Friday, January 23, 2009

Subway to the Sea study approved, moves onto environmental review

Some good news: Metro's Board of Directors has voted to move the Westside Extension project (code: Subway to the Sea, or Westwood at least) to the Draft EIR/EIS stage. The Wilshire Subway is still alive!!!

This occurred on Thursday morning, when yours truly delivered nearly 300 signatures collected primarily by Misha and Bob, the co-founders of Bruins for Traffic Relief, directly to the Board members themselves.

The Board also voted to proceed with several other transit projects, including th
e Regional Connector Transit Corridor Study in Downtown L.A., and; the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Study in the eastern portion of L.A.

According to a Metro press release, the Board approved two alternatives for further environmental review and preliminary engineering: a Metro Purple Line extension via Wilshire Boulevard and another that also includes a spur from the Metro Red Line in Hollywood via Santa Monica Boulevard.

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