Expo Line gets people out of their cars, study finds

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The Expo Line's Culver City station. LA Observed.

People who live near an Expo Line station "dramatically reduced the number of miles they drove and tripled their rail ridership" after the new light-rail opened last year, says a new USC study out today. Residents within a half-mile of the new station traveled 10 to 12 fewer miles daily by car. “Los Angeles has made a large commitment to rail transit, and this study is the best evidence to date that persons near rail lines are driving less,” said the lead author, professor Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School of Public Policy. “People have been wondering if anyone will change their travel habits in the wake of more rail transit, and this says the answer is clearly yes.”

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