L.A. Mayor Garcetti Thinks a Monorail Over the 405 Freeway Could Provide Alternative to Traffic Gridlock

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The 405 Freeway connects Los Angeles' Westside to the San Fernando Valley. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Politicians have long sought to link the San Fernando Valley and the Westside via a rail line so commuters can avoid the 405 Freeway’s notorious traffic.

On Tuesday, Mayor Eric Garcetti raised a new idea to relieve the traffic bottleneck.

Garcetti wants to consider a monorail, a mode of transportation most Southern Californians probably associate with Disneyland and Las Vegas.

In an interview with KNX-AM’s “Ask the Mayor,” Garcetti said an above-ground train can’t traverse the pass because of the steep incline.

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