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Westwood is for Bikes Too

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.31.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Dear Paul: LA City Councilman Paul Koretz that is. Say it ain't so! How sobering to read in the LA Times and The Daily Bruin that you now not only op...


Lorri Horn | Posted 06.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Lorri Horn

Petula Clark was never trying to get there Summer 2015, Los Angeles. We're going Downtown! to see one of the most beautiful public libraries in the world, I told my son.

L.A.'s Human Face of Big Data

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.25.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Whereas. That's how my work day began. With a festive farewell breakfast and City of Los Angeles proclamation in the Mayor's Press Room for outgoing D...

April Is for Commuters

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.08.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It's still early in the month but already April is shaping up to be a great one for Los Angeles commuters. No, I am not talking about the relative calm of Easter weekend, though that was nice too.

LA Metro Picks Best Candidate for Top Job

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Now that we know who the next CEO will it be, it is time for those who don't ride Metro to take a pre- and post-Phil Washington ride on the trains and buses. My bet is that even that first ride will turn more of us into TAP card carrying transit riders. And who knows, maybe that guy riding next to you will be Metro's new CEO Phil Washington.

Are Bicycles Part of the Third Way in Los Angeles?

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In presenting programs like Shifting Gears: Bicycle Mobility on the Westside, WUF serves an important purpose bringing together business people and government and non-profit leaders with the ability to advance forward looking land-use and planning agendas in a town not always known for being visionary.

Just TAP and Spin Through the Unlocked Expo Line Turnstile

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Given our history, it's terrific to see a County Supervisor and others promoting, rather than deriding, transit ridership in LA. Still, I'd rather see expedited transit construction than read incredulous creative writing about how Metro is meeting artificially low ridership projections.

The Orange Line Extension -- Another Reason to Leave Your Car at Home

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Unless you are transporting your horse from Chatsworth to the polo field at Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades, there is no reason not to ride the Orange Line.

A Take Out Order of the Westside Subway Extension

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With the Rampture upon us and street services repaving the street I live on, even though my stretch seems just fine, I have been challenged of late to see the L.A. transportation glass as mostly full.

Expo Line Landscaping Lunacy

Lisa Novick | Posted 07.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

Many people, including those at the MTA, seem to think that native landscaping is a small cosmetic issue. It is not. Like recycling, landscaping with native plants is at the heart of sustainable living and nature conservation.

Hey Los Angeles, There's a Train Arrivin'

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

How was the Bruce Springsteen show? Probably the best I have ever seen. While that's no understatement, the real show in L.A. opened this morning at 5 am when the Expo Line started running between downtown and La Cienega Blvd.

Not Waiting for Washington: Continue Measure R Until the Voters Themselves Decide to End It

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 06.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Regardless of what Washington does, we are not going to wait another day. No ifs, ands, or buts: We are going to build the 21st century transit system that Angelenos deserve.

Hugging the Expo Line

Ron Radziner and Leo Marmol | Posted 05.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Ron Radziner and Leo Marmol

It is not enough to simply thread the Expo Line through existing communities and hope that people will use it. Instead, we need to support the rail line with new zoning ordinances that encourage communities of density and diversity.

Bad Lawsuits Against Public Transit

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Here's an important story that may not have made it onto The Daily Show yet. While it is only a matter of time before Streetsblog Los Angeles has the...

LA's Rail Renaissance: MTA Is Poised To Accelerate Its Rail Projects | Ari Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer | Posted 07.15.2011 | Los Angeles

While many agencies are cutting back, Los Angeles' aggressive rail expansion is picking up steam. The county's Metropolitan Transportation Authorit...

Constellation Blvd Is the Best Choice for the Wilshire Subway Century City Station

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

While it is unfortunate that the Beverly Hills City Council has now come out against the Constellation station location, we should remember that this was once a community that opposed the very idea of a subway.

LA Metro's Misguided Critics: The Local Party of No

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

No self-respecting American of any political persuasion can look at China's success with high-speed rail and rail travel generally without crying over how far we are from what the Chinese have achieved.

Public Private Partnerships, Public Transportation and Jobs for LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With the financial markets gyrating and Tim Geithner talking again about the need for more economic stimulus, I'm finding it hard not to holler, "It's about investing in public transportation, stupid!"

WATCH: Amazing Time-Lapse Video Traces Route Of Proposed Train To Sea

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Curbed LA comes this incredible time-lapse video shot along the proposed route for phase 2 of the under-construction Expo Line., scheduled for com...

A New Route to a Better LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Lately it does seem as though LA has turned a corner in the quest to leave behind its car-obsessed past.

Money for Mass Transit Is Precious

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Everyone's got their fantasy plan for rebuilding America after eight years of W and if you haven't guessed by now, mine's got to do with mass transit.

Expo Line Route To Westside Approved | Ari Bloomekatz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles transportation officials on Thursday took a major step in bringing commuter rail to the Westside, approving plans for a route linking down...