New subway fact sheets

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With public hearings underway on the Westside Subway Extension’s draft environmental impact statement/report (DEIS/R), there are a couple of new fact sheets recently posted to the project’s website that might be helpful.

The first looks at how each of the five alternative routes performs in terms of boardings and other performance measures. That’s an excerpt at right. Keep in mind that at this time Metro only has funding for alternatives one or two — a route that mostly follows Wilshire Boulevard to Westwood. Here is a link to maps of all five alternatives.

The second fact sheet looks at issues involved in tunneling and constructing the subway. It’s relevant, of course, because of some neighborhood concerns that have been raised about tunneling under homes and other private properties.

Public hearings for the subway project continue tonight at 6 p.m. at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. The schedule for the remaining three hearings is after the jump — and here’s the webcast from Monday’s hearing at LACMA. We are also in the midst of the 45-day public comment period. Here’s a link to the online comment form for the project.

Subway public hearings

Wednesday, September 22
Plummer Park – Community Center
7377 Santa Monica Bl, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Served by Metro Line 4
Free vehicle and bike parking is available.
Russian translation will be provided.

Monday, September 27
Roxbury Park – Auditorium
471 S Roxbury Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Served by Metro Line 28 and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Line 5
Metered parking is available along Roxbury Dr.
Spanish translation will be provided.

For added convenience, we will offer a live webcast of this meeting that you can view from any computer simply by going to

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Santa Monica Main Library
601 Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Served by Metro Lines 4, 20, 733 and 720 and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Lines 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10
Validated vehicle and free bike parking is available.
Spanish translation will be provided.

Please go to Completed Meetings to find out about meetings held throughout the Draft EIS/EIR and information provided.

ADA Requirements: Special accommodations are available to the public for Metro-sponsored meetings. All requests for reasonable accommodations must be made at least three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Please telephone the project information line at 213.922.6934.  Our TDD line is 1.800.252-9040.