Introducing our newest writers

I’m very pleased to announce that we have two new writers who will be contributing to The Source: Sirinya Tritipeskul and Carter Rubin. Both have been writing about the local transportation scene and the addition of Sirinya and Carter will help us cover more of the many things going on at Metro — something that many readers indicated they wanted in our ongoing reader survey.

I asked both to introduce themselves briefly.

From Sirinya:

Hello readers,

My name is Sirinya (pronounced like Serenia) and I’m excited to be one of The Source’s two new bloggers for several reasons.

Firstly, I’m a native Angeleno committed to a car-lite, transit-oriented lifestyle. As I do in my day job in the communications group at UCLA Transportation, I will be supporting Fred’s efforts to share information that encourages people to green their travels around the L.A. area.

Secondly, I’m looking forward to drawing on my training as a transportation planner to add to The Source’s efforts to explain how Metro works and why it does what it does. Look for blog entries from me related to Metro, as well as maps which attempt to explain trends in travel behavior and demography.

And finally, I’m a woman and a person of color. I can’t claim to speak for all women, or all people of color. But I’m hoping that my addition to the writing staff diversifies the content and perspective of the Source in whatever shape or form. And it’s definitely about time that the Source added a woman to its staff.

Enough about me; lets’ get started!


And from Carter:

I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself as the newest transportation writer, along with Sirinya, to join The Source. I’ve been an avid reader of the blog since its inception and eagerly jumped at the opportunity to add my voice.

As a writer for The Source, I hope that I can contribute to the ongoing transportation discussion from my own personal perspective: a lifelong Angeleno, equally at home digging into an environmental impact report as I am covering community meetings.

My goal: support the work being done at Metro to realize a complete transportation network that truly serves the needs of all the residents of Los Angeles County, whether we’re taking a trip by transit, foot, bike or car.

Residing on the Westside, I work for the editor of the California Planning & Development Report and serve on the board of Los Angeles Streetsblog. I’m also an avid cyclist and will definitely be writing about my two-wheel travels around the region.


Categories: Transportation News

3 replies

  1. Oddly, if you’d asked me to recommend someone, Sirinya and Carter would have been at the top of my list. I don’t think you could have made better choices.