Angelenos Against Gridlock is committed to a better future for the gridlocked Los Angeles region. We love Los Angeles and believe Angelenos deserve a better transportation system, including:
- a fully built out subway and light rail system that serves destinations like the Santa Monica beach, LAX, the San Fernando Valley, and that covers the region
- more frequent Metrolink commuter rail service on weekdays and weekends
- high speed rail service
- improved freeways (and tollways), including fixes to gridlocked or insufficient interchanges, and expansions when necessary
- gridlock mitigation for local roads
- world class bikeways and bike amenities
- ample carshare & bikeshare services
- land use & transportation policies that encourage healthy, walkable, transit-friendly communities
Angelenos Against Gridlock is fiscally sponsored by the Rose Foundation, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.
We acknowledge the generous support of Elon Musk, and The David Bohnett Foundation.
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David C. Murphy, Founder and President. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
David Murphy is President of Angelenos Against Gridlock, which he founded to tackle Los Angeles’ infamous traffic and smog problems, and for which he has raised funding from Los Angeles’ elite, including billionaires Elon Musk, David Bohnett, and Robert A. Day. A frequent commentator in the media on transportation issues, David has organized events such as a CEO Summit on Transportation Infrastructure, which drew praise in an editorial in the Los Angeles Business Journal and coverage in the Los Angeles Times. David previously served as Government Affairs Manager at the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA), a nonprofit heralded by the media as the most powerful business group in the San Fernando Valley. A social entrepreneur and tech entrepreneur, David is a recipient of the Henry R. Kravis Award for Entrepreneurship, and has co-founded both social entrepreneurial and tech startup enterprises that have gone on to be featured on the cover of the Los Angeles Business Journal and on sites like NYTimes.com and Mashable.com.
David graduated with a B.A. with Honors in Government from Claremont McKenna College, and as a student spent summers working for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Rules, for Space Adventures (the world’s leading space tourism firm), and at the Kiev, Ukraine, office of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
A native of the Washington, D.C., area, David as a high school student served on the founding team of Hotline Communications, an internet startup that grew to employ more than forty people and was praised as “one of the best kept secrets on the internet” by the Los Angeles Times. David has lived in Sofia, Bulgaria; Kiev, Ukraine; and Nairobi, Kenya; and traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, and Asia, where he met with business leaders and government officials on an Avery Foundation travel fellowship. His personal Twitter account is @DavidCMurphy; also be sure to follow Angelenos Against Gridlock at @EndingGridlock.
We are in the process of expanding our board of advisors, and are honored to count LA Streetsblog’s Damien Newton among our advisors.
Building on the Past
Under the name of “Building LA’s Future” (co-founded by David Murphy and Robert Carpenter), a wide range of efforts promoting gridlock solutions were undertaken. Building LA’s Future organized a CEO Summit on Transportation Infrastructure at the City Club in 2008, covered in the LA Times and praised in a dedicated editorial in the Los Angeles Business Journal, to discuss the urgency to invest in solutions to LA’s gridlock crisis. Building LA’s Future also carried out a range of other programs and events, including Traffic Fighter of the Year events honoring the following individuals for their extraordinary efforts toward improving L.A.’s notoriously gridlocked transportation system:
- Assemblyman Mike Feuer
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) President Melody Kanschat
Credits: The photo of the gridlocked 405 freeway is from Atwater Village Newbie’s Flickr set.