Do you ride or live near light rail?

Blue Line in 1992 -- mrgoleta/Flickr

What's light rail in L.A. County mean to you, your work, and your financial well-being? What experiences have you had that illustrate the safety and convenience of riding light rail and living (driving, walking or biking) in proximity of light rail?

The Blue, Red, Green and Gold lines have become fixtures of thousands of Los Angeles County residents' daily commutes. More light rail is coming, including an extension of the Gold Line and the new Expo Line. The future of the Purple Line extension (a.k.a. Subway to the Sea) is far from decided.

What are the untold and under-reported stories of light rail in Los Angeles County?