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If you build it, they will ride. Metro is learning this the hard way as ridership on the Expo Line booms – and they don’t have enough cars to meet the demand: “I love the train, but I don’t think I can keep doing this,” said Cindy Rodriguez, 38, who had stood in the sun […]

Aug 9th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California rail network just welcomed a major new addition on Friday with the opening of Metro’s Expo Line Phase 2 extension to downtown Santa Monica. Photo from The Source Metro’s Steve Hymon also offered this excellent overview of the Expo Line extension, covering topics ranging from end to end travel times (“about 47-48 minutes”) […]

May 21st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

This weekend, Metro opened the newest segment of its rapidly-expanding rail network with the Gold Line Foothill extension to Azusa. Crowds gathered all along the route to enjoy free rides on the 11.5-mile long new segment of track. People waiting for a train. In Monrovia. Finally. pic.twitter.com/KkGZpPaJn2 — Metro (@metrolosangeles) March 5, 2016 The Gold […]

Mar 6th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

UC Berkeley environmental law prof Ethan Elkind has been publishing a series of interesting articles on his website recently looking at rail planning in California. His basic thesis is that the ideas that make sense to the transit planners don’t often make it to construction – that the political process intervenes to produce different outcomes. […]

Mar 19th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized