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Posts Tagged ‘LA’

Los Angeles County: Profile of Clean Energy Investment Potential

Monday, August 25th, 2014
Mid-century Warming in the Los Angeles Region

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
UCLA LUSKIN CENTER FOR INNOVATION
The Environmental Defense Fund commissioned the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation to profile the potential for clean energy investments in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles Solar and Efficiency Report (LASER): An Atlas of Investment Potential is multi-faceted. The LASER Atlas begins with this particular profile of clean energy investment potential at the county level. Other profiles that comprise the LASER Atlas are at the sub-regional level…This county level overview is designed to help community stakeholders identify areas of high potential for solar energy and the benefits of green economic investment. These benefits include capitalizing on incoming state and local funding while creating jobs and building community resilience to current environmental health and energy threats that climate change will exacerbate.

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Freeways Without Futures

Monday, February 17th, 2014
5 I-10/Claiborne Overpass, New Orleans

CONGRESS FOR THE NEW URBANISM
Successful freeway removal campaigns are characterized by strong community and political leadership; a decision-making process driven by long-term mobility planning, not cyclical federal and state allocations; and a vision for the urbanized environment that is not dictated solely by the fast movement of motor vehicles. CNU’s Highways to Boulevards initiative unites a diverse set of professionals, residents and activists in advocating for these outcomes and demonstrating the value of urban freeway removal by restoring urban neighborhoods and historic street networks.

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Los Angeles: Refurbishing a Light Rail Car

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
Los Angeles: Refurbishing a Light Rail Car

Time lapse video of Metro Blue Line train refurbishing.

For more information visit http://www.metro.net/bluelineupgrades

-Metro Los Angeles on YouTube

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Reducing Crashes on Louisiana Roads

Monday, November 11th, 2013
Figure 1   Highway fatality rate by year [5]

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT
LOUISIANA TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CENTER
To improve highway safety, DOTD has developed a Louisiana Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) aimed at reducing fatal and severe injury crashes on Louisiana roadways. The goal of Louisiana SHSP is to reach Destination Zero Deaths on Louisiana roadways, which calls to cut the fatalities by half by 2030.

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Los Angeles: Dealing With Door-Zone Bike Lanes

Friday, November 8th, 2013
Los Angeles: Dealing With Door-Zone Bike Lanes

This short video shows cyclist passing distances provided by the same Culver City bus operator for cyclists (a) on the left edge of a door-zone bike lane (DZBL) and (b) leaving the bike lane to control the right general travel lane. I am riding my 1978 Jack Taylor tandem here with my wife and our audible conversation is also relevant to what we are experiencing. – Gary Cziko on Vimeo

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The Los Angeles Equity Atlas

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
LA equity atlas

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
RECONNECTING AMERICA
How can the largest voter approved transit initiative in the nation translate into a stronger regional economy, accessible living-wage jobs, reduced congestion, healthier people and places, greater affordability and an overall improved quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income people who comprise the majority of the population and workforce in Los Angeles County?

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Los Angeles, CA: Sepulveda Bridge Construction

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

The dynamic energy of a construction crew working with massive iron beams as they build a bridge over a major street in West Los Angeles is visualized by veteran film maker Mark Morris, who uses a variety of time-lapse techniques to show the process. – lmprods on YouTube

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New Orleans, LA: Mat Sinking on the Mississippi River

Monday, February 4th, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides some preventive maintenance on the Mississippi River in the form of mat sinking to help protect levees and other river structures used to help keep the waterway navigable and reduce the risk of flooding for residents of Louisiana, Jan. 4, 2013. It’s an well-orchestrated process using one of […]

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HIGH SPEED RAIL CONFERENCE – LOS ANGELES 2012

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Don’t miss the most exciting high speed rail event of the year – High Speed Rail 2012 – Los Angeles is the place to be December 3-5.

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Geaux Wider: New Orleans Construction Program

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

- LouisianaDOTD on YouTube

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