Mayor pushes for Subway to the Sea, 'regional connector'

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Friday urged Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to provide federal funding for a segment of the so-called Subway to the Sea, as well as a "regional connector" that would link several light-rail lines through downtown. Full Story
Sniper

United States

#1 Feb 20, 2010
"We're hoping that as you reconsider the reauthorization (of the transportation bill), that you look to the fact that we're not only the city with the dirtiest air, the worst traffic in the United States of America....."

We are also the city with the most illegal immigrants, the most corrupt politicians and the worst mayor in the United States of America. "We clean your toilets !"
DRW

Temecula, CA

#2 Feb 20, 2010
These numbers boggle the mind. And they demonstrate how out of touch our Vichy leader is. We're broke, damn it, and we can't be doing this now.

Why not complete the Green Line so that it goes all the way to LAX? I understand that wasn't dpne when it was constricted - for less than 1 billion $$- because the livery (taxi) lobby opposed it. One more example of special interests getting what they want regardless of the publlic interest.

Our leaders are useless. They won't even discuss the real problems, as being "inflammatory". Keep on stonewalling, Tony. Your are wrecking this place. Great job, brain-dead voters who put this nitwit and the out-of-control Council back in office.
DRW

Temecula, CA

#3 Feb 20, 2010
constricted should be constructed. Publlic should be public.
Stephen

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Feb 20, 2010
DRW - good point on the Green Line extension to LAX. Should have been done the first time around. Fortunately Measure R, which 67% of us approved last year, has this project in the works. The extension to LAX isn't the only issue we have here though. The Purple Line extension and Regional Connector will finally bring a respectable transit network that has been decades behind other world class cities. We're only now beginning to realize that road expansion does not solve congestion, only postpones it.
DRW

Temecula, CA

#5 Feb 20, 2010
Stephen wrote:
DRW - good point on the Green Line extension to LAX. Should have been done the first time around. Fortunately Measure R, which 67% of us approved last year, has this project in the works. The extension to LAX isn't the only issue we have here though. The Purple Line extension and Regional Connector will finally bring a respectable transit network that has been decades behind other world class cities. We're only now beginning to realize that road expansion does not solve congestion, only postpones it.
Good to know the Green Line will be completed. Later is better then never.

“Be the change you want to see!”

Since: Dec 08

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Feb 21, 2010
Money to burn.....

Meanwhile, there's a SigAlert on the 405.....
LA Resident

Lindsay, CA

#7 Feb 21, 2010
Yet more taxpayer's money wasted on all this public transportation crap? Screw another damn rail line! LA is car country, and nobody wants to ride on a stinking smelly bus or train filled with viruses and illegal Mexicans!!
Tony Villaragreasebal l

United States

#8 Feb 22, 2010
Due to public demand, we are changing this to "Subway to the Sea of Cortez".

subway
Ballistic

West Hollywood, CA

#9 Feb 23, 2010
LA Resident wrote:
Yet more taxpayer's money wasted on all this public transportation crap? Screw another damn rail line! LA is car country, and nobody wants to ride on a stinking smelly bus or train filled with viruses and illegal Mexicans!!
Your stench-laden attitude is proof that you spend too much time in the bubble you call a car; it's a safe place to hate the world from. I fill my gas tank once a month now, because I only use it on the weekends, sometimes. I use the train all week long. I get good reading done and have been sick the same amount as when I use to drive everyday; so I doubt that I've subjected myself to more viruses. I've been in a much better mood when I get home on the train. I go to city hall meetings and am going to make sure we get the metro to Santa Monica Beach; then I won't have to drive on the weekends either. You keep loving your car, you dinosour.

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