Would you vote for a subway tax if it meant building rail lines under both Wilshire AND Santa Monica?
Our favorite greeniac, Siel, has conducted a poll of her readers to determine if they would vote for a half-cent subway tax. According to their comments, they would, in favor of an extension of the Purple Line at Wilshire & Western down Wilshire Boulevard.
You might also recall recent meetings held by the MTA, where residents of West Hollywood turned out in overwhelming support of a Red Line extension from Hollywood & Highland down Santa Monica.
Two areas. Two rail lines. One clear choice.
Make it a penny, and build both.
Tell voters that we have a problem. Tell them we need to make some tough choices for the future of Los Angeles. Here is our master plan:
Phase I is the simultaneous construction of the Wilshire and Santa Monica extensions that will converge near Century City and on to Santa Monica. This will serve to alleviate traffic from Hollywood to the Westside, provide more convenient transit options for Valley residents to the beach, and establish the framework for a transportation system that will benefit the entire region.
It will take time. It will take money. But, there is now a master plan, and it starts with Phase I, and Two Tunnels to Paradise.
So, knowing that a subway tax would build both lines, would you vote for it?