Why Our Traffic Stinks: Rail Transit in LA vs. the Rest of the World

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It's time for LA to catch up to the rest of the world.

Comprehensive rail systems have been proven to work well to get citizens around reliably in cities around the world. LA deserves a fully built out system, too.

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Why Our Traffic Stinks: Rail Transit in LA vs. the Rest of the World

  1. 1. THE REST OF THE WORLD FIGURED THIS OUT. WE CAN TOO.ANGELENOS AGAINST GRIDLOCK • WWW.ENDINGGRIDLOCK.ORGTOKYO SUBWAYS
  2. 2. LA lags far behind othermajor world cities.Just how far behind?Take a look:
  3. 3. TOKYO SUBWAY MAP
  4. 4. BEIJING SUBWAY MAP12 OF THEIR 16 LINES WERE BUILT IN THE 2000s
  5. 5. LONDON SUBWAY (“TUBE”) MAPCELEBRATING THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST LINE
  6. 6. AND SOME OF THESE ARE BUS LINES, NOT RAIL LINES!LOS ANGELES METRO RAIL(NOT RAIL)(NOT RAIL)(NOTRAIL)(NOTRAIL)(NOT RAIL)
  7. 7. SUBWAY RIDERSHIP (USA)NOTE: THERE’S AN ADDITIONAL 184,300 IN LIGHT RAIL RIDERSHIP IN LA
  8. 8. TOKYO COMMUTER RAILJR EAST RAILWAY LINES
  9. 9. CHICAGO COMMUTER RAIL (METRA)
  10. 10. LOS ANGELES / SOCAL COMMUTER RAIL
  11. 11. COMMUTER RAIL RIDERSHIP (USA)
  12. 12. Angelenos Against Gridlockwww.endinggridlock.org • www.faster405.com@endinggridlockLet’s Make LA a World Class City!The solution for mobility in LA county is a fullybuilt out Metro rail system, and fast, frequentcommuter rail service. It’s time for LA to catchup to the rest of the world.

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