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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    This Casden Project simply discloses who the winners are in mass transit: commercial real estate holders closest to the stations.
    One way to fund these projects is to increase the property tax revenues, either directly (changing the %) or by changing the law to allow a revaluation of the property around the proposed stations. Maybe let the increase sink in over 10 years or so, to allow owners to eventually sell if the tax is too much.
    I mean, if it's so important, then our culture (cough, prop 13, cough) needs to change.
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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    But how do you get on and off these buses and trains in the center of the freeway?
    At the stations/stops, it's not safe to jump on and off moving vehicles.


    While we have median stations for trains already in LA, buses can do that too. It's really not a problem.
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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Ridership on the Green Line falls behind all the other lines, for 1 main reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniaAdventurer View Post
    Ridership on the Green Line falls behind all the other lines, for 1 main reason.

    What?
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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    It's not very attractive to ride down the median of the freeway, is it?

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    Pretty sure it's busy, and the "view" is irrelevant.

    Maybe this will help explain low ridership:
    http://www.uctc.net/papers/550.pdf
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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    I'm looking for low ridership on the Green Line.

    10% jump from Mar 2011 to Mar 2012, flat from Mar 2012 to Mar 2013.
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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    You go deaf and your hair gets wind blown, plus you either have to take an elevator or a bunch of stairs... To stand in the median of traffic roaring by. It's not the best design, people.

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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    Please provide a reasonable alternative, keeping in mind the layout of LA.
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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    I don't know, tearing down the sound walls, blowing out any buildings standing next to the freeway, and buying up all the property adjacent to the freeway to gain the space....

    Why does it have to be in the middle of the freeway again? Is it just politically more doable? Than buying up new land along some other corridor? I don't see the value of it being in the middle of the freeway. Putting rail in the middle of the freeway was a gimmick to get support for the 110 Freeway: "we'll throw in a train." That's not good policy.

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    Going below would have been a lot better. Easier, too, given that the freeway and green line were built with each other in mind.
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    Buying up others' land is very expensive. We don't live in that socialist/communist/dictatoric of a country just yet. Rights of way are way cheaper.

    Probably easiest to invent a time machine, go back and simply put the rails in before people have a chance to expand the LA area. Then, they'll expand along the rails.
    Easiest, but most impossible at the moment.

    Its current location reduces the number of other vehicles running into the trains.
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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    I'm saying you are not going to get anyone to propose removing existing freeway lanes. So to push them over, you have to widen the freeway. You add two lanes for cars and subtract the inner two lanes for the train. AND you have to rework the on and off ramps, and get people into the stations, and you end up buying at least as much if not more property than if the rail line was separated from a freeway route.

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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    L.A. Council approves LAX runway plan as part of modernization


    The latest round of projects includes terminal additions, a consolidated car rental facility, an elevated people mover and a transportation center with links to light rail service.

    The most controversial proposal is a $652-million project to move the northern runway 260 feet closer to neighborhoods to make room for a center taxiway -- an improvement that was added to the southern runway complex several years ago.


    Proponents say the runway plan will increase safety and make it easier for the airport to manage the largest commercial jets, such as the giant Airbus A380, which now requires special handling when it arrives at LAX.


    Opponents contend that less harmful options are available, and the planned move would not substantially improve safety or airport operations.
    L.A. Council approves LAX runway plan as part of modernization - latimes.com

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    Re: Mass Transit 2 the Disneyland Resort

    HIGH SPEED RAIL NEWS:

    California's bullet train agency is facing a series of new regulatory and political problems that could jeopardize its July construction kickoff, which already has been delayed more than six months.


    The new challenges are coming from a private railroad that controls a key right of way, a legislative committee delving into contracting issues and a powerful federal agency asserting authority over the project.


    The rail agency is beginning to make purchase offers for land around Fresno and says it still plans to start building this summer.
    California bullet train groundbreaking faces new obstacles - latimes.com

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