Where will the station entrances be for the Westside Subway Extension?

The Westside Subway Extension on Monday released its Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report. The study is filled with many goodies, including these three renderings of what future station entrances might look like. It is important to note that these are the … Continue reading

Subway Facts & History: Metro responds to errors in Beverly Hills Courier and allegations by Beverly Hills school district

On Oct. 21 and 28, the Beverly Hills Courier published six news and analysis articles about the two reports Metro released last month on seismic and tunneling issues affecting the Westside Subway Extension project in the Beverly Hills, Century City … Continue reading

Experts recommend Constellation station for subway project for safety reasons

Nationally and internationally-recognized seismologists, geologists and engineers recommended Wednesday that a subway station in Century City should be built under the intersection of Constellation Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars to avoid two earthquake faults in the area. Speaking to … Continue reading

The Westside Subway Extension: Subway Facts & History, part one

The Westside Subway Extension is a big, complicated project that has been discussed in Los Angeles in one form or another for the past 50 years. Planning for the current project got underway in 2007 and is now in the … Continue reading

Westside Subway Extension receives $640.8-million federal loan

Very good news today for the Westside Subway Extension: a $640.8-million loan neared final approval for the project by the U.S. Department of Transportation, according to Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. The loan is coming from the TIFIA program, … Continue reading

Transportation headlines, Thursday, June 16

Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the library’s blog. Reason and not vitriol [pdf, page 6] (Beverly Hills Weekly) A call … Continue reading

FTA gives go-ahead for Westside Subway Extension and Regional Connector to move into preliminary engineering phase

The Federal Transit Administration has notified Metro that it has given formal approval for preliminary engineering work to begin on the Westside Subway Extension and the Regional Connector, moving both projects a step closer to actual construction. The notification by … Continue reading

It's official: Metro Board of Directors selects Wilshire route for Westside Subway Extension, moves project into final study phase

After literally decades of talk, false starts, community resistance and funding dead-ends, a route for an extension of the subway to the job-rich Westside was selected by the Metro Board of Directors on Thursday in a vote called historic by … Continue reading