On The Takeaway this morning, traffic expert Rachel Weinberger says Los Angeles’ public transportation system is poised to overtake New York’s. Other tidbits: NY and LA are so congested, offering money to get people to drive off peak won’t work, because time-shifting really won’t help.
Anyway she says, people are already offered money to travel off-peak in New York: a discount on tolls.
Post by thanks4goingmetro on Jun 15, 2012 15:58:12 GMT -8
There could be more rapid transit routes in Los Angeles, but it ultimately will be a different beast (BRT, LRT, HRT) and LA land use needs serious reform for it to have the intended long term impact. 202 miles of track is roughly double what we have and it still would come out to fewer actual "lines" on the map, but already the tracts of density are already becoming connected and served by rapid transit