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Maven's Morning Coffee: Expo Line safety, Wendy Greuel's campaign

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A USC professor of engineering is questioning the safety of three crossings along the Expo Line.

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Today is Tuesday, May 29, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:


A USC professor of engineering says the safety at three Expo Line crossings is "woefully inadequate," according to the Los Angeles Times. "I cannot stress enough the importance of developing a safety culture at MTA," Najmedin Meshkati told the newspaper. Officials with Metro and the Public Utilities Commission say the crossings all meet or exceed industry standards.

The Los Angeles Times' Jim Newton looks at the mayoral campaign of Wendy Greuel. "Her strength, as she herself says, is less one of vision than of competence," Newton writes.