L.A. Officials Call For Speedier Subway Expansion

Scheduled for completion in 2036, a 12.5 mile extension of Los Angeles' subway is progressing too slowly for some officials. That includes the city's mayor, who is hoping to pick up the pace.

"An outspoken advocate for the so-called Subway to the Sea, the mayor has long been frustrated by the project's timetable, and that was evident again when he and other officials gathered for a news conference in a UCLA parking lot. There, final soil samples had been drawn for a route that would follow Wilshire Boulevard from downtown Los Angeles to Westwood.

'I'm 56 now,' said the mayor, who would be 83 if the extension were completed under the current schedule. 'We are here today to make sure that it gets built before I'm 66.'"

He and a group of local officials are calling for an end to the turf battles that have delayed the planning process.

Full Story: L.A. mayor wants to speed up work on Subway to the Sea

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