Metro CEO Art Leahy explains need to demolish properties to construct Wilshire/Fairfax subway station

The Los Angeles Times ran an opinion piece earlier this week criticizing the Westside Subway Extension for proposing to demolish buildings housing the A+D architecture museum and the Edward Cella Art+Architecture and Steve Turner Contemporary galleries. The land would be … Continue reading

Expo Line to open to the public on Saturday, April 28

The long-awaited and much-anticipated Expo Line will open to the public on Saturday, April 28, said Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa before a test ride with members of the media on Friday morning. Los Angeles County … Continue reading

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

Getting to Staples Center from the Westside: A travel diary

On Tuesday night, I “went Metro” from the Westside to catch the L.A. Kings showdown against the Detroit Red Wings at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. First, an important point: The Kings authoritatively won 5 to 2 to keep … 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

More details on $640.8-million loan for Westside Subway Extension

Below is the news release from Metro on the news earlier today that the Westside Subway Extension is about to secure a $640.8-million federal TIFIA loan. As the release states, Metro staff will be working in the next several weeks … 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