Gabriel Stratchota of Los Angeles, from the Bus Riders Union, is arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff when protesting the upcoming fare increases at the MTA Board Room in Downtown Los Angeles, Thursday, May 27, 2010. Photo: Photoimageswest/Flickr For months, the Bus Rider’s Union and their allies have held their powder when it comes […]
Maybe a two-thirds local threshold is just too high a bar to cross, maybe the No on J Campaign did its job too well, maybe voter turnout for the top of the ticket was too low. Whatever the reason, Measure J received “only” 64.7% of the vote last night, a full 1.95% short of the […]
Photo of last week’s Meaure R rally via the Mayor’s website. Highways weren’t mentioned. This Thursday, the Metro Board of Directors will debate and vote-on whether or not to formally support Mayor Villaraigosa’s "30 in 10" program that would use federal loans to move the twelve largest transit projects contained in the 30 year Measure […]
Ride it all the way to Santa Monica in 2020? Image:Ted Soqui/LA Weekly. At a meeting of business leaders earlier today, Mayor Villaraigosa officially announced his plan, previewed earlier today in the Times, to aggressively pursue private and federal funds to complete all rail projects included in Measure R within ten years. Villaraigosa has often […]
For more images from today’s efforts by the BRU, visit the LA Streetsblog Flickr Page The Bus Rider’s Union gathered signatures outside of the Wilshire-Western Subway stop this morning, joining advocates around the country in building support for Federal Legislation H.R. 2746, which would allow transit agencies to spend more of their federal funds on […]
This (Wednesday) afternoon, the California Senate Insurance Committee will consider a bill whose author, Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), claims its aim is to protect pedestrians - but which would instead kill bike- and scooter-share systems in California.