Metro receives average rating in statewide evaluation of rail transit stations

In a new statewide evaluation of rail transit stations, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority received an average rating while the best marks went to two Bay Area agencies.

The study of six rail system operators gave Metro a C grade overall, though most of its subway and light-rail stations scored well, including Westlake/MacArthur Park, which was called a model for transportation agencies.

However, 4 out of the 5 worst-performing Metro stops were on the Blue Line — a 25-year-old light-rail system that runs between Long Beach and downtown Los Angeles.

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