Friday, April 27, 2012
EXPO OPENS AND SUBWAY AND REGIONAL CONNECTOR CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD
A ceremony was held Friday afternoon in Exposition Park to welcome the Expo Line, which will provide free rides from 5 am to 7 pm on the weekend and regular-fare service beginning Monday!
In other action at LA Metro on Thursday, the board certified the EIR for the initial operating segment of the Westside Subway Extension to Wilshire and La Cienega, and left a 30-day window open to certify the EIRs for Phase 2 to Century City and Phase 3 to Westwood. This gives the board more time to come to some resolution on the controversy surrounding the placement of the Century City station and the tunneling under Beverly Hills High School. The City of Beverly Hills will hold a hearing on both issues in the meantime.
The board also agreed on Thursday to continue conversations with stakeholders from the Financial District about the proposed infill station at Flower between Fourth and Fifth. Concerns have been raised about cost overruns and construction impacts; a motion by City Councilmember Jose Huizar allows the project to continue moving forward in the meantime.
Posted by Move LA at 5:54 PM