Transportation

FLy Over All Traffic (FLOAT) is angling to begin flying passengers above L.A.’s congested freeways later this year.

from Greater LA

LA wasn’t always all about cars and freeways. Years ago, there was a huge system of street cars (electric trolley lines), the Red and Yellow lines.

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Americans owe more for their cars than at any other point in U.S. history.

The opposite sides of subprime auto lending

Americans owe more for their cars than at any other point in U.S. history.

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At least 240 people died last year in car collisions in the city of LA. More than 60% of them were pedestrians or cyclists. That’s the same number as the year before.

Why LA is struggling to cut traffic deaths

At least 240 people died last year in car collisions in the city of LA. More than 60% of them were pedestrians or cyclists. That’s the same number as the year before.

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We follow a customs officer doing this work at LAX, and talk to a traveler who’s been denied entry and is being sent back to Venezuela.

Deciding who gets in - and who does not - at LAX

We follow a customs officer doing this work at LAX, and talk to a traveler who’s been denied entry and is being sent back to Venezuela.

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You’ve seen the iconic, bright blue SuperShuttle around LA. You’ve probably ridden in it, or maybe you’ve paid $19 to get a ride home from LAX.

The demise of SuperShuttle

You’ve seen the iconic, bright blue SuperShuttle around LA. You’ve probably ridden in it, or maybe you’ve paid $19 to get a ride home from LAX.

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“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” had its glitzy premiere on Monday. That’s 42 years after the original movie came out in 1977.

Should Hollywood Boulevard always be closed to cars?

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” had its glitzy premiere on Monday. That’s 42 years after the original movie came out in 1977.

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L.A.'s love affair with cars has been long and passionate. Maybe that's why so many of us are willing to go into debt to drive them.

Share your experiences: driving and debt

L.A.'s love affair with cars has been long and passionate. Maybe that's why so many of us are willing to go into debt to drive them.

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There’s been a longtime debate about whether men or women are better drivers. Or maybe you can frame it this way: Who is the safer driver? The kinder driver?

Do men or women cause more car collisions, and why?

There’s been a longtime debate about whether men or women are better drivers. Or maybe you can frame it this way: Who is the safer driver? The kinder driver?

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We have cars that run on food, like used french fry oil, corn, and even chocolate. Why not start making cars out of food too? That’s what Ford wants to do.

Ford wants to make car parts out of coffee waste

We have cars that run on food, like used french fry oil, corn, and even chocolate. Why not start making cars out of food too? That’s what Ford wants to do.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Three thousand reported sexual assaults happened during Uber rides last year, according to a    study    Uber released on Thursday.

How is Uber making rides safer?

Three thousand reported sexual assaults happened during Uber rides last year, according to a study Uber released on Thursday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), is considering letting single drivers use the carpool lane on the 405 freeway -- for a per-mile toll.

Toll lanes possibly coming to 405 freeway

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), is considering letting single drivers use the carpool lane on the 405 freeway -- for a per-mile toll.

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Rain, a new rideshare system, and the busiest travel week of the year are likely to cause more stress at LAX.

Impending storm and new Uber rules at LAX: What’s a harried traveler to do?

Rain, a new rideshare system, and the busiest travel week of the year are likely to cause more stress at LAX.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two-bedroom units in Pasadena often sell for $700,000. So how could one cost $75,000? Caltrans owns it.

For Caltrans tenants, one last shot at home ownership

Two-bedroom units in Pasadena often sell for $700,000. So how could one cost $75,000? Caltrans owns it.

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That 710 freeway expansion was supposed to be a seamless corridor through the San Gabriel Valley.

The history of fighting over the 710 freeway expansion

That 710 freeway expansion was supposed to be a seamless corridor through the San Gabriel Valley.

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Ford Motor Company is shaking up the EV market. They just unveiled a new crossover, 4-door SUV called the Mustang Mach-E.

Ford Mustang goes all electric

Ford Motor Company is shaking up the EV market. They just unveiled a new crossover, 4-door SUV called the Mustang Mach-E.

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There’s a new system called LAX-IT. If you fly into LAX and you want a taxi, Lyft or Uber, you must now walk or take a shuttle bus to a parking and pickup area next to the airport.

LAX is paving more space, but travelers are unhappy

There’s a new system called LAX-IT. If you fly into LAX and you want a taxi, Lyft or Uber, you must now walk or take a shuttle bus to a parking and pickup area next to the airport.

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Fewer people are riding public transportation in LA and that’s a national trend, says Phillip Washington, CEO of LA County’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority.   
 “Part of this…

‘Fast, frequent and reliable service is the key,’ says LA transit chief

Fewer people are riding public transportation in LA and that’s a national trend, says Phillip Washington, CEO of LA County’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  “Part of this…

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We look at how our transportation system functions -- what works, what doesn’t, and what could improve it. One big issue that plagues public transit is travel time.

Can mass transit be as appealing as cars?

We look at how our transportation system functions -- what works, what doesn’t, and what could improve it. One big issue that plagues public transit is travel time.

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A ride on the Expo Line has become a fist-clenching affair: commuters’ faces and knuckles turn white at the prospect of running into their fellow rider when the train abruptly stops.  …

Sweaty mess, no place to sit: overcrowding on Expo Line

A ride on the Expo Line has become a fist-clenching affair: commuters’ faces and knuckles turn white at the prospect of running into their fellow rider when the train abruptly stops.  …

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