The Gold Line Is Open, Post Your Stories Here

The reviews are in on yesterday’s opening of the Gold Line: the day was a rousing success.  Press accounts were universally positive.  Sometimes they focused on what a glorious and succesful day yesterday was by itself.  Other times they took a more universal view.  I wasn’t at the opening, I’ll make a point to ride the line during business hours sometime in the next two weeks, but I know you were so feel free to fill the comments section with your stories and opinions from yesterday’s Golden party.

If you were like me and skipped the party, here’s a sampling of the press coverage from yesterday.

  • After Decades of Waiting, Their Train Has Arrived (Times)
  • Video of Different Sites from Yesterday (The Source)
  • Photoes of Different Sites from Yesterday (The Source)
  • A Golden Reality (LA Opinion
  • Why Are People Still Talking Subways (Human Transit)
  • Workday Commuters Piling on Gold Line (LA Now)
  • Times Editorial Takes a Shot at Molina Before Going Into Celebration Mode

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