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Officers ramp up traffic enforcement around Blue Line in downtown L.A.

March 24, 2010 |  9:06 am

Commuters passing the downtown L.A. stretch of the Metro Blue Line on Wednesday morning should  encounter a large traffic enforcement operation.

More than 40 motorcycle officers from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and the LAPD were deployed to the area to ticket jaywalkers and drivers caught using cellphones and making illegal left turns, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The crackdown is a response to a recent string of deadly accidents involving Blue Line trains, cars and pedestrians.

MTA spokesman Jose Ubaldo said the operation will end at 11 a.m. The Metro Blue Line runs from downtown L.A. to Long Beach.

-- Kate Linthicum

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