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Old October 29th, 2010, 04:31 AM   #641
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LA, the 2nd largest city in US, has smaller transit system than the 3rd largest, Chicago. LA has serious work cut out for them.
Ok...I'm getting tired of this bullshit. Seriously tired of it. There is nothing I hate MORE that someone telling you something about your city that you already know.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 05:57 AM   #642
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Ok...I'm getting tired of this bullshit. Seriously tired of it. There is nothing I hate MORE that someone telling you something about your city that you already know.
I agree , its not like Brooklyn network is that great it has alot of holes in it....Only Manhattan has a great network.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 06:49 AM   #643
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The rest of the Brooklyn is covered by buses 24/7.

LA public transportation needs improvement and expansion, an opinion of someone who used it.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 07:30 AM   #644
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The rest of the Brooklyn is covered by buses 24/7.

LA public transportation needs improvement and expansion, an opinion of someone who used it.


What in the shit do you think is going on?

LA Currently has 2 lines under construction;

Expo Line Phase 1


Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 1


The Crenshaw Corridor will start construction next year.


There is the Purple Line Extension.


As well as the downtown connector.


And to show you how important the Westside subway extension is, look at these pictures. Wilshire Blvd travels through one of the densest parts of the COUNTRY.

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Old October 29th, 2010, 08:07 AM   #645
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dont you love people that visit for two days and declare that LA has no transportation. later, you find out that they probably stayed in riverside and visited Hollywood for three hours.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 08:47 AM   #646
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dont you love people that visit for two days and declare that LA has no transportation. later, you find out that they probably stayed in riverside and visited Hollywood for three hours.
It does have transportation, but it's a disaster (at least as far as buses are concerned).

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Old October 29th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #647
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^Thats what I am saying, it has public transit, but its not as good as it should be.

And good thing they are finally going to expand the metro rail system.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 06:29 PM   #648
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Hey, they are making progress.

And is there any other city in the country as aggressive as improving its mass transit than LA?

I don't see how anyone can complain about this. Yeah, it took a while for things to get moving for LA, but it eventually got moving. I regret not taking any mass transit when I was there last year.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 07:25 PM   #649
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Congratulations to Los Angeles. If only Boston was this ambitious in expanding its rapid transit.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #650
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It does have transportation, but it's a disaster (at least as far as buses are concerned).

How are LA buses a disaster? The Orange Line (a BRT) surpassed it's 20 year ridership estimates in a few months.

This could very easily be what LA's Metro will look like in 2020.

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How are LA buses a disaster? The Orange Line (a BRT) surpassed it's 20 year ridership estimates in a few months.
They are distaster.
For instance, this summer I went by bus from Hawthorne to the Getty Center, and spent 3 hours.
Never again.

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This could very easily be what LA's Metro will look like in 2020.
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I can't wait, I really can't.

LA needs it SO badly...
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Old October 29th, 2010, 09:23 PM   #652
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It took LA 50 years to become the freeway meca it is now. In another 50 years, maybe it will be the US version of Tokyo, and the LA metro will look like this at rush hour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-X6dC2yrUc
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Simply inhumane.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 09:32 PM   #654
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They are distaster.
For instance, this summer I went by bus from Hawthorne to the Getty Center, and spent 3 hours.
Never again.
It never takes 3 hours to get ANYWHERE on a bus. It takes me roughly 30 minutes to take a bus from Culver City (where I live) to downtown.
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Well, first you have to go to the City Center (metro, then bus, after waiting over 15 minutes), afterwards you have to get an other bus (you waste time walking to the stop and afterwards waiting), and then yet another one (same here).

D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R.

And yes, it takes 3 hours (or 2h 30 minutes, I don't care, but not less).

Try to do a similar route in London for instance, there's no way you'll need so much time.
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I have just looked at what time I took the photos and we DID need 3 hours.

First photo (Hawthorne Station): 8:38 am
Last photo (Getty Center): 11:32 am
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Old October 29th, 2010, 11:52 PM   #657
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As happy as I am to see LA invest this much in transport, the fact is that it will never be a version of Tokyo or even approach cities in the US such as NYC or even DC in terms of transit modal share. It simply boils down to land use patterns, which in LA are not conducive for public transport. You can build as many light rail lines as you want, but unless zoning only allows for building around stations (ΰ la Arlington, VA) and having downward gradients, its potential is wasted.
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Old October 30th, 2010, 07:05 AM   #658
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Congratulations to Los Angeles. If only Boston was this ambitious in expanding its rapid transit.
It seems the NE as a whole is slower then the rest of the country , there are still too many system gaps.
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It took LA 50 years to become the freeway meca it is now. In another 50 years, maybe it will be the US version of Tokyo, and the LA metro will look like this at rush hour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-X6dC2yrUc
that was 20 years ago....
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It seems the NE as a whole is slower then the rest of the country , there are still too many system gaps.
Maybe because most Northeastern cities already have their systems in place and have had them for around a century or so. The T in Boston is quite extensive, especially since the city itself is relatively small. Comparing a system being built essentially from scratch to one that's served vital areas for decades is simply unfair.
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