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Sepulveda Pass

For a Better L.A., Be Disruptive

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

To succeed in the startup space, be disruptive. That was the lesson of this morning's TechFire Ignite 2015 program at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club.

A Road Trip for Public Transportation

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Sometimes I need a good road trip to think about public transportation. Last week I took a much needed working vacation by flying to Reno. A friend met me there and we started our adventure, by car, in the rapidly hipsterfying Midtown neighborhood.

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.

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.

Sunset Blvd: The Bus Not Taken

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

L.A. Times' Christopher Hawthorne continued his excellent series on L.A.'s boulevards with a piece on iconic Sunset Blvd. I was surprised that the critic didn't ride and record his observations from the painfully slow Metro # 2 bus.

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.

PHOTOS: Eerily Empty Los Angeles Streets

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 09.15.2011 | Los Angeles

Encouraged by consistent reports of light traffic, Huffpost LA traveled west on Sunset Boulevard this morning to catch a glimpse of the empty 10-mile ...

I'll Have a BRT With the Sepulveda Pass

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Every time I go over that damn Pass there's something missing for me. And that something is a light rail line running up the center divide of the freeway.