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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.

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.

More Freeways Won't End L.A.'s Traffic Woes

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.11.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Reynolds

There are two things on which most Southern Californians enthusiastically agree: Vin Scully should announce Dodger baseball forever, and something needs to be done about the traffic.

The 30/10 Initiative Revisited

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

What is the best way to promote economic development and hiring? My vote is for a new New Deal which helps communities accelerate construction of overdue projects.

Downtown LA's Transit-Oriented Stadium

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm not one who thinks stadiums are the best sparkplug to ignite the economy of downtown. But that a stadium, along with the restaurants in South Park and the new Broad Museum, will make downtown more happening is without question.

Subway and Regional Connector Chugging Along into 2011

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

The new year has just begun and already there's good news for our planned Westside Subway and Regional Connector, two key 30/10 Measure R transit proj...

Rain, Snow and the Prospects for 30/10 in 2011

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The end-of-year deluge is not getting me down. Instead, I see the storms, which have blanketed the East in snow and LA in rain, as more evidence of our need to build the subway.

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...

If I Forget Thee O Los Angeles Public Transportation

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Wander a block or two beyond the restaurants, Internet cafes, and shops that line the waterfront in Ayvalik, Turkey, and one sees countless empty stone buildings, the former homes and shops of Greek residents.

Sustainable Housing, 30/10 and Public Transit in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Metro's extensive and costly building program supported by revenue from voter-approved Measure R will create a true transit system out of our already extensive collection of bus and rail lines.

How the Unions Can Help LA Pay for the Wilshire Subway Extension

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

My latest epiphany concerns the feasibility of using union and public pension fund money to fund LA's overdue public transportation projects. Let's face it, after the midterm election we're in a new world.

A Dear John Letter About the Wilshire Subway to the Westside

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Public transportation in this gridlocked city is now not just a convenience. It is a necessity like water and power.

Westside Subway and Regional Connector - Full Steam Ahead!

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today, with two historic votes, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board gave the green light to two major Measure R-funded 30/10 projects: th...

A Parent's Guide to Public Transportation in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Prone as we are in LA to earthquakes, fires, floods, civil unrest and terrorism, there are many risks associated with life in the big city. Tunneling under a small portion of Beverly Hills is not one of them.

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.

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.

CicLAvia Is What I'll Be Doing in LA This Sunday

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The City of LA recognized in CicLAvia an opportunity to give Angelenos a taste of what LA can be like, at least for a bit, without cars. It will temporarily turn the streets over to those who deserve them the most. Us.

In The Public Interest : Public Transportation, The Wave Of The Future

Erin Steva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erin Steva

High-maintenance, tech-savvy and outspoken are just a few of the terms describing Generation Y. But car free? According to Ad Age, the millennial coho...

Obama's Infrastructure Bank, the Party of No and Bike Lanes in Brooklyn

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Imagine a pair of roomy bike lanes hugging the park-side curb of a broad boulevard of pre-war mansions and stately apartment houses.

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.

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.

Breaking News: The 30/10 Initiative Is a National Story

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Let's close the 30/10 deal by being so united in our support that it is on the front page and everyone in Washington knows what we're talking about and asking for.

Hey Hollywood, Who Needs a Car in LA?

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Living in LA, I am a grumpy commuter like most everyone else I know. For now, it's not a particularly bad slog, but it could still be better.