If it's Tuesday, it's time for Transit Notes:
- It may be too early to call the Orange Line a bust, but hundreds of unused parking places
at MTA lots would seem to indicate that Valley commuters are not exactly rushing to abandon their cars in favor of the busway.
- Metro is holding it's first Exposition Line community meeting
tomorrow night from 5-8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium
in Culver City, followed quickly by a repeat performance on Thursday at the West Los Angeles Church
. Will the neighborhoods buy into Metro's vision
of east-west rail? We'll see.
- The Gold Line extension is experiencing your typical MTA construction problems: discovering human remains
during excavation operations, and finding out (after construction begins) that a school lies right in the middle of the line's planned right of way
- On the other end of the Gold Line, NIMBY-ism begins to rear it's ugly head
along the proposed route of the Foothill Extension