Rail at a Snail's Pace: Welcome to the New Expo Line

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The much-ballyhooed Metro Expo Line is the first train to link and downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica in six decades. That's a nice thing. But Zócalo Public Square columnist Joe Mathews says the notion that it will spur a lot of freeway commuters to ditch their cars is fantasy – mostly because the trip takes too dang long. He does have a few ideas, however, about how Metro could speed things up.

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