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Which Way, LA? Metro Has Some Plans for the Westside

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17 potential route alternatives consolidated on this map will be presented starting tomorrow at Westside Transit Corridor meetings with the public | View larger image

In an ideal world, one of the routes in solid black, pictured above, could be a reality in nine and a half years -- that would be the year 2017. Generally speaking, a project the size of a major public transportation extension to the Westside, towards the sea, could take a decade to complete from pencil and paper to the first day of operation, assuming full project funding

Lucky for us, we're already six months into that process. If this ideal world runs smoothly, we are looking at the Fall of 2010 to start swinging a shovel into the ground. Once that begins, there is even a chance that within a few years, maybe 2013, a transit system of some kind that could include the touted 'Subway to the Sea' will open the first phase of its route to the public.