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3,000,000+: Page Views For Metro Library & Archives’ Flickr Photo Collection Soar Past The 3 Million Mark

Posted by Metro Digital Resources Librarian on August 20, 2013 3:53 pm
Pacific Electric Railways token storage facility, July 1943 (Click for more information) There’s no slowing down in the consumption of online images of Los Angeles’ transportation ...

100 Years Ago Today: The Tragic Accident That Changed Los Angeles Streetcars Forever

Posted by Metro Digital Resources Librarian on July 13, 2013 10:19 am
Scene of the Pacific Electric Venice Short Line crash, July 13, 1913 At approximately 9:20 p.m. on this date in 1913, a Pacific Electric streetcar on the Venice Short Line slammed into another one ...

Changes Are Coming To Our Transportation Headlines: Same Great Content In A New, Improved Format

Posted by Metro Digital Resources Librarian on May 31, 2013 10:28 pm
In our quest to continue bringing you news and information in a timely and efficient manner, we are preparing to move the primary format for the Los Angeles Transportation Headlines from Blogger to ...

We Are In Overdrive: L.A. Constructs The Future, 1940-1990

Posted by Metro Digital Resources Librarian on April 4, 2013 6:18 pm
“Every city has had its boom, but the history of Los Angeles…should be regarded as one continuous boom punctuated at intervals with major explosions.” 
—Carey McWilliams, ...

At L.A.’s Streetcar Inauguration, Who Told 8-Year Old Shirley Temple, “Buy Yourself A New Automobile”?

Posted by Metro Digital Resources Librarian on March 22, 2013 2:54 pm
This week marks the anniversary of the 1937 National Transportation Week celebrations in Los Angeles. We reviewed the event for last year’s 75th anniversary, and included video footage of ...

“Movers & Shakers”: Metro Transportation Library Receives National Honor For Innovative Services

Posted by Metro Digital Resources Librarian on March 18, 2013 11:05 am
This week, we received some great news. I have been named a 2013 Library Journal “Mover & Shaker”! Each year, just a handful of individuals are selected from thousands of information ...

At Last: All Of Los Angeles Transportation History Explained In Interactive Timeline & Interactive Organization Chart

Posted by Metro Digital Resources Librarian on February 25, 2013 2:54 pm

[Above: Metro Library's new interactive timeline for Los Angeles transit history. "X" out the introduction box and move the chronology slider along the bottom to reposition the timeline. You ...

Remembering Huell Howser: Some Archived Images Of The Region’s Official Rideshare Spokesman

Posted by Metro Digital Resources Librarian on January 7, 2013 6:51 pm
Metro Rideshare campaign launch (Click for more information) Going back as far as at least the Gold Rush, California has been built on promotion — and we lost one of our greatest boosters this ...

Broadway Bound: Looking Back At Historic Streetcars On Broadway In Los Angeles’ Historic Core

Posted by Metro Digital Resources Librarian on December 4, 2012 4:29 pm
Cable car on Downey (now, North Broadway), circa late 1880s. Courtesy Huntington Library Photo Archives collection. (Click to enlarge) It was announced yesterday that plans to bring streetcars back ...

How Is A Mastodon Like A Bus?: Local Transit Planning Impacts Los Angeles’ Paleontological Record

Posted by Metro Digital Resources Librarian on November 19, 2012 6:53 pm
At the 7th Annual LA as Subject Archives Bazaar last month, archivist Denise Villegas participated in a “Pecha Kucha-style lightning round” highlighting each collection’s most ...

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Regional Connector, Metro Station Gates Locking, Project Acceleration, ONT, OCTA and more...

