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Why are they constructing rail networks again in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles light rail extension groundbreaking
http://www.metro-report.com/news/news-by-region/americas/single-view/view/los-angeles-light-rail-extension-groundbreaking.html

Urban Rail in Los Angeles once flourished as Pacific Electric Railway. Total length of the network reached 800km, which is more than quadruple of the current Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
If Pacific Electric Railway has remained as it was 100 years ago, most of the rail extension works around the city won't be necessary.