The Los Angeles region of California is heavily reliant on automobiles. This article discusses the battles that have been going on to create a rapid transit system for the area. A delicate balance must be struck: a rapid transit system plan has to be extensive enough to be politically popular but not large enough to scare away Federal support. The discussion also touches on jurisdictional problems, as there are 78 cities within the county that must all cooperate in some kind of a system. The benefit cost analysis of rail versus bus transit and the advocates of each in the federal agencies and industry are crucial parts of the desision making process. The one point of agreement is that Los Angeles has a severe transportation problem and something must be done about it.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Authors:
    • Kizzia, T
  • Publication Date: 1974-6-10

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 30-41
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  • Accession Number: 00262169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1982 12:00AM