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Mayor Villaraigosa Finds Subway Timeline Too Long

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"We have for the first time an administration in Washington that intends to invest in public transportation," said Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's press secretary Matt Szabo to the LA Times. "When the mayor was running for office, the Subway to the Sea was mocked as a pipe dream. Now the question is not if it's going to be built, but when it's completed."

Yesterday a timeline report stated that the subway would possibly be completed by 2019 to just La Cienega (that's about 4 miles from the current end of the line). Further 4-mile sections would open by 2025 to Century City by 2026 and 2032 to Westwood.

Of course, there are detractors of the project. One of them is LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich. "If we want to see something in our lifetime, let's look at other alternatives. We don't have to have this tunnel vision," his spokesman Tony Bell said.