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CA: Westside Subway Extension Survives Legal Challenge by Beverly Hills

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's five-year, $13.8-million environmental review process was thorough and fair, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John A. Torribio wrote in a 15-page decision.

Westside subway survives legal challenge from Beverly Hills

Knocking down one of the last hurdles for Los Angeles’ long-awaited Westside subway extension, a judge ruled late Wednesday that transit officials followed environmental laws when choosing a route that will require tunneling under Beverly Hills High School.

CA: Spending Bill to Likely give L.A. $130 Million for Key Rail Projects

An eagerly awaited subway extension to the Westside and a downtown tunnel to link light-rail lines would be virtually certain to each receive $65 million under a spending bill coming before Congress this week.

Morning Linkage: Purple Line Extension Goes Official, Sea Lion Pups in Crisis

· Mayoral candidate Garcetti getting very NIMBY: against LAX runway reconfiguration · Westside Subway Extension now officially the Purple Line Extension · California sea lion pup crisis is getting worse · Police intend to ticket for texting/talking while driving this...

The Commute: Toll Lanes Could Help Fund the 405 Transit Corridor Project

As far as Metro's big transit projects (e.g., the Westside subway extension, the rail connection to LAX), the most far-off is the Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor project, which would connect the Valley to the Westside, roughly along the 405....

Los Angeles Metro starts utility relocation work for Purple Line extension

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) in the US has started utility relocation work in the Mid-Wilshire district for the $6.3bn Westside Subway Extension project.

Purple Line Extension: After Long Last, Work Begins on Purple Line Subway Extension

It's only taken a century or so, but subway construction to the Westside via Wilshire Boulevard began today, according to The Source. While it's only utility relocation, and major station and tunnel work for the Purple Line extension don't...

90210's Way or the Highway: The New York Times has stumbled...

The New York Times has stumbled on the Beverly Hills vs. the Westside Subway Extension story, rounding up both Bev Hills officials saying they love the subway, but... and LA officials calling Bev Hills out for obstructionism. There is also,...

Joel Epstein: A Take Out Order of the Westside Subway Extension

It's been a difficult time for me lately. With the Rampture upon us and street services repaving the street I live on, even though my...

Beverly Hills district sues to block subway tunnel under school

Leaders of the Beverly Hills school district sued county transportation officials over the route of the $5.6-billion Westside subway extension.

Video Interlude: Fly Over the Purple Line Subway as It Runs Under Bev Hills High

YouTube user ExpoLineFan has moved his affections onto the planned Purple Line subway extension and posted this video "showing a flyover of the future Westside Subway Extension using Google Maps and animation," writes The Source. The train was just...

Metro approves subway extension under Beverly Hills High

Despite strong objections and threats of legal action, Los Angeles County transportation officials on Thursday approved a plan to tunnel beneath Beverly Hills High School as part of a long-awaited Westside subway extension from downtown to the Westwood area. Beverly...

Beverly Hills threatens legal action over subway extension

A special hearing Thursday about the proposed route for the Westside Subway Extension was dominated by science, with geologists and engineers pointing to maps and the existence -- or lack thereof -- of earthquake faults and decrying the way Los...

Fearmongering Beverly Hills HS NIMBYs Release "Explosive" Anti-Subway Tunneling Video

If you're in need of a good freak out, you might want to check out the scare-tactic video released a few days ago by opponents of Metro's proposal to put the Westside Extension subway tunnel underneath Beverly Hills High School. [ more › ]

L.A. Now Live: Chat about Westside subway extension

Times reporter Martha Groves will join City Editor Shelby Grad for a discussion on the latest controversy surrounding the Westside subway extension through Beverly Hills.

Metro officials approve first 3.9 miles of Westside subway route

L.A. County transportation officials certified environmental documents for the $5.6 billion Westside Subway Extension, moving a step closer toward beginning construction of the proposed rail line underneath Wilshire Boulevard.

Metro board approves subway's environmental report, station at LACMA

The Metro board of directors today certified the Westside Subway Extension’s Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report, approving the route and station locations for the first phase out to La Cienega Boulevard.

Did LACMA Bully Metro Into Changing Where the Entrance to the Westside Subway's Fairfax Stop Will Be?

As the Westside Subway Extension project lumbers ahead at its own draggy pace (hi, Beverly Hills!), it seems that Metro may have already gone against their own recommendations when it comes to where the portal to the Wilshire/Fairfax stop will be, and some say it's because the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) did some "arm-twisting." [ more › ]

L.A.’s Westside Subway is Practically Ready for Construction, But Its Completion Could be 25 Years Off

» The Wilshire Corridor metro extension’s final environmental impact statement is released. Of the nation’s public transportation improvement projects, Los Angeles’ Westside Subway is one of the most important: It would offer an alternative...Show More Summary

Purple Line Extension: Final Plans For Wilshire Subway: Tunneling Under Bev Hills High, Westwood/Wilshire Station

Today, Metro is planning to release the long-awaited final environmental impact report for the nine-mile Westside subway extension that will connect Koreatown to Westwood, mostly via Wilshire. The final EIR includes recommendations for placement of the three stations that...

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