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Old Posted Jan 15, 2022, 7:42 AM
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Originally Posted by craigs View Post
Yeah, that's a terrible idea. Ridership on the D Line (formerly Purple) into the Westside will absolutely justify the expense of the extension, and will exceed anything we could reasonably expect to generate by expanding into East LA/El Monte instead.

Downtown Beverly Hills is a major destination, with its touristy shopping district, and merits a heavy rail connection. So does Century City, with its 50,000 office workers. And then there's Westwood, where office and residential towers line Wilshire--not to mention UCLA, which not only has some 45,000 students, but is also Los Angeles' fifth largest employer with some 42,000 jobs. Trust me, parking at UCLA is one of the circles of hell.

Build it and they will come.
Not to mention universities have a lot of visitors for conferences and workshops. Most of the time I'm in LA I'm either going to UCLA or Caltech.
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