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Young Planners' Vision for Improving First Street Corridor: Our Third in the ELARA Student Project Series

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Each in this series showcases an East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School (ELARA) student project presented on April 23 rd , 2019 at "Greetings from East LA," an art, design, and urban planning exhibit held at USC. This article features the First Street Corridor project. The First Street project was presented by ELARA students Dylan Cocoletzi, Lori Flores, Juan Luna, Ana Sarabia, and Jose Vargas. The team created map and a zine addressing safety along First Street ...

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Creating a Safe Eastern Avenue: Our Second in the ELARA Student Project Series

Sunday, July 21, 2019

This is the second in our mini series of articles dedicated to East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School (ELARA) student projects presented on April 23 rd , 2019 at "Greetings from East LA," an art, design, and urban planning exhibit held at USC. This article features the Eastern Avenue project. ELARA students Alexia Bizarro, Lorena Dominguez, Dalia Moya, Gael Padilla, Mariana Raya, and Karim Villasen~or under the supervision of their teacher, Ana Tenorio, addressed ...

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Norman Mineta Endorses Tyler Reeb's New Book Empowering the New Mobility Workforce

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Advance praise for Empowering the New Mobility Workforce , edited by Tyler Reeb, Director of Research and  Workforce Development at the Center for International Trade & Transportation (CITT), includes an endorsement from transportation legend Norman Mineta. Mineta, who was recently featured on the PBS documentary series An American Story , went from being imprisoned by the U.S. during World War II for his Japanese ancestry to becoming the first Asian American to serve in a presidential ...

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Improving Traffic Safety on Cesar Chavez Avenue: Our First in the ELARA Student Project Series

Sunday, July 14, 2019

On April 23 rd , 2019 the East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School (ELARA), Public Matters, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works; and USC Sol Price School of Public Policy joined to present "Greetings from East LA," a day at USC to showcase ELARA student projects addressing how to improve traffic safety. The projects and the event were generously supported by the ELARA and the LEAP Program at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.  Each of five student ...

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New MetroFreight Publication: A guidebook for considering freight in complete street design

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Complete Streets Considerations for Freight and Emergency vehicles is a guidebook for incorporating the needs of freight activities and emergency services into the design and operation of complete streets.  Under the leadership of Alison Conway, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, City College of New York, the guidebook was produced by faculty, staff and students at City College of New York, City University of New York, and the New York City Department of Transportation.  The ...

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Metrolink Internship Inspires my Future in Transportation

Monday, July 8, 2019

People do not typically associate the beautiful Downtown Los Angeles with its public transit system, and nor would most choose to describe the city as “beautiful.” As an urban advocate, I frequently refer to Los Angeles as the most beautiful city in the world. I also adore our public transit system, though I know it is far from perfect. In fact, people usually gawk at me in disbelief when I tell them that my focus is transportation and I start gushing about LA Metro, Metrolink, bike share, ...