Rail was never about relieving traffic and convenience for commuters. It was about creating union jobs and lining of pockets for contractors, union officials, and politicians.
And for one politician it was a catalyst to further his political career. And it blew up in his face. Ha ha. Poor thing.
In my opinion there were other options less expensive. Elevated via ducts dedicated for bus lanes. Extra lanes on those ducts for cars that pay monthly tolls.
But the powers to be chose rail. And an obsolete "steel wheels" design that is guaranteed to be costly to maintain.
Because it is destined to go nowhere significant (UH for example) only the homeless and panhandlers asking for spare change to riders will be riding this fiasco.