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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The Transit System We Deserve

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You can see this image at The Transport Politic or view it in its entirety here. Our friends at the transit mega-blog The Transport Politic put together an image to accompany yesterday’s story that is perhaps the most beautiful thing I’ve seen since the birth of Samuel last month.  This map shows the Los Angeles […]

Brentwood Community Leaders Wants Out of Bus-Only Lanes

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It’s official, many Westside neighborhood leaders really don’t want bus-only lanes. After reading a letter from the Brentwood Community Council, which can be read after the jump, exhorting residents to protest the inclusion of Wilshire Bus-Only lanes in the area “West of the 405,” I made the above map.  It contains all of the areas […]

Finding Effective Arguments for Funding Mass Transit

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How much should passengers pay for mass transit? What with the financial woes of transit systems around the country, it’s been a hot topic. Today on the Streetsblog Network, we’re looking at the question from a couple of different angles. First, Yonah Freemark of The Transport Politic looks at the role of mass transit in […]

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 […]