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by Damien Newton
I think Obama already has a job and Rutten is advocating for someone else to be Secretaty of Transportation?
Regarding Mayor Villaraigosa for Sec. of Transportation–If he goes to Washington, will [transit gadfly] John Walsh have to move back east, or will Mr. Walsh find a new public official to pick on?
The CD13 candidates discussed Fletcher Drive, not Atwater Drive.
“Keep in mind that the editorial is an editorial, not a news report. So – a bit of exaggeration is OK and well-within journalistic norms.”
Guess I shouldn’t trust anything they write in their editorials because they could be outright wrong. At least they’re being honest.
Working turnstile link:
AFAIK, BBB is still issuing paper transfers. There’s no BBB at Wilshire/Normandie, but last time I transferred at Union Station, the Metro employees there had no idea how I would use the transfer to pass through a locked turnstile.
There is SMBBB Rapid 7 service to Wilshire/Western:
And of course route 10 runs to Downtown L.A. and connects with Metro at 7th Street and at Union Station (sort of)
This was a rough morning. Thanks everyone for the catches.
BBB’s paper transfer has a chip in it (same as the one Metrolink is now using) so it can pass thru locked gate (if gates are locked…)
Notably, there’s been an unfortunate recent spate of pedestrian fatalities involving transit vehicles…
When fatal collisions involve transit vehicles, it puts transit advocates in a bind–we want to see more buses and trains, but stories like these must make some observers want to go back to the horse and buggy days. Checking the news items, the San Fernando Valley fatality was deemed a probable suicide (short of putting
all the trains in tunnels, can’t do much about that), and the West Hollywood report makes it sound like the victims weren’t watching where they were going or may have been impaired in some way, after all, buses are large and noisy. Reports like these are even more common in San Francisco, where they have more transit vehicles per square mile. From the point of view of some posters on this site, pedestrian deaths are less tolerable if the victim is run over by an SUV with an oil company lawyer at the wheel, but the person is just as dead if they get hit by a bus.
Irwinc: Metrolink is *NOT* issuing tickets with RFID chips in them yet, and it remains to be seen if their TVMs can do so reliably.
In addition, there is not yet, to my knowledge, any mechanism set up to exchange tickets which may lose their ability to be read by the latched turnstiles. And there certainly has not been any beta testing of such tickets with any real users of the Metrolink and Metro system.
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