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3 lessons learned on how to lead for change in LA region's transportation system

Last week, TransitCenter hosted “Leading for Change: Los Angeles County’s Plan to Transform Transportation” at Union Station’s beautiful ticket room. Shin-pei Tsay, Deputy Executive Director of TransitCenter, led the event along with speakers and panelists: Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Metro CEO Phil Washington, Envision Utah CEO Robert Grow, Metro Chief Planning Officer Therese McMillan, and Investing in Place’s Managing Director Jessica Meaney. 613 more words

Transportation Finance

Big #MetroFundWalkBike win!

Community leaders working to increase funding to make it safe and easy for people walking and bicycling in Los Angeles County testified at Metro’s Planning and Programming Committee yesterday afternoon. 868 more words

Transportation Finance

#Metroplan: hit or miss?

In June, Metro will be deciding on what could be one of the most transformative ballot measures for our transportation system in recent history. The measure is a half-cent sales tax that would generate over $120 billion in the next 40 or 50 years to improve bus lines and build train lines, to strengthen our sidewalk and bicycle lane networks, improve our highways, and to repair and maintain our infrastructure to last for decades to come, among many other efforts. 283 more words

Transportation Finance

Moving Moms

When my good friend’s son was 9 months old, we tried taking him on the Metro bus for the first time.

As the bus pulled up to the stop, she hoisted her barefoot 25-lb son in one arm, balancing her purse and his diaper bag over her shoulders, and started to break the stroller down.   1,895 more words

Social Equity

"Changing Zero to Hero" Gateway Cities Recap

On Tuesday, Investing in Place and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition hosted a webinar on the opportunities in the next potential transportation ballot measure to increase walking, biking, safe routes to school, and complete streets investments in the Gateway Cities subregion — an area that includes many low-income communities of color in Southeast LA.   334 more words

Public Participation

Changing Zero to Hero: How Will Gateway Cities Step Up?

Zero.

That’s how much the Gateway Cities Council of Government (COG) allocated for active transportation in Metro’s proposed transportation ballot measure. Compare this to the hundreds of millions of dollars the neighboring COGs like Central City, Arroyo Verdugo, and San Gabriel dedicated to active transportation. 343 more words

Transportation Finance