Great progress has been made in Metro’s plans to extend the Metro Purple Line to the Westside. After more than four years of planning, environmental analysis, technical studies, and community input, the Metro Board of Directors certified the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Final EIS/EIR) for the Westside Subway Extension.
Continuing from the current terminus of the Metro Purple Line at Wilshire/Western, the Westside Subway Extension will extend westward for about nine miles with seven new stations. It will provide a high-capacity, high-speed, dependable alternative for those traveling to and from LA’s “second downtown”, including destinations such as Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Century City, and Westwood.
The Westside Subway Extension is one of Metro’s priority projects and is slated to receive partial funding from Measure R, approved by voters in November 2008. These local funds will be used to seek federal “New Starts” matching funds. Currently, the project is scheduled to be built in three phases; however, Metro is working to pursue opportunities to accelerate construction of the subway through the America Fast Forward Initiative.
With the completion of the Final EIS/EIR, Los Angeles is closer than ever to making this long-awaited project a reality, connecting the Westside to the region's growing rail transit network, and improving mobility for everyone who lives, works and plays throughout Los Angeles County.
Please look through our web site for information about what we have been studying, information we have shared with the public, how to follow the continuing planning work, and how to share your thoughts and questions with us.
Comments may be submitted by:
Online: Complete our electronic Comment/Question Form
By U.S. Mail:
David Mieger, Project Director
DEO, Countywide Planning & Development
Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
1 Gateway Plaza, M/S 99-22-5
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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