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Crenshaw-to-Lax Project Rolls Forward – Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas – Transportation Page
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thumbnail ridley-thomas­.lacounty.gov - Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in Top Stories by admin 0 Comments Construction of the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line received a significant boost today with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority staff...
South Bay leaders turn back Metro board highway money cash grab - The Daily Breeze
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thumbnail www­.dailybreeze.com - South Bay leaders successfully repelled a proposed Metro board cash grab Thursday of $95 million set aside for local road projects, saving dozens from an uncertain fate. The Metropolitan Transit Au...
FTA issues letter saying Metro has addressed Civil Rights issues
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - As some readers may recall, the Federal Transit Administration in Dec. 2011 found that Metro did not fully follow federal regulations and guidance about the process the agency used to make service ...
MacGyver: Low-tech public transit hack from Japan! : TreeHugger
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thumbnail www­.treehugger.com - 電車にとんでもなくレベルの高く素晴らしい人がいた pic.twitter.com/ee9nP0Zvhj Google translates this Japanese text to: "There was a wonderful person of high level ridiculously on the train." I'm not sure how well doing this...
After 20 years of talk, Crenshaw/LAX rail line gets green light - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously approved the Crenshaw Line's $2.06-billion budget, the largest in the agency's history, and awarded the joint p...
Bipartisan Bill Would Make Complete Streets the National Standard
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thumbnail dc­.streetsblog.org - Nearly 500 cities, states, and counties around the United States have enacted complete streets policies, according to Smart Growth America. Now a bipartisan team of lawmakers has introduced legisla...
DASH bus services impacted by employee strike
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 572, suddenly went on strike this morning. This union represents bus operators and mechanics that provide bus service on DASH Downtown and selected...
The Transit Coalition Blog | New Metrolink Station in Antelope Valley
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thumbnail thetransitcoalition­.us - Metrolink will enhance its existing system by adding a new Antelope Valley Line station serving Bob Hope Airport. Officials recently broke ground for the station, which intends to complement the ex...
Gridlock On The 405 Freeway - 'The Westside Parking Lot' - Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic
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thumbnail www­.myfoxla.com - In the big picture West LA is relatively small. But, it's got three really big construction projects going on and, according to some I've spoken with in the transportation industry, this "perfect s...
LOS ANGELES: L.A. Metro to Purchase Its First Electric Buses for Los Angeles County Transit Riders | Business Wire
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thumbnail www­.heraldonline.com - LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today approved a contract with BYD Motors for the manufacture and delivery of up to 25 new all-...
Green Car Congress: LA Metro to purchase up to 25 new BYD electric buses as part of $30M pilot project
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www­.greencarcongress.com - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors approved a contract with BYD Motors for the manufacture and delivery of up to 25 new all-electric buses as pa...
Metro to purchase first electric buses for L.A. County transit riders
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - The Board approved the contract as part of its consent calendar and below is the news release from Metro: ​The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors to...
Committees in both House and Senate pass appropriations bills for transportation, housing and urban development
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thumbnail www­.smartgrowthamerica.org - The House Appropriations Committee, in meeting today. Image via C-SPAN. The appropriations committees in both chambers of Congress passed bills this morning that will decide funding for transportat...
Homes Near Public Transit Are Less Likely to Go Into Default - Kaid Benfield - The Atlantic Cities
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thumbnail www­.theatlanticcities.com - An exhaustive analysis of 37,000 mortgages on multifamily rental properties has found that, when other factors are appropriately controlled, those properties in smart locations are substantially le...
MTA budgets $2 billion for Crenshaw/LAX rail line - Los Angeles Wave: West Edition
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wavenewspapers­.com - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors approved a nearly $1.3 billion contract Thursday for the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX rail line that will traverse Leimert Park, Bal...
MTA backs off on plan to divert South Bay highway funds - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The Metro board had aimed to divert nearly $100 million in funds destined for road and highway projects to pay for increased costs on the Crenshaw/LAX light rail project. Local leaders had proteste...
ULI Announces Finalists for the 2013 Global Awards for Excellence Competition - Urban Land Institute
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thumbnail www­.uli.org - Winning Projects to Be Announced at 2013 Fall Meeting in Chicago For more information, contact: Robert Krueger at 202/624-7086 WASHINGTON (June 26, 2013) — The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has select...
LOS ANGELES: UCLA Data Shows Challenges Ahead for Los Angeles Recovery | Business Wire
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thumbnail www­.heraldonline.com - LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Urban League, in partnership with the California Business Roundtable, commissioned University of California, Los Angeles, Luskin School of Public Affairs to examine Ca...
Broadway Road Diet Will Cut Cars and Prep For Streetcar - On Broadway - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - From a growing retail scene to a future arts center, Downtown's once-grand Broadway is slowly getting its groove back. Part of the improvements, which are being pushed by Councilmember Jose Huizar'...
