San Diego's transit stations got a poor review in a statewide survey measuring how well the stations encourage ridership.
The report from the non-partisan group Next 10 finds the local transit station system doesn't do a good job of serving neighborhoods that can exploit transit.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority received an average rating in a new statewide evaluation of rail transit station, while the best grades went to two Bay Area transit agencies.
The study was conducted by the Center for Law, Energy and the Environment at UC Berkeley and Next 10, a nonprofit research group. The analysis of six rail system operators gave Metro a "C" grade overall, but most of its subway and light-rail stations scored well, including Westlake/MacArthur Park.
The Center for Law, Energy and the Environment at UC Berkeley and Next 10, a nonprofit organization studied 489 rail transit stations and their neighborhoods across California. The research included grading 88 Metro rail and busway stops.
A new study ranked Southern California’s passenger rail system third out of six, in the middle of the pack behind San Francisco but ahead of San Diego and Santa Clara.
Of the 88 stations in the L.A. Metro area, half received a grade of B or higher, signaling the impact of rail depots on transportation, as well as on new residential and commercial development, according to the study released Monday from the nonpartisan Next 10 group and U.C... Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy and the Environment.
If you are a San Diego public transportation rider, you may already know that some Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) rail stations are better than others, and some need major work altogether.
One of the most important things for transit riders and potential new ones is the overall experience when it comes to using the network to do things such as get to your job, shop or get home.