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Paul Krekorian
Lack of parking drives many away from mass transit
Lack of parking drives many away from mass transit

Los Angeles County has funneled billions of dollars over the last two decades into new rail lines to lure commuters out of their cars and off the region's overcrowded freeways. But many would-be train riders are struggling with how to start. One of the biggest barriers to attracting new riders to Metropolitan Transportation Authority trains is not the price of fares or the frequency of service. It's the lack of parking. Half of Metro's 80 rail stations have no parking. And at the stops where there are spaces, riders frequently complain that there aren't nearly enough. In North Hollywood, where the Red Line subway ends, the MTA estimates that it loses as many as...

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