LA County Sheriff pens Op-ed re: Metro contract

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A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy performs a fare check during a patrol through a Metro train in downtown Los Angeles. (Christina House / For The Times)

Should the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department retain the lucrative LA County Metro contract, exclusively?  2 Urban Girls says “NO”.  Although the Sheriff’s department is the nations largest, there are not enough deputies to handle the extensive Metro bus and rail lines.  This author rides Metro regularly and ALWAYS sees STRONG Sheriff’s presence on the rail but NOT on the bus.  The Metro safety issues were a huge thorn of contention during the 2014 Sheriff’s election.  The Sheriff’s dept, then led by an interim Sheriff following Lee Baca’s retirement, were also criticized during the last contract period which also took place in 2014.Continue reading “LA County Sheriff pens Op-ed re: Metro contract”

Black Owned Ride-Sharing App to Compete with Uber, Lyft in U.S. and Abroad

Gabriel Godwin CEO of Moovn
Gabriel Godwin CEO of Moovn

With the immense success of companies like Uber and Lyft, ride-sharing technology has boomed into a multi-billion dollar industry within the past decade.

Now a new platform is looking to stake its claim in the marketplace. Moovn is a ride-hailing mobile application founded by Godwin Gabriel. The app currently operates in 7 U.S. cities (Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, Boston, MA, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, New York, NY) and 1 city in Africa (Dar-Es-Salaam, TZ), with plans to rapidly expand in both Western and emerging markets.Continue reading “Black Owned Ride-Sharing App to Compete with Uber, Lyft in U.S. and Abroad”

Are we surprised #Metro ridership is falling

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According to a Metro staff report, the number of people riding buses and trains in L.A. county has dropped by about 9 percent, from 1.49 million average weekday boardings in 2014 to 1.36 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2016.Continue reading “Are we surprised #Metro ridership is falling”

Caltrans is looking for 5,000 volunteers to take the California Road Charge challenge

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RIDE LADOT’s DASH AND COMMUTER EXPRESS BUSES FREE on BIKE TO WORK DAY

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OS ANGELES (May 11, 2015)— This year, Thursday, May 14, 2015, is recognized as Bike to Work Day in the City of Los Angeles. To encourage this fun and healthy method of commuting, the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will again offer free rides to bicyclists who use DASH and Commuter Express bus services on that day.  Continue reading “RIDE LADOT’s DASH AND COMMUTER EXPRESS BUSES FREE on BIKE TO WORK DAY”