Westside Urban Forum: Rail Story of Transforming Los Angeles

In little more than two decades, greater Los Angeles has seem more than 100 miles of rail with more than 100 stations built and opened. Metro is on track to double those numbers in the coming decades with rail extending into almost every area of Los Angeles County- perhaps even sooner if the American Fast Forward initiative is successful. If infrastructure is one of the greatest influencers of planning and public forum, Los Angeles is on the verge of transformational change.    More Info/ Register Here

 

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