Last week saw the most hilarious transit debacle in recent memory, and we needed to talk about it. Join us as we discuss the fallout over the ill-conceived “La Sombrita,” take a closer look at the consultants who brought it to us, and share some insights into how something like this comes to be.
Tag Archives: la transit
The Transiting Los Angeles Podcast – #4: The First Buses
On this day exactly 100 years ago, the City of Los Angeles held an election that resulted in the creation of the city’s first extensive bus network. In this episode, John talks about the early history of LA’s transit system and the strange events that led to the city’s first bus system.
The Transiting Los Angeles Podcast – #3: The Future
Metro is currently building a lot of projects that will dramatically expand our city’s rail system by the end of the decade. In this (somewhat goofy) episode, John covers each one in detail and gives his thoughts.
The Glendale Narrows of the L.A. River
Join us as we explore the Glendale Narrows, a soft-bottomed stretch of the L.A. River that holds trees and wildlife, and serves as the focal point of efforts to revitalize our much maligned waterway.
The Transiting Los Angeles Podcast – #2: “We didn’t wuss out the way Foothill Transit did”
What was happening in the ’80s and ’90s that brought about the end of the RTD, and why did one of its top officials feel compelled to call Foothill Transit a bunch of wusses?
The Transiting Los Angeles Podcast – #1: Volcano
For our first podcast episode, we discuss the absurd 1997 disaster flick Volcano, which, as it turns out, has a lot to say about ’90s Los Angeles and its new subway line.
The Museum of Jurassic Technology
The Museum of Jurassic Technology is one of our favorite places in Los Angeles. But what exactly *is* it?
Futures Unrealized: The Pedway
Downtown Los Angeles holds a fascinating relic of what might have been. Follow us on a tour of a future unrealized: the Pedway.
Angels Gate: Exploring Coastal San Pedro
The southern tip of Los Angeles offers much for the visitor, from beautiful coastline to hilly neighborhoods to fascinating historical sites and surprising finds.
Griffith Park’s Hilltop Gardens
Atop Griffith Park’s hills are three unique gardens, each created by driven individuals who left their mark on the park. Come explore these beautiful havens and learn about the history of how they came to be.