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  • Who's the old guy at Lollapalooza?

    Last week I briefly stood outside the gates of one of the year's biggest music festivals, wrestling with my age. As the Chicago skyline shone directly to my west, thousands of teens and 20-somethings wearing plastic wristbands streamed past me. Some waved...
  • Traffic light turns 100 today

    Traffic light turns 100 today
    In our fast-paced world where we're always on the go, we might forget to slow down and stop to reflect on how we got to here. Take traffic signals, for example. Such a safe and orderly (most of the time) system for moving high volumes of motorized...
  • Fatal crash on 110 Freeway near downtown causes small roadside fire

    Fatal crash on 110 Freeway near downtown causes small roadside fire
    A fatal single-car crash on the northbound 110 Freeway caused a small roadside fire early Tuesday that clogged traffic through downtown for the morning commute, authorities said. The incident in Elysian Park occurred shortly before 7 a.m. One person...
  • Traffic is smooth despite 'Century Crunch' near LAX

    Traffic is smooth despite 'Century Crunch' near LAX
    Four weeks after being coined, the "Century Crunch" is nearly history, part of the city's growing lexicon of roadway headaches, and for all its poetic portentousness, the crunch was a breeze. Starting Friday night, drivers detoured with ease around...
  • Morse Museum and other Park Avenue businesses boosted by SunRail

    Morse Museum and other Park Avenue businesses boosted by SunRail
    It’s been an encouraging sign for the Florida Department of Transportation that they’re already getting the number of riders needed by the end of 2014 to make SunRail a success. In Winter Park, though, there’s another optimistic sign:...
  • 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata makes last lap before redesign

    2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata makes last lap before redesign
    The most exciting thing about the beloved Mazda MX-5 Miata roadster is the full redesign that debuts globally on September 3, 2014. Model year 2016 will be the fourth generation of the Guinness World Book of Records’ best-selling two-seat roadster ....
  • Broken water main floods UCLA at 75,000 gallons per minute

    Broken water main floods UCLA at 75,000 gallons per minute
    Crews have cleaned up the sludge and broken pavement around a burst water main that deluged UCLA on Tuesday but still have to drain the pipe so they can begin repairs, officials said. A cause for the rupture had yet to be determined and it was unclear...
  • Sunset Boulevard flood raises serious questions about city leadership

    It may be too much to hope for, but now that Sunset Boulevard in Westwood is a giant sinkhole and UCLA is underwater, could the fragile, aging infrastructure of Los Angeles finally get the upgrade it needs? Sunset Boulevard, after all, is no ordinary...
  • Allentown faces tight deadline to sync stoplights with arena traffic

    It's a 12-month job that traffic engineers said would be done in four. That's what they told the authority overseeing the construction of Allentown's new arena as they discussed plans for a massive upgrade of 35 traffic lights on the way to, around...
  • For city of Burbank employees, home isn't often where the job is

    For city of Burbank employees, home isn't often where the job is
    Most city employees commute to Burbank from elsewhere, which city executives said is a personal choice for employees that may depend on individual circumstances like economics, family ties and practicality. Of the city’s 1,550 employees, 38% live...
  • Illinois Tollway, Pace pin hopes on bus service

    Illinois Tollway, Pace pin hopes on bus service
    The Illinois Tollway and Pace have taken a major step toward bringing more express bus service to the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, and motorists' tolls will help pay for it. Under a partnership agreement the agencies finalized last week, the Tollway...