Traffic Congestion Is Like the Weather…


…everybody bitches about it but nobody does a goddamn thing about it. Except for the Reason Foundation, the nonprofit publisher of Reason Online and Reason magazine.

If you're in Los Angeles tomorrow, leave the house extra early to make sure you get a seat for:

Reason Foundation and the Los Angeles Press Club cordially invite you to an evening of debate on solutions for solving traffic congestion in Los Angeles.

When: Thursday, March 29
            Reception: 6:30—7:30 p.m.; Panel: 7:30—9:30 p.m.

Where: Los Angeles Press Club
            Steve Allen Theatre; 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90027
            (approximately 1¼ miles east of the 101 Fwy. between Normandie and Vermont)

Parking: Free in the Press Club lot (enter off of Berendo Street)

RSVP: to Mary Toledo at 310-391-2245 or

You'll hear lively discussion from each of our three panelists:

  • Ted Balaker, Reason's Jacobs' Transportation Fellow and co-author of The Road More Traveled: Why the Congestion Crisis Matters More Than You Think, and What We Can Do About It;
  • Thomas Rubin, who has over thirty years of public transit experience in major transit agencies and as an auditor, consultant, and author;
  • James Moore II, Chair of the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at USC.

The panel will be moderated by Rory Johnston, a Los Angeles-based journalist who has reported widely on transportation issues for NPR, BBC World Service Radio, and the London Times. Johnston is the co-author of The Knowledge Machine: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Man.