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As homeless population grows, Lancaster officials want to shut down public transit station




Officials are now moving to shut down the only public transit station linking Lancaster and LA, claiming the homeless population is growing as homeless hop Metro trains to the Antelope Valley.
Officials are now moving to shut down the only public transit station linking Lancaster and LA, claiming the homeless population is growing as homeless hop Metro trains to the Antelope Valley.
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The Antelope Valley, about an hour and a half north of Los Angeles, is home to about 12 percent of the county's homeless population. 

City leaders in Lancaster claim that number grows by the day because homeless people arrive from neighboring cities by hopping metro trains. 

From the California Report from San Francisco Public radio station KQED, reporter Steven Cuevas says the city wants to shut down this apparent surge by shutting down the only public transit station linking Lancaster and LA.