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Big Boss Tours Gold Line Extension

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Friday wasn't a day off for Ray LaHood, the U.S. transportation secretary (the head honcho of everything that involves tracks, wheels, wings, or sails). LaHood was riding the rails and touring the new stations of the Gold Line extension into East LA that's set to open before September. LaHood seemed pleased with the product, and a little bit ready for the weekend. Metro has video of the big day with shots of LaHood climbing out of subway stations and listening intently to the nuances of our transportation system. Joined by politicians like Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard and Grace Napolitano and city councilman José Huizar, LaHood tells his gathering that, "This is what we mean about livable communities. You build it and people will come. And there are investors who want to invest in housing." We think LaHood is saying to buy a house in Boyle Heights. [Metro]