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Bond Buyer Online - Moody s Places 15 California Transit Agencies on Downgrade Review
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thumbnail www­.bondbuyer.com - The credit ratings of 15 California transit agencies are on review for downgrade by Moody's Investors Service because the federal government is challenging changes to state pension law.
Breaking: CPUC Clears Expo Phase II, No Administrative of Legal Hurdles Remain for Light Rail Line
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thumbnail la­.streetsblog.org - Earlier this morning, the California Public Utilities Commission gave Phase II of the Expo Line the green light to finish construction. With the California Supreme Court also ruling in Expo’s favor...
$1 Express Megabus Service From Burbank To Bay Area Starts Today!: LAist
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thumbnail laist­.com - Southern Californians pining for a taste of Northern California but lacking funds now have a new option: a $1 bus ride from Burbank to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. All aboard the Megabus? S...
Controversies - L.A. Building Another Rail Line that Just Misses the Airport - Ca - News
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thumbnail www­.allgov.com - On June 28, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board approved a $1.27 billion contract for the Crenshaw/LAX light-rail project, completing a 20-year dream to conne...
FTA Offers More Insight on Evaluating New and Small Starts Projects : Infra Insight Blog
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www­.infrainsightblog.com - Today the Federal Transit Administration published final policy guidance to augment its New and Small Starts Program final rule published earlier this year.  The final rule established how the Fede...
Orange County's 'Bridge Bash' to close 405 Freeway for 20-hours this weekend
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - A section of the I-405 between the I-605 and Valley View Street will be closed for 20 hours this weekend to demolish the bridge seen above. Lately, freeway closures across Southern California have ...
Troubled Bay Bridge span prepped to open around Labor Day weekend - latimes.com
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thumbnail www­.latimes.com - The single-tower, self-anchored suspension bridge -- which stretches from Yerba Buena Island in the middle of the bay to Oakland -- initially was scheduled for a celebratory unveiling Labor Day wee...
Thousand Oaks to roll out Saturday bus service » Ventura County Star
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thumbnail www­.vcstar.com - More buses, faster arrivals and Saturday service are the top three requests Thousand Oaks bus riders make of the city’s transit service. While officials are constrained on the first two, Saturday s...
Help Us Set Our Walking/Biking Priorities
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thumbnail wehobike­.org - It’s time to give us a piece of your mind: the WeHo Bike Coalition wants to hear from you about where we should focus our efforts to improve walking and biking. We’ll take your input and use it as ...
The Companion Bike Seat is a symbol of the normalization of biking : TreeHugger
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thumbnail www­.treehugger.com - I can see the comments already, in bold upper case WHY AREN'T THEY WEARING HELMETS!!!!? There are bigger safety questions than that involved with the Companion bike seat; putting up to 200 pounds o...
‘Gold towns’ on right track for development in the SGV: Editorial
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thumbnail www­.sgvtribune.com - The newspaper advertisements say that the new planned community is “Minutes from Downtown Los Angeles & moments from nature.” The foothills of Azusa, in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, just mi...
Changing gears: Downtown L.A. via bicycle - SFGate
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thumbnail www­.sfgate.com - It used to be that going to downtown Los Angeles was like going to the airport - a tiresome ordeal necessary to get somewhere else. The area was a corporate thoroughfare bordered by blight, with bl...
GG NineNet jazz band to perform at Union Station August 16
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - GG NineNet jazz band will hold a free performance at Union Station on Friday, August 16, 2013. The performance is part of Metro’s new program of arts and cultural events for the iconic station in a...
Antelope Valley Line
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metrolinktrains­.com - More Service, Better Connections, Same Great Value Starts August 17 and 18 Beginning on August 17 and 18, Metrolink will operate additional trains on the Antelope Valley Line to provide more servic...
Canyon News - Van Nuys Airport Hosts Community Day
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www­.canyon-news.com - Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga Canyon, West Hollywood, Wo...
Infrastructure Journal - News - New bill allows Cali HSR agency to manage land rights
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www­.ijonline.com - The California State Assembly has passed AB481, a bill that grants the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) the authority to manage property it has acquired as part of the state’s US$68 bil...
