Dept. of Nasal-Minded Innovations:
The plans are to install the deodorizers in every rail car — four per car. The deodorizers have charcoal granules in them that are designed to absorb odors and have a very, very slight lavender vanilla scent. The deodorizers will initially be installed on the Red/Purple Lines. We’re guessing that many people may not even notice, but perhaps some will. Feel free to let us know what you think on our main Twitter feed.
Art of Transit:
Kind of interesting from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s State of the City speech this morning. The Board currently has committees that cover planning, finance and budget, safety and operations, construction and executive management.
Garcetti says he'll allot ~$17M next fiscal year for Vision Zero, the program aimed at eliminating traffic deaths on city streets by 2025.
— Laura J. Nelson 🦅 (@laura_nelson) April 20, 2017
Metro mtg: here's a photo of the prototype TAP wristband Metro is looking into pic.twitter.com/uX8qJXLPSg
— StreetsblogLA (@StreetsblogLA) April 19, 2017
The key words there are “prototype” and “looking.” 🙂
At SeaTac airport, they just had a PA announcement for whoever "left the ashes of Anthony" so-and-so at a restaurant. Please pick them up.
— John Branch (@JohnBranchNYT) April 19, 2017
— Post Green (@postgreen) April 19, 2017
Call me a curmudgeon, but L.A.'s new transportation tax requires building "actual Metro lines," so I'm not sure it also counts as a goal. pic.twitter.com/JH87hHWhg6
— Laura J. Nelson 🦅 (@laura_nelson) April 19, 2017
— E/Expo Line Ledger (@expolineledger) April 19, 2017
Nice piece about the history of the 32 acres of land adjacent to the Gold Line’s Chinatown Station (despite the misleading headline, the park was open for a long time before being closed for its makeover).
A view of the park from my colleague Joe Lemon:
A look at the numbers thus far. As the chart below shows, ridership declined during a very wet winter (not to mention the usual shorter days). But it’s nice out now — and…
— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) April 20, 2017
I think it’s also fair to point out that bike lanes in DTLA (and many other parts of our region) are still very much a work-in-progress. The more places to ride, the more people will probably want to ride.
A Twitter conversation also followed with some interestingness.
After five years of little happening, the Expo Line-adjacent building may finally be moving toward construction. Key word: ‘may.’
American needs a ‘Metropolitan Party’ (Citylab)
The argument for this new political party: cities are where things actually get done these days with less partisan rancor that seems to infest the country’s statehouses or Congress.
The park would be on both the east and west of the new structure. Pretty cool and some nice open space for the Arts/Industrial Districts and Boyle Heights. City of L.A. presentation with renderings.
By 2020, 50% of workforce will be remote. Here’s how. (Wall Street Journal)
In this video, the Big Cheese at Citrix says a lot more people will be a lot less tied to their desks.
Working remotely isn’t quite the same as working at home (take that, rush hour traffic!), but here are some Census numbers on that front, although they’re getting a little long in the tooth.
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