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  •  Does CalTrans collect the tolls... (1+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat

    ...or a contractor?

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:22:41 PM PST

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    •  It doesn't state it, but it appears the Metro. (1+ / 0-)
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      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:36:08 PM PST

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    •  LAC MTA or Metro (2+ / 0-)
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      collects the tolls. MTA gets most of its money from sales tax, state and federal grants. Ride fare makes up a small portion of its revenue.

      I would point to an unfortunate industrial complex marriage that ruined the trolley system for Los Angeles.

      Goodyear, GM and Standard oil. They are the reason why the LA area did not keep the trolley system and now why it's so much more painful to build RT systems. Urban sprawl did NOT help this at all.

      Rapid transit systems in Taiwan, Japan and Singapore are very robust. Yes they are island nations but I find it odd how they just happen to have very advanced transit systems. MTA just felt very elementary compared to what they have.

      For a UCLA student with no car, the bus was rather painful, but necessary part of life.

      Why hello there reality, how are you doing?

      by Future Gazer on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:51:20 PM PST

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