Friday, May 20, 2011

Try Metro free for three days!

Thanks for your interest - Try Metro free for three days!: "Take advantage of this special limited-time offer to Go Metro. Just complete our Free 3-Day Pass request*. We'll mail you a TAP card good for three days of travel on Metro bus and rail lines all over LA County. Just like that.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Free bus reaches 4 million riders

Whoever said there’s no such thing as a free ride must not have used the Wheels bus service’s ECO pass.

The bus service on Monday celebrated reaching four million riders in the Hacienda Business Park Owners Association’s area alone.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pushing back against MTA Service Cuts | The Labor Community Strategy Center

Pushing back against MTA Service Cuts | The Labor Community Strategy Center: "Our press event at the corner of King and Crenshaw in South Los Angeles shined a light on the real faces of the riders who will be directly impacted by these cuts - household workers, cafeteria workers at UCLA, students, unemployed people and more. We had a good turnout of media and after speeches by Sunyoung Yang, Barbara Lott-Holland and Rosa Miranda, reporters accepted our invitation to ride the bus with us."

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Carfree in California

Shareable: The iPhone is the New Prius: "Two years ago, my California driver’s license expired. Living in Chicago at the time, where the smart resident uses bikes or public transit to avoid traffic, I hadn’t found a compelling reason to get behind the wheel of our car in months. With plenty of other pressing tasks on my to-do list, renewing or replacing an expired out-of-state license quickly plummeted to the bottom of my priorities. Two years later, the license is still expired, and I’m happier, healthier and richer for it. There’s something liberating about not having to deal with the stress and the hassle associated with driving--check-up and repairs, yearly registration, insurance bills, parking tickets--thousands of dollars a year thrown away to maintain a convenience that felt more like a burden. As gas prices creep towards $5 a gallon, I can’t help wonder how many of the folks who are considering switching to a hybrid to save cash and the environment are doing so more out of inertia than need."