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: 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.
Walking Tour of Claremont
Claremont is an exceptionally charming college town, with art museums, gardens, lovely architecture, and a cute downtown surrounding a convenient Metrolink stop.
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 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.
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.
With the start of the Spring Semester at UCLA, we head to Westwood for a walking tour of what this active neighborhood has to offer.
How to Ride Transit in Los Angeles
Most of our readers are likely familiar with LA’s transit system, but for those who aren’t, your first time riding transit can be intimidating. In this guide, we explain how to safely and courteously ride LA’s transit system.
Leslie Frank, A Modern Flaneur
Leslie Frank explores Los Angeles with her iPhone camera. She finds her subjects by chance, but imbues her photography with stories and emotion by pure skill. After calling her during covid restrictions, we learn how she keeps her practice going despite the limitations.