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Santa Monica, CA
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Angelenos Against Gridlock is an advocate for a world-class transportation system for Los Angeles County, the most populous county in America.

Thoughts on the "Orange Crush"

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Thoughts on the "Orange Crush"

David Murphy

Zev Yaroslavsky’s blog has a great story about the crushing crowds on the Orange Line. Click the headline above to read the story.

If we might add some reactions:

It’s a real reminder of the limitations of BRT and of non-grade separated transit lines.

Los Angeles tries to get away with bus rapid transit lines, and lower capacity, sometimes non-grade separated light rail (think of all the accidents and delays they cause for the Blue/Expo lines), leaving heavy rail just for the the Red/Purple line, while many other cities around the world choose roomy, faster heavy rail subways.