New video released to promote Westside subway extension

The accompanying video was produced by Metro as part of the public outreach effort for the Westside Subway Extension environmental study currently underway. The study is looking at options for extending the subway west from its current terminus at Wilshire and Western and another option that would add a spur through West Hollywood.

The video cost about $100,000, with the money coming from the $18.3 million that the agency is spending on the environmental study. Agency officials say that similar videos have been done for other projects because they’re a good way to communicate with the public.

There’s actually two versions of the video — the one above is the long version. A shorter edit of that video is available by clicking here.

What do you think about the video? Send your thoughts to thesource@metro.net. Also, a reminder to those interested in the project — there are three more public meetings scheduled for next week to discuss potential locations of the subway stations. Here’s the skinny:

Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 6– 8pm
Stations to be discussed: Hollywood/Highland, Santa Monica Boulevard at La Brea,
Fairfax & San Vicente & Beverly Center

Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Served by Metro Lines 4, 10, 105, 305 & 704. $10 self-parking is available in the Pacific Design Center Parking Lot off Melrose. Metered street parking is available on San Vicente Blvd.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 6– 8pm
Stations to be discussed: Wilshire at La Cienega & Beverly
Beverly Hills City Hall – Municipal Gallery
455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Served by Metro Line 4, 14, 16 & 704. Free 2-hour parking is available in the adjacent structure.

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6– 8pm
Stations to be discussed: Century City, Westwood/UCLA & VA Hospital
Veterans Administration – Wadsworth Theatre
11301 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90073
Served by Metro Lines 20 & 720 and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Lines 2, 3 & 4.
Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the theatre.

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