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Metro to Hold New Round of Public Meetings on Metro Westside Extension Transit Corridor Study

Monday April 21, 2008

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be conducting a new round of public meetings for the community to learn about progress on the agency’s Westside Extension Transit Corridor Study.

Meetings will be held throughout the study area at the following locations:

  • Monday, May 5: Los Angeles County Museum of Art-West, 6-8 p.m., LACMA-West Terrace Room, 5th Floor, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
  • Thursday, May 8: Santa Monica Public Library – Multipurpose Room, 2nd Floor, 6-8 p.m., 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica
  • Tuesday, May 6: Westwood Presbyterian Church, 6-8 p.m., 10822 Wilshire Boulevard (at Malcolm), Los Angeles
  • Monday, May 12: Plummer Park, 6-8 p.m., 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard (At Plummer Place), West Hollywood

Content presented at these meetings will be identical, so members of the public can attend at the time and location most convenient for them.

Metro has completed two rounds of community meetings.  The first set of meetings held in October 2007 allowed for input to help shape the study.  The second set of meetings held in January/February 2008 presented the initial alternatives that resulted from the earlier public meetings.  These alternatives include various modes as well as potential alignments and station locations.

These new round of meetings will present the refined set of alternatives that will continue for further study and a schedule for future steps.

There has been a high level of interest and participation in the study.  Nearly 800 people have attended the the official community meetings thus far.  More than 750 comments have been received in all forms since the study began.

The Westside Extension Transit Corridor Study is an Alternatives Analysis process which is the first step in the environmental clearance for any project that might be built.  The Metro Board of Directors will determine whether to move the project forward to subsequent environmental review stages based in part on the results of this study.

For additional information or questions, please visit the Westside Extension Transit Corridor Study web site at metro.net/westside or contact the project information line at 213.922.6934.


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