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Old Posted Apr 30, 2012, 9:09 PM
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Actually the Gold Line Foothill extension is scheduled to be completed by then so one will be able to from Santa Monica to Azusa.
If LA MTA keeps it up, the critics who oppose high speed rail because LA has no feeder system of local rail are going to have to find a new excuse to oppose this.
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crenshaw starts in august, purple and downtown connector next year and gold line and expo currently under construction.

also, at todays meeting, metro approved the purchase of 78 new rail cars for $299 million
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Old Posted Apr 30, 2012, 11:19 PM
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Awesome project for LA -- and great pics, DistrictDirt!
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crenshaw starts in august, purple and downtown connector next year and gold line and expo currently under construction.

also, at todays meeting, metro approved the purchase of 78 new rail cars for $299 million
Awesome. Did they say when they'll be delivered?
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Awesome pics DD! LA is growing up and it brings tears to our eyes who have been waiting for so long!
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I live a few blocks south of Wilshire/Fairfax, and the ride to DTLA can be anywhere from 25-40 min by bus (15min by car). I suppose I will find out in 10 days!
You're back in L.A.?
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Awesome. Did they say when they'll be delivered?
yes, 25 by 2015 and the rest in 2016
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Cool to see the brand new line. Thanks for sharing. Those cardboard models are a fun idea.
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I couldn't be happier to see a new line opening up in Los Angeles! Thanks for the photos, and hopefully there will be plenty of more grand opening photos for the new rail lines as they are put into place over the next few years!

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BTW: It's true, the Blue Line opened up way before Staples Center did, therefore there isn't a stop in front of there. The Pico stop was definitely placed where it was for the Convention Center.
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Not yet. I get back next week. Why?
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Not yet. I get back next week. Why?
Just curious. And also that would mean your great photothreads would be of L.A., which is always good.
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Congrats LA on taking another step in the right direction. The line looks great. It'll take a lot more work to transform the city into a true transit-oriented polycenric metropolis, but the important thing is that there is funding and there is slow but steady progress.
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Nice photos! And congrats to the new extension and those to be built. If only the transit extensions needed in the Bay Area would move as quick.
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It's too bad that there is no stop right outside Staples Center/LA Live. Pico is relatively close, but not right there.
i think if it is eventually trenched and covered (which i think it will), a portal can be built next to LA Live.
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It'll take a lot more work to transform the city into a true transit-oriented polycenric metropolis, but the important thing is that there is funding and there is slow but steady progress.
The important thing to me is that the funding was approved by a super majority of the public in the form of a sales tax. The funding is in place because it is the will of a vast majority of the city and they are willing to pay for it. Makes me very optimistic.
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^ Indeed. LA should be envied for overwhelmingly endorsing 30/10.
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The West Side and Beverly Hills seem to be on board with the rail lines now, now that they realize their domestic help will have an easier time to get to work and not have to park their cars there.
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^ We'll see. The cronies at BHUSD and BH City hall have, to some degree, succeeded in twisting the minds of Beverly Hills residents into opposing Metro's planned location of the Century City station. They want SaMo Blvd/AotS chosen instead of Constellation/AotS (which has been favored by Metro). This makes ZERO sense, and they have come up with the most asinine of reasons why they believe SaMo is better, when all studies have shown to the contrary.
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The West Side and Beverly Hills seem to be on board with the rail lines now, now that they realize their domestic help will have an easier time to get to work and not have to park their cars there.
I hate how people assume that only the poor will use the rail lines. Hell, I'm certainly not a 'domestic' and I can't wait until Metro hits my neighborhood. Same with many other people I know.
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LA on a row. I will have future residence here, can't wait.
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