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Old August 19th, 2016, 02:49 AM   #2261
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^ Can you link to the article please?
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Old August 19th, 2016, 05:12 AM   #2262
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You can't post links or pictures until you have made 10 posts. He only has 5 as of this writing.
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Old August 19th, 2016, 06:29 AM   #2263
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Really? Can't you still post the address as text? It just won't be hyperlinked. I would like to read the entire article but it's not the end of the world or anything.
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Old August 19th, 2016, 06:42 AM   #2264
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Not sure-as you can see, I haven't had to worry about that for a while.
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Old August 19th, 2016, 08:51 AM   #2265
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Really? Can't you still post the address as text? It just won't be hyperlinked. I would like to read the entire article but it's not the end of the world or anything.
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/n...announced.html
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Old August 19th, 2016, 06:56 PM   #2266
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Thanks, only 3 posts until I can have a link .
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Old August 20th, 2016, 12:10 AM   #2267
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Measure M

From LAist website - Measure M:

Today, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Office has officially named the measure as "Measure M" for the November 8, 2016 ballot. It was formerly known as Measure R2, which maybe came off as a bit wonky. And that "2" perhaps implied that it was a lesser, secondary initiative. "Measure M," on the other hand, is authoritative, and impeccably cool. Think: Judi Dench as the unflappable M in the Bond movies. Or: Dial M for Murder.
Anyway, Measure M is what you'll be looking for on the November ballot if you want to give a big boost to public transit. If passed, it will increase the county-wide sales tax by a half-cent, and Metro will use the funds to back a $120-billion plan to increase mobility in the Southland.

"Measure M addresses many of the critical transportation needs caused by our aging infrastructure and expected population growth," Metro Board Chair John Fasana said in a release.
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Old August 21st, 2016, 12:56 AM   #2268
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Public Gets Chance to Vet Santa Ana Streetcar Plans

After nearly six years of designing, planning and securing funding for Orange County's first streetcar line, which will run through Santa Ana and into Garden Grove, county transportation officials are now embarking on a push for public input[...]
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Old August 21st, 2016, 08:13 PM   #2269
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I hope it connects to the West Santa Ana Transit Corridor - under study now,at least someday. We can't build a connection South of LA County though, it's up to Orange County.

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Old August 21st, 2016, 08:31 PM   #2270
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Will LA build a ful Metrolinie in the future?

I think the City is too big for tramtraffic only
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Old August 21st, 2016, 08:32 PM   #2271
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They already have.
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Old August 21st, 2016, 08:50 PM   #2272
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The red and purple line

I know but i would Mike to know if there will be more metroextensions
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Old August 21st, 2016, 09:02 PM   #2273
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The red and purple line

I know but i would Mike to know if there will be more metroextensions
It's wishful thinking, but because of gases and oil field, you can't build many more of new metro lines in near future. Furthermore, in 1998 there was referendum, which imposed subway tunneling ban.

There's very good video about accident during LA Metro construction in 1995, which is also releated to your question:

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Old August 21st, 2016, 09:10 PM   #2274
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The Purple Line is (very) gradually being extended to the sea, but that's about it.
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Old August 21st, 2016, 09:17 PM   #2275
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But you coudn't build only surface stationären in a big City la.
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Old August 21st, 2016, 09:21 PM   #2276
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There are many existing Rights of Way that can be used, and the city isn't that dense aside from the immediate downtown.
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 12:10 AM   #2277
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Not true, the Regional Connector is an all underground line being built downtown currently - although tunneling has not started yet. And the Crenshaw Line has a tunnel boring machine at work now for 2 of the stations, 3 being underground:
Regional Connector
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Also there are plans for a few other all or underground or totally grade-separated lines if Mesure M pases info here:
  • Sepulveda Pass Corridor (Rail)
  • The Crenshaw Line North

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Old August 22nd, 2016, 04:06 AM   #2278
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...and the city isn't that dense aside from the immediate downtown.
That's really not true. Not to be that guy who quotes himself, but we had a discussion about this on the Wilshire Grand thread a couple months ago:

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This is a pretty common misconception, since LA sprawls so far, and is predominantly lowrise, and due to the inclusion of relatively empty lands in density equations (the city is bisected by a huge mountain range with very little population). For example, Central LA, as defined by the LA Times Mapping LA project, has a density of 14,458 per square mile. But if you remove Griffith Park, the land around Dodger Stadium and the Hollywood Hills, you get a figure in the ballpark of ~17,450, which is denser than San Francisco.

Additionally, individual neighborhoods can get very dense -- according to Mapping LA, Koreatown is the densest neighborhood at 44,611 people per square mile, which is denser than all but 3 cities in America.
It's not particularly high-rise, but central LA is very dense indeed. At-grade rail north of the 10 Freeway is basically a non-starter, which is why both the aforementioned Sepulveda and Crenshaw North lines are planned to be underground. Outside of Central LA, there are certainly many old ROWs that can be utilized for at-or-above-grade rail though, like they're planning with the West Santa Ana corridor.
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Old August 22nd, 2016, 09:46 PM   #2279
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The red and purple line

I know but i would Mike to know if there will be more metroextensions
Planned:

1). Regional connector (light rail metro) in downtown LA will link Blue and Expo lines to Gold Lines. This will probably mean new service patterns on the existing Gold Line. There will be three new underground stations.
2). Purple Line (heavy rail metro) will eventually be extended to Santa Monica (all underground), but first only to Westwood. There will probably be 10 new underground stations.
3). Crenshaw Line (light rail metro) will be extended underground first to existing (above ground) Expo Line, and the later to intersect with future Purple Line, and eventually probably further north to meet up with current Red Line. Probably about another 10 new underground stations assuming that it reaches the Red Line.

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4). Red and/or Purple Lines (heavy rail metro) extended East or South from Union Station on existing Rights-of-Way.
5). "Sepulveda Line" (light or heavy rail metro) from San Fernando valley through Westwood to LAX.

Map courtesy of Wikipedia.

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Old August 23rd, 2016, 01:42 AM   #2280
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Beverly Hills Lawsuit to stop the Purple Line

This is what we have to deal with in Los Angeles, endless litigation. Phase I of the Purple Line is currently under construction with 3 stations. Phase II would tunnel under Beverly Hills High School and reach Century City with 2 stations. Phase III extending 2 stations to Westwood and the 405 fwy at the VA Hospital.

Chris Campbell: Beverly Hills must stop fighting expansion of Purple Line to Westside.
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