Expo Phase 2 design update meetings coming in November

A rendering of the planned Olympic/26th Street station adjacent to the Bergamot Station arts district

Here’s the latest announcement from the Exposition Construction Authority, which is building the second phase of the Expo Line. This Measure R project will extend Expo Phase 1 from its terminus in Culver City to Santa Monica. Here’s our story from May’s construction kickoff meeting; we’ll be stopping by one of the two November meetings, so stay tuned.

Join us for a design update on Expo Phase 2!

The Exposition Construction Authority invites you to a design update community meeting for Phase 2 of the Expo Line project. Stakeholders will receive information on design progress and will have the opportunity to view progress renderings.

The format will include a short presentation followed by an Open House session to facilitate dialogue and community input. The information presented at these meetings will be identical, so interested individuals, organizations and public agencies are welcome to attend on either of the following days:

Monday, November 14, 2011
6:30 p.m.
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services Gymnasium
3200 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Parking available on campus

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
6:30 p.m.
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium East Wing Meeting Room
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Special Event free parking

Planned Agenda for Community Meetings
6:30 – 7:00 pm: Formal Presentation
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Open House Session

ADA Language Accommodation: If you require an interpreter, including sign language services, or other accommodations at these community meetings, please contact Expo at least five business days prior to the meeting date at 213-243-5534.

For more information about the Expo Line project, visit BuildExpo.org or call 213.922.EXPO (3976).

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Our mailing address is:
Exposition Construction Authority
707 Wilshire Blvd., 34th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

3 replies

  1. @Mospeada. Oh please, stop atcing like if Metro was any better because there NOT.

    There’s a reason why we have Big Blue Bus Line 10 and it’s get people faster to their destination and avoid this overcrowd.

    With the Expo Line opening it will end up stop at every station and will be crowded, so it won’t be any faster.
    Line 1 may taken an hour to get there but that’s only because of traffic during rush hour, but other times it’s much faster.

    It claims that the Santa Monica extension will open in early 2015, but I would assume it would be delayed til late 2015.

    However maybe before then Im out of this cruel city.

  2. @betterfuture

    According to the Big Blue Bus’s timetables it takes about an hour or more during rush hour to go between Santa Monica and Downtown LA on the Rapid 10. The Expo Line to Santa Monica will consistently make that trip in less than 50 minutes perhaps even 40 if good signal priority is in place.

    So the Expo Line will be faster than the Rapid 10 and because its rail it will have a much higher passenger capacity to carry more people between those two end points than a bus can.

    I feel the cancelling of the Rapid 10 for the Expo Line to Santa Monica is an improvement over existing services.

  3. With the Expo Line extension to SM, this is not gonna be good after what I heard.

    I hear rumors that once the Expo Line extension all the way to Santa Monica is completed and phase 2 extension is open in 2015 then Santa Monica Big Blue Bus might sadly discontinue Express Line 10 that goes between Union Station to Santa Monica, but like about almost 2 months ago it was converted into Rapid line but still goes onto the freeway.

    If this really happens then it will be a sad day in transit history and won’t be able to go to Santa Monica anymore but maybe I might be out of LA before then.

    I was hearing the rumor about Line 10 being axed once Expo Line offically runs to Santa Monica.

    I like Big Blue Bus Line 10 because its faster and just better then taking any Metro route to SM.