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Metro to Seek Federal Funding for Westside Subway & Regional Connector

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The Metro board yesterday directed staff to apply for federal grants in hopes of capturing start-up money for the a subway to UCLA and a the regional connector in downtown.

If built, the $4.2 billion, 8.7-mile extension of the Purple Line subway down Wilshire Boulevard would bring an estimated 49,000 to 75,000 boardings a day to the rail system. If the board chooses the more expensive plan that includes a line down Santa Monica Blvd., systemwide boardings could go up by 115,000.