Make urban buses fare-free. Only then will urban planning make any sense.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Mother Nature calling.... pick up, pick up.

Boston Herald: "LOS ANGELES — A fast-moving wildfire that swept across a packed California interstate, sending people running for their lives, was burning more calmly Saturday as rain fell and temperatures dropped."

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Poll reveals Americans are trapped in a failed system

Journal Star - Peoria, IL: "The share of Americans who prefer suburban or rural living — 53 percent — is identical to the share who say the government should increase spending to build and improve roads, bridges and interstate highways. About 1 in 3 think current spending levels are about right, while just over 1 in 10 would like to see less money spent on roads.
Many states are struggling just to maintain current spending levels, and Congress has been unable to come up with a long-term plan to pay for highway aid that closes the gap between current spending and federal gas tax revenue."

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Grants to cut emissions, encourage public transit

MyNewsLA.com: "“When public transportation is efficient, affordable and enjoyable more Californians use it and that improves quality of life for everyone,” said Brian Kelly, secretary of the California State Transportation Agency. “These grants help support nearly $720 million in transportation investments in clean, affordable and low-stress commuting and traveling options by improving the quality and reliability of public transportation choices.”"

Friday, June 12, 2015

Transportation Matters to the Latino Community

Roll Call Opinion: "In this Congress, Republicans are continuing to slash services most important to minority communities. Transportation is now the latest issue on the chopping block."

Monday, June 8, 2015

Laguna Beach trolleys are fare-free

LA Times: "Laguna Beach trolleys are free and run along Coast Highway every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from March through June 25.

Dana Point is set to launch its own service this summer."


Monday, June 1, 2015

Hundreds of fish found onshore in Big Bear due to drought



abc7.com: "BIG BEAR, Calif. (KABC) -- Officials in Big Bear are responding to concerns over hundreds of dead fish that are washing up on shore near the lake.
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Funding uncertainty is one way that oil industry undercuts #publictransit

Southern California public transportation leaders push for federal funding | abc7.com: ""We are in a precarious position right now, because we do not know how much money we are getting from month-to-month, year-to-year," Johnson said.

"When you buy buses or build transportation projects, you need to know that you're going to have a funding source that is stable and that you can rely on, so you can plan for those projects," Orange County Transportation Authority CEO Darrell Johnson said. "Starting and stopping is expensive to the taxpayer and it's not helpful to get the project out there.""