LA's MTA: Self-Inflicted Wounds

Los Angeles Times Op-Ed takes a hard look at some of the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's recent self-inflicted wounds.

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August 25, 2000, 1:30 PM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


First, and most serious, is the threat of a looming strike that could paralyze the transit system, with effects spilling over to surrounding counties. Second, and most embarrassing, is the document approved by the agency's board to get 10 public restrooms in Metro stations and at major bus transfer points in exchange for an estimated $50 million in advertising space. With some side deals, it comes down to between $4 million and $5 million per restroom, and it's turned the MTA into the laughingstock of old.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Friday, August 25, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times

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