It is potentially a huge setback for the Expo Line Construction Authority. If Koss' ruling stands, completing the needed environmental studies and building the two bridges -- with elevators -- could cost $18 million and delay the opening of the line one to three years, said Richard Thorpe, the chief executive of the authority.
The entire story at the LATimes.
It is no secret I am no fan of passenger rail in any form. It is always some form of slow, expensive, and disruptive. Still, this time a bad rail line is be obstructed by even worse urban myths.
This is the Northeastern University stop for the Boston MBTA Green Line. Thousands of students in various states of inebriation, sleep deprivation, hurry cross daily. Like has happened for decades.
At grade crossings and social justice appeals are an unfortunate consequence of transportation planners ignoring their duty of providing effective transportation choices.