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

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sitting in traffic jams costs $16 per hour. #Freetransit is only $100 a year.

State's 5 worst bottlenecks are in L.A., Orange counties - LA Times: "Together, commuters traveling those routes experience 2.5 million hours of delay per year. If the Texas Transportation Institute is correct, every hour wasted in traffic tie-ups costs motorists $16.79 on average in extra fuel and lost time."

Saturday, January 24, 2015

"I lived in Berlin for three years. Didn’t have a car, didn’t need one."

Equipment World : "When it’s not done piecemeal, this works quite well. Rail+bus is the norm in all the big cities of Europe and as a result, you’re never more than about three walkable blocks from public transportation. I lived in Berlin for three years. Didn’t have a car, didn’t need one. If LA did this and put free Wi-Fi on their buses and trains it would be a hit."

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

ASCC working to find free bus transport

Talon Marks: "Cerritos College students may be able to ride the local buses to and from school free of charge.
Dean of Student Services Gilbert Contreras discussed a program in the ASCC Cabinet meeting held Jan. 12. The program would allow eligible students to ride the local buses for free.
He explained the program would allow eligible students to have access to buses free of charge."

Friday, January 16, 2015

Green Party candidate calls out Paris #falseflag

PressTV : "Lindbald, of Green Party of LA County Council, told Press TV on Tuesday that the militants, carrying out the deadly attack against the Charlie Hebdo Satirical weekly and a supermarket, are “not from the religion… (but) from US and the Mossad” and the deadly attacks were meant to keep Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “in power” .

“It’s meant to keep Europe under Netanyahu’s thumb.”

Lindblad referred to a getaway car “left there by a Mossad agent ready for the shooters at the cartoonist office to get a second getaway car” with one of the terrorist’s passport left “intentionally… just like 9/11.”"

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Students, Parents to Rally for Free Public Transit

NBC 7 San Diego: "Hundreds of high school students will take to the streets Downtown Wednesday to rally for the continuation of a free transit pass program that they say is endangered."

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Car-dependency puts San Diego out of reach for students wallets

The Daily Aztec : Public transportation lags behind for commuters: "The county of San Diego is not a small piece of land that’s easily accessible via public transportation. Without a car, commuting to and from San Diego State can be burdensome and even costly. San Diego’s inefficient and limited public transportation system only makes matters more difficult for students. Students who commute should have accessibility to inexpensive and efficient transportation around San Diego.
If students aren’t stressing about traffic and rush hour in parking structures, they are depending on the trolley or the bus to get around — but the price paid by students doesn’t just come from their wallets."

Saturday, October 18, 2014

More roads means more traffic