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RailLA Wants You to Envision the Future of Transit

A new advocacy group called railLA has formed to mobilize popular (and business) support to make sure we get a modern high-speed rail system in...

A new advocacy group called railLA has formed to mobilize popular (and business) support to make sure we get a modern high-speed rail system in California with a hub at Los Angeles's Union Station. One of their first projects is to simply get people excited by illustrating what a future with HSR would look like, and they've issued a call for ideas from architects, planners, and designers:

Submissions are not meant to be technical studies or expert designs. Rather they should focus on appealing to citizens on a practical, emotional and social level. Furthermore, submissions should show how future citizens of a transit enabled Southern California – or specifically Los Angeles – will experience and enjoy their typical day. The primary goal of this Call is to show how rail can help us recapture our individual American dream.


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The submissions will be part of a kickoff exhibition in Los Angeles and will also be distrubited to other venues. All the details are at the railLA site.

Image: The Union Station plan

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