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By 2036 'Subway to the Sea' Still Won't Reach the Beach

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It's hard to call the Westside Subway Extension project the "Subway to the Sea" if it's only slated to go as far as Westwood. With the expensive, massive, long-term project being funded and built in increments, we're already going to have to wait until 2036 (quick, do the math, add 25 years to your current age) to be able to get off the train at the VA.

LA Times columnist Steve Lopez takes on the topic, bemoaning the fact that it's not likely that in his lifetime he can get on a subway in Los Feliz with his beach gear and hop off in the sand, ready to take on the Pacific's waves.

Lopez points out a classic Los Angeles transit fail parallel: "We've got a train to the airport that doesn't go all the way to the airport, so why not a train to the ocean that barely makes it to the marine layer?"