Villaraigosa’s legacy rides on transit plan: The Los Angeles mayor wants voters to help break the impasse over his bid to more swiftly build a rail network.
Graphic: Transit vision for Southland. Credit: Los Angeles Times
“to more swiftly build”?
That construction makes me gag, LATimes. How about “over his bid to build a rail network faster”?
The debate over split infinitives rages on.
On a personal note, I think “to more swiftly build a rail network” sounds clearer than “to build a rail network faster.” It’s nice when the modifier (“more swiftly”) is next to the word it’s modifying (“build”). But I suppose that’s debatable. [Edit: And of course I forgot to put the apostrophe in “it’s.” Inevitable, really.]
Hell yeah! I’m all about this.