Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

LA Fitness, MTA Style

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Angelenos who do not suffer from an eating disorder (or who lack access to a skilled liposuctionist) and are subsequently trying to shed the subcutaneous remnants of a month's worth of rich holiday foods now have a new ally in the battle of the bulge: the MTA.

Yes, your friendly local transit agency wants to help you become more fit by, you guessed it, encouraging you to forego driving in favor of of commuting via mass transit.

The MTA's "Metro Fit" webpage offers a number of health benefits of mass transit (more walking, and, um, more walking) as well as a pic of Councilmembers LaBonge and Garcetti bicycling to work, because if City Councilmembers bike to work for a once yearly photo op, so should you.

Support for LAist comes from

More Transit Notes:

- Metrolink has announced a reduced service schedule for January 17 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Metrolink commuters (assuming there is such an animal) should note that this schedule will also be in effect for President's Day.

What's that you say? You don't know what date President's Day falls on!?!? What has the Republic come to?

- In this slightly old, but salient piece, the Daily News reports that the Air Quality Management District says that it is finally going to get serious about cleaning up the LA region's air. Apparently, the "news" that polluted air can scar the lungs of children has spurred officials into making heroic pronouncements, and tossing about such phrases as "taking off the gloves".

Let's hope they do.