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Price MPP Student William Graswich Ready to Make More Big Contributions to METRANS

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

With a background in political science and economic development, USC Price graduate student and returning METRANS student worker William Graswich is looking forward to another year of studying transportation policy in the second year of his Master of Public Policy degree program.   Graswich, whose academic focus for his MPP degree is on sustainable transportation technologies and renewable energy, filled a number of roles for METRANS last year, with stints working on the Toastmasters ...

LA-based CicLAvia Looks to Create More Open Space in Car-Centric City

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Every Sunday from 7am to 2pm, the Colombian capital of Bogotá restricts car travel on nearly 80 miles of city streets, opening them up to cyclists and pedestrians in a city-sponsored event known as Ciclovia, or ‘bikeway’ in Spanish. The event, which has gone on since the 1970s, draws an estimated 1.7 million participants per week.   In 2010, a group of community activists began hosting similar events in Los Angeles, working with the local government to create ...

Delay in Maintenance Funding Becomes Latest Hurdle in Sixth Street Bridge Opening

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The Los Angeles City Council decided on Friday to have the City Budget and Finance Committee consider $706,000 in funding to remove graffiti on the recently opened Sixth Street Bridge near Boyle Heights. After the Public Works Committee recommended to approve the funds toward maintaining the bridge a week earlier, the council decided to pass the item to Budget and Finance rather than vote on it during Friday’s meeting.   According to a report by ABC City News Service, Budget ...