We're All For Mass Transit -- In Theory

Welcome to the nation's traffic capital. Southern Californians may say that they're for mass transit, but our collective heart isn't in it, writes columnist Steve Lopez.
September 11, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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A report from the Public Policy Institute of California suggests that two in three [California] residents (67%) prefer to focus on making more efficient use of freeways and highways and expanding mass transit instead of building new freeways (30%).

"A new report by the Texas Transportation Institute crowns greater Los Angeles yet again as national champion for the amount of time we're stuck in traffic.

This is not an achievement you luck into. You have to work at it, with year after year of bad planning, for one thing, and a collective commitment to avoid any personal sacrifice... We drive in California, preferably alone."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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