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Metro is once again expanding rail at the expense of bus service. It's time for another consent decree.

Metro is once again expanding rail at the expense of bus service. It's time for another consent decree.

To the editor: The only surprise in Metro’s continued ridership drop is that anyone is surprised. Metro is not surprised: It engineered the drop. (“The Metro can take you farther than ever. Here's why ridership dropped — again,” Feb. 13)

The only recent interval in which L.A. transit ridership consistently increased was when federal Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr.’s consent decree mandated that Metro improve bus service. Between 1996 and 2007, Metro could build as much new rail as it wanted, but it could no longer cannibalize bus services to do so....

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