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America Fast Forward

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.

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.

A Jobs Bill That Can Pass Congress

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Antonio Villaraigosa

America Fast Forward is an incentive program designed to spur local jurisdictions to raise local revenue for their projects. That's the kind of federalism that both Democrats and Republicans should be able to get behind.

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.

Long-Term Gain with 405 Closure

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 09.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Remember to plan ahead, avoid the area, or stay home. Most of all, enjoy LA. We are getting one step closer to the world-class transit system our region deserves.

Carmageddon, Out East, And America Fast Forward

Joel Epstein | Posted 09.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

For me, leaving LA doesn't mean losing touch with the progress of America Fast Forward. In fact, I find these regular outings give me some helpful perspective on what Angelenos are trying to achieve transit-wise.

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?

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.

America Fast Forward on the Fast Track

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today we got a first look at the draft legislation to reauthorize our federal transportation programs. And it's great news for our transportation infrastructure nationwide.

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.

LAX's Poor Excuse for Mass Transit

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The time has come to give commuters to the world's sixth busiest airport a truly rapid mass transit option.

Creating Jobs and Building Transportation the Right Way

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Americans need jobs and our country needs a robust transportation infrastructure. America Fast Forward meets both needs now.