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Metro Chooses Subway (to Sea) Route Possibilities

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For about a year Metro has been meeting with the public over the Westside Extension Project (they have a Facebook group too), usually dubbed as the "Subway to the Sea." In the Fall of 2007 Metro met with the public to talk about initial conceptual designs. Metro planners came back to the public in the Winter with 17 options (or alternatives as they call them) which included light rail, aerial rail, bus rapid transit and subway among them. Then in the late Spring, they focused the routes down into a set of seven options including two options that legally must stay through the process to the end: no build and transit system maintenance (improvements at the street level).

Tomorrow begins the next series of public meetings that will lay out the latest options, now whittled down to two subway alternatives. Follow the images and captions below for a little sneak peak on what to expect in the next steps for Los Angeles' public transit future.