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Rising car ownership may be cause for fewer transit riders

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| A UCLA study suggests people in groups that traditionally use mass transit are buying more cars, which may be causing the decline in train and bus ridership.

LA traffic fatalities decline, but still land short of goal

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The city's Vision Zero program aimed to reduce traffic fatalities in the city last year. Deaths did decline, but not as much as targeted.

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Should the LAPD enforce Metro's conduct code?

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Video of a police officer on a Metro train forcibly removing a young woman — who was later arrested — has stirred controversy about the LAPD's role on public transit.

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Is California falling short in preventing drunk driving?

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A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit ranked the states on their adoption of regulations that address the top road safety threats. California fell in the middle.

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Swab tests and judgment calls: How police are checking for pot DUIs

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Californians can now buy recreational pot legally but the science hasn't caught up to the law when it comes to ensuring safe driving.

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Could navigation apps help ease traffic congestion?

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A new MIT study suggests apps like Waze and Google Maps could help ease traffic congestion, but other research suggests that may not be the case.

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LA Metro's bike sharing expands, but ridership lags

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Metro's short-term bike rentals is now available in Pasadena, Venice and the Port of L.A. but ridership is still half as high as in cities like San Francisco.

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Bikes in trees? LA seeks to regulate dockless bicycles

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City transportation officials say private companies renting dockless bike rentals could benefit some neighborhoods but they have created problems elsewhere.

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