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February 21, 2014

LA gets funding to fix a major transit flaw

  • The $1.4 billion regional connector will tie together three light rail lines with a new tunnel and three new stations when it opens in 2020.
    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles is finally getting around to fixing a major flaw in its public transit system: Light rail riders can't travel from one side of downtown and out the other without waiting at platforms to transfer twice. And paying two extra fares.

    It's the kind of problem that has helped keep many commuters in their cars, despite the region's notoriously clogged highways.

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