I’ve been off today covering a groundbreaking for the new Los Angeles Metro LAX/Crenshaw Line. For my non-local readers, this a new estimated $2.058 billion, 8.5- mile light-rail line that does not actually reach Los Angeles International Airport as currently designed.
Its nearest stop to LAX is about two miles east of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. But that’s a story for another time, and something politicians and transportation planners want to fix. For now, however, let’s celebrate the fact that L.A. will, by 2018, have a new light rail line.
And to get in the celebratory mood, you should all watch this video I took today at the ceremony. Its a local dance troupe extolling the virtues of light rail. Trust me. You’ll enjoy it.