Tag Archives: transit

Safetyville

The Los Angeles Metro has published a new series of safety videos for the opening of the new Expo Line because, apparently, the Westside doesn’t know what a train is.

Big Brother is listening as well as watching

Remember: the wider you cast your net, the more chaff you have to sift through. Wanton surveillance is wasteful, ineffective, and unconstitutional.

The professed goal of audio surveillance on mass transit systems may be to protect passengers. But privacy advocates say it crosses a line, amounting to violations of free speech and the right to be free from unwarranted and ‘unreasonable’ searches.

Source: Big Brother is listening as well as watching | CSO Online

The Immobile Masses: Why Traffic Is Awful and Public Transit Is Worse

Problems in San Francisco, New York, and DC highlight the failure of the funding model for mass transit.

Source: The Immobile Masses: Why Traffic Is Awful and Public Transit Is Worse | Motherboard

The Future of New York City Transportation: Goodbye Cars, Hello Rails

As if you really needed a car in NYC.

Young people are driving the city towards a carless future.

Source: The Future of New York City Transportation: Goodbye Cars, Hello Rails | Inverse

Why A Subway-Building Binge Could Transform L.A.’s Tech Culture

LA was built by the trains. LA will prosper by bringing back the trains.

It’s hard to tear Los Angeles residents from their cars. But a massive subway-building binge is changing the equation.

Source: Why A Subway-Building Binge Could Transform L.A.’s Tech Culture | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

The World Could Save Trillions With Buses and Bikes

Buses can take the arterial routes to cover long distances, and bikes solve the “final mile” problem. It’s not an “elegant” solution, but it works, and works well.

Investing in more efficient transportation, buildings, and waste management could save cities around the world some $17 trillion.

Source: The World Could Save Trillions With Buses and Bikes | WIRED

Fear of longer commutes puts pressure on US cities to act

At 4:35 a.m. each weekday, Stan Paul drives out of his Southern California suburb with 10 passengers in a van, headed to his job as an undergraduate counselor at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Source: Fear of longer commutes puts pressure on US cities to act