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”

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.

.@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”

How Safe Do You Feel Taking Public Transportation in City of Los Angeles?

**Reposted courtesy of 2UrbanGirls.com** KPCC reporter Frank Stoltze pondered in a recent article of his “What happened to LA Sheriff candidate Paul Tanaka?“.  After reading yet another article discussing the closure of Paul’s campaign office and his failure to return his phone call, 2UrbanGirls immediately called Paul to arrange meeting over lunch.  He responded immediatelyContinue reading “How Safe Do You Feel Taking Public Transportation in City of Los Angeles?”