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The Valley deserves to be part of L.A.'s public transportation revolution
The Valley deserves to be part of L.A.'s public transportation revolution

Back in July, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 577 into law, ending a 23-year moratorium on constructing new light rail in the San Fernando Valley. Almost immediately, L.A. City Councilman Paul Krekorian, among others, filed a motion to study the effects of converting the Valley’s Metro Orange Line bus into rail. The rationale for converting the Orange Line to rail is solid. The Valley route is busy, with nearly 30,000 daily boardings on weekdays. A standard Metro train can hold up to 400 riders, while an Orange Line bus maxes out at around 90. If a full train of Red Line riders gets off at North Hollywood, looking to transfer to the Orange Line, that means a whole lot of people...

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