Transportation

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has fouled spring break trips, long-planned vacations and overseas travel.

from KCRW Features

To slow the spread of COVID-19, public officials are encouraging LA residents to stay home and to use public transit only when absolutely necessary.

from Greater LA

In this episode of Studio Berlin, we take a closer look at the city’s cycling infrastructure and Berlin’s mobility law.

Pedaling towards a paradigm shift?

In this episode of Studio Berlin, we take a closer look at the city’s cycling infrastructure and Berlin’s mobility law.

from Studio Berlin

COVID-19 means people are stuck at home, kids are out of school, many are anxious about getting sick and whether the health care system can keep up.

No traffic, most people at home. Does coronavirus help with air pollution?

COVID-19 means people are stuck at home, kids are out of school, many are anxious about getting sick and whether the health care system can keep up.

from Greater LA

The federal government wants Americans to cancel non-essential travel.

$120 for roundtrip airfare: Millennials and Gen Z travel despite coronavirus

The federal government wants Americans to cancel non-essential travel.

from KCRW Features

Some public transit commuters are driving themselves to work instead. Others say if the train or bus is crowded, they’ll wait for the next one.

How LA Metro riders are handling coronavirus anxiety

Some public transit commuters are driving themselves to work instead. Others say if the train or bus is crowded, they’ll wait for the next one.

from Greater LA

The LA Department of Transportation (LADOT) has ordered a fleet of 155 new electric buses. It’s the largest single order of them ever made in the nation.

Will electric buses increase LA’s public transit ridership?

The LA Department of Transportation (LADOT) has ordered a fleet of 155 new electric buses. It’s the largest single order of them ever made in the nation.

from Greater LA

This week, Mayor Eric Garcetti    unveiled his latest effort    to fight climate change. The plan doubles down on LA’s Green New Deal, which he launched in 2019.

Mayor Garcetti’s climate change plan focuses on transit

This week, Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his latest effort to fight climate change. The plan doubles down on LA’s Green New Deal, which he launched in 2019.

from Greater LA

The experiment underway at three airports comes in reaction to a recent state law that makes it harder to classify people as contract workers rather than as employees.

Due to new California law, Uber allows some drivers to set their own rates

The experiment underway at three airports comes in reaction to a recent state law that makes it harder to classify people as contract workers rather than as employees.

from NPR

Some helicopter trips — like personal or private helicopter rides — are more likely than others to end in a fatal accident. A crash killed the former NBA star and eight other people on Sunday.

Kobe Bryant's death puts a focus on helicopter safety

Some helicopter trips — like personal or private helicopter rides — are more likely than others to end in a fatal accident. A crash killed the former NBA star and eight other people on Sunday.

from NPR

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

Ever dreamed of flying over LA traffic? There’s a new company for that

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.

Why did LA shut down its street cars?

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.

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

“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.

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

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?

from Greater LA

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