Transportation

Street racers have performed stunts, donuts, and burnouts on the 6th Street Viaduct, drawing the attention of the LAPD and national news outlets.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Supporters of a new Santa Ana streetcar say it will bring more people downtown, but business owners say they don’t know if they will last to see the benefit.

from Greater LA

Truckers who move goods out of SoCal are threatening a work stoppage on July 14. They’re opposing a law that reclassifies independent contractors as employees.

Why some truckers want to stay independent contractors instead of employees

Truckers who move goods out of SoCal are threatening a work stoppage on July 14. They’re opposing a law that reclassifies independent contractors as employees.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The airline industry is seeing a whiplash in demand following COVID, says Laurie Garrow, who studies air mobility at Georgia Tech. She offers advice for traveling during peak summer.

Traveling this summer? Book an early morning flight, pack patience

The airline industry is seeing a whiplash in demand following COVID, says Laurie Garrow, who studies air mobility at Georgia Tech. She offers advice for traveling during peak summer.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA will ban the construction of new gas stations — to try to relieve climate change. That’s if a new proposal from LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz passes.

No new gas stations in LA? Paul Koretz wants to make it happen

LA will ban the construction of new gas stations — to try to relieve climate change. That’s if a new proposal from LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz passes.

from Greater LA

Many gas stations in LA are charging over $6 per gallon for regular unleaded gas. AAA says the national average is $4.86. Why are Southern Californians paying so much more?

$100 to fill gas tank in LA: Are oil companies taking advantage?

Many gas stations in LA are charging over $6 per gallon for regular unleaded gas. AAA says the national average is $4.86. Why are Southern Californians paying so much more?

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Globally, more people travel by bicycle than any other mode of transportation, according to Jody Rosen, author of “Two Wheels Good.”

Bikes may be necessary for planet’s survival: ‘Two Wheels Good’ author

Globally, more people travel by bicycle than any other mode of transportation, according to Jody Rosen, author of “Two Wheels Good.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The nation’s highest gas prices are in California, and a $0.03 per gallon tax increase will kick in this July. Lawmakers keep debating whether to suspend the gas tax or give rebates.

$400 debit cards, $200 checks? CA lawmakers mull gas price relief

The nation’s highest gas prices are in California, and a $0.03 per gallon tax increase will kick in this July. Lawmakers keep debating whether to suspend the gas tax or give rebates.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Zipper merging means switching lanes late — fully using both lanes and taking turns moving over when the lane ends.

Better to be polite or efficient? Zipper merging fuels traffic debate

Zipper merging means switching lanes late — fully using both lanes and taking turns moving over when the lane ends.

from Greater LA

It’s the season for graduations, summer vacations, and possibly more time in air-conditioned spaces. How should people approach the pandemic now?

Traveling this summer? Don’t leave behind COVID safety precautions

It’s the season for graduations, summer vacations, and possibly more time in air-conditioned spaces. How should people approach the pandemic now?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There are parallels between the fight over airline regulations and today’s debate over gun safety, says journalist Brendan Koerner.

Airport security used to be lax. What that change could mean for gun control

There are parallels between the fight over airline regulations and today’s debate over gun safety, says journalist Brendan Koerner.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Elon Musk’s Crash Course” is a documentary looking at the accuracy of Tesla’s claims that some of its vehicles are self-driving.

‘Elon Musk’s Crash Course’: How safe are self-driving Teslas?

“Elon Musk’s Crash Course” is a documentary looking at the accuracy of Tesla’s claims that some of its vehicles are self-driving.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A mask mandate still applies on public transit, but not in most other places in LA County. Should you still wear one? Will it help if other people aren’t wearing theirs?

Lifting mask mandate in LA County was premature, says aerosol scientist

A mask mandate still applies on public transit, but not in most other places in LA County. Should you still wear one? Will it help if other people aren’t wearing theirs?

from Greater LA

As iconic sports car brands start to pivot to electric models, some drivers are waiting in line for the latest innovations.

Electric Corvette is coming, says General Motors. Car fans are gearing up

As iconic sports car brands start to pivot to electric models, some drivers are waiting in line for the latest innovations.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Metrolink is now powering its trains with recycled natural oils from Singapore and Finland, which it says will cut carbon emissions by up to 80%. But that doesn’t make it sustainable.

Does renewable fuel put Metrolink on track to sustainability?

Metrolink is now powering its trains with recycled natural oils from Singapore and Finland, which it says will cut carbon emissions by up to 80%. But that doesn’t make it sustainable.

from Greater LA

A Florida federal judge has struck down the mask mandate for public transportation riders.

Keep masks on if public transit ventilation is poor, says ER doc

A Florida federal judge has struck down the mask mandate for public transportation riders.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Members of Crosswalk Collective LA have taken it upon themselves to paint crosswalks in the city. “If our city won’t keep us safe, we will keep us safe,” they tweeted.

DIY crosswalks pop-up in East Hollywood. Who’s behind them?

Members of Crosswalk Collective LA have taken it upon themselves to paint crosswalks in the city. “If our city won’t keep us safe, we will keep us safe,” they tweeted.

from Greater LA

Gas prices just reached a record high, so California will return most of its budget surplus to drivers. For super commuters, a $400 rebate won’t last two weeks.

$400 rebate per car in CA: Some drivers say it doesn’t go far enough

Gas prices just reached a record high, so California will return most of its budget surplus to drivers. For super commuters, a $400 rebate won’t last two weeks.

from Greater LA

Some LA transit officials are concerned that unhoused Angelenos aboard the county’s buses and trains are preventing ridership numbers from returning to pre-pandemic levels.

LA Metro finds itself as de facto homeless agency. How does this affect other riders?

Some LA transit officials are concerned that unhoused Angelenos aboard the county’s buses and trains are preventing ridership numbers from returning to pre-pandemic levels.

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State Senator Tom Umberg’s bill would give some California transit funds to Anaheim Resort Transportation, which provides bus services to Disneyland and other commercial attractions.

Steering pub transit funds to private bus company? OCTA says hit the brakes

State Senator Tom Umberg’s bill would give some California transit funds to Anaheim Resort Transportation, which provides bus services to Disneyland and other commercial attractions.

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