Anticipation over Angels Flight Railway's reopening continues as LAist reports the debate of private vs. public at L.A. Downtown News. After Downtown News printed an editorial last week saying "we have to turn to the government to (get the railway running again)", Angels Flight Railway Foundation President John Welborne (who's interviewed for this blog here) and Angels Flight Board of Directors Chairman Dennis R. Luna responded to concerns that the funicular should be handed back to the city. "Safety must not take a back seat to attempts at political expediency," wrote Luna and Welborne, and reminded readers that the last time the railway was in public hands, it took 27 years for the city to reopen it. More reading:
- LAist: Angel's Flight, Downtown's very own railway, 'Will reopen soon'
- Downtown News: Editorial: Time for government to step in on Angels Flight
- Response by Dennis R. Luna and John H. Welborne in Downtown News: Angels Flight: The private sector is finishing the job