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Subway to the Sea

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...

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'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.

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.

LA Decides On Measure Accelerating 'Subway To The Sea'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.30.2013 | Los Angeles

Measure J, the proposed 30-year extension of a half-cent transportation sales tax in LA County, failed to receive the two-thirds majority needed to pa...

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...

Matt Sledge

Barbara Boxer's Transportation Bill Would Drop Environmental Criteria In Much-Touted TIFIA Loan Program | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- A bipartisan transportation bill sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer would dramatically expand a federal program that finances "innovative" tr...

One Stop Closer On The Light Rail To The Sea!

Posted 11.12.2011 | Los Angeles

The Expo Line Light Rail isn't the long-awaited "subway to the sea," but it may as well be. After all, the Expo Line is a lot closer to reality th...

Subway Battle: Beverly Hills School District Files Legal Petition Against MTA

Beverly Hills, CA Patch | Posted 07.09.2011 | Los Angeles

The Beverly Hills Unified School District filed a petition Monday seeking a court order compelling the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to releas...

All I Want for Christmas Is 30/10 and the Subway to the Sea

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Where have President Obama's and his Secretary of Transportation's backbones gone? Long time passing. I'm sitting here weeping and fuming at the sam...

On the Waterfront: A New Park Rises in Brooklyn

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

There's so much new public space in NY that even a tourist magnet as big as the City can afford to let the public know about some of its new gems.

CALPIRG's Critical Role in the Campaign for Public Transportation in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

CALPIRG is working with Metro, Move LA, and a host of businesses and civic, environmental and labor groups to help LA expand its public transportation system.

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!"

Why I'm Not Singing the Metro Blue Line Blues

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Changing the way LA commutes and lives is not just a pipe dream. All over the city people and organizations are working in positive ways to make life here better.

How 30/10 Could Give Us a Reason to Give It Up for Goldman Sachs

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Dear Lloyd: I'm writing to introduce myself and to ask your help with a exciting challenge. You're a busy investment banker so I'll get right to the ask.

Getting the Masses to Ride Mass Transit in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With so many viable, desirable and thoughtful mass transit options out there let's keep plugging away on the good ones. I want more bus rapid transit and the Subway to the Sea along Wilshire.

Moving LA: There's a Train a Comin'

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Now we actually have to build the dozen train lines and other transit improvements that Measure R transit funds are earmarked for. And perhaps most importantly, we have to accelerate the process.

How the Subway to the Sea Could Change Los Angeles' Culture

Anna Kelner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anna Kelner

A subway could not only cleanse Los Angeles' polluted air and clear its congested roads, but could also radically change the way Angelinos relate to one another.