Mission & Vision
| The Transit Coalition
is a broad based group of concerned citizens mobilized to
passionately demonstrate community support for the economic
development and continuing operation of improved transportation.
|The Transit Coalition
works to develop a safe, integrated, cost effective and environmentally
sound public transportation system for the greater Los Angeles
region. The Transit Coalition realizes that government must
not only look at the tangible cost of running and building
a public transportation network, but also the intangible benefits
that such a system provides, such as better health, less pollution,
reasonable travel time, ease of use, coordinated schedules
with a minimum amount of transferring between routes. Our
efforts at education and outreach highlight congestion relief
opportunities and mobility alternatives that will allow the
area to move forward to reach full potential as a dynamic,
culturally advanced and livable world-class region.
Vision for 2020
|The Transit Coalition Executive
Director Bart Reed conducts a field study of the
proposed site of the Sylmar / LAX Flyaway bus terminal
on undeveloped land far from any public transit
- New urban rail lines throughout Los Angeles, including via
Wilshire Blvd., the Crenshaw/LAX corridor, and the Metro
Downtown Regional Connector.
- Increased, frequent Metrolink service, including at late nights and weekends, that connects to regional airports.
- Bike paths and walking trails next to transit rights-of-way,
coastal areas and other Southern California scenic locations.
- Additional bike rack capacity on buses and trains and
adequate bike storage lockers at transit stations and
other popular spots.
- Noise and weather protection for bus and rail transit
stations along freeways.
- Installation of benches and functional transit shelters
along bus and rail routes.
- Additional park-and-ride locations and expansion of
overflowing parking lots.
- Intelligent, accurate signage and current transit schedules
at transit stations.
- Enhanced bus and rail scheduling at transfer hubs to
minimize waiting time.
- Continued interest on major transit projects to prevent
delays, cancellations and construction cost increases.
- Landscaping, art and comfort installations as appropriate
at key transit stations, as well as appropriate mitigation
along transit corridors.
- Improved rider safety and security at stops and onboard
- Transit-oriented development (TOD) for a more pedestrian-friendly environment and decreased reliance on the automobile.
|The Transit Coalition
President Dr. Ken Alpern M.D. assisted by Executive Director
Bart Reed presiding over a typical dinner meeting at Philippe
the Original discussing the improvement of public transportation
in the Southern California region.