Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The more things change...

Prof. Sanford Jacoby sent me the three color photos showing the testing of a train on the new Expo light rail line around the Westwood Boulevard station. The line - which now runs only from downtown LA to Culver City is expected to open for regular business all the way to Santa Monica in 2016. Prof. Jacoby tells me that, "Whether by design or coincidence, the platform sides are blue and gold."

Daily Bruin readers will know that yesterday that newspaper carried an article - with a similar picture - about the testing in which students discuss the possible impact on their commutes. See

However, the more things change, the more they remain the same. Faithful blog readers will recall the photo immediately below when UCLA was still at its Vermont Avenue campus in the 1920s showing commuting students boarding a trolley there.* And below that is a photo of what might be described as the original Westwood Boulevard station back in the day.**
Click on any of the images for a better view.

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