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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.
LA IS BECOMING A BETTER CITY FOR WALKING AND BIKING:
The mayor began seriously campaigning to make streets safer for bicyclists after a taxi cut him off while he was riding his bike in 2010, and he fell and shattered his elbow. It prompted him to convene a bike … MORE
Denny Zane has been telling Toronto the story of how it came to be that 67.8% of LA voters agreed to tax themselves in 2008 — even as the recession was howling down upon us — in order to build out LA’s transit system. Toronto is keenly interested in … MORE
Denny Zane spoke with KPCC’s Molly Peterson about Mayor Villaraigosaâ€™s environmental legacy on the radio this morning, noting that the mayor created â€śa new mojo in LA for transitâ€ť by using the bully pulpit to advocate for the Measure R sales tax for transportation and an expanded transit system. … MORE
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 6th … 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