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To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Despite Beverly Hills Council Vote, Metro Says Purple Line Is Moving Forward 

 The agency says the Purple Line Extension project will proceed with help expected from a $65 million match in federal funds. 

 http://brentwood.patch.com/articles/despite-beverly-hills-council-vote-metro-says-purple-line-is-moving-forward-935faafa

By Anthea Raymond, April 16, 2013

 The Metropolitan Transit Agency said the Purple Line Extension project is moving forward, despite a recent vote by the Beverly Hills City Council to condition its support of the Purple Line on a change in the proposed route.

It is currently designed to run directly under Beverly Hills High School property.
In the statement, the agency noted that the project went through "five years of exhaustive environmental, technical and public review."
 
The statement also says that President Obama has included an "initial $65 million in federal matching funds for the project" in his new budget.
Metro's statement concludes by saying that the money "is a down payment on what we hope will be a full funding grant agreement with the federal government and that it demonstrates their continued confidence in our agency and this project."

The recently rebranded transit project will serve as a connector from downtown Los Angeles to the Veterans Medical Center in West L.A.