Video: How Los Angeles Rejected the Monorail

Steve Crise found this excellent video by Peter Dibbel on YouTube and wanted to share with our readers.

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  • Dave Moser
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    All I can say is thank God LA never built a monorail, it would have been a mess that never worked.

  • George Hays
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    The video was very interesting but overlooked two facts of life: monorails never actually became popular anywhere in the world and monorails shared the stage with other exotic things like magnetic levitation transit. Also high technology systems like BART became so expensive to maintain it tended to discourage anything beyond the basics of cheap light rail transit. It seems the economics of public transportation haven’t changed in a hundred years: do what you can with the money you have available.

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