Transportation

The California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision created a new test for what kind of work qualifies someone as an employee in the state.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California’s gas tax increased by 5.6 cents a gallon, which is part of an incremental increase of the tax that voters approved a few years back.

from Greater LA

About 25% of LA Metro's bus lines are being used, despite a big push to expand public transit across LA County, according to an    LA Times report    today.

B: Scooter traffic jam: With so many different scooters on LA's sidewalks, it's become confusing and hazardous

About 25% of LA Metro's bus lines are being used, despite a big push to expand public transit across LA County, according to an LA Times report today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Metro temporarily shut down two Downtown LA stations on its popular Expo Line train to Santa Monica. Those closures started last weekend and will last a few months.

LA Metro wants buses to move faster, thanks to dedicated bus lanes

Metro temporarily shut down two Downtown LA stations on its popular Expo Line train to Santa Monica. Those closures started last weekend and will last a few months.

from Greater LA

Uber has “disrupted” taxi cabs, e-scooters and bikes. Now the company’s airborne division, Uber Elevate, wants to add a ride-hailing service in the sky, called Uber Air.

Skyports unveiled for Uber’s flying cars

Uber has “disrupted” taxi cabs, e-scooters and bikes. Now the company’s airborne division, Uber Elevate, wants to add a ride-hailing service in the sky, called Uber Air.

from Design and Architecture

It looks like a big, white flying saucer that landed on its four legs, and if you’ve taken off or touched down at LAX in the past 50 years, chances are you’ve noticed it.

What would you like to see go inside LAX’s Theme Building?

It looks like a big, white flying saucer that landed on its four legs, and if you’ve taken off or touched down at LAX in the past 50 years, chances are you’ve noticed it.

from Greater LA

Santa Monica is home to the oldest operating airport in Los Angeles County.

Is a park the best future use of Santa Monica Airport?

Santa Monica is home to the oldest operating airport in Los Angeles County.

from Design and Architecture

The thousands of migrants who come into the U.S. every day through the Southwest borders are trying to get to their families. That’s where buses come in.

Greyhound struggles with a surge in migrant ridership

The thousands of migrants who come into the U.S. every day through the Southwest borders are trying to get to their families. That’s where buses come in.

from Greater LA

When Governor Jerry Brown pushed for high speed rail to connect LA and San Francisco, Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk said he could create a cheaper and faster alternative: the…

Meet the LA-based companies developing the Hyperloop

When Governor Jerry Brown pushed for high speed rail to connect LA and San Francisco, Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk said he could create a cheaper and faster alternative: the…

from Greater LA

Uber had told investors to be prepared for it to lose even more than that; its first earnings report as a public company came in on the better end of Uber's projected range.

Uber lost $1 Billion in 1st quarter, hopes profit-slashing price cuts ease up soon

Uber had told investors to be prepared for it to lose even more than that; its first earnings report as a public company came in on the better end of Uber's projected range.

from NPR

Cars are being built and sold as quickly as they’re getting shredded, so what will future vehicles look like, and how will they adapt to a changing world?

Is LA ready for the car of the future?

Cars are being built and sold as quickly as they’re getting shredded, so what will future vehicles look like, and how will they adapt to a changing world?

from Greater LA

SB 50, the controversial housing bill championed by California State Senator Scott Wiener, has been shelved for debate until next year.

Controversial state housing plan gets pulled from a vote

SB 50, the controversial housing bill championed by California State Senator Scott Wiener, has been shelved for debate until next year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“If you raised your arms up to go into the overhead bin, your whole dress is coming up,” former flight attendant Carolyn Wood told Greater LA, reflecting on what it was like to work in…

The early days of LAX: 'Your nails had to be polished to the same color as your lipstick'

“If you raised your arms up to go into the overhead bin, your whole dress is coming up,” former flight attendant Carolyn Wood told Greater LA, reflecting on what it was like to work in…

from Greater LA

Uber has never been profitable, yet the ride-hailing company may be valued at as much as $90 billion when it goes public Friday. It will be one of the largest tech IPOs ever.

Uber's eye-popping IPO approaches. Is it really worth $90 billion?

Uber has never been profitable, yet the ride-hailing company may be valued at as much as $90 billion when it goes public Friday. It will be one of the largest tech IPOs ever.

from NPR

Uber and Lyft drivers around the world are on strike, protesting low wages and no benefits. They’re also urging riders to boycott the apps for the day.

Rideshare drivers demand higher wages as Uber prepares for a multi-billion dollar IPO

Uber and Lyft drivers around the world are on strike, protesting low wages and no benefits. They’re also urging riders to boycott the apps for the day.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Strike organizers timed the action to draw attention to drivers' wage cuts and persistent job insecurity ahead of Uber's IPO on Friday, when the company's valuation may be as high as $91 billion.

Uber and Lyft drivers are striking — and call on Passengers to boycott

Strike organizers timed the action to draw attention to drivers' wage cuts and persistent job insecurity ahead of Uber's IPO on Friday, when the company's valuation may be as high as $91 billion.

from NPR

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Green New Deal for LA calls for reducing emissions, getting people out of their cars and building cleaner buildings.

Garcetti wants you to drive 6.7 fewer miles per day (by 2050)

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Green New Deal for LA calls for reducing emissions, getting people out of their cars and building cleaner buildings.

from Greater LA

Cars are being built and sold as quickly as they’re getting shredded, so what will future vehicles look like, and how will they adapt to a changing world?

Is LA ready for the car of the future?

Cars are being built and sold as quickly as they’re getting shredded, so what will future vehicles look like, and how will they adapt to a changing world?

from Greater LA

Senate Bill 50 would force Los Angeles to allow more housing near public transportation.

SB 50 would allow more housing near public transit in LA, but comes with controversy

Senate Bill 50 would force Los Angeles to allow more housing near public transportation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A component responsible for detecting a crash and deploying air bags has been malfunctioning due to electrical interference, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says.

Government expands air bag investigation to include more than 12 million vehicles

A component responsible for detecting a crash and deploying air bags has been malfunctioning due to electrical interference, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says.

from NPR