New Green Line off to slow start, but RT insists it'll pick up speed
"Sacramento Regional Transit opened the mile-long $44 million Green Line with a fireworks display and speeches last month. So far, however, few people are riding the new section. RT officials say the new section of line is carrying about 150 a day, a minuscule number compared to other trains in their system.
"Hop aboard the train and you'll see why. The train runs through the empty and weedy downtown railyard. Its sole stop at Richards Boulevard and North Seventh Street sits next to an empty lot."
A number of fun comments follow the article, which is more balanced than the above excerpt indicates. Some foward-thinking folks, those Sacramentonians! Team Whooz is hoping to ride the new line when it's in the capital area soon, specifically to get a good look at that old railyard. L.A. Metro also has a Green Line, and though it too has been called a train to nowhere, at least it gets there FAST.
"Light rail's green line makes its inaugural run to Richards Boulevard, Friday, near the planned Township 9 development north of downtown. The line will eventually extend through Natomas and to the airport." Photo by R. Byer.