Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
This occurred on Thursday morning, when yours truly delivered nearly 300 signatures collected primarily by Misha and Bob, the co-founders of Bruins for Traffic Relief, directly to the Board members themselves.
The Board also voted to proceed with several other transit projects, including the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Study in Downtown L.A., and; the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Study in the eastern portion of L.A.
According to a Metro press release, the Board approved two alternatives for further environmental review and preliminary engineering: a Metro Purple Line extension via Wilshire Boulevard and another that also includes a spur from the Metro Red Line in Hollywood via Santa Monica Boulevard.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
from Mark Delucchi. Total Cost of Motor-Vehicle Use, ACCESS #08, Spring 1996
Planners should consider all costs when making decisions. Additionally, with political pressure to lower taxes and increase services, the total costs of motor-vehicle operation shift from being borne by private individuals to society as a whole, and the total costs increase. All, especially politicians, should be cognizant of the political implications of their actions.