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Move LA's mission is to build a broad constituency that will advocate for the development of a comprehensive, diverse, robust, clean, and financially sound public transportation system for Los Angeles County and champion strategies to accelerate its implementation.
This video of a 45 minute conversation with Mayor Villaraigosa about his transportation achievements, staged as part of USC’s “Leading from the West” series, is a delight. The mayor becomes so animated that he can barely stay in his seat. The event was sponsored by USC’s Bedrosian Center on … MORE
#9 OF MAYOR VILLARAIGOSAâ€™S TOP 10 REMARKABLE TRANSPORTATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS . . . AND COUNTING DOWN!05/17/13
ALL 4,398 TRAFFIC SIGNALS IN THE CITY ARE SYNCHRONIZED:
One of Mayor Villaraigosaâ€™s first campaign promises was to finish synchronizing all the city’s traffic signals â€” making LA the first city in the world to do so â€” in an effort to make traffic run more smoothly. The LA … MORE
#10 OF MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA’S TOP 10 REMARKABLE TRANSPORTATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS . . . AND COUNTING DOWN!05/15/13
THE TRANSIT CORRIDORS CABINET IS REORIENTING THE CITY AROUND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, REPAIRING THE URBAN FABRIC, AND PRESERVING SINGLE FAMILY NEIGHBORHOODS:
If LAâ€™s freeway system divided communities with wide roads and fast-moving traffic, the mayor and the Transit Corridors Cabinet intend to knit them back together again. The city’s new … MORE
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Los Angeles has notoriously awful traffic. I know. I live here, and it seems to have gotten worse, as the city tries to fix it with a massive transportation development project aimed at getting commuters to choose the train over jammed freeways.
As Alex Schmidt reports that … MORE
The mayoral candidates stopped by Move LA’s 5th annual transportation conversation last February to join the conversation about:
â€˘ accelerating the Measure R funded transit construction program,
â€˘ reducing the local voter threshold to 55% to make it easier to win transportation funding measures that are placed on the … MORE
Move LA visited Sacramento last week, where we discussed the many issues and bills we care about that are now being considered by a legislature that is currently controlled by a two-thirds Democratic majority in both houses. Uppermost on our list are Cap and Trade legislation, and four bills … MORE
The America Fast Forward (AFF) Bond Program will appeal to a Congress concerned about the federal deficit and a Highway Trust Fund that is running on empty:
Congress will begin consideration of the next big transportation reauthorization bill in May or June, but concerns about the budget, the federal deficit, … MORE
The LA Times blog featured this photo gallery ofÂ “observations and provocations” from the Times’ opinion staff earlier this week, writing: “Los Angeles is often criticized for being a transportation nightmare, but there are many reasons to be optimistic. The city is leading the way with creative and thoughtful … MORE
Move LA is co-sponsoring AB 1002 by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, which would levy a $6 vehicle registration surcharge that would provide $180-$200 million a year to be distributed this way:
â€˘ Â 40% to transportation commissions and operators for transit operations and discounted transit passes for seniors, students, low-income youth, the … MORE
Several years ago Jeff Wood at the national nonprofit Reconnecting America started compiling and sending out news stories he thought would be of interest to colleagues, friends, other bloggers, planners and policy wonks. In the beginning most of the stories were about public transportation, then he added stories about … MORE