County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who is also a member of the Board of Directors of Metro, has a long post on his blog on the 20th anniversary of Metro Rail.
His point, in short: “that the more you build the system, the more of a system you build.”
Those projects are part of a new Los Angeles transportation paradigm–one in which trains, buses, bicycles and pedestrians all are important players as we find alternatives to the congested roadways that have eroded our quality of life and limited our access to jobs and cultural attractions.
So when I attend Metro’s official salute to the Blue Line’s 20th anniversary on Friday morning, I will honor all that we’ve accomplished, reflect on all we’ve learned and get ready for all that comes next.
And for our next 20 years, how’s this for a motto: Full speed ahead.
It’s a thoughtful piece and I encourage you to give it a read.