We believe that the future of commuting is mass transit and have actively sought the feedback of the commuters of tomorrow to learn what is important to them.
Over the past six months, we have surveyed nearly 600 of college-aged Southern Californians to learn about how we can make commuting in this region better.
On Friday, we discussed the results of the survey at Cal State LA in our first Regional Student Mobility Forum, which was jointly sponsored by us, Cal State LA student leaders and the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA. The forum brought together students from universities all around Southern California, local elected officials and transit executives to discuss how having more transportation options to school, work and other destinations will make them less likely to use their own car.
The survey showed that 69 percent of the participants feel their car meets their needs best, but 90 percent said consider using public transit instead of driving it were reliable, affordable, convenient and safe.
Investing in public transit is the best way to help alleviate the congestion on California’s crowded freeways while reducing pollutants that will lead to a cleaner air quality for all residents, whether they take public transit or not.
We look forward to hosting more forums to discuss the needs of the commuters of tomorrow at universities from across the region.