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Flyaway

By Eric Richardson — July 28, 2008 — 9 Comments

Union Station's FlyAway service to LAX is getting a little more convenient, with new morning service providing a slight bump in frequency from 5 to 10 a.m.

The...


Media Time Eric Richardson

Dodger Trolley Makes Its Game Day Debut

By Ed Fuentes and Eric Richardson — July 26, 2008 — 4 Comments

The new city-funded shuttle from Union Station to Dodger Stadium kicked off service last night with appearances by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilmembers...


Curb Cut Eric Richardson

Despite Fears, 2nd Street Work Not a Widening

By Eric Richardson — July 25, 2008 — 1 Comment

Downtown residents who earlier this year fought against widening 2nd street can be excused for seeing torn up concrete next to Caltrans and thinking that exactly...


Mangled Wheel

By Eric Richardson — July 25, 2008 — 6 Comments

The owner of this bicycle, locked to a rack on Hill street, probably plans on riding home at some point today. What he doesn't yet know is that his ride has been...


Dodger Trolley

By Eric Richardson — July 24, 2008 — 9 Comments

The Dodger Trolley is set to make its first runs on Friday, as the team opens a homestand against the Washington Nationals. The free service will provide shuttles...


Gold Line Yard Eric Richardson

Same Transit Plans, Different Agency Initials

By Eric Richardson — July 23, 2008 — 4 Comments

Tomorrow, Metro board members will take a vote on putting a half-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot, with the funds raised going to a number of transit...


Passing Fares Ed Fuentes

New Plan Just a New Part of L.A.'s Interesting Taxi History

By Eric Richardson — July 22, 2008 — 3 Comments

On July 16th, City Council approved the Hail-a-Taxi pilot program for Downtown and Hollywood. The program is intended to help make taxis a more integral part of...


Go Around

By Eric Richardson — July 18, 2008 — 5 Comments

The sidewalk on a stretch of Hope street next to Ralphs remains shut to pedestrians, five weeks after it was first closed. After prompting, the developer is working...


Blurred Bus

By Eric Richardson — July 17, 2008 — 28 Comments

Earlier this week Councilmembers Wendy Greuel and Jan Perry submitted a motion that asks DOT to take a look at extended evening service for Downtown DASH. The motion...


cab driver

By Eric Richardson with Ed Fuentes — July 16, 2008 — 3 Comments

Garnik Rostami has spent seventeen years on the streets of Los Angeles county as a cab driver, with the last decade or so focused on the Downtown area. He attended...


Passing Fares Ed Fuentes

Council Unanimously Approves Hail-a-Taxi

By Eric Richardson — July 16, 2008 — 8 Comments

City Council today unanimously approved the Hail-a-Taxi pilot program for Downtown and Hollywood. The program will give cab drivers much greater flexibility in...