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L.A.'s Gold Line Ponders Failures, Achievements

The Gold Line LRT, which connects central Los Angeles to Pasadena, has failed to meet predicted ridership levels. Yet rail authorities remain hopeful.
July 26, 2004, 2pm PDT | C. Scott Smith
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"You have to (allow) some time for people to change their behavior, to get used to the train,' said Habib Balian, the Construction Authority's interim chief executive officer .

Still, authorities said they did not spend $859 million in tax dollars on a white elephant, so hope springs eternal that the Gold Line will follow the path blazed by its rail cousins, the Long Beach Blue Line and the Metro Red Line subway."

Thanks to C. Scott Smith

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Published on Monday, July 26, 2004 in Pasadena Star-News
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