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SGV Connect is Streetsblog Los Angeles' podcast that explores the people, places, projects and events that make up the changing face of transportation in the San Gabriel Valley. SGV Connect is hosted by Damien Newton and includes interviews by Brian Velez. This feed also hosts SGV Connect's predecessor podcast, #DamienTalks.
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Now displaying: April, 2019
Apr 11, 2019

Tonight is the big Spring Fundraiser for Active SGV! "Everyday is Earth Day" party will be tonight at the Grace T. Black Auditorium, 3130 Tyler Avenue in El Monte. In addition to the usual revelry, Active SGV will be unveiling their new logo. To buy tickets, or get more information about the event, click here.

With their event tonight, and the Streetsblog Los Angeles fundraiser under a month away, it seemed like the perfect time to check in with David Diaz, the executive director of Active SGV. We talk about more than just events, as he gives us a rundown of what Active SGV is working on and what are some of the major things happening throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

Speaking of events, our annual fundraiser is on May 9th, and will honor Active SGV for all that they've done over the last several years. The event will be at the El Paseo Inn, across the street from Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. For more information or to buy tickets, click here.

10 days later will be the next SGV Golden Streets event. "Mission-to-Mission" will span South Pasadena, Alhambra and San Gabriel with another large open streets event. For more information on that event, visit the official website here.

#SGV Connect is supported by Foothill Transit, offering car-free travel throughout the San Gabriel Valley with connections to the new Gold Line Stations across the Foothills and Commuter Express lines traveling into the heart of downtown L.A. To plan your trip, visit Foothill Transit. “Foothill Transit. Going Good Places.”

Catch past episodes of SGV Connect and #DamienTalks on LibSyn, iTunesGoogle Play, or Overcast.

Apr 4, 2019

The San Gabriel Valley is becoming a hotbed for innovative transportation solutions. This week, Damien and Kris talk with two leaders who are bringing the transportation revolution to their cities.

First, Damien talks with Oliver Chi, the City Manager for the City of Monrovia. In March of 2018, Monrovia launched the Go Monrovia program to change the way the city did transit. Instead of a dial-a-ride service, Monrovia partnered with Lyft to offer reduced rides. The program proved more successful than expected, and Chi offers updates on how the city is tinkering with the program to make it more cost effective and sustainable. You can read more about Go Monrovia, here.

Next, Kris talks to Kristen Peterson with the City of Duarte. Duarte recently converted its entire bus fleet to electric. Duarte is the first city in the Southland to make this switch. The city made the leap from a diesel fleet straight to an electric one. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune covered the switch in an article on Tuesday.

#SGV Connect is supported by Foothill Transit, offering car-free travel throughout the San Gabriel Valley with connections to the new Gold Line Stations across the Foothills and Commuter Express lines traveling into the heart of downtown L.A. To plan your trip, visit Foothill Transit. “Foothill Transit. Going Good Places.”

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