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  • busride

    The mistake here is to assume that transit is primarily a problem of getting the technology right. It is not. It is primarily a problem of providing good service--fast, frequent, reliable, pleasant--whether on a subway, light rail, bus, or whatever.

  • dino.marconi

    All this article does is to emphasize the failures and incompetence of the city to have a world class public transit system

  • Paris Marron

    In addition to transportation solutions to a transportation problem, I think it would also be interesting to explore how we can minimize travel (and thus traffic) by transforming our work. In Maynard Webb's book "Rebooting Work," he talks about how technology such as Skype, Google Docs, 37signals, LiveOps, etc. etc. is increasingly enabling remote work - which can be work from home, partial work from home, work from local co-working spaces, etc. As a former exec at eBay and LiveOps, etc., he makes the environmental, human, and- yes - even business case for untethering people from a traditional office space. He gives specific examples of companies saving millions of dollars on office space and utilities a year by reducing or eliminating offices. At one company, he said that they also calculated saving the average employee one week of their life each year by reducing commute time. And, of course, the environmental impact of driving less.

    Los Angeles is a growing tech hub and I have seen a half dozen or more coworking spaces pop up in my area. It would be interesting to see Los Angeles become a leader in eliminating the commute.

  • Amy HC

    At least It's looking like they will build the high speed rail line from LA to SF. This exhibition currently up in on Abbot Kinney, looks into the first phase of construction in the Central Valley http://www.arancravey.com/exhibitions/76/a-to-b/

  • afmlzaolzcom

    Ray Bradbury proselytized for a monorail for decades. Think how wonderful it would be to see the whole of Los Angeles from the sky.