A Lunch Bet On Public Transit

Two transportation writers bet lunch on who can get to work faster. One drives, the other takes public transit.
January 6, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"After years of chronicling traffic woes, from transit strikes to budget shortfalls, we wanted to boil down our work to the most basic level: For a straightforward commute in the Los Angeles area, what's the difference between driving a car and taking the bus? We picked one of the most difficult commutes in the region, traveling east during the morning rush hour from Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles... Lesson for the day: The bus is a good place to relax and rub shoulders in a largely closed-off city. But even in the midst of rush hour, the car is king."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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