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MTA Orange Line, express highway
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Leonard, Gary
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Opening day of the MTA Orange Line, also known as the Metro Liner, as it travels below a bridge along its $329.5 million route. Most of the 14-mile route is fenced off, but it still crosses 36 signaled intersections and has 13 scheduled stops on its route. MTA identifies all of its Metro Rail lines by assigning each line a different color. When the Orange Line first opened, Metro Transit Authority expected approximately between 5,000 to 7,000 riders to use this line in its first year of operation, and expected that number to increase between 21,000 to 25,000 riders by the year 2020. Between the months of November 2005 to March 2006, the ridership average was 16,766 boardings per weekday. In May 2006, the average reached 21,828 boardings per weekday, surpassing the original expectation. Photo dated: October 29, 2005.
1 photograph :color
Photographic prints
Gary Leonard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Metro Orange Line
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Bus lanes--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Local transit--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Bridges--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Buses--California--Los Angeles
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Gary Leonard Collection photographs

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