Monday, February 17

LAX sponsors free bus rides throughout LA during week of Thanksgiving

Students flying to Los Angeles International Airport can take a free bus back to UCLA during Thanksgiving week. The option to take free public transportation started Nov. Read more...

Photo: Los Angeles International Airport is sponsoring free public bus rides for travelers arriving to LAX during the Thanksgiving week. Students returning to LA can avoid using ride-hailing services and taxis during peak traffic hours by taking a free bus ride to UCLA up until Dec. 2. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Westwood stakeholders call on Metro to compensate businesses for expansion impacts

Westwood stakeholders are pushing for the Los Angeles Metro to expand compensation funds for businesses impacted by a planned subway line expansion. The third section of the Purple Line Extension project will bring significant construction to Westwood’s segment of Wilshire Boulevard starting mid-2020. Read more...

Photo: A planned Metro subway expansion is making its way to Westwood along Wilshire Boulevard. Local stakeholders expressed concern that the construction for the Purple Line Extension will obstruct customers from driving into Westwood Village, and are calling for Metro to extend a business compensation fund to the Village. (Daily Bruin file photo)


UCPD increases electric scooter violation enforcement, citing rise in complaints

University police have ramped up enforcement of electric scooter violations since week five. UCPD Lt. Kevin Kilgore said more officers are patrolling campus and are ready to give citations or warnings to students that go through pedestrian zones and sidewalks while using e-scooters and bicycles. Read more...

Photo: Electric scooters have been the target of regulation since they started showing up on campus in 2018. Students who do not follow the rules may be caught up in a surge of enforcement efforts by university police. E-scooter riders must dismount in pedestrian zones, hold a driver’s license and stay within bicycle lanes on the right side of the road. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Westwood Village Improvement Association talks Metro extension, climate change

This post was updated Nov. 12 at 8:05 a.m.  A planned Los Angeles Metro extension will hinder business traffic in Westwood Village starting June 2020, according to an annual report by the Westwood Village Improvement Association. Read more...

Photo: Vince Bertoni, director of planning, talked about how climate change may affect city planning. Bertoni served as the keynote speaker of the Westwood Village Improvement Association annual meeting Thursday. LA city councilmember Paul Koretz also spoke at the meeting.


Students find new LAX-it ride-hailing system ineffectively implemented

Long wait times and lines prompted the Los Angeles International Airport to expand its new pickup area for ride-hailing services by 50% on Wednesday. LAX-it started Oct. Read more...

Photo: Instead of calling an Uber or Lyft to the terminals, travelers must now board an LAX-it shuttle or walk to a lot where they can be picked up by ride-hailing services. Some travelers reported wait times of up to 90 minutes during peak hours. (Amy Zhang/Daily Bruin senior staff)