In case you doubted the veracity of a mass public transit system operating in Santa Monica, here are some pictures to prove it.
Work to extend Expo Light Rail tracks from the line's current terminus to downtown Santa Monica is chugging along and remains on track for a 2015 completion date, said Expo Authority spokeswoman Gabriela Collins.
Pending successful inspections and testing, the train will open to riders in 2016.
The $1.5 billion, 6.6 mile corridor from Culver City to Fourth Street and Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica will include seven new stations. About 64,000 riders are estimated to ride from its starting point in downtown Los Angeles to just near Santa Monica Beach by 2030.
After opening two new stations in June at Jefferson/La Cienega and Culver City, the new Expo Line, which reported 11,347 boarding in its May start-up reports, surpassed 20,000 boardings in September.
The California Supreme Court agreed this summer to review a suit filed by a group of Westside residents, Residents for Smart Rail, who have argued the Expo Authority didn't properly review the trains' impact on neighborhoods, including on traffic and parking.
Expo line fan Dwight B Sturtevant sent in the images above. To see more of his pictures, check out his Flickr page, which he updates almost weekly.