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Cost Estimate for Downtown Los Angeles Streetcar Drops by $55 Million

September 3, 2014 - in Transit

Building a streetcar line in downtown Los Angeles may cost about $55 million less than officials had previously said — an estimate that has buoyed the spirits of the project's boosters, including City Councilman Jose Huizar. But the lower price tag of about…

LA2050: You Decide: $1,000,000 For A Better Los Angeles

September 2, 2014 - in Planning, Projects

Starting today, you can cast your vote at la2050.org/challenge for innovative ideas that you believe will positively impact LA's future. Ten submissions…

Infrastructure Cracks as Los Angeles Defers Repairs

September 2, 2014 - in Maintenance, Supply, Water

The scene was apocalyptic: a torrent of water from a ruptured pipe valve bursting through Sunset Boulevard, hurling chunks of asphalt 40 feet into the…

Los Angeles Approves Metro Rail Link to LAX

In a unanimous vote, the county's Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors agreed to proceed with further study of a proposed $200-million light-rail station a mile and a half east of LAX's central terminal area. The station would connect Metro's…

City of Los Angeles Selects Acquia to Build and Scale Digital Platforms for Citizen Services

August 22, 2014 - in Corporate

Acquia, the digital business company, today announced that the City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency (ITA) has selected Acquia Cloud Site Factory to build, manage and govern its public-facing digital experiences at scale. The City of LA plans to…

Siemens to Bring eHighway Demonstration to California

Siemens has been selected by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to install an eHighway system in the proximity of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the two largest ports in the U.S. Siemens eHighway is the electrification of select…

Students Examine a More Bike-Friendly Los Angeles Using Geodesign

August 4, 2014 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects, Roads

With a GoPro camera strapped to the front of her bicycle, Nicole Bosetti rode through the streets of Amsterdam. Whirring past brick-front cafes and canals, she captured footage of the safe and efficient bike paths available to cyclists. In Amsterdam, bicycles…

The Secret Nerve Center Under LA’s Streets

May 20, 2014 - in Sensors, Transportation

To keep this city moving, Los Angeles has installed a computerised traffic overlord. The Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control (ATSAC) system links every single traffic light in the metropolitan area, and adjusts the timing based on input from thousands…

10,000 Gallons of Light Crude Sprays Los Angeles after Pipeline Breach

May 15, 2014 - in Energy, Maintenance

Crews sopped up the remains of about 10,000 gallons of crude oil that sprayed into Los Angeles streets and onto buildings early Thursday after a high-pressure pipe burst. A geyser of crude spewed 20 feet high over approximately half a mile at about 12:15 a.m.…

Supreme Court Place Storm Water Pollution Problem in County Hands

May 7, 2014 - in Simulation, Water

Urban runoff is the leading cause of water pollution in Southern California. Water from winter storms and sprinkler runoff picks up a stew of contaminants as it washes over streets, yards and industrial sites into storm drains. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday…