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

Monday, March 31, 2014

Fares are for rationing, not revenue

Transit riders assail proposed Metro fare hike at public hearing - "During a packed and sometimes tense four-hour public hearing Saturday, Los Angeles County transportation officials heard a litany of complaints from transit riders who said a proposed Metro fare hike would strain the budgets of students and working-class families."

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Yes, Manmade Global Warming Is Worsening California's Epic Drought

ThinkProgress: "California’s epic drought got even worse last week. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that the area of California under moderate drought (or worse) rose from 94.6 percent of the state to a stunning 99.8 percent. The area under extreme or exceptional drought rose from 65.9 to 71.8 percent, encompassing the entire agriculture-rich Central Valley"

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Californians walking, cycling and using public transportation doubles

Paso Robles Daily News: "Results from the California Household Travel Survey – the largest and most complex review of its kind – show that the percentage of California residents walking, biking, or using public transportation on a typical day has more than doubled since 2000."