Monday, April 23, 2007

LA is Better With Affordable Public Transit


The MTA announced that the public hearing on the proposed fare increase for LA buses will be held:

Thursday May 24, 2007 @ 9 AM

The hearing is in the MTA offices located at 1 Gateway Plaza (Vignes & Cesar Chavez)

If you live in Los Angeles this issue will affect you. Bus fares go up = more cars on the road!

Get educated on this issue and go to the hearing May 24th. Whether you ride the bus or not, as a city we all rely on functioning, accessible public transportation and we all need a city that views investing in buses and trains as a PRIORITY. I have lived in a lot of cities and there is no question that the traffic here is the worst I've experienced, I can't imagine LA getting worse.

It is ridiculous that they have set the hearing for a time of day that few working people can attend. This hearing should be an evening or a weekend hearing. At the risk of sounding like a mouthpiece for the Bus Riders Union (and I reiterate, I do not work nor am I affiliated in any way with the BRU I just think they're dead on on this issue) I support their call for the following:

Call MTA Chair Gloria Molina, 213.974.4111,
Call Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, 213.978.0600,
and ask them to reschedule the hearing for a Saturday

1 comment:

Anonymous said...'s okay the MTA had to deal w/ federal/state wage increaeses, union negotations, and inflation...but they're not allowed to increase fares? That makes complete sense. And by the way, these fares are for TRANSIT not just BUSES...big difference. It seems people are making this a racial issue, which is unfortunate.