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Today, the LA Times reports on the new express service that saves riders 5 minutes. Well, we want that time back. 5 minutes on a practically empty train means a lot: more reading, blogging, sleeping, chatting and sprawling out.

Saving 5 minutes is a waste of time for the MTA's resources and funding. Andrew at Here in Van Nuys has the best idea of converting "the aged 110 freeway from South Pasadena to Downtown LA to a permanent bike route. The highway is unsafe for cars with its outmoded design, but it is perfectly suited to bike riders because of its relatively short length and thrilling curves." And this is not the first time Andrew has had killer ideas about use of freeways.

But that won't happen or any other good and fun ideas that may come along. Winston Churchill said it best: "Americans finally do the right thing, but only after they have exhausted all other possibilities."

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We've exhausted our own personal ideas and finally solved it. Jet Packs!!!

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