L.A.'s 'Subway to the Sea' Gets Close

The L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board has selected a route for its long planned Westside extension of the city's subway system. It falls a little short of hopes for a "Subway to the Sea".

The route selected would travel down Wilshire Boulevard, a major East-West artery in the city, and would stop a few miles short of reaching the seaside city of Santa Monica.

"The action sets the stage for the even trickier business of going block by block to establish the precise path from the existing Purple Line Wilshire-Western station to the veterans hospital in Westwood. Residents of Beverly Hills, in particular, showed up Thursday to underscore their concerns about having trains pass beneath their homes and businesses.

If all goes as planned, construction will begin in 2013 after an environmental impact review."

Full Story: Wilshire route picked for L.A. subway extension

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