Transportation

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.

from Greater LA

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…

from Greater LA

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.

from Greater LA

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.  …

from Greater LA

LA Metro has released a 169-page report titled "   Understanding How Women Travel   ."

Women feel less safe on public transit in LA, says new report

LA Metro has released a 169-page report titled " Understanding How Women Travel ."

from Greater LA

We reported last week about what it’s like    to own an EV    and be a renter in Los Angeles. We got a lot of questions and comments.

EV charging in LA: Your questions answered

We reported last week about what it’s like to own an EV and be a renter in Los Angeles. We got a lot of questions and comments.

from Greater LA

David Shalom and his wife, Claudia, shudder at the thought of having to board a bus with their 2-year-old daughter after a long flight to LAX.

LAX unveils new plan for curbside pickups… outside the terminal

David Shalom and his wife, Claudia, shudder at the thought of having to board a bus with their 2-year-old daughter after a long flight to LAX.

from Greater LA

Uber was rolling in billions of venture capital dollars in 2015. Some short years later, it became one of the most popular apps in the world.

The uncertain future of Uber

Uber was rolling in billions of venture capital dollars in 2015. Some short years later, it became one of the most popular apps in the world.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Electric cars: the future of transportation.

Navigating the complicated world of EV charging

Electric cars: the future of transportation.

from Greater LA

Are you an EV owner who has trouble finding a charging station? Are you a renter who's hesitant to go electric? Do the environmental benefits outweigh the inconvenience?

What are your questions about electric cars and how to charge them?

Are you an EV owner who has trouble finding a charging station? Are you a renter who's hesitant to go electric? Do the environmental benefits outweigh the inconvenience?

from Greater LA

California is fighting the Trump administration over fuel efficiency standards, with California setting much higher standards for how much a car can pollute.

GM plans to introduce 20 new electric models by 2023. Good for the environment, bad for auto workers?

California is fighting the Trump administration over fuel efficiency standards, with California setting much higher standards for how much a car can pollute.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Last summer, LA had 87 consecutive days bad air. It was the first time in decades. This week, we tied that record.

LA pushes for cleaner cars, so why is the air still so bad?

Last summer, LA had 87 consecutive days bad air. It was the first time in decades. This week, we tied that record.

from Greater LA

Shareable bikes and electric scooters have continued to create issues for cities, prompting some to implement bans and regulations.

Uber to pull Jump bikes from Atlanta and San Diego

Shareable bikes and electric scooters have continued to create issues for cities, prompting some to implement bans and regulations.

from NPR

When you hear the word Porsche, the phrase that comes to mind may not be ‘eco-friendly’.   
  But the German high performance sports car company has just released their first…

Porsche goes electric with 'seductive' new Taycan

When you hear the word Porsche, the phrase that comes to mind may not be ‘eco-friendly’.  But the German high performance sports car company has just released their first…

from Design and Architecture

A housing program that’s been called one of LA’s biggest successes is under attack.

‘Fix the City’ sues LA over program to build housing near transit hubs

A housing program that’s been called one of LA’s biggest successes is under attack.

from Greater LA

Lyft has been hit with seven sexual assault lawsuits just this month. Four of the women allege that their driver raped them.

As women sue Lyft over alleged sexual assault, how safe is it to hail a ride?

Lyft has been hit with seven sexual assault lawsuits just this month. Four of the women allege that their driver raped them.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is one of the few states that does not require school systems to provide buses for all kids to get to campuses. Thus, California is near the bottom in per-pupil bus riders.

Where did LA's school buses go?

California is one of the few states that does not require school systems to provide buses for all kids to get to campuses. Thus, California is near the bottom in per-pupil bus riders.

from Greater LA

Evidence shows    that freeway expansions don’t relieve congestion.

Why keep building freeways if they're not reducing congestion?

Evidence shows that freeway expansions don’t relieve congestion.

from Greater LA

Ricardo Abrines has dreamed of a monorail flying high above the 405 -- through the Sepulveda pass -- ever since he moved to Los Angeles.

LA’s solution to its 405 freeway problem

Ricardo Abrines has dreamed of a monorail flying high above the 405 -- through the Sepulveda pass -- ever since he moved to Los Angeles.

from Greater LA

California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry.   

After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. 

Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. 

Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations.  He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors  in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all.  He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics.

Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s.  She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom.  

She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

California v. Trump on auto emissions

California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

from To the Point