Incentives Watch: Brownfields Are Becoming Hotbeds of Renewable Energy Generation
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thumbnail www­.bna.com - When one hears the word “brownfield,” most people think of contaminated sites that have little to no value and should be avoided. However, these sites are increasingly becoming locations for variou...
August Vacations are in Full Swing but Public Transportation Continues to Work Hard to Save You Money
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www­.apta.com - Washington, D.C.  As we squeeze out those last vacation days in August, public transit is a great transportation option while visiting some of the hottest tourist attractions.  From sports stadiums...
LA Installing Nearly 20,000 Safer Continental Crosswalks - Lots of People Walk in LA - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - "Continental" crosswalks, aka zebra crosswalks that have extra-prominent markings, have been springing up across the city at major pedestrian-heavy intersections, from Hollywood to MacArthur Park t...
25 Photos of the Los Angeles River Before It Was Paved in 1938 - Sepia Tones - Curbed LA
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thumbnail la­.curbed.com - This is the year and especially the summer of the Los Angeles River--on January 1, it officially became a river again (not just a flood control channel); this May it opened for recreation for the f...
Top 10 Websites - 2013 | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - Every year, Planetizen recognizes ten websites as some of the best resources for urban planning, design and development. This list is based on nominations by Planetizen readers and staff, and judge...
A Film You Need to Watch About Distracted Driving | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
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thumbnail www­.planetizen.com - "The 35-minute film [From One Second to the Next], which premiered on Thursday and is available to watch for free on YouTube--and which will be distributed to more than 40,000 high schools around t...
Landscape Students Propose Urban Interventions on the L.A. River | River Notes | Confluence
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thumbnail www­.kcet.org - When it comes to complex problems, fresh eyes sometimes bring valuable new perspectives. This year, the Los Angeles chapter of landscape and urban design firm SWA Group hosted seven students from a...
Timing is critical for Safe Routes California Advocacy Day
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thumbnail transformca­.org - The clock is ticking on the Governor’s Active Transportation Program proposal, which must be adopted by the Legislature by August 31. Inaction puts $134 million in annual funding for walking and bi...
Cyclelicious » California bicycle legislation update 2013
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thumbnail www­.cyclelicio.us - $44.5M for Safe Routes (kinda sorta); larger bike racks for Sacramento buses approved. Environmental review exemption for bike plans and three feet passing on today’s Senate agenda. The California ...
LADOT Transit Services - Rider Alert
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thumbnail www­.ladottransit.com - DASH HOLLYWOOD WILSHIRE Rider alerts now available via Twitter and RSS Follow DASH Hollywood Wilshire on Twitter or Subscribe to the DASH Hollywood Wilshire RSS feed to get up-to-the-minute rider a...
Call for Nominations: Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation | Blurbs
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www­.trb.org - The Transportation Research Board is seeking nominations for the Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation. This TRB award, which recognizes excellence in people-oriented ...
Should Cyclists Be Treated Like Pedestrians, Motorists — or Cyclists?
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thumbnail streetsblog­.net - In places where cities accommodate multiple modes of travel, such as the Netherlands, cyclists and their bikes have their own space, just like pedestrians and motorists. This is not nearly as commo...
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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...
The Obvious Solution to the Transportation Funding Crisis
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news­.heartland.org - Congress adjourned for the summer with neither the House nor the Senate passing  Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations for transportation. The House bill ($44 billion) lacked the votes to pass it because...
Report: Transit draws crowds, cash, to cities - News - METRO Magazine
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www­.metro-magazine.com - BERKELEY, Calif. — The Atlantic Cities reported that planning scholars Daniel Chatman and Robert Noland of the University of California, Berkeley, are publishing a paper that makes the case that pu...
Weekend Traffic: Orange County/Long Beach to see closure on major freeway
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thumbnail www­.scpr.org - Portions of the 405 freeway will be closed this weekend. This map shows the closures and available detours. OCTA has completed work on a new southbound I-405 connector to the eastbound SR-22 freewa...
State officials re-affirm street crossings for Expo Line Phase 2
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thumbnail thesource­.metro.net - Below is the news release from the Expo Line Construction Authority on the decision today by the California Public Utilities to uphold their previous approval of rail crossings for the project. The...
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