Westside Urban Forum: Addressing the Big Issues

Los Angeles faces many critical issues that transcend city boundaries.
Yet it can be a challenge to act regionally when politics is acted out
on a local or sub-regional stage. We have recently witnessed this drama
in efforts to bring a transportation sales tax to the voters in
November. Find out from some of those most closely involved how this
drama played out and what we can learn as we work to address
transportation, air quality, water, growth and our many other regional

Hon. Mike Feuer, California State Assembly, 42nd District
Hon. Bonnie Lowenthal, Long Beach City Council & former member of Metro Board of Directors
Denny Zane, Executive Director of Move LA & former Mayor, City of Santa Monica

Professor Genevieve Giuliano, USC & Director METRANS Transportation Center


Caltrans Endorses the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide

It wasn’t a total surprise, but exciting nevertheless for bicycle advocates gathered at the NACTO “Cities for Cycling” Road Show in Oakland last night. Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty announced that the agency will endorse the use of the National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Street Design Guide, giving California cities the state DOT’s blessing to install […]

Metro Board: Fare Gates, TAP But Regional Connector Postponed

(We just found out from Metro, via email and The Source, that the Regional Connector discussion is being moved until next month so “local concerns” can be addressed in the financial district. – DN) It wouldn’t be the Metro Board of Directors without some drama.  Read the full agenda for tomorrow’s meeting of the Board […]