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Joe Bray-Ali for CD 1

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.06.2017 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Los Angeles is changing and that's a great thing. The obsolete "vision" of the great big freeway, communities historically and economically segregated...

I'm Voting Again for Eric Garcetti

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.06.2017 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In the three months since I last wrote anything here, the world has changed. And while nothing good has or will come of the putsch that threatens our ...

Clinton & Measure M

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With a bit more than a week to go before election day, I made the pilgrimage to Nevada to canvass for Hillary Clinton. This election, there is nothing more important that putting Clinton in the White House and putting to bed America's orange menace.

It Takes A Village To Clean the City

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.18.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

This is the golden age of data, right? We're using the internet of things including our phones to run our lives. So why are L.A.'s streets still so ...

La Kretz is L.A.'s HP Garage

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.09.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Look out Mountain View and Cupertino, La Kretz Innovation Campus in the Arts District is closing hard. La Kretz is L.A.'s HP Garage. It is the plac...

Yes on M: Transit is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.05.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Here's a grateful shoutout to ULI Los Angeles. As usual, at today's ULI Los Angeles Planning for Transit conference, I learned something new. Thanks ...

Getting Transit Back on Track in LA County

John Mirisch | Posted 08.13.2016 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

By Patrick Furey, Mayor of Torrance, and John Mirisch This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal on July 5, 2016, with the ...

Back in Graduate School at Cities for Tomorrow

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.27.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

These are curious times. In Cleveland last week there was a strange gathering celebrating a narcissistic nativist who doesn't have a nice thing to say...

Here's How Long It Takes To Ride Every NYC Subway Stop

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.25.2016 | Travel

The New York City subway is one of the most fascinating systems in the world, with 21 routes that span more than 660 miles of total mainline track. An...

Avoid Traffic Delays on Your Daily Commute with the Snorelax App

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 07.13.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

Calling all commuters: spend less time on your morning drive with a new mobile app that works while you sleep. Snorelax analyzes real-time and histo...

Vote Early and Often for LA Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm home again, for a few minutes at least. Hey, cut me some slack; have you ever heard of snow and ice? It's summer and to fully appreciate the pla...

I Took A Trip Back In Time At The New York Transit Museum

Tom Falco | Posted 07.01.2016 | New York
Tom Falco

The older subway cars reminded me of the old trains you see on westerns, you know, the trains used for long distance travel across the country.

The Expo Line Is LA Metro's Gateway Drug

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.06.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It came to me as I rode the Expo Line home after a business meeting in Santa Monica. The Expo Line is L.A. Metro's gateway drug. And, if we know what's good for us we should all keep experimenting to find our favorite rail or bus line. We should also all vote for Measure R2 in November.

Except at CicLAvia, L.A.'s Streets Are No Work of Art

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It is only Tuesday but it is shaping up to be another great week in L.A. The transformational L.A. happening, CicLAvia Southeast Cities is on the book...

A Streetcar Named Santa Monica

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

A Streetcar Named Santa Monica? OK, not exactly. It's actually something better. A light rail line from downtown Los Angeles to within blocks of the...

Is It Better To Pay for United's In-Flight Wi-Fi With Miles?

Map Happy | Posted 05.10.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Last November, United made the decision to switch from Gogo to a more unified payment system. Meaning, those flight passes no longer work! This post ...

This Tool Will Calculate the Exact Cost of All Different Flight Options

Map Happy | Posted 04.14.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

Different airlines, airports, and days. Not to mention the baggage. That's a whole lot of variables to track. This post originally appeared on Map H...

Download These Apps to Keep Young Kids Happy While Traveling

Map Happy | Posted 03.24.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

Electronic babysitter, commence. Each of these apps will provide enough entertainment and learning opportunities to make everyone happy. This post...

Why It's Not Worth It to Redeem Alaska Miles for TSA Precheck

Map Happy | Posted 03.24.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

If you actually value miles for redeeming flights, then it might be worth reconsidering.

How Long Does It Take To Drive Lonely Planet's Great American Road Trip?

Map Happy | Posted 02.16.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

Low gas prices got you itching for a road trip this summer? Well, now there are two reasons to fill the tank and go -- because Lonely Planet just rel...

What You REALLY Need To Know About Changing A Tire

Map Happy | Posted 02.15.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

When a tire blows, there's no need to panic. Follow these handy tips to get off the road safely, fix that flat tire, and get on with your journey.

Making the Best of the Middle Seat

Map Happy | Posted 02.03.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

The middle seat. (Just writing that gave me chills.)  This post originally appeared on Map Happy. Few things are more reviled in travel. What ...

Pivoting and Disruption @ VerdeXChange 2016

Joel Epstein | Posted 01.27.2017 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With two kids in college and one on her way soon enough, I can't afford to go back to school. Besides, I never liked taking exams and sharing my room ...

New York Unveils Major Redesign Plans For LaGuardia Airport

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business

Vice President Joe Biden, who last year compared LaGuardia Airport to "some third-world country," on Monday was back in New York to tout a project that will rebuild it from the ground up.

The Latest Sign of Bike-Share's Social Equity Problem

Citylab | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business

The share of Capital Bikeshare members making more than $100,000 is growing.