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

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Funding uncertainty is one way that oil industry undercuts #publictransit

Southern California public transportation leaders push for federal funding | ""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.""

Friday, March 27, 2015

Antarctic ice shelves melting 70% faster, study shows

LA Times: "An acceleration in the flow of massive ice sheets would add substantially to the ongoing rise of sea levels, according to Fernando Paolo, a geophysics PhD candidate at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography and lead author of the study published online Thursday in the journal Science."

Friday, March 20, 2015

Public Transit Key to Creating a Livable City "LOS ANGELES—Public transit is the key to creating a livable city, according to the city leaders on the Infrastructure and Urban Design: Plans, Projects, Ideas and Ways to Make L.A. a More Livable City panel "

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.”"