Los Angeles

February 27, 2019
There’s a Reason Transit Ridership is Rising in These 7 Cities

The 2018 ridership numbers for American transit agencies are in.

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March 27, 2018
The Universe of Transit Safety

Riding transit is dramatically safer than driving – you’re 60 times less likely to die when riding a bus than in a private vehicle, 30 times less likely on light rail.

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November 8, 2017
“Micro Transit”: Is it Really a City Thing?

From the “Office of Extraordinary Innovation” at LA Metro comes the announcement the agency would be throwing its hat in the “microtransit” ring.

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August 30, 2017
LA Metro Walks the Walk

Few transit agencies invest in street infrastructure around bus stops and stations. Today, however, Los Angeles Metro is taking a different and noteworthy approach.

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August 8, 2017
LA Metro Moves to Save Bus System

Since acknowledging that plunging bus ridership is a problem in Los Angeles, L.A. Metro is moving on several fronts to try to stabilize and recover bus patronage.

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April 5, 2017
Transit is Made for Walking

Walkability is one of the keys to high transit ridership, and yet much of the nation's transit is located in low density, unwalkable places. As a result, the U.S. transit industry faces the need to create “first and last mile” connections to and from transit.

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March 20, 2017
LADOT’s Seleta Reynolds on Leadership

Seleta Reynolds was appointed General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2014, and is responsible for implementing Great Streets for Los Angeles.

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November 9, 2016
Mixed Highway/Transit Ballots Tank At Polls

With nearly $200 billion in public transportation investments on ballots across the country, results suggest that tying transit scraps to highway meals is politically ineffective.

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September 15, 2016
Neither Panacea nor Poison

Cities and transit agencies can situate new services like Uber and car2go within broader urban transportation strategies to strengthen transit and reduce car dependence...

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