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  • Leo Baeck Temple fosters passionate support for transit improvements in Sepulveda Pass

    April 13, 2016 | 10:59 am

    In the midst of a hotly contested election season, dozens of community members representing churches and synagogues from across Los Angeles County met on April 10 at Leo Baeck Temple to discuss the very real possibility of getting another name on the November ballot: the Los...

  • NYC subway covered in Nazi insignia for Amazon ad promotion

    November 24, 2015 | 8:14 am

    A New York City subway has been covered with the Nazi insignia in an ad promotion for a new Amazon series.

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s highly trafficked 42nd Street shuttle is covered in the Nazi and Imperial Japan insignias to promote “The Man...

  • N.Y. transit authority bans all political advertising

    April 30, 2015 | 10:40 am

    New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted to ban all political advertising on its subways and buses, allowing it to refuse to display an ad about Muslims killing Jews.

    The resolution passed Wednesday night at the MTA board meeting in a 9-2 vote and the ban became...

  • Of Sexual Abuse, Yeshiva, and Teshuva

    By Rav Yosef Kanefsky

    July 7, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Between September 1977 and June 1981 I attended Yeshiva University High School,  commonly known as MTA. During that time Rabbi George Finkelstein was the principal, and Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm  - a once and forever hero of American Orthodoxy - was the President of the University.. I...

  • Carmageddon II: The return of the 405 closure

    September 28, 2012 | 11:10 am

    The demolition of the north side of Mulholland Dr Bridge has been scheduled for Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2012. As with the demolition of the south side of the 608-foot-long bridge, the I-405 through the Sepulveda Pass will be closed in both directions that...

  • Green transit, Hollywood Jew, New Yorker cover

    July 24, 2008 | 12:00 am

    Take Back L.A.

    I'm pleased Rob Eshman plans to get involved in making local transportation better ("Take Back L.A.," July 11).

    This is prime time for action, with the push for a new half-cent sales tax that would fund a subway extension and many other transit and highway projects...
  • Community Briefs

    By Idan Ivri

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Israel Travel Penalty Ends

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that seeks to bar life insurance companies from penalizing travelers who visit Israel and other countries commonly perceived as dangerous.

    The states of Washington, New York and Illinois have similar legislation...

  • Bus Girl

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The fictional Carrie Bradshaw saw her image on a bus placard because she wrote a popular sex column.

    But Carol Taubman sees her image go by each day on the side of MTA buses for a very different reason.

    Three years ago, Taubman, an industrial real estate broker, participated in her...

  • Suit Filed to Stop MTA Busway

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    April 11, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    The busway is back.

    Opponents of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) East-West Transit Corridor, which was approved by the MTA in February, filed a lawsuit April 2 challenging the MTA's Environmental Impact Report (EIR), alleging that the report "understated the serious...

  • Taking on the MTA

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 14, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine a sunny Saturday afternoon. Families walking home from shul along quiet streets cross a well-worn thoroughfare, once the site of a rail system running through the neighborhood like a gentle stream, now transformed into a freeway for high-speed buses. The light changes and the...

  • Transit Torment

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It all began a minute past midnight on Sat., Sept. 16, with a negotiations breakdown between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and bus and rail operator unions. Hundreds of thousands of L.A. commuters, many of whom depend on city buses for their livelihood, were forced...