Transportation

Raquel Gutiérrez wrote about how LA shaped their own identity in a recent personal essay for Places Journal. The prompt was: How do Latinos impact the built environment of Los Angeles?

from Greater LA

The Holocaust Museum in LA’s Pan Pacific Park is partially underground, and the roof is covered in grass, so it blends in with the surrounding park.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Biden announced today that the Port of Los Angeles is going to operate around-the-clock to try to ease some of the supply chain issues.

Biden wants Port of LA to work 24/7 to relieve supply chain congestion, as holidays approach

President Biden announced today that the Port of Los Angeles is going to operate around-the-clock to try to ease some of the supply chain issues.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Southwest Airlines has canceled nearly 2500 flights since Friday.

Southwest cancels mass flights, fights with union over vax mandate. What does this mean for holiday travelers?

Southwest Airlines has canceled nearly 2500 flights since Friday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

CicLAvia is revisiting its first-ever route this Sunday. “It focuses on Main Street and Broadway. And then we're taking Seventh Street all the way over to MacArthur Park.

Roll, run or walk in downtown this Sunday. CicLAvia returns to ‘Heart of LA’ route for 10th anniversary

CicLAvia is revisiting its first-ever route this Sunday. “It focuses on Main Street and Broadway. And then we're taking Seventh Street all the way over to MacArthur Park.

from KCRW Features

Orange County is planning to build toll lanes on their section of the 405 freeway — a project that costs more than $200 million.

Did Cofiroute buy off OCTA’s board members to win $200 million contract to build toll lanes?

Orange County is planning to build toll lanes on their section of the 405 freeway — a project that costs more than $200 million.

from Greater LA

From “Back to the Future” to “The Jetsons,” when pop culture imagines the future, it often includes flying cars.

Why is LA so hot on flying cars? Look to Hollywood and ‘The Jetsons’

From “Back to the Future” to “The Jetsons,” when pop culture imagines the future, it often includes flying cars.

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In the Mojave Desert, bighorn sheep roam freely looking for food. But recently, because of drought and rising temperatures, sustenance has been harder to find.

High-speed rail connecting SoCal and Vegas could restrict where rams roam

In the Mojave Desert, bighorn sheep roam freely looking for food. But recently, because of drought and rising temperatures, sustenance has been harder to find.

from Greater LA

Flying cars are coming to LA, possibly as early as 2023.

Flying cars are coming to LA, but this futuristic vision may not solve today’s traffic congestion

Flying cars are coming to LA, possibly as early as 2023.

from Greater LA

Street racing has been increasing during the pandemic.

From rumbling cars to rumble strips, how LA plans to curb street racing

Street racing has been increasing during the pandemic.

from Greater LA

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is set to lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on September 15 with an all-civilian crew for the first time.

SpaceX will send 4 civilians — no astronauts — to space. What will they do on the Inspiration4 mission?

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is set to lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on September 15 with an all-civilian crew for the first time.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pico Boulevard just may be the hardest working street in Los Angeles.

What’s in a street name? These people on Pico Blvd have a lot in common with Pio Pico

Pico Boulevard just may be the hardest working street in Los Angeles.

from Greater LA

Roslyndale Avenue is a tiny working class street in the San Fernando Valley, a not-fancy place with a fancy name that evokes images of grassy knolls and English springtime.

What’s in a street name? Roslyndale Ave., known for ‘Back to the Future,’ has a uniquely enduring community

Roslyndale Avenue is a tiny working class street in the San Fernando Valley, a not-fancy place with a fancy name that evokes images of grassy knolls and English springtime.

from Greater LA

In 1872, Biddy Mason led the founding of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of LA. Sisters Cheryl and Robynn Cox are petitioning the City of LA to name street after Mason.

What’s in a street name? Why this extraordinary Black woman doesn’t have her own road sign

In 1872, Biddy Mason led the founding of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of LA. Sisters Cheryl and Robynn Cox are petitioning the City of LA to name street after Mason.

from Greater LA

As LAUSD campuses reopened on August 16, roads got clogged. “We have over 25,000 teachers all getting back on the roadways. There are about 50,000 staff.

Back to school means back to SoCal traffic. That’s not always a bad thing for this traffic reporter

As LAUSD campuses reopened on August 16, roads got clogged. “We have over 25,000 teachers all getting back on the roadways. There are about 50,000 staff.

from KCRW Features

CicLAvia is back on August 15.

CicLAvia returns in more than a year — with pop-up vaccination clinics

CicLAvia is back on August 15.

from KCRW Features

LA artist Richard Ankrom installed his most celebrated piece of public art 20 years ago this month.

Art or public service? Richard Ankrom paints LA freeway sign that looks just like the real thing

LA artist Richard Ankrom installed his most celebrated piece of public art 20 years ago this month.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Metro’s buses and stations are slow to fill up again, as more people turned to private cars for safety reasons amid the pandemic.

COVID has gutted public transit in Los Angeles. Will ridership ever bounce back?

Metro’s buses and stations are slow to fill up again, as more people turned to private cars for safety reasons amid the pandemic.

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President Biden met with Gavin Newsom and other western state governors last week to talk about the ongoing wildfire season and sell his big infrastructure package.

Will spending billions on infrastructure help address climate change? Lawmakers debate new bill

President Biden met with Gavin Newsom and other western state governors last week to talk about the ongoing wildfire season and sell his big infrastructure package.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is aggressively pushing to get more people into electric cars.

Why some environmentalists are worried about the electric car revolution

California is aggressively pushing to get more people into electric cars.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand