It is 2015 already. We are 15 years into the new century. Traffic collapsed in Los Angeles, repeat that word, collapsed, over 20 years ago. As we all knew it would. That means the city became unlivable, not that the city was becoming unlivable. No. 20 years ago (or so) it became unlivable. To oppose something as simple as light rail to Santa Monica for any reason other than something really serious, such as it destroyed an important historical monument, for example, is more than merely weird, it is insane. Light rail could only help. Opposing it is not just a sortof bad idea, it is nutty-boy crazy.
I can barely catch my breathe! Those animals! So speedy! And then to Century City and finally all the way to Westwood in a mere 20 years or roughly 2035.
This should all have been started in 1980 and completed by 2005, a mere 25 years. But not Los Angeles, no. No one would describe the people and government of Los Angeles as far sighted and progressive.
In case you wondered who was paying for this, it is not the people of Los Angeles. As far as I can tell, it is the Federal government, at least for the Purple Line extension.
Metro Breaks Ground on Purple Line Subway Extension