east coast subway riders usually marvel at how empty the l.a. trains are. if you're willing to make someone else move, you can almost always get a seat. so, how do you pack a train in l.a.? simple. let one train break down. here's what a train, even in car-centric l.a., can look like when all the passengers of one train are packed on to the next train.
when gas prices spiked back in the summer of '08, i actually witnessed scenes like this pretty regularly even without a break down. supply and demand, i guess. more econ coming up in a future post.