Traffic Congestion: is there Any Relief in Store?
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Ronald Reagan praised the automobile for making Los Angeles free—but millions of Southern California commuters are prisoners in their cars. Voters opposed to public transit are paying 4 dollars for a gallon of gasoline. Tonight, is public transit really the answer? Is gridlock a consequence of growth and prosperity? Is the high-density of “smart growth” making things better or worse?
New Sheriff for Orange County ()
Orange County has a new sheriff—for the ever appointed by the Board of Supervisors—and the first woman. Sandra Hutchens will replace Mike Carona, who resigned after his indictment on public corruption charges.
- Peggy Lowe: Reporter for the Orange County Register
Stuck in Traffic, Is There Any Way Out? ()
Since the end of World War II, public transit has been a hard sell in California. Ronald Reagan famously said that the automobile made us free. But don’t tell that to commuters stuck longer and longer in cars that are burning up gasoline at the rate of 4 dollars a gallon.
- Doug Suisman: Principal, Suisman Urban Design
- Martin Wachs: Director, Transportation, Space and Technology program at the Rand Corporation; Professor Emeritus at the University of California at both Berkeley and at UCLA
Which Way L.A.? is made possible in part by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, which supports study and research into policy issues of the Los Angeles region.
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