Dept. of Dodger Stadium Express: The free bus from Harbor Gateway and Union Station to the ballpark will be running for all post-season games, starting with tomorrow’s game against the Cumberland Braves. More here on the DSE. One intriguing scenario: the A’s and Dodgers meeting in the 2018 World Series, 30 years after Kirk Gibson neatly ended Game One.
Art of Transit:
[Credit: Kenya Metoyer via Facebook] pic.twitter.com/DAjXmsd3UT
— Militant Angeleno (@militantangleno) October 2, 2018
In case you didn’t venture out Sunday to downtown, the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood, Koreatown, Melrose Avenue or Hollywood, the L.A. Phil undertook the most elaborate event of its audaciously ambitious celebratory 100th season…The orchestra organized events throughout the day at various stages along the route, including at the Hollywood Bowl, a final mile away. There were, as well, pop-up concerts, roving and/or riding performers and various workshops. Food trucks go without saying…
The celebration ended at the orchestra’s free evening Bowl concert…Throughout the day, a staggering 1,800 performers (dancers included) participated from all walks, so to speak, of musical life. Make that 1,800 and one, but more about that later.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) September 30, 2018
— eric spillman (@ericspillman) September 30, 2018
— Drew Tewksbury (@drewtewksbury) October 1, 2018
#CicLAvia is an annual event that temporarily closes down LA streets to cars and opens them up to Angelenos as a public park. It’s a non-profit that aims to promote vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health! pic.twitter.com/W5IaEq68NW
— William Nguyen (@willngyn) September 30, 2018
— Jory Rand (@ABC7Jory) September 30, 2018
— AARP California (@AARPCA) September 30, 2018
Some opposition from Lawndale residents but Metro Board Members support the project — with some saying that light rail produces relatively little in the way of noise or vibrations. The Board last week, btw, approved further study of two route options:
The California High-Speed Rail Authority last month released its choice for a route between Palmdale and Burbank:
Things in the Pacific NW are quite the opposite than the L.A. Excerpt:
Among Seattle-area residents with a salary of $75,000 or more, 11 percent typically took transit to get to work in 2017. That’s higher than any other income group. Less than 10 percent of workers with wages below $35,000 took transit.
In the San Francisco area, transit skews most heavily toward the affluent — 20 percent of those earning at least $75,000 were transit commuters, compared with about 15 percent of those earning less than $35,000.
The other metro areas in this group are Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York and Boston. Everywhere else, poorer folks are more likely to take transit — in Los Angeles, nearly four times more likely.
The article doesn’t definitively explain why this is the case — suggesting that perhaps the reason is that Seattle has invested more heavily in new projects than most other areas.
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