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More Cars On The Expo Line Won't Solve The Overcrowding, Says Expert

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A long line for the Expo Line after a Bernie Sanders rally in August, 2015. (Photo by Neil Fitzpatrick via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Metro says more cars are on the way to the popular Expo Line, but they might not solve the overcrowding problem anyway."What actually happens when you put out more service or relieve the crowding in any way is that more people start riding and so the crowding comes back," Jarrett Walker, a transit planning consultant, told KPCC.

The problem, he said, is similar to that of the 405 freeway. Even though we went through all that trouble (remember Carmageddon?), traffic is just as bad as it was before they added that carpool lane.

So while the trains may ultimately be as packed as they were before, hopefully you won't have to wait as long. Metro says they hope to cut down the wait between trains down from 12 minutes to 6 minutes by December.