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Old March 18th, 2007, 02:48 AM   #101
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what a bunch of ass holes...

"The people who are going to use this are the people who work in the hotels in Santa Monica, and they are going to come from the Hispanic areas nearer downtown. Now they take the bus."

these people should be tagged like peter-asses. give them that little ankle band so that they can never use the metro when we are in full swing. let them rot in there cars
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Old March 18th, 2007, 02:54 AM   #102
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what a bunch of ass holes...

"The people who are going to use this are the people who work in the hotels in Santa Monica, and they are going to come from the Hispanic areas nearer downtown. Now they take the bus."

these people should be tagged like peter-asses. give them that little ankle band so that they can never use the metro when we are in full swing. let them rot in there cars
totally and completely agree!! Thank you.... I find those types of people sooooo frustrating!!
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Old March 18th, 2007, 04:24 AM   #103
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Some Expo Line stuff..

Expo Line Trains


Flower Street looking south


Flower Street looking south future


Flower Street looking north


Flower Street looking north future


Exposition Blvd looking west


Exposition Blvd looking west future


Exposition Blvd looking east


Exposition Blvd looking east future


National Blvd looking west


National Blvd looking west future
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Old March 18th, 2007, 04:35 AM   #104
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[QUOTE=Threehundred;12222699]Some Expo Line stuff..

Expo Line Trains



^ Are you serious- they look very retro for some reason. I was expecting modern high tech trains instead... I guess if they get some wrap around advertising we can actually make it work. On the other hand the stations rock!
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Old March 18th, 2007, 06:26 AM   #105
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Old March 18th, 2007, 06:28 AM   #106
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I guess if they get some wrap around advertising we can actually make it work.
You're joking, right?
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Old March 18th, 2007, 06:39 AM   #107
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Gorgeous!!! I can't wait for 2009 and 2010!! I love the new Breda cars, they look subway-y!! CC will be transformed ala Pasadena but so will all of the Exposition Corridor! Those few who are opposing the #1 alternative for Expo have a slim to no chance of winning. The ROW already exists, their is now a vocal proponent group for the #1 alternative that are residences of Cheviot Hills and plus the opposition is tacky:
"The people who are going to use this are the people who work in the hotels in Santa Monica, and they are going to come from the Hispanic areas nearer downtown. Now they take the bus."

That statement will be used against them in the coming months. This is no longer the city of the 50's when HandCOCK Park could say that they don't want 'their neighborhood attacked' by those other people. Too bad, too bad 'Shoveitup' Hills.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 09:58 AM   #108
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Some Expo Line stuff..

Expo Line Trains



^ Are you serious- they look very retro for some reason. I was expecting modern high tech trains instead... I guess if they get some wrap around advertising we can actually make it work. On the other hand the stations rock!
These ARE more modern, high tech trains. These are new Breda cars, and they are more spacious than our current trains and they can be used on ALL of the light rail track, so if we get a downtown connector, a train can go from the blue line to the connector, to the gold line without a hitch. Current trains we have cant do that.

Plus they look more subway-car-ish, which is cool. I dont know if they will paint these cars to a different color. Certainly this grey metal look is perfect for the expo line (as its been portrayed so far)
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Old March 18th, 2007, 08:21 PM   #109
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I thought that all of the rail cars were supposed to be painted grey now so that:

Local Buses: Orange.
Rapid Buses: Red.
Express Buses: Blue
Metrorail: Grey.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 11:53 PM   #110
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ok so i wasnt sure where to put this but whatever....

NEED IDEAS!
I live in Downey pretty close to the Lakewood station Green Line and have been thinking about how the city could best utilize this asset. My friend from school is the daughter of the Mayor and so it wouldn't be too hard for me to have a conversation with him especially since we go to the same church as well. What could the mayor/city council do to fully maximize the Light Rail station in our city? I know not many cities can say they have a link to the MTA system so I just was wondering if you guys had any idea on how to approach this.

Some ideas I have so far:
1) Contact The Olson Company(olsonhomes.com) who specialize in small to medium sized TOD's throughout Southern Ca. Inform them of opportunites for development of underutilized land in Downey that is within walking distance of the Green Line.
2) Get the mayor to join the coalition that Ted Leiu has started in the South Bay(expand Green line to LAX) to also convince the State/MTA/whoever provides the funding, to also expand the Green line east to Norwalk Metrolink(it has already been studied) so this way the city has a link to the OC as well.
3)......not much else lol....this is where I need your guys' input...thx in advance

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Old March 19th, 2007, 01:49 AM   #111
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ahhh!! lime green text again!


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Old March 19th, 2007, 03:17 AM   #112
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I didn't get a pic, but I was near the 3rd st. promenade today and I saw one of those articulated busses that are usually only used for route 720 on Wilshire, that was painted in the local bus colors (orange and grey). It was traveling on Wilshire, so I figured it was a route 20 bus. Has anyone else seen this?
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Old March 19th, 2007, 03:34 AM   #113
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^ If your referring to the slinky rapid buses, yes I have. I see them on Vermont, Western back to back. Usually full to capacity I must say.
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These ARE more modern, high tech trains. These are new Breda cars, and they are more spacious than our current trains and they can be used on ALL of the light rail track, so if we get a downtown connector, a train can go from the blue line to the connector, to the gold line without a hitch. Current trains we have cant do that.

Plus they look more subway-car-ish, which is cool. I dont know if they will paint these cars to a different color. Certainly this grey metal look is perfect for the expo line (as its been portrayed so far)

^ I would understand if cost was a major factor. So we could only get what we can afford and whatnot. Hopefully that was the case and if not they should fire the decision maker who signed for those particular trains...
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Old March 19th, 2007, 04:01 AM   #115
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so there are multiple lines running Local (orange and grey) "slinky busses"? I guess Vermont and Wilshire would be the best streets to run these extra capactiy busses on. Maybe this is happening on Ventura Blvd too.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 04:36 AM   #116
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I actually saw one of the accorrdian busses way out here in Riverside. Why I don't know.

Ferney...people don't ride LRT because they're looking for first class comfort. The new trains are nice. They are not nor are expected to be airstreams.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 04:44 AM   #117
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All I'm saying is what we paid for those retro's Betra. I'm sure there was something similar with a more modern shell, that's all!!!!

Since we are visual people, a newer shell train would be more attractive. Then those non transit riders would be eager to ride the train. If they see this retro train their going to think we bought second hand trains. Not the attitude we want from Angelinos*
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They're going to ride it anyway regardless of what they look like.
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The regulars for sure.... but if you want to reach out to everyone else. You might grab another hand full that's about it. And yes people are weird if we see something new and attractive curiosity kicks in. So a newer looking fleet is always positive to grab the 3.5 mil of Angelinos tired of the daily bumper to bumper traffic.

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for once i agree with you...i would think that people that are even considering taking LRT would more than likely take it if it were somewhat futuristic looking.
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