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Westside Subway: Beverly Hills Opposes Tunneling Under their Properties, but Neighboring Comstock Hills Sees it Differently

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Three tunneling options between the Wilshire/Rodeo station and the two Century City station options (click here to enlarge) | Image via Metro
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Today is a big day for Los Angeles. The Metro Board will vote on two key decisions about public transit in Los Angeles. One is about the Regional Connector in downtown -- a 1.9 mile light-rail route in downtown that will connect the Expo Line to Eastside Gold Line Extension and the Gold and Blue lines -- and the Westside Subway.

Metro staff has recommended extending the Purple Line to the Veterans Administration, just west of the 405 Freeway, but it's up to the board to decide between that and four other alternatives, such as the West Hollywood spur and going all the way to Santa Monica.

But the controversy about today's vote is in the details. Beverly Hills residents, who all mostly support the subway, are adamantly opposed to digging under their homes, but especially under Beverly Hills High School.