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Regional Connector Construction Concerns - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: Opinion
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www­.ladowntownnews.com - The Regional Connector is vital to the future of Downtown, but before it powers into the construction phase, the community deserves to know more about what officials want permission to do. If ever ...
Here is the Metro staff report on new project acceleration plan to be considered by agency’s Board of Directors this month
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thesource­.metro.net - The Metro Board of Directors this month will consider a project acceleration plan that, on average, would lop an average of 10 years off the time it takes to build second and third decade Measure R...
Gates to be latched at Union Station subway entrances on Wednesday; here is the Source’s Q&A about the turnstiles and TAP
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thesource­.metro.net - On Wednesday, the gates will be latched at all times at the two entrances of the Red/Purple Line subway at Union Station. Gates at the 15 other Red/Purple Line subway stations will then be latched ...
LA Mayor open to negotiations for ONT - DailyBulletin.com
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www­.dailybulletin.com - ONTARIO -- Outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sent city officials a letter earlier this month informing them he was ready to reopen negotiations for LA/Ontario International Airport, a...
Artist Ramon Ramirez to sign Pico Rivera posters June 18
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thesource­.metro.net - Artist Ramon Ramirez will sign free copies of his poster celebrating the City of Pico Rivera on Tuesday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Rivera Public Library. Metro Bus 266 drops off near the library...
Infrastructure Journal - News - Texas considering creation of billion-dollar transportation fund
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www­.ijonline.com - Texas Governor Rick Perry is asking the state Senate to consider the creation of a US$1 billion transportation fund to assist in financing in-state brownfield and greenfield road projects, includin...
OCTA introduces On the move Blog for customers, county residents and stakeholders
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blog­.octa.net - Today, OCTA proudly introduces its new blog, On the move, a digital hub and social media platform designed to provide its customers and stakeholders with timely and accurate news and information ab...
CA: Foothill Transit to Award Contract to Veolia Transportation to Manage Customer Service and Transit Stores
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www­.masstransitmag.com - Foothill Transit’s Executive Board voted 5-0 in favor of awarding a contract to Veolia Transportation to manage its customer service and transit stores. Last May, the executive board voted to estab...
Contractor for Anaheim transportation center to host local-hire outreach
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www­.oc-breeze.com - The following information was released by the City of Anaheim. On Monday, June 17, from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermoda...
Human Transit: how to (not) sound elitist when discussing transit
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www­.humantransit.org - Reid Ewing and Keith Bartholomew.  Pedestrian and Transit-Oriented Design. Urban Land Institute and American Planning Association, 2013. Reid Ewing and Keith Bartholomew, both at the University of ...
No More Free Metro Rides, Subway 'Honor System' Meets End Of The Line: LAist
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laist­.com - It's the end of the line for freeloaders on the L.A. subway: As of Wednesday, you'll need a TAP card to get past those turnstiles. Previously, the subway had an honor system, in which you didn't ac...
The Future of Train Travel: Life in Hyper-Speed
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www­.archdaily.com - Japan, inventor of the world’s first bullet train, recently unveiled plans for an even faster and more radical train model: a floating train, powered by magnets, that will travel 100 mph faster tha...
National Dump The Pump Day On June 20th — Take Public Transportation!
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todnews­.com - The 8th annual National Dump the Pump Day is almost here — on June 20th, make sure that you celebrate the day by taking public transportation! Instead of driving your expensive, pollution-releasing...
New Leadership on House Transportation Committee Likely in July
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www­.transportationissuesdaily.com - It is very likely that there will be changes in subcommittee leadership on the House Transportation Committee in July. It’s a result of Representative Ed Markey almost certainly being elected to th...
Limited service on Blue Line from Willowbrook to Long Beach Friday, June 21
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thesource­.metro.net - Due to urgent track repair work must be completed on the Metro Blue Line, there will be limited train service between Willowbrook Station and Long Beach Transit Mall this Friday, June 21. Starting ...
Port of Long Beach cargo numbers continue rise, Port of Los Angeles numbers fall - Press-Telegram
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www­.dailybreeze.com - Bigger vessels calling to the Port of Long Beach and a shift in business from Los Angeles to Long Beach continue to impact the amount of cargo flowing through the twin ports. Posting some of its bi...
8 of the biggest infrastructure projects - CNN.com
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edition­.cnn.com - The Gateway goes behind the scenes of the world's major transport hubs, revealing the logistics that keep goods and people moving. This month, the show is in Singapore. (CNN) -- Austerity, spending...
High speed line opens to Alacant - Railway Gazette
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www­.railwaygazette.com - SPAIN: The 165 km of high speed infrastructure between Albacete and Alacant entered service on June 18, having been officially opened the day before by the Prince of Asturias, heir to the Spanish t...
One of the Most Disturbing Maps of Los Angeles You'll Ever See - Emily Badger - The Atlantic Cities
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www­.theatlanticcities.com - We often picture urban pollution as a monolithic smear of smog. It looks that way, after all, from a descending airplane (or, in extreme circumstances, from an orbiting satellite). Yet actual level...
Can a Fairfax Area Trolley Line Solve the Wall-to-Wall Traffic Congestion Created by The Grove Shopping Center?
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www­.citywatchla.com - VOICES - Billionaire shopping center developer, Rick Caruso, has proposed that the block-long, fixed rail trolley line at the Farmers Market / Grove shopping center in LA’s Beverly-Fairfax neighbor...
In California Cities, Drivers Want More Bike Lanes … Here’s Why
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www­.citywatchla.com - GETTING THERE FROM HERE - Whenever street space is allocated for bicycling, someone will inevitably level the accusation that the city is waging a “war on cars.” But it turns out the people in thos...
A High-Tech Street Sign That's Plugged Into Social Media | Wired Design
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www­.wired.com - For the last three years  Breakfast has been working on creating a street sign. Like most other “all points” signs in the world, this one will lead you in the right direction towards your destinati...
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