Expo Update

Its hard to believe its only been a week since I took a look at how statistics on Light Rail related fatalities are not an accurate measure of Light Rail’s safety. Expo Line has had a long week, with emergency meetings about the safety of the project and funding shortages making the news…

But while Expo has been on the receiving end of bad news, blog posts have sprung up supporting the project from three different points of view. To read more let your finger’s do the clicking:

A take from MetroRider
Bicycle Fixation’s take on Light Rail for Cheviot’s proposal

An opinion piece in the Santa Monica Lookout

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