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<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-expo-line-20110403,0,5629052.story" target="_blank">http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...,5629052.story</a><br><br>
This makes me very excited. A subway on the Westside has been badly needed for a long time, and I can't wait to see it end up in Santa Monica.<br><br>
Honestly, I think officials who are disappointed by low ridership are not seeing the big picture. A subway is a fairly new concept for Los Angeles. We have spent the last CENTURY driving everywhere in private cars. You can't just build a subway and expect everyone to simply abandon their cars. I think it will take a couple of generations for ridership to get to the more encouraging levels. All it takes is one generation to grow up with the subway, to think of it as something that's always been there as long as they've been around, not as something new and exotic. It will simply take time, IMO.<br><br>
However, the very SECOND the Expo line opens in Santa Monica, I'm getting on it and you'll probably need a crowbar to get me off it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I rode the subway in L.A. once and didn't like it very much. For some reason it made me dizzy and slightly nauseous, which is weird since I love roller coasters.<br>
But more mass transit is badly needed, so this is great to hear.<br><br>
You're right, most people don't know about the subway. I didn't know for quite a while and when I mentioned to people I had ridden on it, they were surprised to find out there was one in L.A.
 
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