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

Saturday, September 29, 2012

This Election Season, Americans Pony Up for Public Transpo | Transportation Nation

This Election Season, Americans Pony Up for Public Transpo | Transportation Nation: "The big kahuna of proposals is in Los Angeles, where four years ago voters approved Measure R, a sales tax increase that is expected to raise $40 billion over 30 years for transit, highway, and bus projects. Measure J, which will appear on the ballot this year, would extend the transportation tax another 30 years."

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Southern California freeway system a parking lot

PSR-LA | Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles: "I would like Caltrans to analyze and design the project from a health, community and sustainability framework, not just a goods movement framework. Traditional frameworks of building and expanding freeways and roads to move people and goods through the region have gotten us where we are today: with a Southern California freeway system that serves as a parking lot instead of a “freeway.” Our region’s population is expected to grow in the next 20 years. Will the two additional proposed general purpose lanes in the I-710 Corridor Project, sufficiently meet the goals of the project by 2035? More people mean more cars on our freeways, unless we change the framework of our transportation and goods movement planning. "

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

More proof that the auto-system does not work. Public transit should be fare-free.

A 100-Year-Old-Driver Crashes into School Kids. Time to Take Grandpa’s Car Keys? - The Daily Beast: "A 100-year-old driver in South Central Los Angeles allegedly backed his Cadillac into a group of children leaving Main Street Elementary School Wednesday, injuring 11 kids and three adults. After the incident, the driver, Preston Carter, who is cooperating with police and wasn’t injured, told KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, "My brakes failed. It was out of control.” Meanwhile, Carter's 78-year-old daughter Ella Fleming said that her father would not be driving anymore. “I’m so sorry that it happened,” she told the Los Angeles Times, “and I’m thanking God none of them died.”"

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