Reminder: Metro to hold community meeting for Purple Line Extension project tonight


Metro will be holding its first Purple Line Extension community meeting of 2015 on Thursday, January 15, to update the public on the progress of construction activities for the project’s first phase.

The meeting, to be held in the Mid-Wilshire District, should provide a good foundation for what the public can expect during the first quarter of the new year, and include updates on the project’s construction schedule, milestones and upcoming activities. Meeting details are below:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

SAG-AFTRA Building

James Cagney Boardroom

5757 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Parking is available from Curson Avenue. Parking validation will be provided. But as always, Metro recommends using transit to its meetings whenever possible. Available bus lines include Metro Bus Lines 20, 720, 780 and DASH Fairfax. For the best route, use the Metro Trip Planner. Timetables and maps or all Metro Rail and Bus Lines are here.

Section 1 of the Metro Purple Line Extension Project will extend the subway 3.9 miles west along Wilshire Boulevard from the line’s Wilshire/Western terminus, creating three new subway stations at Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, and Wilshire/La Cienega. Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in early November. Read earlier post here.  Section one of the Purple Line Extension is expected to open in 2023.

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  1. Shouldn’t a transit agency list transit options for getting to the meeting before describing how to park there? Also, does it really make sense for a transit agency to validate parking? Are free bus tokens also being provided?

    It’s kind of a funny commentary on how car-oriented our thinking is when a transit agency assumes that most people will drive to its transit meeting.

    Anyway, this project is awesome and needs to get built ASAP.