VOD: Happy 20th Birthday L.A. Metro Rail! | KCET
VOD: Happy 20th Birthday L.A. Metro Rail!
Now in 2010, L.A.'s freeways are still among the most congested, but the L.A. Metro rail project that opened in 1990 also has some of the highest ridership in the nation.
"But most of all, the 0 miles of rail transit that existed 20 years and one day ago has bloomed into a now a 79.1-mile system of five colored lines, larger than SF's 72-mile BART system was 20 years ago. The litany of localities listed in Supervisor Ed Edelman's speech are all reachable destinations today (Well, okay, LAX...not quite yet). Most of all, the little kids and crying babies who rode on the same train as the Militant that day are now grown adults, some of whom ride Metro Rail to and from work every day."
You can read a spotlight on the Militant Angeleno here.