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the skunks of los feliz
12.07.2004
 
Metro has posted separate pages dedicated to the five "service sectors" it has carved out of its service area. The move is aimed at improving service across its sprawling jurisdiction by reducing the layers of bureaucracy between Metro and its riders (for more information on the Westside/Central sector, which serves Los Feliz amongst other neighborhoods, click here).

Under the Projects link on this page, I also found a page dedicated to the proposed Mid-City/Exposition Line LRT project. According to a timeline there, the line would break ground in 2006 with buildout to the temporary Culver City terminus complete by 2010.

Unfortunately, as much as I hate to admit, I'm not sure this project will help alleviate congestion in the Wilshire corridor. Under the current alignment the line will run well south of Wilshire: in fact it will run south of the 10. It's hard to imagine commuters taking the LRT only to have to transfer to a bus, and travel past the 10, to reach their Miracle Mile office. In truth, it will probably still be more convenient for them to drive.

Metro should just get up the backbone to push for an extension of the Red Line down Wilshire (something Councilmember LaBonge is behind). No other cross-town fixed-rail project makes as much sense.
 
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