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Santa Monica’s “Breeze” Bike-Share Website Goes Live, Offers Memberships

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Breeze, Santa Monica's new bike-share system, operated by CycleHop, and the first public system in L.A. County, has launched a new website in anticipation of the system's test-run starting next week. Through the website, you can already...

Metro Bike-Share Transit Integration and Pricing: What Do You Think?

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There is a great new report out that shows that bike-share systems really are legitimate, full-fledged transportation facilities. The focus of the report is how bike-share interacts with other transit systems. The report is...

Walk to Work in August for Santa Monica’s 2015 Commuter Challenge

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Can you give up driving to work and walk instead for a month? If you can, you could win some decent prizes as part of Santa Monica's 2015 Commuter Challenge, designed to get people...

PICTURES: Expo Rolls into Downtown Santa Monica Station

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Last week, we reported that Metro was testing Expo trains between Centinela and as far west as 17th Street. Today, Expo hit another milestone -- and made L.A. transportation history -- when the first...

Metro Board July Updates: Joint Development, Bike-Share, and More

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Yesterday’s monthly Metro Board of Directors meeting saw the chair transition from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Incoming Chair Ridley-Thomas expounded on his priorities for the current fiscal year. The...

Passenger Trains Are Once Again Rolling Through Santa Monica

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Today, in Santa Monica, Metro began testing Expo Line trains running under their own power, though we will have to wait until next week before we see trains pulling into the 4th Street station,...

Bike-Share Round-Up: Multiple Motions At Tomorrow’s Metro Board Meeting

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Last month, after a fairly lengthy debate, the Metro Board of Directors approved an $11 million contract to bring bike-share to downtown Los Angeles. Though there is a lot of interest in bike-share on...

Reps Pelosi, Lieu Tout “Grow” Transportation Bill

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Elected officials, labor leaders, and Metro's CEO assembled this morning to call on Congress to pass a long-term transportation bill. In order to highlight the ways that transportation infrastructure funding benefits communities, the press event showcased the...

Technologists and Transportation Professionals Meet at TransportationCamp Los Angeles

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2015 is an exciting time for transportation innovation in Los Angeles. We have a rapidly-expanding frequent transit and bicycle network. Technological innovation has already brought us reliable point-to-point mobility for passengers, real-time transit arrival...

Big Blue Bus Real-Time Arrival Info Is Now on NextBus

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Big Blue Bus real-time arrival information has been available on smartphone apps for a couple weeks. Now, the local transit agency's real-time arrival information is available on NextBus, a web-based real-time transit info aggregator. "We...

Expo Rail Is On Its Way To Santa Monica, Expected 2016

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Our sister site Streetsblog Los Angeles has coverage of yesterday's press event celebrating the Metro Expo Line nearing completion. Expo Phase II construction is over 90 percent completed, and, if all goes as planned,...

Podcast: #DamienTalks with Safe Streets Santa Monica’s Richard McKinnon

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(Note: This post podcast will appear Monday on Streetsblog California as part of our weekly podcast #DamienTalks) Good Data, it’s the Holy Grail of transportation reform advocates. Today, #DamienTalks with Richard McKinnon, the head of Safe...

Butts Stands Up for Santa Monica, Metro Approves County-Wide Bike Share Plan

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(Note: This story originally appeared in Streetsblog Los Angeles) This morning, the Metro Board of Directors approved its $11 million contract with Bicycle Transit Systems to install and operate a pilot downtown L.A. bike-share system....

Opinion: Let Bike-Share Flourish in DTLA, Santa Monica, and Long Beach

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Earlier this week, we ran an editorial by Assemblymember Richard Bloom with other Westside elected officials calling on Metro to "delay its decision" on a 1,000-bike bike-share system slated to open in downtown Los Angeles in early...

Op-Ed: Metro’s Proposal on Bike-Share Heads in the Wrong Direction

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The following op-ed is authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom, a member of the California State Assembly representing Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood and surrounding West L.A. areas; Councilmember John Heilman, a member of the...
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