It came to me as I rode the Expo Line home after a business meeting in Santa Monica. The Expo Line is L.A. Metro's gateway drug. And, if we know what's good for us we should all keep experimenting to find our favorite rail or bus line. We should also all vote for Measure R2 in November.
We are in a new era. One in which L.A.'s transit loving forces have awakened and taken back the city from the villainous Army of NO. And that is why I am optimistic about L.A.'s transit future and that the City will continue on the positive trajectory it has found over the past decade or so.
Move LA's mission is to build a broad constituency that advocates for the development of a comprehensive, diverse, robust, clean and financially sound public transportation system for Los Angeles County.
We don't need to reinvent the wheel here. This is an efficient and convenient system used by dozens of the largest airports in cities throughout the country such as New York, Denver, Oakland, Houston, Miami and Washington DC. And they work.
How was the Bruce Springsteen show? Probably the best I have ever seen. While that's no understatement, the real show in L.A. opened this morning at 5 am when the Expo Line started running between downtown and La Cienega Blvd.
Wander a block or two beyond the restaurants, Internet cafes, and shops that line the waterfront in Ayvalik, Turkey, and one sees countless empty stone buildings, the former homes and shops of Greek residents.