Impatient with the rate at which previously approved sales tax increases are able to fund the vast expansion planned for the region's transit system, and lacking in federal support, local leaders are asking LA's voters to extend a 1/2 cent sales tax.
Sep 5, 2012 the transport politic
Award-wining author Taras Grescoe pens an opinion piece for the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> in which he makes an argument that may surprise many Angelenos - that their city is at the cutting edge of forward-thinking transportation planning in the U.S.
Jul 9, 2012 Los Angeles Times
Planetizen managing editor Jonathan Nettler recently spoke with Steven Anderson, founder and managing director of InfrastructureUSA, about the country's infrastructure challenges and how local communities are finding creative ways to solve them.
Apr 10, 2012 InfrastructureUSA
In advance of next month's National Planning Conference, the APA and editor David C. Sloane, have produced the landmark book, <em>Planning Los Angeles</em>. The book catalogs the history and trends impacting planning in the city.</br></br>
Planetizen managing editor Jonathan Nettler recently spoke with Dr. Sloane about the book, the challenges that planners across LA are working to solve, and what he hopes visitors to the upcoming conference will learn about the city. Exclusive
Mar 30, 2012 By
Yonah Freemark assesses one of the nation's most important public transportation improvement projects, LA's long discussed Westside Subway project which is closer than ever to construction, but still a long ways off from completion.
Mar 27, 2012 the transport politic
A subject that has flummoxed transit advocates and planners in L.A. for decades is how to best connect to the city's largest airport. As planning advances for billions of dollars in transit projects, Yonah Freemark explores how best to make the link.
Mar 10, 2012 the transport politic
Deputy Mayor for Transportation Borja Leon provides insight into the Mayor's plans for ramping up implementation of Measure R funded projects if the Federal Government fails to back his America Fast Forward program.
Feb 2, 2012 Streetsblog L.A.
Mayor Villaraigosa plans to borrow against future Measure R money to fund one massive, two-year road improvement project before he leaves office.
Nov 11, 2011 Los Angeles Times
The Brookings Institution's Robert Puentes reports back on a recent discussion about Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's 30/10 plan -- the idea to cram 30 years worth of transit investments into 10.
Aug 28, 2010 The New Republic