Additionally, you are supporting a service that’s important to LA. If we are able to preserve it, get extra buses and extra subways to return extra ceaselessly, and develop our traces, there is not any cause why we won’t have a metro metropolis the place, after I say I’ll take the subway or the bus, it is like not even one thing that individuals are like, “Wow, that is wonderful.”
Ed: Ridership has enormously suffered underneath the pandemic. So all of our residents right here have a duty to assist public transportation, to get it again to the place it was earlier than, and, certainly, to develop past that.
You’re each environmentalists. Are you able to speak in regards to the environmental advantages of taking public transportation as a substitute of driving?
Ed: It is a very clear strategy to get round. It is an awesome equalizer, public transportation. In New York, everyone rides [on] the subway. I would wish to see that occur extra right here.
Hayden: [There are] additionally extra individuals on the bus or the subway, so that you’re getting a smaller portion of the carbon footprint that’s utilized by the bus or subway.
Through the years, has anybody requested you why you are wearing glam on transit to the Oscars?
Ed: We’ve gotten acknowledged by some very good individuals.
Hayden: Folks by no means instantly ask why, however you may see individuals taking a look at you, [wondering,] “What are you doing? The place are you going?”
Ed: The subway individuals are like, “What?” It would not fairly make sense for them. They’re on the lookout for the cameras, and there are none.
What are some issues individuals needs to be cognizant of when taking public transportation?
Hayden: I used to be taking it for every week as a girl. Strolling alone wherever as a girl is a specific amount of unsafe, so I suppose being vigilant. Metro has an incident report app the place you will get on to Metro safety. I’ve it on my telephone, and I truly by no means used it. But it surely was an awesome security web to really feel OK and know [I can] keep in touch instantly with anyone in Metro safety.
I’ve the Transit app on my telephone, which is a separate Metro app. And it is often proper [about transit schedules], however you actually have to depart a minute earlier than they are saying to depart.
Is taking LA transit, particularly to the Oscars, one thing you assume you may proceed doing?
Ed: I have been driving public transportation since I used to be four or 5 years outdated, so I am not going to cease now. I am 73, and I’ll journey it till I’m — as I used to be at four or 5 — unable to barter.
Hayden: I will be wheeling him up there.