Nov. 15 is target date for opening of Expo Line

That's apparently different from the "official date" ("They've got to go through all sorts of train testing," MTA spokesman Marc Littman told the LA Weekly). Also in doubt is how far the line will be going at first - various snags will hold up full service from downtown L.A. to Culver City. Most likely, reports the Weekly, it'll stop at La Cienega, which is about a mile from the final destination. The full line will be ready in early 2012. Next comes the extension to Santa Monica, which is at least five years off (most likely more). What are we supposed to do in the meantime? Sit in our cars and wait, I suppose.

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