Los Angeles Mayor Gets Serious About Public Transit

Last week, Move LA invited Mayor Eric Garcetti and many other esteemed guests to discuss the potential for Measure R2, the next step in funding (fixing) Los Angeles’ transportation woes. Measure R is a half percent sales tax approved in 2008, slated to bring in as much as $40 billion over 30 years. Since 2008, it has helped rapidly increase LA’s metro system.

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The Highway That Tracks Bluetooth Signals

Fifteen Bluetooth sensors have been installed along the Deerfoot Trail, a 31 mile long highway that accommodates between 27,000 and 158,000 vehicles per day. The idea behind the system is that it will allow drives to see real-time traffic report that will be shown on signs along the stretch of highway.

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Traffic Pollution Linked To Autism…Again

Autism is a cause of growing concern in the scientific community, with more and more children seemingly diagnosed with one of the many mental disabilities that fall under the autism label. While researchers have linked autism with obvious culprits like industrial food processing, a new study suggests a strong link between high traffic pollution and children born with autism.

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