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Task Force Meets to Address the Future of California Transit

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The California legislature, recognizing that its recent funding bump for public transportation is not enough to address the many critical issues faced by transit agencies, called for the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) to convene a...

Streetsblog Looks at Metro’s “Unfinished Business” That Needs to Be Addressed This Year

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2023 may be over, but here's a look back at some pending issues that Streetsblog L.A. hoped might be finished by now. Downtown LA Metro Station Bike/Walk Connections Metro, with sign-off from the L.A. City Transportation...

Metro Seeking Input on its MicroTransit Pilot Fares

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This post first appeared at Streetsblog Los Angeles. Metro is considering making some minor changes to its costly inefficient MicroTransit pilot, called Metro Micro. The agency is receiving public input via email and at several meetings...

Streetsblog Predictions for 2024

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You guessed it, this post first appeared at Streetsblog Los Angeles. It's time for Streetsblog L.A. editor Joe Linton to make some predictions for 2023. Note that in the past, my overly-rosy predictions were not all...

Metro Touts Full Year of Transit Ridership Growth

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Southern California transit ridership had a pretty good year. Metro ridership, recently increasing, continued its upward trends. This week, Metro released November ridership figures showing an 11.3 percent increase in total system ridership compared to November...

Polar Bear Plunge in the Pacific Ocean kicks off 2024 in Santa Monica

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The following is a press release from the City of Santa Monica. The annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Annenberg Community Beach House will take place on Sat., Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,...

Supes Vote to Create County Climate Budget to Reach Carbon Neutrality by 2045

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The following is a press release from the Office of Supervisor Lindsey Hovarth Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors took a meaningful step to realize Los Angeles County’s goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 by...

Cultivating Economic Recovery: City extends simplified zoning and permitting rules for new and existing...

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The following article first appeared at SantaMonica.gov On Sept. 26, the Santa Monica City Council demonstrated its continued commitment to supporting downtown’s economic recovery by extending a variety of administrative changes that give potential commercial...

Feds Award $3B for CA High-Speed Rail, and $3B for Vegas-to-LA HSR

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This week's headlines mostly focus on a $3 billion federal grant for Brightline West, one of the largest-ever federal grants for a privately owned transportation project. In case you haven't heard, Brightline West high-speed...

Supes Adopt Vision for County’s Water Future

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Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the Los Angeles County Water Plan, outlining a path to achieve a resilient water future for all Los Angeles County residents. Board Chair Lindsey...

LA Metro Announces Contract for Automated Bus Lane and Bus Stop Enforcement Systems

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The following is a press release from Hayden AI. Hayden AI, a leader in artificial intelligence and geospatial analytics, announced that it has signed a contract with Los Angeles Metro (LA Metro) for deployment of...

Donate Today to Support Santa Monica Next in 2024 and Beyond…

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Like any non-profit publication, Santa Monica Next relies on reader donations to continue publishing and plan for the future. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished in 2023, speaking truth to power on a shoestring...

Lindsey Horvath Becomes Youngest Chair of L.A. County Board of Supervisors

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The following is a press release from the Office of Lindsey Horvath Today, one year after being sworn in to serve as Supervisor for Los Angeles County’s Third District, Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath became the...

How To Build a Car That Kills People: Cybertruck Edition

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This story first appeared in Streetsblog USA. After years of delays, multiple price hikes, and exactly one infamous steel ball mishap, Tesla finally handed over the keys to the very first Cybertruck on Thursday. For a car...

Santa Monica Cuts Ribbon Opening Ambitious Curb-Protected 17th Street Bikeway

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This article first appeared in Streetsblog Los Angeles. "Watch out, Amsterdam," proclaimed Santa Monica Mayor Gleam Davis. "We are going to be the bike capital of the world." The bold statement reflected the city's accomplishments...
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