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Metro began with these options, but will likely recommend only one or two of these routes | Image provided by Metro

The time is nearing for Metro to announce what they recommend should be the mode of transit for the Westside Extension. Will it be a subway down Wilshire Blvd.? Down Santa Monica Blvd. to Wilshire? Both? Just buses?

Metro is keeping a tight lid on what these recommendations are until further notice. Until then, you can join their Facebook group to get updates and attend the meetings in September (listed below) to learn more and voice your opinion (for background on this project, check here).

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From Metro's Website

The final round of public meetings for the Alternatives Analysis Study will provide the public with an opportunity to review the Study recommendations prior to presentation to the Metro Board of Directors. The meetings are scheduled as follows:

City of Santa Monica:
Wednesday, September 3, 6 - 8pm
Santa Monica Public Library, Auditorium, 1st Floor
601 Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica
Served by Metro Lines 4, 20, 33, 333, 720 and Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Lines 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10. Validated vehicle and bike parking is available.

City of West Hollywood:
Thursday, September 4, 6 - 8pm
Plummer Park
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood
Served by Metro Line 4. Free vehicle and bike parking is available at the location.

City of Beverly Hills:
Saturday, September 6, 2 - 4 pm
Beverly Hills Public Library - Auditorium, 2nd Floor
444 N Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills
Served by Metro Lines 4, 14, 16, 704. Free 2-hour parking available in the adjacent structure.

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Wilshire/Fairfax area:
Monday, September 8, 6 - 8pm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art West - Terrace Room, 5th Floor
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Served by Metro lines 20, 720, 920, 217, 780. Validated vehicle parking is available in the Museum's 6th Street underground garage. Enter from 6th and Ogden

Westwood area:
Wednesday, September 10, 6 - 8 pm
Westwood Presbyterian Church
10822 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Served by Metro Lines 20, 720, 920. Free parking available at the location.

Metro has completed three rounds of community meetings -- in October 2007, January/February 2008 and May 2008. Based on the analysis and public input received at these meetings, Metro has identified the alternatives to be recommended for further study through an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement.

Please join us to review the recommendations and receive a status report on the Study and potential schedule for future steps. Content presented at these meetings will be identical, so make sure to attend at the time and location most convenient for you.