Councilmember Mike Bonin of the 11th district appears ready to tackle transportation issues facing the Westside of Los Angeles. Bonin, who is also Vice Chair of the Expo Construction Authority and Chair of the City Council Transportation Committee, acknowledged the need of more ways for commuters on the Westside to move north and south. He does not particularly support the 405 expansion, and said what should have been done instead is work on the LAX rail connection into the San Fernando Valley. Bonin, along with San Fernando Valley Councilmember Paul Krekorian, were appointed to the Metro Board of Directors by Mayor Eric Garcetti along with affordable housing advocate Jacqueline Dupont-Walker. Listen to the LA Streetsblog interview here.