Huell Howser's Ten Great Reasons to Share the Ride
He has explored nearly all of California and now the PBS star is exploring ways to get us out of our cars and into vanpools and carpools, trains and buses. Nothing less than our air quality and sanity are at stake. Well, yes, our budgets, too.
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Tales from the Fast Lane
Or why to ditch that car in favor of a better rideshare life.
PBS journalist Huell Howser got up way too early one morning to investigate just why vanpool and carpool, train and bus riders love leaving their cars at home. Here are some of their stories.


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Public transportation can help riders save about $8,500 per year. How are you using the money?
[hlkImage1] Maria Rivera: "I'm spending it on essentials."
[hlkImage1] Bruce Rahaman: "I pay bills and then I have enough money left for gas on the weekends so I can drive my car."
[hlkImage1] Christine Chavez: "I'm paying bills, utilities and the mortgage."
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Stephanie Wiggins, Metro Executive Officer for the ExpressLanes Demo Project, held a live chat on July 7, in which she discussed how ExpressLanes work and how much they could cost the solo driver to use. More than 70 participants joined the chat to find out how toll lanes can help thin out our ever-present, ever-expanding traffic.
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The Metro Speakers Bureau will provide free presentations throughout Los Angeles County on a variety of transportation topics.
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Transportation Headlines

[hlkImage] Go Metro to Santa Monica Pier
Going Metro is the best deal in town when visiting one of the world’s most exciting destinations: Santa Monica Pier, the beach and the Annenberg Community Beach House.
[hlkImage] Get Metro Fit
In today’s hectic world, it’s difficult to make time for exercise. So why not work it into your daily commute? Metro and fitness expert Kathy Smith can help you see L.A. and get fit at the same time.
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[hlkImage] Safety Partnership
With train testing underway, L.A. City Councilmember Jose Huizar and Metro CEO Art Leahy spoke to the press about the importance of safety along the new Gold Line Eastside alignment.
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[hlkImage] Bikes on Metro
Did you know you can take your bike on Metro? So if you're looking to cut your commute time and get some great exercise, there's no better way.
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[hlkImage] Safety Tips
Videos for all ages -- both live action and animated -- present the do's and don'ts of riding the Metro System safely.
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