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Bicyclists highlight the murals and history of the East Side

Nearly a hundred bicycling advocates and community members turned out for the Eastside Mural Ride. The ten mile ride, with stops at historic murals throughout Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, didn’t just focus … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Miles away from the next stop

For residents of North Shore, getting around on public transportation can be tough. There is only one bus line serving the city, located about 20 miles south of Coachella, and … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Neighborhood welcomes hard-won traffic signal

After a years-long effort, residents victorious in their campaign for a traffic signal at an intersection where elementary school children cross a busy thoroughfare in Boyle Heights.  “The community deserves … Continue reading

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

First-time bus rider tackles FAX

A college student decides to see for himself whether complaints he’d heard about the Fresno Area Express (FAX) would be a real problem for him. “As someone who relies on their car way … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Great Streets’ effort could make Boyle Heights safer

César Chávez Avenue, running through the heart of Boyle Heights, has a higher rate of accidents involving cars, pedestrians and bicyclists, than similar streets in Los Angeles. The Great Streets Initiative … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Is my time not important?

Locals are interviewed about their level of satisfaction with the bus system, in a video by Media Arts Center San Diego.

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Johnny’s transportation story

Millions of middle and high school students ride public transportation every day. Johnny lives two hours from his school, spending an average of four hours daily on the bus. Plus, he has … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

With declining ridership, report card for Fresno buses

Fresno’s public transit system reports declining ridership, even as an updated rapid bus system is scheduled to launch next January. A high school student in Fresno gives the current buses—Fresno Area … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

It’s time for food justice

Seventeen year-old Melissa Sosa, who lives near the Ramona Gardens housing development, links a lack of quality, affordable produce in her community to a gap in public transportation for the … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Collaboration brings walkability to Lamont

A coalition of community groups, with the Kern County Roads Department, successfully competed for $1.43 million in state funds to improve walkability in Lamont. The construction of sidewalks, crosswalks, curbs and gutters is … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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