Southern California Transit Advocates

Welcome to the SO.CA.TA webpage

The following SO.CA.TA Board members were elected at our December 9th  meeting:

  • President- Mark Strickert
  • Vice President- Perias Pillay
  • Treasurer- Dana Gabbard
  • Secretary- HughJohn Malanaphy

Charles Hobbs was appointed as Newsletter Editor. Andy Novak continues as Archivist.

Our booth at the 80th anniversary celebration of Los Angeles Union Station on Saturday May 4th was a great success. We were mentioned in advance coverage of the event by the Los Angeles Downtown News. Richard Morallo of Metro posted a video on YouTube of the event that shows our booth at 1:37.

We have taken a support position on SB-742 regarding Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach services, joining the Rail Passenger Association of California and Nevada (RailPAC). This would lift a prohibition against using the services unless the trip includes train travel. A letter of support has been submitted to the California legislature. Our position was noted in an analysis prepared when the bill was being voted on by the California Senate.

Links to information on the bill and its status:

The Los Angeles Downtown News quoted Treasurer Dana Gabbard regarding proposed rail service reductions by LA Metro

Transit News

We've been working on this for two years, and it's finally here... ... See MoreSee Less

Monday April 22nd, 2019 - 1:14 pm  ·  

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Timeline PhotosWelcome aboard, Long Beach Bruins! Direct transit service from Long Beach to UCLA begins Monday, April 1. Purchase a discounted monthly pass online or at the Central Ticket Office starting March 25. As a special introductory offer, for a limited time buy your first monthly pass and get the second month free! More on how to start riding here: ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday March 19th, 2019 - 10:33 pm  ·  

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Thursday March 14th, 2019 - 4:17 pm  ·  

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Letter by Dana Gabbard from March 1993... ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday February 9th, 2019 - 2:40 pm  ·  

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More from Mark Strickert about our upcoming meeting on Saturday: Sundowners lunches are cheap, but they only take cash (for now). ... See MoreSee Less

Monday January 14th, 2019 - 2:03 pm  ·  

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