.@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?”

The City of Los Angeles continues to miss the mark on carsharing

Back when this websites owner started her Los Angeles based carshare program, LAXCarshare, she engaged the cities of Los Angeles, West Hollywood and transportation leader, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority (LACMTA) about starting their own carshare, utilizing their own resources.  Landscape activist, Glen Dake, posed this question on twitter today “Does Eric Garcetti have aContinue reading “The City of Los Angeles continues to miss the mark on carsharing”

LACMTA responds to minority hiring mandate issue

We previously posed the question “Will African-American vendors work this latest Metro project” in response to the LACMTA board approving a $1.6 billion dollar contract to extend the Purple Line.  There have been reports in the Los Angeles Wave that black contractors are not receiving the opportunity to work on any of the three projects MetroContinue reading “LACMTA responds to minority hiring mandate issue”

Will African-American vendors work this latest Metro project

LACMTA is certainly making history with record number of billion dollar constructions projects, happening simultaneously, around LA County.  The Crenshaw/LAX rail, the LAX connector and today the Metro board announced $1.6 billion to extend the Purple Line.