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Antonio's Rail Service Switch

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, May 25, 2007, at 11:38AM
To Union Station [Flickr]

The Metro Board yesterday agreed to a compromise rate hike , rejecting both Metro's initial sky-high hike and Antonio's oddly thought-out counter offer.

Antonio's plan involved barely raising rates and instead cutting rail service and borrowing funds. That strikes me as ironic, considering that it was two years ago yesterday that Antonio was petitioning Metro to not cut late-night rail service. The Metro Board didn't follow his call then, just as they didn't now.

Further cuts to LA's rail service would be a disaster for the City. It's impressive how a Mayor who ran on a platform of extending subway service to the sea could then try to cut the service that's already there.

Photo by R.G.T., taken from the blogdowntown flickr pool.


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