LaBonge is La Man
The MTA board voted last week to take a very tentative step towards possibly considering that they may want to build a Red Line extension sometime in the not very near future.
Transit advocates are stoked.
The flat-earthers at the Daily News editorial board are bummed.
Tom LaBonge has further burnished his bona fides for a 2009 mayoral run.
And maybe, just maybe, within a decade or two, Angelenos will be able to take the subway to the Westside.
In Other Transit News:
- SFV transit advocates are skeptical of proposed bus route changes that would radically change Valley service by reducing east-west routes in favor of north-south service. The changes, aimed at offering better Valley-wide access to the Orange Line Busway, will be the subject of today's public meeting of the MTA's San Fernando Valley Governance Council.
For those who are interested, the MTA "art" program uses a .5% set-aside of construction funds to commission station "art". Since the FY '04 construction budget was $125 million, the MTA spent roughly $625,000 on these particular works of "art". We're sure they're worth every penny.