The once-moribund enclaves that have boomed since the advent of modern rail.

Since 1990, L.A. has seen its rail network go from 0 to 100 miles of coverage. Not only has the boom changed traveling patterns in the County, it’s also affected land use. Metro also actively works to develop parcels they own near rail stations, hoping to make some green from developers and encourage dense, mixed-use projects near their stations, which ostensibly boost ridership. Twenty-six years after rail arrived in modern L.A., transit-oriented development has been a very mixed bag—neighborhoods and cities like Hollywood and Culver City have blossomed, but South L.A. and Boyle Heights have seen nominal growth near their stations. Let’s focus on the successes..

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