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

Friday, October 2, 2015

Public transit use hits all-time high, MTS reports

FOX5 San Diego: "SAN DIEGO — More than 96.7 million passenger trips were made on buses and trolleys during the fiscal year ended June 30 — an all-time high, the Metropolitan Transit System reported."

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Los Angeles, three days a year in traffic jail.... for everyone! "Since 1985, Los Angeles County has seen a spike of over 1.7 million new registered motor vehicles; resulting in the LA region ranking the worst in gridlock nationwide. According 2014 Inrix Traffic Scorecard, Angelinos waste an average of 64 hours per year stuck in traffic.

The state’s transit infrastructure faces a funding shortfall of approximately $72 billion over the next decade. Transit is the “pressure relief valve” for roads and highways, which can no longer be easily expanded.  Transit must be included in the mix of multi-modal transportation funding solutions to keep L.A. moving."

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 "“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."