Subway(s) to the Sea

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Meetings start tonight about subway options for the Westside. Some media outlets are reporting that a Wilshire subway extension is the favored route over a Red Line extension under Santa Monica, while others say the public wants both.

So, which is it?

Last year, there seemed to be overwhelming support in West Hollywood for the Santa Monica route. Are some reports ignoring popular public opinion to build both lines as a result of political pressure from the city and the Metro Board? Or is it a result of their own agenda?

If you favor one route over the other – or both… you must speak up.
If you favor a subway over elevated rail, or bus… you must speak up.
If you favor groundbreaking tomorrow… you must speak up.

It does not matter if you live in Van Nuys, Compton, Pasadena or Studio City. This will affect any long range plan to build a public transportation system in Los Angeles.

For the Westside Extension Transit Corridor Study presentation, with maps of every subway, light rail, monorail, and bus route possibilities, click here.

Meeting times & locations after the jump.

Westside Extension Transit Corridor Study Meeting Info. from Metro:

Wilshire/Fairfax area: Los Angeles County Museum of Art – West (LACMA)
Thursday, January 31; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
LACMA-West Terrace Room, 5th Floor
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Metro Service provided on Lines 20, 720, 920, 217 & 780
Free parking with validation is available at the parking lot on the Southeast corner of Wilshire and Spaulding

Westwood area: Westwood Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, February 5; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
10822 Wilshire Boulevard (at Malcolm Avenue), Los Angeles
Metro Service provided on Line 20, 720 & 920
Free parking available at the location

City of West Hollywood: Plummer Park
Wednesday, February 6; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Plummer Place), West Hollywood
Metro service provided on Line 4
Free parking available at the location

These public update meetings follow Metro’s early scoping meetings which were held in October 2007. Nearly 500 individuals attended those meetings and over 450 formal comments were submitted by the close of the comment period. Metro has now reviewed all public comments and, based on this feedback, has developed a number of alternatives for further analysis including various modes, alignments and station locations.

Content presented at these meetings will be identical, so make sure to attend at the time and location most convenient for you. The format for these Public Update Meetings is:

* 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Open House
* 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Presentation
* 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Question and Answer Session

3 Replies to “Subway(s) to the Sea”

  1. So where is the part were we say just do something big that will impact the whole city and make it work?

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