Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris helpful OpEd on HSR development in California

Friend and mentor Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris penned an Op-Ed on HSR station development for California High Speed Rail development near stations in the LA Times:

In the U.S., the introduction of new rail systems has not necessarily been an upgrade for surrounding areas. This is clearly demonstrated in Southern California, where often-subpar Metrolink station locations and a lack of foresight in planning have confounded efforts to activate development around them. Commuters passing through Metrolink’s Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs or Commerce stations have little reason to linger in the car-centric wastelands surrounding these transit hubs.

Go read.