When will Westside mass transit opponents realize that the lack of off-road transit options west of Western Avenue is part of why the traffic is so awful? The only way to get to Westwood, Century City or Santa Monica is by car. And commercial development on the Westside has meant that there are a lot of people who need to get there.
No one will claim that the Expo Line, a "Subway to the Sea" or the Wilshire Boulevard busway will reduce traffic; that could not happen until development is controlled. But at least these projects would give those of us who live on the Westside and the thousands more who work there alternatives to sitting in traffic.