The 10 cities where everyone should stop driving their car (Business Insider)
Need a reason to stop driving? How about saving over $10,000 a year? According to a new study released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) that’s how much Angelenos can save if they give up their car for a TAP card. The study compared all the costs of car ownership for a family of two with the cost of a monthly transit pass. The number one city for saving money by taking transit: New York City, where you can save $14,643 a year by not owning a car.
Jim Wunderman, CEO of the San Francisco business advocacy organization Bay Area Council, likens California high-speed rail to the Golden Gate Bridge. The iconic piece of infrastructure was conceived in bleak economic times and faced the cries of detractors. Also: its proposed costs more than tripled. But it was built and remains not just a useful piece of transportation infrastructure but, as Wunderman puts it, “a landmark for all humanity.” Are high-speed rail detractors going to kill our generation’s Golden Gate Bridge?
Westside Neighborhood Council Backs Constellation Subway Station (Westwood-Century City Patch)
Last Thursday the Westside Neighborhood Council voted in favor of the Constellation stop for the Westside Subway after hearing a presentation by the Century City Chamber of Commerce. The presentation revealed that 27,000 employees work within quarter mile of the proposed Constellation stop – three times more than the Santa Monica Boulveard stop, according to the Chamber.
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