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This is L.A.'s Transit Leader: 'I Wish We Were New York & Could Magically Make Things Happen'

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While Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is making popular headlines for his transportation plans, his appointed head of the Department of Transportation, Rita Robinson, is not doing so well. She came in strong a few years ago, after a great success from running the Bureau of Sanitation, but what she's done with the country's biggest urban landscape of roadways is sad, to say the least.

To top it off, last week she told a City Council committee that she wishes "we were New York and could magically make things happen."