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LA Metro wants to launch its own Lyft-like service to solve the first mile/last mile problem

Passengers walk on the platform after exiting a train at the Universal City Metro train station on December 6, 2016 in Universal City, California.
Authorities ratcheted up security on the Los Angeles metro following a tip from overseas about an impending bomb attack Tuesday against a station in the sprawling rail network.
The threat was relayed by an anonymous man who called a public safety line run by an unidentified foreign government, which then passed on the information to a Federal Bureau of Investigation terrorism task force, said Deirdre Fike, assistant director in charge of the FBI's office in Los Angeles.
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Passengers walk on the platform after exiting a train at the Universal City Metro train station on December 6, 2016 in Universal City, California.

Los Angeles' transit agency already runs buses and trains throughout the county, but now it's looking into a brand new option for transportation — on-demand van pools.

Los Angeles' transit agency already runs buses and trains throughout the county, but now it's looking into a brand new option for transportation — on-demand vanpools.

Dubbed micro-transit, the vehicles could be hailed by riders at street corners who need to get to transit hubs or destinations not served by buses and trains.

Metro CEO Phil Washington first announced the idea on AirTalk in July. Metro plans to begin accepting proposals for the micro-transit program starting next month. Here to talk about her story is KPCC’s Meghan McCarty Carino.

Read Meghan’s full story here.

Guest:

Meghan McCarty Carino, KPCC reporter covering commuting and mobility issues 

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