Subway to the sea one step closer

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(CNS) – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors today approved plans for the first phase of a $5.6 billion extension of the Purple Line subway toward the Westside, but delayed action on the next two segments so it can further consider objections to a planned tunnel under Beverly Hills High School.

The board approved a roughly 3.9-mile extension of the so-called “Subway to the Sea” from Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue to La Cienega Boulevard and Wilshire.

Beverly Hills city and school district officials, however, requested a formal hearing on plans to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School, so the board opted to postpone action on the extension of the subway to Century City and Westwood until that hearing can be held.

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