L.A Times columnist taps UCLA Institute of Transportation’s Brian Taylor for comment regarding the survival of L.A.’s public transit system post-pandemic

April 7, 2021

Los Angeles Times columnist Nicholas Goldberg examines the decline in L.A. Metro ridership — even before COVID-19 pandemic — and what can be done to ensure it rebounds after the end of the pandemic.

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He leans on the expert opinion of Brian Taylor, professor of urban planning and director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, and also cites a UCLA study that shows increased car ownership (made possible in part by low interest rates) was the biggest factor driving down transit ridership even before the pandemic.

Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times.