Los Angelist is creating a Public Transit Revolution
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patrons

$146
per month
To help get you up to speed, here's just some of what my 19 patrons and I have managed to accomplish so far. [Chronological Order] 
  1. Successfully lobbied (some might say "badgered relentlessly") President man-baby's USDOT for the release of over $600 Million in funds they had needlessly refused to sign off on, effectively rescuing Caltrain electrification, not to mention a sizable portion of our fledgling California High-Speed Rail network from a terrible fate we would have had no choice but to call The Mulvaney Axe.
  2. Initiated a successful county supervisor level pressure campaign demanding that southern California politicians at the county use their political capital to transform Metrolink from a part-time commuter operation to a full-time regional railroad we're calling Electrolink.
  3. In a matter of mere weeks, effectively bulldozed the Beverly Hills School Board's most recent frivolous attempt to stop the purple line subway extension to West LA.
  4. Continued pushing to save LA Metro's original 1990's Blue Line Cars from the scrapyard. So far at least one of them is going to be preserved as a museum in downtown Long Beach.
  5. Lobbied for and got LOSSAN to commit to running an Amtrak Surfliner train between Ventura and Goleta in Santa Barbara County so the approximately 20,000 people who make that commute each day on the widely and rightfully despised Mountain Lion slaughterhouse that is Route 101 can have a more comfortable, relaxing, and environmentally friendly way to get to and from work. You've already signed up to support the cause so I can tell you this bit: Once I've done the research and gotten the resources together, we're declaring war on the 101 Freeway. More on that to come.
  6. A gigantic four-county transit funding ballot measure in partnership with Move LA, the folks behind measures M and R - the initiatives paying for many of the exciting Metro rail projects currently under construction across Los Angeles County. With a big pot of funding to be distributed between agencies in accordance with whatever is ultimately passed into law by the voters of the four-county area, we're going to rebuild the Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Electric Railway, as LA Metro rail, a new service similar to Muni in SF, Omnitrans Arrow DMU trains, OCTA Streetcars, not to mention funding for the electrified and expanded version of Metrolink we have collectively dubbed Electrolink.
Just imagine what I could do with minimum wage...
Send help! Support Los Angelist on Patreon today!

P.S.
- If you're new to the whole Patreon thing, think of supporting us on here like a mini-Netflix with only one hyper-localized show, except you get to decide how much your subscription costs. Also the show is me riding around on public transit in the LA area, retracing California's railroad past and bothering every SoCal politico I can find to spend more money on public transit and less money widening freeways; Essentially this is the dorky, thought-provoking and undeniably 🔥 infotainment show about public transit  I wanted to watch so badly I got tired of waiting for someone other than me to make it.

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Los Angelist is transforming the infamously traffic-clogged LA megaregion back into the public transit paradise it was - right up until the Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Electric Railways were dismantled and replaced with a snarled mess of congested, smog-generating freeways in the mid 20th century.  We aim to rebuild both with a 2020 ballot measure.
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To help get you up to speed, here's just some of what my 19 patrons and I have managed to accomplish so far. [Chronological Order] 
  1. Successfully lobbied (some might say "badgered relentlessly") President man-baby's USDOT for the release of over $600 Million in funds they had needlessly refused to sign off on, effectively rescuing Caltrain electrification, not to mention a sizable portion of our fledgling California High-Speed Rail network from a terrible fate we would have had no choice but to call The Mulvaney Axe.
  2. Initiated a successful county supervisor level pressure campaign demanding that southern California politicians at the county use their political capital to transform Metrolink from a part-time commuter operation to a full-time regional railroad we're calling Electrolink.
  3. In a matter of mere weeks, effectively bulldozed the Beverly Hills School Board's most recent frivolous attempt to stop the purple line subway extension to West LA.
  4. Continued pushing to save LA Metro's original 1990's Blue Line Cars from the scrapyard. So far at least one of them is going to be preserved as a museum in downtown Long Beach.
  5. Lobbied for and got LOSSAN to commit to running an Amtrak Surfliner train between Ventura and Goleta in Santa Barbara County so the approximately 20,000 people who make that commute each day on the widely and rightfully despised Mountain Lion slaughterhouse that is Route 101 can have a more comfortable, relaxing, and environmentally friendly way to get to and from work. You've already signed up to support the cause so I can tell you this bit: Once I've done the research and gotten the resources together, we're declaring war on the 101 Freeway. More on that to come.
  6. A gigantic four-county transit funding ballot measure in partnership with Move LA, the folks behind measures M and R - the initiatives paying for many of the exciting Metro rail projects currently under construction across Los Angeles County. With a big pot of funding to be distributed between agencies in accordance with whatever is ultimately passed into law by the voters of the four-county area, we're going to rebuild the Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Electric Railway, as LA Metro rail, a new service similar to Muni in SF, Omnitrans Arrow DMU trains, OCTA Streetcars, not to mention funding for the electrified and expanded version of Metrolink we have collectively dubbed Electrolink.
Just imagine what I could do with minimum wage...
Send help! Support Los Angelist on Patreon today!

P.S.
- If you're new to the whole Patreon thing, think of supporting us on here like a mini-Netflix with only one hyper-localized show, except you get to decide how much your subscription costs. Also the show is me riding around on public transit in the LA area, retracing California's railroad past and bothering every SoCal politico I can find to spend more money on public transit and less money widening freeways; Essentially this is the dorky, thought-provoking and undeniably 🔥 infotainment show about public transit  I wanted to watch so badly I got tired of waiting for someone other than me to make it.

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