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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.

LA Metro's Next CEO

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

So who will it be? An insider from the County transportation agency? An out-of-towner who knows how to build and manage a large urban transit system? A transit rider.

Public Transit Hasn't Been This Popular Since 1956

AP | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With more trains and buses to take, and the appeal of using travel time for pursuits other than dodging traffic, Americans are ta...

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.

Will It Take an Earthquake to Bring the Subway to the Sea?

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

As any good student of L.A. history can tell you, following the Northridge quake the Santa Monica freeway was rebuilt in less than three months. Of course I am not wishing for an earthquake, mudslide or fire.

Mayoral Candidates Disagree Over What To Do With Beverly Hills

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 03.08.2013 | Los Angeles

In a mostly amicable race so far, one of the first issues to divide the leading candidates for Los Angeles mayor involves another city altogether -- B...

Measure J: A Self-Help Economic Stimulus Package For L.A .County

Gloria Ohland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Gloria Ohland

Measure J would usher in this new era with a bang, making L.A. County more healthy, prosperous and sustainable, with cleaner air, in about a decade, by constructing seven transit lines and eight highway improvement projects.

Metro's Monumental New Sculpture

The Source, Metro Los Angeles | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles
The Source, Metro Los Angeles

An iconic, large-scale sculpture by Donald Lipski, an internationally renowned sculptor, has been installed at Metro's new El Monte Station, opening on Oct. 14. The sculpture, entitled Time Piece, is a monumental clock tower-with a twist.

The First Passenger Rail To The Westside In More Than 50 Years

The Source, Metro Los Angeles | Posted 06.20.2012 | Los Angeles
The Source, Metro Los Angeles

Grab your trendy fabric shopping bag and leave those stilettos behind for a visit Culver City. The Culver City Station will open to the public on June 20 and,coinciding with downtown Culver City's Third Wednesday "Summer Solstice" Happy Hour.

It's Hollywood vs. Hillbilly In Metro Fight

AP | ANDREW DALTON | Posted 07.24.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Flames, explosions, sophisticated soundtracks, slapstick comedy with harmonizing hillbillies. What started as a typical municipal...

One Step Closer To Our 'Subway To The Sea!'

AP | ANDREW DALTON | Posted 04.26.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The first phase of the long-sought "Subway to the Sea" received final approval Thursday, but transit officials delayed final considerat...

The End Of Honor In Los Angeles

AP | ANDREW DALTON | Posted 06.26.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A vote to end the unusual honor system used on the Los Angeles subway and light-rail system has been put off. Metropolitan Transp...

Matt Sledge

LA Is #1 In Public Transit Access... No, Really! | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.18.2011 | Los Angeles

People stranded without a car may have better luck finding a bus in Los Angeles than in the greater New York City area, a new report from the Brooking...

America Stumbles Forward

Joel Epstein | Posted 08.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm almost as delighted as Hizonner himself that Mayor Villaraigosa is the new president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. What better perch from which to pitch the country on the merits of America Fast Forward?

Bait-Switch-Fix: The Westside Subway's Three Act Play

John Mirisch | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The message of the press conference participants was clear: we want the Century City station on Constellation and we don't care if you have to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School to get there.

The LA City Council Talks Too Much

Joel Epstein | Posted 08.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The LA City Council and needs to stop talking and start acting on the Wilshire bus rapid transit project.

Metro's Constellation Blvd Station, Donald Trump and the Truth

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.04.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It is important to all Angelenos that Metro choose the best location for the Wilshire subway station in Century City. And along comes a campaign of lies and half-truths to hold up the train.

Bundy and Santa Monica, Tear Down This Fence

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Ever hopeful that LA will become a more transit-oriented city complete with streets, parks and bike lanes, I am launching my own little campaign to improve LA by reopening a shuttered West LA park.

Longing for CicLAvia

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

CicLAvia is certainly about giving Angelenos a break from the stress of car traffic. But it is also a new way of thinking about how we engage with our city, and how we exercise in LA.

An LA Idea for Moving America From Pause to Fast Forward

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In places as different as LA and Salt Lake City, local voters had to first recognize the benefit of public transportation by voting for sales tax increases that are helping pay for expansion projects.

Finding the Money to Build Out LA's 30/10 Transportation Initiative

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

More fixed rail and dedicated lane bus rapid transit like Metro's Orange Line can mean the difference between getting to work on time and not having a job to go to.

New Jersey's Gift to Metro Riders in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Now that New Jersey has decided to nix the construction of a train tunnel, LA Metro should be redoubling its efforts to secure the $3 billion in federal transportation money that this leaves on the table.

My First Relationship Based on Trust

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

I recently gave up my profession, as Pornstar Extraordinaire, and my car. I live three blocks from LA's greatest kept secret, the Metro, and the entire system is based on something this city lacks: trust.