Yesterday’s April Fool’s Headlines

(After writing about the desperate and deadly streets faced by pedestrians, it seemed callous to follow it with an April Fool’s article.  But since I know you all deserve a laugh in your life I grabbed the following links from an email sent by Reconnecting America for you all since you won’t get to read my great story about the new Expo route that’s going through Damien Goodmon’s house, turning at the house he was raised at and ending at his former grade school.)

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What Factors Are Causing Metro’s Declining Ridership? What Next?

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In my circles, there has been a lot of discussion swirling around Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times article, Billions spent, but fewer people are using public transportation in Southern California, by Laura Nelson and Dan Weikel. The Times’ authors cast a disparaging light on recent downturns in ridership: “Despite a $9-billion investment in new light rail […]

Guest Editorial: Don’t Destroy the Orange Line, Improve It

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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), a high-quality bus based transit system that delivers fast, comfortable, and cost-effective services at metro-level capacities, has enjoyed rapid growth over the past few decades in major cities internationally, and is gaining momentum in the United States. Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and Seattle are set to join L.A. and the handful of U.S. cities with […]