Passengers wait for Metrolink subway trains during rush hour in Los Angeles.
The city of Los Angeles is working on several ambitious light rail projects that could make it the public transit envy of the West Coast. But rail's rise in Los Angeles comes at the expense of another system many people rely on. Reporter: Alex Schmidt
[Alex Schmidt is a freelance reporter based in Southern California. Her story was produced in collaboration with Spot.Us, a non-profit organization that supports independent journalists.