User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Bus
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Free rides on Earth Day for L.A. bus, train and bike commuters 22.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Monday is Earth Day, and commuters have a new incentive to make a change.

Though dairy farms, air travel and oil and gas refineries have come under fire in California’s fight against climate change, they are not the biggest culprit.

That dubious honor lies with the passenger vehicle. The tailpipes...

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Southbound I-35W to close in Mpls. this weekend; buses to replace Green Line trains 19.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
And expect some delays in the east metro, because eastbound Interstate 94 will close at the I-94/Interstate 494/Interstate 694 interchange. The closure lasts from 8 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.
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Michael Bennet’s cancer surgery was successful, clearing the way for presidential run 19.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado's senior senator surprised many when he announced April 3 that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would undergo surgery to remove his prostate gland.
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Colorado is tapping $14 million from Volkswagen settlement to replace 28 diesel-guzzling buses 18.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado will tap nearly $14 million from its share of a Volkswagen settlement to help six local transit agencies replace 28 diesel buses with electric or cleaner-burning vehicles.
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L.A. City Council opposes state bill that would lift local zoning rules 17.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For the second year in a row, the Los Angeles City Council has come out against a plan by a San Francisco-based state senator to lift restrictions on higher-density housing near rail stations, major bus routes and areas with high concentrations of jobs.

On a 12 to 0 vote Tuesday, council members...

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Dem: Trump's Latest Migrant Policy 'Unconscionable' 13.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We would do whatever we could to handle the situation safely, humanely and as rational as possible,” Chicago Democrat Danny Davis told Newsweek.
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How will soccer fans get to Minnesota United's new stadium? 10.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
An estimated 19,500 people will show up at Allianz Field Saturday afternoon. The question is how they'll get there.
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Towing shakedown riles east metro commuters 3.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
If you live east of St. Paul you have to really be committed to mass transit to ride mass transit, given the hurdles one has to jump over to use what little there is. Like having your car towed from an official park and ride for no good reason.
Mayor Michael Hancock pitches November vote on new Denver transportation department 3.4.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver voters this November could get a say in renaming the city's public works department as part of a long-coming revamp that is putting more emphasis on boosting transit and other mobility options.
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Bus driver who crashed into parked cars arrested on suspicion of DUI 1.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

An on-duty Long Beach bus driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol when he hit several parked cars with a city bus early Monday morning, police said.

Long Beach police officers responded to a call of a traffic collision around midnight near the intersection of...

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LAX FlyAway Bus temporarily cancels some stops because of construction 29.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The LAX FlyAway Bus, billed as offering “convenient bus service” to and from the airport, just got a little less convenient. The shuttle from downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and three other locations temporarily stopped picking up and dropping off passengers at Tom Bradley International Terminal...

A surge of migrants strains Border Patrol as El Paso becomes latest hot spot 26.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Border Patrol is bringing in more agents and asking the Pentagon for help as thousands of migrants continue to cross the U.S.-Mexico border each day.
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Costs and Emissions Appraisal Tool for Transit Buses 25.3.2019 WRI Stories
Technical Note Featured ...
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Electric buses and trucks charge ahead 25.3.2019
China is ahead with electrification, but the year ahead could be a tipping point elsewhere.
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L.A. spent 10 years and $20 million to redesign one street. Here's what we got 24.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary
THE GOOD New sections of protected bike lanes along Figueroa Street keep cyclists segregated from vehicle traffic - making portions of the street far safer and more pleasant for riders than traditional striped lanes.An exclusive bus lane on Figueroa helps buses speed past traffic and stay on schedule,...
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MyFigueroa is everything wrong with L.A.’s alternative transit efforts 24.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A little over a year ago, I took a bike ride on a cool, pleasant evening in downtown Los Angeles. Traffic was calm and the bike lane I was riding in was freshly paved. I allowed myself to relax and enjoy the beauty of the night.

I should have known better.

Moments later, I was bloody and unconscious...

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'Super bloom' crowds prompt Lake Elsinore to double shuttle fares and close roads 22.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Overwhelmed by visitors because of this year’s epic “super bloom” of spring flowers, Lake Elsinore on Thursday announced new measures designed to control the crowds.

Officials said several detours and road closures will be in place this weekend to improve the heavy traffic the super bloom is creating...

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Metro Transit boss: Crisis in customer service sparks improvements on buses and trains 20.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In response to rider complaints, Metro Transit's general manger said he's digging into the agency's rainy day fund to pay for needed improvements on the area's trains and buses.
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Watch: Comedian Tries to Take ATM on NJ Transit Bus 20.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"I'll split it with you!" he said to the bus driver.
After decades of resistance, Atlanta’s booming suburbs face a historic vote on public transit 18.3.2019 LA Times: Nation

For nearly half a century, plans to link trains and buses in Atlanta, the bustling hub of the Deep South, to its sprawling northern suburbs went nowhere.

In 1971, and then again in 1990, residents of Gwinnett County, long a majority-white area northeast of Atlanta, voted overwhelmingly against...

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