Welcome to the Blogroll: Joel Epstein on the Huffington Post

Screen shot 2010-09-11 at 8.56.26 PMFor the past six months or so, Joel Epstein has been writing away about transportation issues at the Huffington Post’s Los Angeles page.  Originally, Epstein’s pieces were almost exclusively promoting and explaining the 30/10 initiative.  While his Huffington Post profile  says that he likes to discuss Los Angeles’ “maligned but extensive” transit system, it’s clear if you read some of his pieces that he certainly doesn’t think the system is extensive enough and is not above criticizing agencies for their shortcomings.

In recent weeks, some of Epstein’s work has been broader than just boosting 30/10.  In the past couple of pieces he’s discussed CALPIRG’s role in influencing how transportation growth is changing statewide, the role of public private partnerships in shaping our future, and a look at how a waterfront plan in Brooklyn should change the way we think about open space in L.A.

The research that goes into Epstein’s pieces are similar to some of the long posts that one can read at Brayj Against the Machine or Soapbox.  And for that reason, welcome to the blogroll, and we look forward to reading what’s next.


Another Great House Party for Streetsblog…Can We Match Saturday’s Haul by Year’s End?

Saturday night Streetsblog partied down in Brentwood at the house of 30/10 mega-booster and Huffington Post columnist Joel Epstein.  Neither bad weather nor a packed Holiday schedule stopped twenty five Streetsbloggers from joining myself and the Epsteins in his gorgeous house.  We munched on Indian Food, chatted about transportation policy and raised funds to help […]

Thank You Joel and Karen, Now Mark Your Calendar for December 8

Last weekend, Joel Epstein and Karen Sarachik hosted a fundraiser to benefit L.A. Streetsblog.   Nearly twenty people, representing organizations including Bikerowave, Bikeside, Friends for Expo Transit, the Sierra Club and the Southern California Transit Advocates, were in attendance  joining writers for The Source, Huffington Post and California Planning and Development Report.  A great evening […]

Weekend Homework: Plan the L.A. Transit Movie

No. At the Huffington Post, Joel Epstein, who has done a heck of a job pushing 30/10, wrote a piece pondering the absolute lack of Hollywood star power in promoting transit as opposed to promoting things like electric-powered cars. Of course, that Hollywood movies present heroes driving muscle cars, saving the universe with cars that […]