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Call me speedy. Look what came in the mail.

Posted January 28, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 87 views]
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It’s here! It’s here!!! OMG I am so excited! I can now drive in car pool lanes.
HB and I started car pooling regularly about three years ago. Not easy to coordinate, his schedule is very different than mine. He works typical business hours and then some, where I work from 2:45 to 8:15  p.m. A big change last year made it easier. Husband Bob …

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Photo of the Day, Traffic »

Call me speedy. Look what came in the mail.

Posted January 28, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 87 views]
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It’s here! It’s here!!! OMG I am so excited! I can now drive in car pool lanes.
HB and I started car pooling regularly about three years ago. Not easy to coordinate, his schedule is very different than mine. He works typical business hours and then some, where I work from 2:45 to 8:15  p.m. A big change last year made it easier. Husband Bob …

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At a Glance: How to handle a flight cancellation

Posted January 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 83 views]
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Number one tip: Whether it’s an airport delay or flight cancellation, contact your airline – immediately. Here’s why:
Airlines have fewer seats on fewer flights these days, so only a lucky few will be able to grab the next available seats on a flight. Being first in line to snag a seat is key.
If Your Flight is Canceled Multi-task communications:
If your flight is canceled or delayed, immediately get in line for a gate agent; at the same time, call the airline (it may be quicker).
Use your elite miles status:
If your status entitles you to a dedicated airline contact hotline, use it.
Follow your airline on Twitter:
Airlines have staff monitoring social networks, and may respond more quickly to tweets for help than other communications

Road Closures, Traffic »

Joejam gets today’s cone zone award. Vice President Joe Biden’s Road Closures

Posted January 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 302 views]
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Not Obamajam, this time Joejam gets the dreaded cone zone award for causing us weary commuters extra traffic troubles and tantrums. Both Los Angeles and Burbank police announced which roads to avoid for Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Southern California. Biden is expected to be in Culver City tomorrow at West Los Angeles College and then Saturday his schedule puts him in Irvine.
Rodeo Drive …

Surviving the 405, Traffic »

The 405 traffic is for thinkers

Posted January 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 143 views]
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“…See, we share your hate/hate/hate/love/hate relationship with the 405…”, says Thrillist.

Bicycles, Public Transportation, Traffic »

Bike share program cancelled in Orange County city

Posted January 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 253 views]
Bike sharing success depends on the city. Photo of Cincinnati Red Bikes by 5chw4r7z/CC/Flickr

According to Voice of OC, Orange County transportation officials have cancelled an ambitious $700,000 bike share program in Fullerton.

Street Scenes, Tipshare, Traffic »

A penny wise a dollar stupid!

Posted January 9, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 328 views]
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Note to self:
The next time I want to save the $7.00 valet charge don’t.

Road Closures, Road Construction, Traffic »

The Pink Lady (Malibu Canyon Tunnel) is closed 2015

Posted January 7, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 492 views]
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The Malibu Canyon Tunnel is closed for construction
I like calling the tunnel the Pink Lady. I want to keep her story alive and honor the artist, 31-year-old Lynne Seemayer along with her art. In the late 60’s when Seemayer decided to and actually did clean off the graffiti from a mountainside in Malibu. She would slip out of bed, leave her family and head to the canyon with her paint, her supplies and the moon in the sky. All by herself up the mountain she’d climb, then with her rope she’d rappel off the side.

Digital Danger, Traffic, Video Day »

Over 500 children die every day due to automobile collisions

Posted January 5, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 457 views]
Photo Credit: Alex Tremulis’ photos from  the 1956 Motorama concept cars.

Let’s make a New Year resolution to do better.
A resolution that we must make for life so that others can also have a life.
Staggering numbers for our planet, losing 500 children everyday needlessly. Those 500 hundred children are the fatalities. There are countless numbers of children that survive but are left sufferring from physical and emotional trauma, more often than not, with life-altering injuries for them, their families and even affecting their communities.

Cars, Digital Danger, Traffic »

Is Waze your friend or foe?

Posted December 17, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 673 views]
Waze photo by danielle_blue/ Flickr/Creative Commons

Yesterday I joined Which Way, LA? with Warren Olney (Ahhh, Warren Olney. His show falls under the “reasons I love public radio” umbrella). We were together to talk about Waze, the crowd-sourced traffic app.
A recent AP report focused on how the app is changing traffic in Los Angeles and talked to residents who are objecting to more cars in their neighborhood. From AP: 
When word spread that the explosively popular new smartphone …

Tipshare, Traffic »

Tips for driving in the rain

Posted December 12, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 915 views]
Photo via Flickr/ by IndyDina with Mr. Wonderful /Creative Commons

Well, the rain is back in town for a limited engagement, appearing with the Water Ballet at a freeway near you. And we may inadvertently (or hopefully not) participate in the sport of Water Flying, otherwise known as hydroplaning. Please leave this in the hands of professional stunt drivers.
Rain makes accidents way more likely. From 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. last Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 …

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