Announcing the "SoCal Voices" Series

Streetheat will be operating at about half power for the next week and a half. Between the holidays, my travel back east, and working on an exciting change for next year; I’m going to be very busy…too busy for three posts of unique content a day.

However, for those of you that read this blog daily, I’ve arranged for some help over the next twelve days. Four different SoCal residents (at least) will be writing posts about their own experiences and opinions on our transportation network. They’ll cover everything from the urban planning around the Staples Center to life in the suburbs.

If you’d like to join them with a post about something that’s been on your mind about the LA Transportation scene…I’d be happy for the extra help. Email me at thedaymen@gmail.com

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How Do You Commute?

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H/t to Mattapoisett in LA. Television station KCET is looking for people to shoot videoes or photoes of their commutes for an online series they’re doing for their "SoCal Connected" series.  Initially they gave cameras to five commuters, including a cyclist, a pedestrian and a transit user; but if they’re looking for people to tell […]

Opening Post

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Congress Takes a First Step Towards Reshaping Transportation Policy

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Could Washington’s long, unhealthy love affair with the automobile be coming to an end? An encouraging sign of change came today from two powerful Democratic senators who released a proposal that sets out progressive goals for the upcoming federal transportation bill. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) (Photo by Washington Post) Today’s proposal, sponsored […]