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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

The news wasn’t all good for passenger rail on Election Day. Los Angeles County’s Measure J, which would have extended the sales tax for transportation that was approved in 2008 by another 30 years, got 64.72% of the vote – and therefore “lost” according to the idiotic rule requiring a 2/3 vote to raise taxes […]

Nov 8th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

I saw Matt Yglesias’s post on Los Angeles’s transit expansion get passed around a lot online yesterday. It seems as if everybody’s writing their “omg LA is building huge amounts of transit!” post, and that’s great, it helps sustain momentum for more rail and shifts the view of LA away from being car-dependent. Maybe that […]

Sep 18th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized