FROM Michael Lejeune
How to Make Public Transit Cool in L.A. Michael Lejeune is Creative Director at Metro, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, that serves as transportation planner, coordinator, designer, builder and operator for the County of Los Angeles. Metro distributes federal, state dollars and local dollars for projects ranging from rapid buses and repurposing a street with bike lanes to building a new train line and stations. He is tasked with making public transportation cool in L.A.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
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