For the next few days we’re going to be shining the spotlight on the finalists of the Transit Flicks Video Contest, hopefully encouraging you to view all the videos and to vote for your favorite. In the spirit of neutrality I’ll be presenting the videos in reverse alphabetical order based [continue reading]
Seven finalists have been chosen for the Transit Flicks Video Contest, and now it’s time for you to decide which video is worthy of the Grand Prize: a free EZ transit pass good for one year of travel on Metro buses, Metro Rail and many other carriers throughout the region. [continue reading]
Last Friday a huge labor rally – I’m talking thousands of people – took place on the front lawn of L.A. City Hall. The 30/10 Initiative was the unifying theme. The vast majority of attendees were there representing various labor groups, but there was a contingent of transportation advocates and [continue reading]
The above video presents a short summary of some of the highlights of last Wednesday’s Bicycle Roundtable. Cyclists, advocates and other stakeholders gathered at Metro headquarters for the third Bicycle Roundtable to discuss various ways to make Metro more bike friendly. Here are a few notes from the meeting: Metro [continue reading]
On Friday, July 23 Metro officials convened near the Blue Line Pico Station to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Metro Rail – and to look towards the future. Check out the above video for highlights from the speeches.
All you aspiring directors taking part in Metro’s Transit Flicks video contest, this is a friendly reminder that entries are due today. If you’re the avante-garde type who waits until the last minute because the pressure gets your creative juices flowing – you’ve got until the end of the day [continue reading]
In the summer of 1990 I was 9 years old and nothing mattered more to me than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That’s why these early videos promoting the opening of the Metro Blue Line featuring none other than the Ninja Turtles are just so radical to me. Hat tip [continue reading]
I made it down to Union Station yesterday morning to see what the Mayor and Metro officials had to say about Dump The Pump Day – watch the video above if you missed the event.
The photographer Matt Logue last year published a series of photos called “Empty LA,” which portrayed what Los Angeles would look like without cars. Now Ross Ching has taken that one step further with the above video showing a variety of roads in the area sans motor vehicles. It’s well [continue reading]
I stumbled upon this video thanks to a tweet from the Urban Land Institute – Los Angeles. Created for the Southern California Association of Governments, “Choices and Transformations: Managing Growth in California” takes a look at the history, present and future of urban development and redevelopment in Southern California. The [continue reading]