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The EXPO line has already met its 2020 ridership goals, according to a new report from JLL. The EXPO line opened in late 2016, connecting Downtown to Santa Monica. Last year, there was a 49% increase in ridership, enough to bring the line to 2020 projections. Despite the popularity of the EXPO line, other metro lines are seeing a decrease in ridership. Green, Blue and Red lines have all seen a decrease in ridership. To find out more about these trends in ridership and how it has impacted commercial real estate, we sat down with Amber Schiada, JLL SVP and national director of JLL research in the Southwest.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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