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New Metro rail lines won't end L.A. traffic woes

To the editor: This is progress, as L.A. takes strides in actually creating a coherent public transit system. ("L.A.'s not-quite 'subway to the sea' finally breaks ground," Nov. 7) As one who worked extensively on rail transit in Boston, I find it heartening to see the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority step up to the plate in a proactive fashion. But like in Boston, we in L.A. should not expect a significant decrease in automobile traffic even with new transit lines starting service. As a former member of the Metro Expo Line Urban Design Committee, I believe the main contribution more rail lines will make in Los Angeles will center on the...