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When it comes to the worst roads in the country, the LA Metropolitan area is second only to San Francisco, with San Diego not far behind. Altogether, the state needs $59 billion for freeway maintenance and repair. The gasoline tax might be going up, and there could be a vehicle tax in your future — even if you drive an electric car.

Also, there's a rail system in downtown Los Angeles that's 298 feet long. Angel's Flight is hardly the Bullet Train, but transportation-buffs are passionate about getting both cars moving again — two years after they were shut down.

Photo: Chris Waits

Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Paul von Zielbauer

Transportation Projects: Big and Small 16 MIN, 55 SEC

The LA Metropolitan region faces "Bumpy Roads Ahead," according to a think tank based in Washington, DC. No less than 73% of our roads and freeways are in "poor" condition — and every year, that costs the average driver more than a thousand dollars in extra fuel, repairs and maintenance.

Guests:
Carolyn Kelly, TRIP (@TRIP_Inc)
Genevieve Giuliano, METRANS / USC (@uscprice)
Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times (@ChrisMegerian)

More:
TRIP report, 'Bumpy Roads Ahead'
Megerian on Governor Brown's quest to repair California freeways

The Fight to Get Angels Flight Moving Once Again 7 MIN, 27 SEC

Angel's Flight is the two-car funicular railroad in downtown LA. Built in 1901, it has carried millions of riders up and down Bunker Hill. But, for two years, it's been shut down, and now there's a move to get it started again, as we hear from Eddie Kim, who reports for the Los Angeles Downtown News.


Photo: © Dietmar Rabich

Guests:
Eddie Kim, Los Angeles Downtown News (@eddiekimx)

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