Is LA Still the Car Capital of the World?

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California's economy depends on transportation, but money is running short to repair an aging infrastructure. Los Angeles got a famously slow start at building light rail and subway systems, but then voters passed Measure R in 2009. Nine billion dollars will complete the Foothill Gold Line and the Expo Line to Santa Monica this spring. There are plans for more. But it turns out that public transit ridership has not been growing. In fact, LA Metro reports it's been on the decline for the past ten years. The same thing is happening in Orange County.

Credits

Guests:
Loren Kaye - California Foundation for Commerce and Education - @KayeLoren, Denny Zane - Move LA - @MoveLA, Brian Taylor - Professor of Urban Planning and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UCLA

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Christine Detz