Look, I don't take public transit nearly enough. Most of us don't, because we have an option. That the MTA is considering a fare hike makes me sick. The majority of people who take transit in L.A., do so cause they cannot afford it.
To try to balance your books on the backs of the poor is an injustice. In fact, past fare hikes have always caused ridership to go down while fare reductions did the opposite.
If the MTA goes ahead with these hikes, I suggest that as many people as possible who ride the MTA take to the streets in cars -- however they can -- and strike the MTA. The lack of riders and, more importantly, the increase in traffic will send a message that may finally get through.
I like Villaraigosa, but where does he stand on these fare hikes? Where does the City Council stand? The Board of Supervisors. It's time to hold people accountable.