Saturday, September 7
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - To better clear the streets of the Coliseum area following the USC home football game Saturday, September 7, three street segments are being closed to through traffic and a portion of the I-110 Exp...
Angels Flight funicular car in L.A. derails; no injuries reported - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - None of the passengers were injured, said Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The car derailed at 11:33 p.m. The historic railway, which first opened in 1901 in a different location,...
The Great (Looking) Escape: A SoCal Train Tour - L.A. Style - Los Angeles magazine
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thumbnail www­.lamag.com - My childhood home in North Carolina sat between two railroad tracks, a mile to the east and a mile to the west of our home. This gave a certain rhythm to life; the sound of a large freight on the t...
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New group wants to turn airport into park - Santa Monica Daily PressSanta Monica Daily Press
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FTA announces $13.6M in fuel-cell bus grants - News - METRO Magazine
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U.S. announces $474 million in transport infrastructure grants
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Cubic Expands Services to San Diego's North County Transit District - Smart Card Alliance
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TIGER V a Shot in the Arm for Livable Streets in Cities and Small Towns
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Transportation Planning Today is About More Than Just Mobility
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Audio Bus Ads: Too Intrusive for Riders, or Too Much Money to Pass Up? - Eric Jaffe - The Atlantic Cities
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10 key details from Portland's bike share proposal and contract
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Why Do Sharrows Work Better In Long Beach? And Do We Need to Rethink Them?
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Los Angeles gets rid of parking pay stations after complaints
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Community Buy-In Builds Beautiful Parkway in California - RTC TrailBlog - Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
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TSA to expand PreCheck screening to Burbank, Long Beach airports - Burbank Leader
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A Los Angeles Primer: Venice | A Los Angeles Primer | Land of Sunshine
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Santa Monica Airport Foes Want To Turn It Into a Park - Airports - Curbed LA
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Portrait of Los Angeles Project - Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
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On Your Way to San Juan Capistrano’s Greek Festival, Celebrate with Metrolink
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Downtown LA's Angels Flight derails; no injuries
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Electrical disruption caused Angels Flight to derail, operator says - latimes.com
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Breaking News! Angels Flight Derails
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Angels Flight derailment: Passenger would like her 50 cents back - latimes.com
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Ports have plans in place in case of natural disaster
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Tsunami study finds Southern California at risk - latimes.com
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2013 Paratransit Survey: Operators Continue to Grapple with Funding, Demand, Retention - Article - METRO Magazine
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San Diego transit launches mobile ticketing pilot - News - METRO Magazine
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Legal Aspects of Conservation Easements: A Primer for Transportation Agencies | Blurbs
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San Francisco And Los Angeles Account For 35 Percent Of Nation's Electric Vehicle Sales, Data Finds
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CA: Unions Have to Move to Make Real Progress at Bargaining Table
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A Look Inside Metro Emergency Road Service: Freeway Service - Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic
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10 Things To Get Over About Los Angeles And 10 Things It Will Teach You To Love
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On the Rails With Young Americans – Intelligent Travel
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Traffic safety tips for the fall semester « The Berkeley Blog
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