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Cupcakes, Tacos, and Walking

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The Latino Urban Forum's James Rojas (also a transportation planner) ties public transportation to the food truck craze in today's Los Angeles Times, a piece which notes a "recent significant change in the mobility patterns of young, middle-class urbanites known as '"millennials.'" (CBS' "60 Minutes" defines millennials as anyone born between 1980 and 1995). Rojas tells the paper: "Traditionally, taco trucks were very working class -- janitors, secretaries, people on public transit -- but now they've been adopted by the middle class as a legitimate way to buy and sell food. I think people under 30 want to bike and walk and take transit. These aren't Latinos that have to take transit. These are privileged, middle-class kids. So taco trucks are targeting this group." [LA Times]