November 1, 2012 |
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a transportation emergency Wednesday night, giving New York City the go-ahead to waive fares on the city's buses, subways and rail lines through Friday. An estimated 330 buses will move Brooklyn residents through the city, which Metropolitan Transportation Authority chief Joseph Lhota called a “flotilla of buses,” and half the city's subway lines will begin limited operation along with limited rail service. It will all be slower, more complicated and more crowded at first, but these are just the first steps, Cuomo and Lhota said at a news conference Wednesday night.
September 9, 2012
The effort to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles is fast approaching its final hearings, as the city's Planning Commission turns to the issue this week and the City Council prepares to take it up by the end of the month. Those approvals, if granted, will allow Anschutz Entertainment Group to move to the next step: attempting to secure at least one football team and, after that, to begin construction on the property that is today one wing of the city's much-maligned Convention Center.
August 16, 2012 |
Google updated its Android Google Maps app this week with new features, but the most noticeable change is a new icon for the app. The new icon, which you can see in the picture above, shows the Google "g" subtly added on top of a map that also includes the iconic Google Maps pin. Previously the icon only showed a blue dot on top of a bland map (you can see the old icon here ). The icon is not only cleaner and more attractive, it pushes the Google brand more. Besides the new look, the app also has some cool new features.
April 19, 2012
Tadasana International Festival of Yoga and Music When : Friday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Walking, biking, carpooling and public transportation highly encouraged. Where : 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica Cost : 1-day passes $99; 3-day passes $295. Children younger than 14 are allowed onto festival grounds free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Info : http://www.tadasanafestival.com
April 8, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO VERMONT From LAX, United, US Airways, Delta and JetBlue provide connecting service (change of planes) to Burlington. Restricted round-trip fares, including taxes and fees, begin at $508. Public transportation outside the Burlington area is minimal, so plan to rent a car. WHERE TO STAY The Middlebury Inn , 14 Court Square, Middlebury; (802) 388-4961, http://www.middleburyinn.com . A New England landmark with views of Middlebury's town green.
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April 6, 2012 |
The developer of a proposed downtown football stadium is counting on a dramatic change in the behavior of L.A. sports fans, releasing a report Thursday that bets 1 in 4 ticket buyers would come to the 72,000-seat venue without a car on weekdays. With more than 19,000 vehicles expected to flood downtown for games at Farmers Field, Anschutz Entertainment Group's strategy for traffic hinges, in part, on convincing ticket buyers to travel via the Metro Blue Line, the upcoming Expo Line and other public transit routes.