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As Gold and Expo lines expand, a look at how it’s changing our commutes & communities

Azusa Downtown Station at Saturday's dedication.
Azusa Downtown Station at Saturday's dedication.
Foothill Gold Line

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Riding the Metro just got a whole lot easier; at least that’s the Metro Transportation Authority’s goal.

With the grand opening of the Gold Line Foothill Extension on March 5 and a new Expo Line connecting Downtown Los Angeles to Downtown Santa Monica opening later this month, taking public transportation to Citrus College and neighborhoods like Pasadena and Santa Monica is possible.

Have the new extensions and added  Wi-Fi convinced you to start riding the Metro? How will these new extensions and technological upgrades change how Angelenos commute?


Meghan McCarty, Commuting and Mobility Reporter, KPCC

Ethan Elkind, Associate Director of the Climate Change and Business Program, a joint program between UCLA and UC Berkeley schools of law. He is the author of “Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City” (University of California Press, 2014)