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

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INDEX
Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.
Adams, Brock, 29–30
aerospace industry, 65, 67–68, 70, 131; impact of end of Cold War on, 132
African Americans, 12, 34–35, 93, 112, 159, 166, 180; in coalition to fight bus fare increase, 161; impact of Century Freeway on, 63; as mayors of major cities, 14. See also Bradley, Tom; transit needs of, 1, 5, 6, 84, 165; “white flight” from neighborhoods populated by, 10; and white homeowners’ opposition to rail lines, 84–85
Agudath Israel of California, 134
air quality, 4, 8, 23, 28. See also smog
Alameda County, 209, 232
Alatorre, Richard, 124, 142–42, 152, 153, 155, 178, 180
Aldrin, Edwin “Buzz,” 258n80
Alexander, Allan, 270–71n8
Alexander v. Sandoval (1996), 174–75
Alpern, Ken, 193
American Jewish Committee, 270n8
American Public Transportation Association (APTA), 31, 203, 204
American Safety Institute, 117
Amtrak, 132
Anderson, Glenn, 53, 65, 93, 119
Antonovich, Michael, 49, 124, 137, 155, 159, 167, 183, 210–12, 257n70, 258n80, 273n33
Arroyo, Rick, 29
Atlanta, 5, 9, 32, 35, 45, 207, 232; HartsfieldJackson International Airport, 256n58; Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit
Authority (MARTA), 28, 37
Automobile Club of Southern California, 213
automobile industry, 74
Azusa, 208, 210, 224
Bacharach, Jacki, 68, 70, 123, 124, 131, 132, 135–36, 147, 150, 152, 257n70
Baltimore, 30, 32
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), 25, 26, 31, 90, 189, 217–18, 227, 231n16, 232n32, 275n12
Beach Boys, 63
Beaty, Jonathan, 23
Becerra, Xavier, 177
Berkowitz, Eric, 96
Berman, Howard, 81, 88
Berman, Michael, 81
Bernson, Hal, 178, 186
Beverly Hills, 9, 57, 81, 83–85, 140, 203, 270–71n8
Beverly Wilshire Homeowners Association, 84, 203
Bird, Rose, 54, 58
Bliss, Richard, 168–69, 171–73
Blue Line, 61, 62, 64, 133, 135, 150, 165, 275n2; construction of, 107, 109–11, 152,

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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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