Back to the controversy over the MTA right of way for the expansion of the Gold Line along Indiana Street. We get an update about the LAUSD-MTA tug-o-war from the California Transit Corridor message board:
At the MTA Board Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, many East LA Activists spoke. The concern is that LAUSD is overreaching and wants to build a complete new school instead of the deal that promises a replacement building. The community is outraged over the issue. MTA will just reroute the line, but this will result in a loss of parking spaces to local merchants.
LAUSD Board Member David Tokofsky holds all the cards and the solution. Until he meets with MTA and puts a deal together, the locals are screwed and LAUSD will lose an opportuntity to get some new facilities. Another example of LAUSD knuckleheads blocking transit. Yikes.
· East Los Angeles Light Rail--Gold Line Phase II-Construction Progress [California Transit Corridors]