China is spending $43 billion on its Olympics to improve air quality, etiquette and transportation in Beijing, the most ever spent by a host city on the Games, according to Monday’s L.A. Times.
For instance, not one, not two, but three subway or light-rail lines are opening.
All this made me think L.A. could really use another Olympics. Not so much for the prestige of the Games, but just to get itself to focus and tackle some long-standing problems.
Gangs, smog, traffic — an Olympics could create the civic will to solve them all!
Heck, maybe Montclair should host the Olympics. At least then the MTA would give us the Gold Line.