LA County Sheriff pens Op-ed re: Metro contract

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 railContinue 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

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

Are we surprised #Metro ridership is falling

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.

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

By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune Desperate to grow funds for fixing crumbling roads, Caltrans has begun the first pilot study in the state that would assess motorists by the number of miles driven instead of them paying gasoline taxes at the pump.

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

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 ExpressContinue reading “RIDE LADOT’s DASH AND COMMUTER EXPRESS BUSES FREE on BIKE TO WORK DAY”