0:03 23/07/2014 Auto Mileage Below Stickers Has US Planning Test Change
Auto Mileage Below Stickers Has US Planning Test Change
Businessweek - Jul 22, 2014
The U.S. is trying to craft new requirements by next year for how automakers assess fuel economy to ensure lab tests reflect real-word driving, an Environmental Protection Agency official said.

23:18 22/07/2014 OPD scores pricey heavily armored Caiman for $2k
OPD scores pricey heavily armored Caiman for $2k
Ocala - Jul 22, 2014
OPD public information office Sgt. Angy Scroble said the vehicle was paid for with money “from our Federal Confiscation Trust Fund that comes from seizures made through cases that go federal, primarily cases from the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike ...

0:03 22/07/2014 Observation Deck Coming to US Bank Tower
Observation Deck Coming to US Bank Tower
LA Downtown News Online - Jul 21, 2014
OUE bought the landmark structure for $367 million from MPG Office trust last summer. The current move is part of the company's plan to spend about $50 million on upgrades, including a renovation of the lobby. While the tower's low occupancy rate (just ...

20:55 17/07/2014 Tallest Tower In West Has L.A. Makeover, Undercuts NY MKPG USB
Tallest Tower In West Has L.A. Makeover, Undercuts NY MKPG USB
Investor's Business Daily - Jul 17, 2014
The owner of the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, the tallest building west of Chicago, will add an outdoor observation deck and restaurant to three top floors as part of a $50 million makeover.
Tallest Los Angeles building to get observation deck - The Malay Mail Online

20:00 17/07/2014 Question of the day
Question of the day
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog) - Jul 17, 2014
As an aside, there are thoughts about changing the way motor vehicles are taxed that recognizes that high MPG vehicles/electric cars are paying less/nothing for similar road usages and not paying a fair share of the cost to build/maintain those roads ...

19:56 16/07/2014 Competition Soars as Investors Seek to Dominate the Skyline
Competition Soars as Investors Seek to Dominate the Skyline
SYS-CON Media (press release) - Jul 16, 2014
In Los Angeles, Toronto-based Brookfield Office Properties acquired the 4.9 million square feet MPG Office Trust, whose properties include the gleaming 52-foot Gas Company Tower, the city's fourth largest building, and the distinctive reddish-brown ...

15:03 15/07/2014 House votes on HTF patch today W.H. in favor, conservative groups opposed ...
House votes on HTF patch today W.H. in favor, conservative groups opposed ...
Politico - Jul 15, 2014
HOUSE TO VOTE ON TRUST FUND PATCH TODAY: The lower chamber votes today on a bill shoring up the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015 with $11 billion raised through pension smoothing, customs user fees and a LUST fund transfer.

22:00 14/07/2014 EPA ready to go virtual with ANSYS to create cleaner engines
EPA ready to go virtual with ANSYS to create cleaner engines
Autoblog (blog) - Jul 14, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is turning to a company whose home base is as old-school Rust Belt as one can get, but the company's specialty's undeniably new-school technology. ... ANSYS, which employs more than 2,700 people and was founded ...

17:33 14/07/2014 EPA Asks Car Makers to Road Test Fuel-Economy Claims
EPA Asks Car Makers to Road Test Fuel-Economy Claims
Wall Street Journal - Jul 14, 2014
"Some auto makers already do this, but we are establishing a regulatory requirement for all auto makers," said Chris Grundler, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The proposal would make it difficult to manipulate lab ...

14:20 09/07/2014 Breakfast links: Development past and future
Breakfast links: Development past and future
Greater Greater Washington - Jul 9, 2014
Indeed, if North Potomac Yard really becomes a nexus of high-rise office buildings (questionable in today's commercial real estate environment), I can see MetroWay increases its rush hour frequency from a Potomac Yards station (or Crystal City) to ...