Southern California Transit Advocates

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There will be a special meeting Saturday April 18th beginning at 2 p.m. Due to the recent death of Vice-President Kenneth Rubin there will be an election to fill the vacancy and also discussion of administrative matters. It will be held at Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill Street (4th floor) in downtown Los Angeles.

Funds are being raised to cover the cost of a grave marker and some kind of memorial tribute to Ken. Recently we discovered that the Veterans Administration will probably provide a grave marker for Ken at no charge as he was a veteran who received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army. If that is the case, then all of the funds raised will go towards a memorial tribute to Ken.

If you would like to donate to this cause, you can do so online using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal at:

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/3xwC9/ab/b4dgxe

Every bit helps so even $10 or $20 would be greatly appreciated. Along with your donation you can leave your name and a comment, or you can donate anonymously.

For more details about Ken’s passing, some words of tribute to Ken, and a slide show of more than 150 photos related to Ken, please visit

http://www.trainweb.com/kenruben/

Since Metro had canceled the service changes for June 2015 we will not need to have a meeting to respond to the proposals. Later this year we will undertake a tour of the yard of Santa Monica Big Blue Bus. We also plan when feasible to do preview trips on the two light rail extensions (Expo and Gold) due to open in the near future.

LINKS TO MEMBER WEBSITES, BLOGS AND ONLINE WRITINGS ON TRANSIT

RTP News and Views (Andy Novak)

http://www.rapidtransit-press.com/pub-nv.html

Western Transit (Edmund Buckley)

http://www.western-transit.com/

More Than Red Cars (Charles Hobbs)

http://morethanredcars.com/

Transit People (Tim Adams)

http://www.transitpeople.org/

LA.Streetsblog posts by Dana Gabbard

http://la.streetsblog.org/author/dana-gabbard/

LA.Streetsblog posts by Alexander Friedman

https://la.streetsblog.org/author/alexander-friedman/

L.A. Streetsblog posts by Erik Griswold

http://la.streetsblog.org/author/erik-griswold/

Citywatch posts by Ken Alpern

http://www.citywatchla.com/component/search/?searchword=Alpern%20at%20Large&ordering=&searchphrase=all