Marc Littman’s recent post about taking his son to a car museum by Metro got me thinking: can one be car-free without being anti-car? I think there’s an assumption that if someone is car-free by choice, they must just hate cars. While this may be true in some cases, I [continue reading]
Does anyone at the Metro library ever sleep? I doubt it. Plus, why sleep when there’s an entire Internet that must be scrubbed to find the latest, greatest transportation headlines for your reading pleasure. The great transportation writer Tom Vanderbilt has a story at Slate that asks why the press [continue reading]
We launched the Source quickly last month in time to report on the October meeting of the Board of Directors. But I wanted to circle back and try to better explain something that happened at the September meeting — when the Board voted to seek federal funds for both the [continue reading]
It’s ironic that I head the PR department at a major public transit agency and my autistic teenage son is obsessed with car museums. But I look at his latest obsession as an opportunity to teach him about getting around via Metro while indulging his interests. And one of my [continue reading]
Here are today’s headlines courtesy of the Metro library, the same folks who will not stop until everything — and I mean everything — is a series of 1s and 0s. A few stories caught my eye this morning. Amtrak is going to put free wi-fi on its Acela trains [continue reading]
I was in Springdale, Utah, over the weekend, visiting nearby Zion National Park. At one point I ducked into a gear store and spied this T-shirt, which made me laugh. Obviously the message is funny — albeit one-sided and I’m not in favor of arming gas pumps — but I [continue reading]
Los Angeles Metro riders packed the Red Line on Saturday night to head out to Hollywood for Halloween. I took part in the madness and took some video of the experience. Crowds, costumes and high spirits best describe the ride. Nice job L.A.!
When it comes to Halloween, Hollywood knows how to have a good time. Last week we prepped you for a car-free Halloween, listing the various Metro accessible festivities happening around the city. My goal this year was to end up at the West Hollywood Carnaval since I missed it last [continue reading]
All rail ticket vending machines back online and working again.
As many readers already know, a proposed deal for Metro to spend $300 million to purchase 100 new rail cars from the manufacturer AnsaldoBreda collapsed over the weekend when the company asked again for changes to a contract with the agency. The Los Angeles Times’ editorial page weighed in on [continue reading]