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Then and Now: Is LA Still the Car Capital of the World?

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Urban planners got some bad news today. Ridership on public transit in Southern California is on the decline…despite the billions being spent in recent years to build light rail and subway lines. Why aren't more drivers leaving their cars at home, as auto traffic gets more congested than ever? Meantime, there's a shortage of money to repair aging roads, bridges and other parts of the infrastructure. We look at the impact on the state's economy.

Also on the program, the LA cops who mistakenly shot two Latinas while they delivered newspapers will not be prosecuted by District Attorney Jackie Lacey.

Photo: 405 Freeway at rush hour (Chris Yarzab)

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Christine Detz

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