Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New West Hollywood Transportation Video

Here is a great video created by the City of West Hollywood about various transportation options provided by the City.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Measure M Passes!!! Woo Hoo!

Congratulations, Los Angeles County!

Measure M has just passed with near 70% of the vote, enabling a massive and needed expansion of our transit network, combined with the funds raised from Measure R back in 2008.

Measure M also contains needed money for pothole repair, highway fixes, street light fixes, etc.  17% of the money raised will go back to localities for their municipal needs and there will be a dedicated funding stream for "active transportation" (walking/cycling).

This is a dream come true for any transit planner or transit advocate in Los Angeles.

More mobility will be great for the overall economy and people's individual economies, as the County only continues to densify and grow more populous in the decades ahead.   But why wait for these transit and road projects to be completed to enjoy economic benefits?  Here are the "shovel ready" projects ready to go.

Let the good times roll!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

YES on Measure M in November.

I enthusiastically endorse Los Angeles County Measure M in November.

It will allow us to complete and upgrade our Metrorail network.

Every part of Los Angeles County will benefit.  It allows 17% of the revenue collected to go back to local communities for local projects such as fixing potholes.  West Hollywood is projected to receive $509,000 annually from this Measure.

2% of the funds go toward "active transportation", which means better sidewalks for pedestrians and better pathways for cyclists.

Check out Metro's Measure M site for yourself.

Measure M will cause a great increase in mobility, economic development and prosperity.

Vote YES on Measure M.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

WHAM (West Hollywood Advocates for Metro Rail)

West Hollywood is putting its efforts on bringing the Metrorail to West Hollywood through an alignment connecting the under construction Crenshaw/LAX line with the Hollywood/Highland Red Line station.

Full disclosure.  I joined WHAM.  www.whamrail.com 

I hope you do too.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

More Progress on Passenger Rail between Los Angeles and Palm Springs

The Desert Sun has reported that the Riverside County Transportation Commission had selected a passenger rail route between Los Angeles to Fullerton to study even further.

That route would run from Los Angeles to Fullerton, swing north to Colton, and then continue southeast through the San Gorgonio Pass to Indio.

According to the article, "If the train only stopped three times between Los Angeles and Indio, officials believe the trip would last around 3 hours and 10 minutes — only about 40 minutes slower than traveling by car."

Well, I don't know about you, but I'd happily bring a laptop and a Kindle and enjoy my journey even if it takes 40 minutes longer than being behind the wheel.

The article also states that "in earlier studies, Coachella Valley officials have suggested three stations, in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Indio."

So cannot wait.

West Hollywood's New Flyer to Advocate for Metrorail

As a current member of the West Hollywood Transportation Commission, I cannot and will not discuss items appearing before the commission in my blog.  However, I was told at last night's meeting that I can share the following with you.

Below are two sides of a draft flyer that West Hollywood will be disseminating to advocate for bringing Metrorail to West Hollywood -- in this case as the connecting link between the Crenshaw/LAX line and the Red Line station at Hollywood/Highland.  The proposed connection with the Purple Line would be a transfer between a proposed SanVicente/Wilshire station and the coming LaCienega/Wilshire Purple Line station.

Fun huh!.