With the escalating cost of energy - it is time to re-visit expanding the transit system.
Put all politics aside and look at a short term goals and long term goals.
Expanding the mass transit system in the Los Angeles Metro Area is critical to the future vitality of its economy; it will save energy reduce pollution, save lives and increase health by reducing stress.
It is time to forgo ego and consider the good of the public.
A transit system utilizing cable car or light rail over the freeways or any other types of mass transit in the Los Angeles Metro area is a reasonable solution to decrease the congestion on the roads, save energy, reduce pollution, improve air quality, save money, save lives and improve our health.
Cost of energy and vehicles and maintenance has climbed dramatically in the past 10 years, warranting this issue to re-examine the expansion of mass transit in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The longer we wait, the greater the cost and the more imperative this project becomes.
In many areas of the country there are transit stations and parking lots, which provide parking for the transit customers.
The costs should not be astronomical. (Based on current energy costs, and future increases). There is no need to acquire large parcels of property; with some modification such system can be implemented and operational within the next decade.
Another option is building a transportation system over the Los Angeles River - From the San Fernando Valley to Orange County.
YJay Draiman, Northridge, CA 91324