Master of Urban Planning Candidate at USC
I'm pursuing my master's in Urban Planning at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy with a focus on Transportation. Hailing from New Jersey, I moved to LA to be immersed in the city's rapidly evolving transportation system: we've got a growing metro, a huge bus network, bike lanes (I wish there were more), freeways (I wish there were fewer) and scooters (I wish they weren't such a big deal). I will do most anything for a scenic bike ride, a good pastrami sandwich and Bruce Springsteen. Ideas for dad jokes and bad puns welcomed.
THE OAKLAND RAIDERS: BART'S SURE SUNDAY BET
The Oakland Raiders are a major contributor to Sunday ridership on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) network. Where do most trips originate and how are people getting to the game?
PENN STATION BATHROOMS (ACCORDING TO YELP)
Ridership satisfaction surveys were often laborious, difficult and expensive. Now, Yelp provides a sample of that data, giving us the ability to understand how people feel about a range of topics, including the infamous bathrooms in Penn Station.
THE DTLA STREETCAR. BUILD IT.
The Downtown LA Streetcar is moving forward but the funding stream hit a snag: full funding won't be ready until 2053. Here's why City Council should expedite the funding the build now.
HIGH SPEED RAIL RIDERSHIP PROJECTIONS: ARE THEY FOR REAL?
The California High Speed Rail Authority released impressive ridership projections for the anticipated project. But they far surpass existing Amtrak ridership at existing stations that would be future HSR stops.