Tag: public transportation

Sepulveda Pass (Doc Searls / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

LA Metro Plans Sepulveda Pass Train for 2028 Summer Olympics

LA Metro began a series of public meetings last week to showcase a Sepulveda Pass train route to launch its “Twenty-eight by ’28” plan to build public transportation projects in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Monorail (Tobias Schwarz / AFP / Getty)

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Proposes Monorail to San Fernando Valley

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed building a monorail along the Interstate 405 to connect the San Fernando Valley with West Los Angeles on Tuesday, relieving traffic on one of the world’s busiest and most congested roads.

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Madrid Buses Ban Men ‘Manspreading’

MADRID (AP) — If you’re taking a bus in the Spanish capital, be sure to keep your legs to yourself. Madrid authorities on Monday started putting up signs banning the practice of ‘manspreading’ — opening one’s legs so wide you

BART train (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

San Francisco’s BART Declines to Declare ‘Sanctuary,’ Fearing Trump

The Board of San Francisco’s BART balked last Tuesday on a “call to declare the popular commuter line a ‘sanctuary’ system after being warned that the word might be seen as provocative by the Trump administration,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported this week.

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$200 L.A. Rams Parking Fuels Interest in Public Transit

Astronomically high parking prices outside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for patrons headed to Los Angeles Rams games could be just the thing the city needs to combat congestion and encourage fans to use trains and buses, public transportation activists say.

Expo Line (Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty)

Drunk Driver Blocks L.A.’s New ‘Expo Line’ Train on Day One

The new Expo Line train connecting Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles had a rough start on its first regular weekday run, as a drunk driver crashed through a fence and left his car across both the eastbound and the westbound tracks Monday.

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New Train Cars May Rescue Ailing BART System

BART passengers are cautiously optimistic that the state’s $2.6 billion effort to replace hundreds of new public transportation cars with new ones over the next five years will actually help improve their commutes — especially after a series of mechanical meltdowns and errors that have plagued riders for several years.

L.A. Metro (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Public Transportation Use down as Spending up

Transit ridership in Los Angeles County has declined precipitously in the last ten years, despite efforts by local transportation agencies that cost millions of dollars, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Massive Anaheim Transport Center Falling 75% Short

Orange County’s new transportation center, ARTIC, located on the 5 freeway near the Honda Center, has drawn fewer than 800 boardings a month since it opened December 8–far fewer than the roughly 3,000 Anaheim officials projected when they hawked the center to the city’s citizens, according to the Orange County Register.