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Transit to rescue city from ‘Carmageddon’

An absolute horror is about to descend on car-dependent Los Angeles: a 10-mile freeway shutdown. L.A. Public transit is stepping up its game to help Angelenos get around. Could this “car-tastophe” work out in public transit’s favor?

An appeal to paratransit operators

With demand continuing to grow, funding scarce and transit tough to find in the suburbs, where many soon-to-be-seniors live, your input in our annual survey is more important than ever.

Transit provides heightened point of view

During a brief vacation in Colorado last week, my family and I took a trip up Pikes Peak and enjoyed the sights along the way. I also realized just how much your work can influence your outlook on life in subtle ways. For me, that meant paying more attention to public transit options that I had previously taken for granted while out of town.

The End of the Old Oil Order

Cheap oil is no more. Young people, performing on a show set in an older era, actually get that. When will the rest of us?

Is reauthorization on backburner again?

Working on a story for the magazine regarding federal legislation and reauthorization and let's just say I am not filled with optimism. It seems that at this time last year, all the experts expected reauthorization to be somewhere behind health care and climate legislation on the federal government's list of priorities. The long, slow process of getting both of those bills completed has now led to a reconstituted Congress...


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