THE NEXT LOS ANGELES / TURNING IDEAS INTO ACTION : Getting Around : Are we creating a transit system that makes sense or simply a costly edifice that most Angelenos won't use? : THE TIMES POLL: How to Improve Transportation

* Resident's top recommendations: How to improve transportation. (Accepted up to two replies)

Build more rail lines: 35% Improve bus service generally: 18% More mini-buses, neighborhood shuttles to serve particular neighborhoods: 11% Lower fares: 8% Expand car pool lanes: 7%

* Who's most responsible for improving transportation in L.A.?

Government: 71% Individual: 9% Business: 9% Family: 1% Religious Institutions: less than 0.5% Schools: less than 0.5% All equally: 2%

* Would you spend a few hours every few months volunteering to improve transportation?

Yes: 39% No: 55% Don't know: 6%

* Which one of these ideas do you think would be most effective?

Make bus system safer, more affordable: 28% Cash subsidies to encourage car-pooling: 22% Create neighborhood shuttle bus system: 17% Privatize public transit system: 12% Expand car-pool lanes: 11% Get high-polluting cars off the road: 3% Other/None: 3%

Note: Numbers may not add up to 100% because some responses are not shown.

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