Juan Matute

UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies

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Associate director at UCLA Lewis Center and the Institute of Transportation Studies 

Juan Matute on KCRW

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.

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L.A.’s carpool lanes don’t move fast enough. Federal regulators want them to move at 45 MPH or more. But L.A.’s lanes only go that fast about 30 percent of the time.

HOV lanes and LA traffic

L.A.’s carpool lanes don’t move fast enough. Federal regulators want them to move at 45 MPH or more. But L.A.’s lanes only go that fast about 30 percent of the time.

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Scooter-sharing startup Bird takes flight in Santa Monica

Last fall a battery-powered, adult-size variant on a Razor scooter appeared on the streets of downtown Santa Monica.

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