Detroit DOT sat on federal funding to assist low-income residents

James Robinson made national news for his walking nearly 40 miles to work every day in the gritty city of Detroit.  Strangers setup a fundraising account that amassed nearly $200,000 for him to buy a car.  Robinson said he doesn’t make enough to afford a car.  Being a seasoned alternative transportation professional, I am awareContinue reading “Detroit DOT sat on federal funding to assist low-income residents”

.@Metrolink ridership has dropped significantly

Metrolink is reporting ridership is down.  In spite of moving Metrolink headquarters into the Downtown Los Angeles offices of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (LACMTA) it hasn’t translated into increasing ridership.  For either agency. A sure sign ridership is down on public transportation is when the rates increase.  LACMTA announced rates are increasingContinue reading “.@Metrolink ridership has dropped significantly”

Police Commission OK’s 2nd Term for LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

In spite of #LAPDgate which forced LAPD’s top cop to admit he lied, the LAPD commission voted to give Chief Charlie Beck a 2nd term.  The lone no vote came from Robert Saltzman, a USC law professor, who most likely understands the level of  liability the chief has on the City of Los Angeles taxpayers. Continue reading “Police Commission OK’s 2nd Term for LAPD Chief Charlie Beck”

Has Chief Beck Become a Detriment and Liability to the LAPD?

Concerns about nepotism, favoritism, and the unfair treatment of some employees have been a silent topic of discussion among LAPD employees of all ranks ever since Chief Charlie Beck was appointed in 2009. Those silent discussions were elevated to a collective cry for help by LAPD officers over the past two weeks. The fear however,Continue reading “Has Chief Beck Become a Detriment and Liability to the LAPD?”