Eyes on the Street: Subsidizing Parking for Expo Meetings

They don't subsidize transit to the meetings, just in case you were wondering...

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Metro Proposes Pilot For All-Paid Parking At Nine Stations

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The Metro board will hear a promising proposal [PDF] that increases paid parking at nine stations on three Metro rail lines. According to The Source, the proposal will be presented to the Metro board this month, voted on in March, and go into effect in May if approved. Charging for station parking was recommended under […]

The Case Against Home Ownership

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This morning on the Streetsblog Network, we’re featuring a thoughtful post from Greater Greater Washington in which David C dares to challenge the very foundation of the "American Dream" — home ownership. Photo by Transguyjay via Flickr. A variety of government policies and programs have dramatically increased home ownership. But lately, some have been advocating […]

Editorial: Why Raise Metro Fares While Giving Away Metro Parking?

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Metro is proposing to increase, or restructure, its $1.50 base transit fare to $1.75 later this year, with further increases planned in 2017 and 2020. Metro anticipates that this will increase its fare recovery – the percentage of operations costs that are paid for by fare revenues – from 25 percent to 33 percent. Metro foresees […]

City Celebrates Expanded Zip Car Near UCLA and USC

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Photo: Poppyseed Bandit/Flickr Earlier today Mayor Villaraigosa, city officials, and representatives from Zipcar, UCLA and USC celebrated the arrival of 12 new off-campus parking spaces reserved specifically for car-sharing near the two college campuses. The hope is that if these spaces prove profitable for the car-sharing company than they can partner with the city for […]

TAP final solution in sight!

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We are on the last lap approaching the end of my long exertions as self-appointed chief TAP (Transit Access Pass) watchdog for our region, my friends. This long troubled program has finally unequivocally turned the corner and is fast approaching victory lane. Kudos and plaudits from all quarters are raining down on David Sutton who […]