The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

One Very Small Step

Apr 2, 2012

With the first phase of the Expo Line set to open April 28, Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa announced triumphantly, “this is a critical step towards creating the multi-faceted transit network that Angelenos deserve.”

“Critical step”?

The project is more than two years late, with hundreds of millions of dollars in cost overruns, which means more profit for contractors. The line stretches 7.6 miles west from downtown, while the L.A. area is 34,000 square miles. At this rate it will take a century before we get the “transit network that Angelenos deserve.”