Transportation

LA Metro is expecting almost $300 million more in revenue than it expected, thanks to sales tax money.

from Greater LA

All day Sunday, videos of FedEx and UPS trucks filled with the COVID-19 vaccine went viral on social media.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Every morning for more than a week, protesters have been making noise outside Getty House, where LA Mayor Eric Garcetti lives.

Eric Garcetti as Transportation Secretary? LA protestors say no thanks and question his qualifications

Every morning for more than a week, protesters have been making noise outside Getty House, where LA Mayor Eric Garcetti lives.

from Greater LA

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

Passengers arriving in LA could be bringing COVID with them. How airport officials are handling risks

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

COVID-19 has killed more than 250,000 Americans so far.

Cancelled Thanksgiving travel plans, not seeing loved ones? How to cope with COVID during the holidays

COVID-19 has killed more than 250,000 Americans so far.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County reported more than 5,000 new cases on Thursday. That’s the highest single-day number so far in this pandemic.

CDC says to cancel Thanksgiving travel plans as hospitals reach capacity nationwide. LA isn’t far behind

LA County reported more than 5,000 new cases on Thursday. That’s the highest single-day number so far in this pandemic.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Expanding highways and removing homes is one of the great creation myths of Los Angeles. The theory: Where the highways grew, progress would follow.

A highway project potentially threatening hundreds of homes follows a different script in 2020 LA

Expanding highways and removing homes is one of the great creation myths of Los Angeles. The theory: Where the highways grew, progress would follow.

from Greater LA

This morning California issued a travel advisory, discouraging nonessential travel and asking residents to stay home — or in the region at the very least.

State officials say you shouldn’t travel for the holidays, but Hawaii makes it easier to visit

This morning California issued a travel advisory, discouraging nonessential travel and asking residents to stay home — or in the region at the very least.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Biden wants to restrict oil and gas drilling, expand mileage standards for SUVs, and make the U.S. carbon neutral by 2050.

Paris climate accord, electric vehicles, fracking: What to expect from a Biden administration

Biden wants to restrict oil and gas drilling, expand mileage standards for SUVs, and make the U.S. carbon neutral by 2050.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Raphe Sonenshein says LA is the crown jewel of district attorney offices in the country, and in Philadelphia and other cities, a host of people are coming in as progressive…

In LA, George Gascón takes the lead in District Attorney race, and Prop 22 passes

Raphe Sonenshein says LA is the crown jewel of district attorney offices in the country, and in Philadelphia and other cities, a host of people are coming in as progressive…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Mismanagement, corruption charges, dubious design plans and a series of technical mishaps led to delay after delay since the first scheduled opening of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport…

Curse or blessing? Long-delayed Berlin airport will open amid a pandemic, nearly a decade later than originally planned

Mismanagement, corruption charges, dubious design plans and a series of technical mishaps led to delay after delay since the first scheduled opening of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport…

from Studio Berlin

The ruling is a blow to Uber and Lyft, which have argued they are not subject to state labor law. But the court's order could still be upended by a ballot measure backed by the ride-hailing companies.

Uber and Lyft must make drivers employees, California court rules

The ruling is a blow to Uber and Lyft, which have argued they are not subject to state labor law. But the court's order could still be upended by a ballot measure backed by the ride-hailing companies.

from NPR

The first CicLAvia happened 10 years ago.

Celebrating CicLAvia without hitting the streets during pandemic

The first CicLAvia happened 10 years ago.

from Greater LA

Taxi drivers have faced hard times for the past several years. Business dropped after the emergence of rideshare services like Uber and Lyft.

Taxi companies run on skeleton crews during pandemic. Can the industry survive?

Taxi drivers have faced hard times for the past several years. Business dropped after the emergence of rideshare services like Uber and Lyft.

from Greater LA

After 10 years of construction and nearly $1.5 billion, the replacement Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach opened to traffic.

Long Beach’s new Gerald Desmond Bridge took a decade and more than $1 billion to build

After 10 years of construction and nearly $1.5 billion, the replacement Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach opened to traffic.

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Travel is down 70% compared to this time last year. That’s why the federal government gave airlines $25 billion in grants, as long as they promised to keep employees on the payroll.

$25 billion in federal subsidies has not saved the airline industry, and 40,000 jobs are on the line

Travel is down 70% compared to this time last year. That’s why the federal government gave airlines $25 billion in grants, as long as they promised to keep employees on the payroll.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The idea of a gondola serving Dodger Stadium has been around for a few years. It would be a cable system with pods.

Ditch the car and ride the gondola to Dodger Stadium? LA Metro board reviews a plan for this

The idea of a gondola serving Dodger Stadium has been around for a few years. It would be a cable system with pods.

from Greater LA

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Wednesday that would require every passenger car and truck sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035 .

Newsom wants every car sold in California to be zero emissions vehicles by 2035

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Wednesday that would require every passenger car and truck sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035 .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In an effort to combat poor air quality, California’s Air Resources Board recently reached landmark agreements with five major automobile manufacturers on emissions standards.

5 automakers agree to meet California's strict auto emissions standards nationwide

In an effort to combat poor air quality, California’s Air Resources Board recently reached landmark agreements with five major automobile manufacturers on emissions standards.

from Greater LA

People have been fleeing cities for months, reports show.

With a pandemic and economic collapse, how to rethink cities and social systems?

People have been fleeing cities for months, reports show.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand