Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City

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ABBREVIATIONS
BARTBay Area Rapid Transit
BRTBus Rapid Transit
BRUBus Riders Union
Cal/OSHACalifornia Division of Occupational Safety and Health
CaltransCalifornia Department of Transportation
CEQACalifornia Environmental Quality Act
DOTU.S. Department of Transportation
EIR/EISEnvironmental Impact Report/Statement (required under CEQA/NEPA)
FAAFederal Aviation Administration
FTAFederal Transit Administration
LACMALos Angeles County Museum of Art
LACMTALos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”)
LACTCLos Angeles County Transportation Commission
LATAXLos Angeles Taxpayers Association
LAXLos Angeles International Airport
L/CSCLabor/Community Strategy Center
LDFLegal Defense and Educational Fund of the NAACP
LRTPLong Range Transportation Plan
MaglevHigh Speed Magnetic Levitation train

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Abbreviations xv
  • Introduction - The Once and Future Railtown 1
  • One - An Eighteen-Month Promise 12
  • Two - The New Mulholland 34
  • Three - Bureaucratic Paper Shuffling and Jurisdictional Squabbling 50
  • Four - Henry Waxman’s Hot Air 79
  • Five - Tunnel Stiffs, Fires, and Sinkholes 101
  • Six - The Wish List 122
  • Seven - A Knife in the Seat 145
  • Eight - Of Race and Rail 158
  • Nine - Switching Tracks 176
  • Ten - Subway to the Sea 201
  • Conclusion - The Future of Los Angeles Rail and the American City 217
  • Notes 229
  • Bibliography 277
  • Index 281
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