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February 13, 2007

So. Calif. Logistics Airport Provides An Inland Hub for Region's Growing Cargo Traffic

Southern California's fastest-growing industry expands to the High Desert at SCLA's cargo and industrial hub.

February 13, 2007

Smart Investment of Water & Levee Bonds Rests on Wisely Upgrading California's Water Infrastructure

Water experts Ron Gastelum and Michael George offer recommendations for the state's water agenda in 2007 and the expenditure of water bond funds.

February 13, 2007

Inland Empire Utilities Agency Pioneers Sustainable Resource Management Best Practices

Martha Davis and Richard Atwater describe the process of 'closing the loop' on water and waste through innovation and conservation.

February 13, 2007

LAWA Pursues Regional Initiatives While Continuing to Upgrade LAX

A new executive director, a revived airport, and a renewed commitment to regionalism are on LAWA's agenda, says Commission President Alan Rothenberg.

February 13, 2007

L.A. DWP Makes Progress Towards Renewable Energy Goals

Twenty percent of Los Angeles will be powered by renewable energy by 2010, according to DWP Commissioner David Nahai.

January 11, 2007

San Diego Rejects Proposal for New Airport, Faces Few Options to Ease Burden on Lindbergh

With an aging, overcrowded airport and no land for new tarmac, San Diego needs some creative regional solutions to its air travel dilemmas, says UCSD's Steve Erie.

January 11, 2007

MIR Readers Share Predictions for Investment of Infrastructure Bond Funds in 2007

With $40 billion to spend and nearly limitless need for repair and expansion of California's infrastructure, MIR readers share their hopes for 2007.

January 11, 2007

Buenos Aires Grapples with Creative Solutions to Congestion, Growth, and Land-Use Planning

MIR speaks with transportation planner Francisco Ortiz about efforts to maintain the character of, and accomodate explosive growth in, South America's European gem.

January 11, 2007

Maersk Line Adopts Voluntary Initiatives to Mitigate Ship Pollution at L.A. Ports

The world's largest sea cargo carrier is setting the pace for the greening of the shipping industry and of L.A.'s ports.

January 11, 2007

Caltrans to Play Key Role in State Strategic Growth Plan Implementation

Caltrans Deputy Director Gregg Albright describes the agency's approach to the hurculean task of building the transportation infrastructure mandated by the state's Strategic Growth Plan.

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