LA's $4.7-Billion Red Line: Planning and Politics

The LA Times prepares a fascinating case study about what happens when transportation planning goes up against politics.
June 18, 2000, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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The last 6.3 miles of the Red Line and stations at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, Universal City, and North Hollywood, will open on Saturday, June 24, 2000. Even early subway proponents Mayor Riordan and County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky concede that process of building the $4.7-billion, 17.4-mile system has been far costlier, and taken longer than any predicted. The feature report by LA Times writer Jeffrey L. Rabin is a fascinating study about how transportation planning and politics created the current system. Still to be seen is whether the line reduces traffic between Howllywood and the Valley.

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Published on Sunday, June 18, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times
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