Abandoning New Light Rail Line For Old Car
"For seven long years, I commuted from the Westside to downtown Los Angeles, serving time in that gulag of concrete, the Santa Monica Freeway. Then last summer I moved to Pasadena. The Gold Line had just debuted, and I believed riding light rail might be a nice alternative to driving to work. I would read the paper, sip coffee and gleefully thumb my nose at people stuck in traffic. The result of this nine-month experiment in mass transit: My round-trip commute from Pasadena by car of about 50 minutes ballooned to 100 minutes by train. I didn't sip coffee which isn't allowed on the train and for reasons I'll soon explain, I rarely read the paper. And, I'm back to driving solo to work."
Thanks to Stephen Finnegan