Several labor and social justice organizations gathered outside BYD Motors's downtown Los Angeles offices to protest against the company's alleged labor violations and call on the three public entities—Long Beach Transit (LBT), LA Metro, and The City of Los Angeles—to back away from their investments in BYD.
Long Beach has pushed for turnstiles at the entrances of all of the Metro Blue Line stations in the city, and at first glance it seems like a great idea. As a Blue Line commuter myself, I love any idea that increases security and usability for the Metro in Long Beach. But ultimately, I think this is the wrong choice long-term.
Okay, let's talk about it.