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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...

LA's Measure J Will Create Jobs and Clean the Environment

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Peter Dreier

The best part is that Measure J won't increase anybody's taxes. It would simply extend the tax approved under Measure R (which costs residents an average only $25 per person each year) for another 30 years.

Where We've Been And Where We're Going: Creating Jobs

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 10.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

By investing in our infrastructure, cutting red tape, and building a business-friendly city, we are working to ensure the jobs of the future are created here in L.A. Together, we're leaving behind a Los Angeles built to prosper for generations to come.

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.

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.

While Congress Fiddles, Southern California Shows How to Get Things Done

Gloria Ohland | Posted 05.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Gloria Ohland

When a delegation from the L.A. Chamber of Commerce visited Congress earlier this month to lobby for federal surface transportation reauthorization, it was noted that L.A. was providing a model for Congress on how to get things done.

Matt Sledge

Barbara Boxer's Transportation Bill Would Drop Environmental Criteria In Much-Touted TIFIA Loan Program

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Matt Sledge

LA Is #1 In Public Transit Access... No, Really!

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.18.2011 | Los Angeles

People stranded without a car may have better luck finding a bus in Los Angeles than in the greater New York City area, a new report from the Brooking...

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.

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?

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

Bikes Belong On LA's Streets

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

If there's one thing everyone now knows after my recent accident, it's that I like to bike in Los Angeles. Unfortunately most of our City was built with cars in mind.

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 LA Off Oil

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Yesterday I joined leading environmentalists and documentary filmmaker Josh Tickell to declare "Get LA Off Oil Day" and showcase the City's alternativ...

Educating Congress About Mass Transit

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

There's nothing better than when a good idea catches on. Especially when the idea concerns Los Angeles and mass transit.

Bolstering Our 30/10 Initiative

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Each time I come to Washington DC, I can feel the support for 30/10 growing as people realize that we're not looking for a handout. Instead we're bringing our own local funds to the table.

Report From DC: 30/10 On Right Track

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

I asked leaders in DC to help us with Measure R by accelerating our 12 transit projects so we can build them in ten years instead of 30. They are listening.

Testifying on Our 30/10 Plan

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Thursday morning, at the request of Senator Barbara Boxer, I testified before a Senate Committee on our 30/10 program to fast track the 12 transit projects in Measure R.

Preaching to the Choir: Metro and 30/10 Revisited

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With a tip of my Metro cap to Bob Dylan for his special telling of the sacrifice of Isaac, over the weekend I took a virtual drive out on Highway 61. ...