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Transit Activist Damien Goodmon on Expo Line Opening

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Damien Goodmon (at left) is the man behind FixExpo, an organization that aggressively pushed Metro to grade-separate street crossings of the Expo light rail line, which opens Saturday. The biggest battle was over the crossing at Farmdale Ave., adjacent to Dorsey High School, where Goodmon demanded the train go under- or aboveground. After getting the California Public Utilities Commission involved, a compromise was reached that created a station at Farmdale, requiring the train to stop fully before reaching the street and then crossing it at a reduced speed. Now Streetsblog's Damien Newton interviews Goodmon--who's currently leading the charge to fully grade separate the Crenshaw Line--on his reactions to LA's newest rail line, and the legacy of his fight.

· Closing Argument: Damien Goodmon Talks Expo Safety at Farmdale Station [Streetsblog]
· Expo Line Archives [Curbed LA]