Local Officials Lead Revolution to Make American Cities More Livable | PBS NewsHour | June 24, 2013
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thumbnail www­.pbs.org - JEFFREY BROWN: And finally tonight: a good news revolution of sorts in cities across the country, as local officials search for new ways to innovate and make urban centers more livable. JUDY WOODRU...
A New Alignment: Strengthening America's Commitment to Passenger Rail
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thumbnail www­.brookings.edu - American passenger rail is in the midst of a renaissance. Ridership on Amtrak—the primary U.S. carrier—is now at record levels and growing fast. This research shows that the country’s 100 largest m...
Eric Garcetti inauguration: little pomp but plenty of people power - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - Hollywood, a major backer of Garcetti's campaign, will also be on hand. Jimmy Kimmel is emceeing, and techno master Moby, accompanied by a choir, will kick off the event with a song. For the most p...
AB 1371 – Three-Foot Passing Bill – Moves Forward to Senate Floor
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thumbnail ladotbikeblog­.wordpress.com - Although two recent  attempts at passing legislation that would require motorists safely leave at least three feet of space when overtaking bicyclists have failed due to unclear language, advocates...
Planes, trains and automobiles top Anthony Foxx’s agenda - Kathryn A. Wolfe and Adam Snider - POLITICO.com
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thumbnail www­.politico.com - The reins at the Transportation Department’s Navy Yard headquarters may be changing hands, but the array of issues that will confront Anthony Foxx on his first day as transportation secretary won’t...
Anthony Foxx confirmed as 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation
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thumbnail www­.smartgrowthamerica.org - Anthony Foxx at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Image via C-SPAN. Earlier today the Senate voted unanimously to confirm former Charlotte, NC mayor Anthony Foxx as the next U.S. Secretary of ...
AASHTO Statement on Foxx’s Confirmation as U.S. Transportation Secretary
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thumbnail www­.masstransitmag.com - The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials congratulated U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx following his senate confirmation today. “We congratulate Anthony Fox...
Citywide Bike-Sharing Program Delayed Because Of L.A.'s Advertising Contract: LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - There's a bump in the road for the company that is rolling out Los Angeles' first bike-sharing program. Bike Nation said it was hoping to roll out its program this summer, but Angelenos are going t...
Foxx confirmed as new Secretary of Transportation - News - METRO Magazine
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thumbnail www­.metro-magazine.com - Foxx, who replaces Ray LaHood, will immediately confront safety and funding challenges in a large department that oversees the nation’s highway, transit, aviation and rail networks. The current cha...
Grand jury: Poorly coordinated public transit is hurting seniors | www.simivalleyacorn.com
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www­.simivalleyacorn.com - Traveling between cities in Ventura County generally means hitting the freeway in an automobile. But for older residents who are no longer able to drive, finding reliable public transportation to g...
Eric Garcetti transitions into his new role as mayor of Los Angeles | Represent!
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Eric Garcetti will be sworn in as mayor on Sunday. Sunday evening, Eric Garcetti will be sworn in as mayor of Los Angeles. He's been fairly quiet since his May election, but that doesn't mean he ha...
L.A. bike-sharing program hits a snag - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - In spring 2012, Tustin company Bike Nation predicted the first phase of its L.A. bike-share program would be up and running by summer 2013. Soon after, officials said, as many as 4,000 bikes would ...
Metro's New App Lets Riders Report Crimes and Problems Directly
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thumbnail www­.nbclosangeles.com - MTA Installs Locked Turnstiles, Forcing Riders to Pay A new app for mobile phones designed to help increase safety on Metro buses and trains will allow passengers to report crimes and suspicious ac...
MTA looks at funding new Ciclavia-style events outside LA city
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Cyclists and pedestrians climb Wilshire Boulevard in downtown L.A. during the seventh CicLAvia event on June 23, 2013. Local cities and communities that want to copy L-A's Ciclavia car-free events ...
A quick note from Source editor
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - First, thank you to everyone for reading the blog — we appreciate your eyeball time and your interest in local government and transportation. Second, I’ll be away from the blog until mid-July. My c...
Villaraigosa leaves L.A. mayor's office with a solid legacy - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - n his first day as mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa told Los Angeles that it was time to "start thinking big again." New public transit spending could make Los Angeles' bus and rail network worthy of a ...
Plan to Add Toll Lane to the 405 - Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic
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thumbnail www­.myfoxla.com - The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project cost taxpayers $1 billion and will feature a 10-mile car pool lane but the problem is, despite all the money that has already been poured in, the count...
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Metro Puts $2 Million Behind Villaraigosa Plan to Bring “CicLAvia” Everywhere
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