LA Metro

There are better ways to alleviate traffic than by building light rail

To the editor: That the Metro's Expo Line has not reduced congestion since opening its first phase in 2012 comes as no surprise. ("L.A. Expo Line hasn't reduced congestion as promised, a study finds," Nov. 17)

Here is the truth about Southern California's transit plans: A few very expensive, decades-to-build fixed-rail lines won't lessen traffic for the 18 million who live in the nation's second-largest urban region.

Making some of our major thoroughfares one-way streets now would help in the short run by allowing more room for cars and...