Los Angeles Rail — A mayor’s support

·By Katherine Nichols

Mayor Mufi Hannemann is not alone when it comes to backing major rail projects that could mean more jobs for citizens of the host city.

In Los Angeles this week, The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) endorsed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s plan to move forward on transit projects that involve sizable chunks of money from the federal government and a (potentially) shiny accomplishment on the mayor’s record. The bottom line: Approving projects at the county level paves the way for more lobbying in Washington, D.C., a potential source of funds down the

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