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October 5, 2015
by Dan Weikel
LA Times

In a new statewide evaluation of rail transit stations, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority received an average rating while the best marks went to two Bay Area agencies.

The study of six rail system operators gave Metro a C grade overall, though most of its subway and light-rail stations scored well, including Westlake/MacArthur Park, which was called a model for transportation agencies.

May 17, 2015
by David R. Baker

California not only leads the nation in the fight against climate change — in some ways it leads the world.

The Golden State has the world’s second least carbon-intensive economy, according to a new study from public policy group Next 10. Only France, with its large fleet of nuclear power plants, emits fewer greenhouse gases for each dollar (or euro) of economic activity.

October 9, 2015
by Douglas Zimmerman
SF Gate

In a recent report of the rail transit systems in California, San Francisco's MUNI rail system received the highest grades in the Bay Area, while Santa Clara's VTA system received the lowest score.

October 8, 2015
by F. Noel Perry & Ethan Elkind
The San Diego Union-Tribune

Are you regularly stuck in traffic, wishing that San Diego had better alternatives? In fact, the region has a robust rail transit network – the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) – which could serve as a vital community asset to help drive the development of transit-oriented, thriving neighborhoods and districts. But when it comes to providing opportunities for more people to take advantage of the existing system, our station areas barely make the grade.

October 6, 2015
by Michael Juliano
TimeOut Los Angeles

Going car-free in Los Angeles is a feasible option thanks to our ever-growing Metro system—love it or hate. Unfortunately, it turns out the "hate it" crowd may have a lot to complain about, statistically speaking.

Metro received a lowly "C" rating in a statewide study by the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. The school's Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) ranked stations according to 11 indicators like ridership and walkability. The Red Line's Westlake/MacArthur Park was the highest ranked stop here while the Blue Line's Wardlow Station, the only one to receive an "F," sat at the bottom.


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