The good news is that there are no October surprises at Metro this month. All five Service Councils will meet in October and hear presentations on the Metro Bus Operator Training Process, a topic that is sure to be of interest to those who regularly ride the system. A few [continue reading]
Art of Transit: From the Department of It Was Really Great to Go to Work Meetings Yesterday Instead of Go to the Grove on the Purple Line and 720 Rapid and Do Something Useful Like This: stood in line for 9 hours and all i got was this photo [continue reading]
How We Roll, Sept. 30: who said we have a tremendous traffic problem that is steadily growing worse?
Quiz! Guess who said the following about L.A. traffic and which year he/she said it: We have a tremendous traffic problem that is steadily growing worse. Half-hearted routine measures will [continue reading]
The coveted Golden Pylon Awards were handed out to the Southland’s top traffic reporters on Sept. 28. The awards honor the reporters who keep the region’s traffic moving by promoting rideshare options such as carpools, vanpools, bicycling, walking and public transportation. Nominated by their peers and the transit agencies, five [continue reading]
Things to read whilst transiting: a very funny article in the New Yorker about a smartphone game called “Don’t Get Fired” about working in an office. Excerpt: On this subject, the [continue reading]
How We Roll, Sept. 27: hey let’s fire millions of people and throw some 80,000 pound self-driving big rigs on the road! Wait…let’s not!
Things to read whilst transiting: No, not a debate article! Rather a series of letters from NYT readers about the “stakes in the election.” Yes, some readers express a preference for a particular candidate and you may not agree. Beyond that, there’s a lot of interestingness with readers expressing views on the [continue reading]
The Urban Land Institute will be hosting a conference on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Little Tokyo to discuss transit oriented development in Los Angeles. You’ll be able to hear from Metro’s Chief Planning Officer Therese McMillan and many other professionals about how planning and real estate community should respond to substantial infrastructure investment. [continue reading]
Saying goodbye to a legend tonight. || photo 📸 @dippyduck1 #GoMetro #dodgerstadiumexpress #vinscully A post shared by Metro (@metrolosangeles) on Sep 25, 2016 at 2:36pm PDT Dept. of Dodgers: [continue reading]
Art of Transit: Ideas on how Metro and the Rams can expand fan transportation choices (Streetsblog LA) We asked for your ideas and Joe Linton responds with a lot of good suggestions on expanding walking, bike share, bike parking and the creation of shuttle buses similar to the ones that [continue reading]
I encourage everyone to poke around the great Transport Databook site by Yonah Freemark. There are all sorts of great charts that are useful, such as the one below — a nice reminder that Americans are driving at unprecedented levels. US vehicular travel continues to rise—new data for July 2016. [continue reading]