Know why public trains don't attract more Angelenos? Because their web sites suck so bad.
Here's an Internet challenge: Find a round-trip train route (with schedules and fares, of course) from anywhere in LA to anywhere not in LA. On a weekend. Good luck.
(And to this they want to add a separate monorail? That's exactly what Los Angeles needs: one more autonomous public transportation system.)
P.S. - I still like it here.