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Public Meeting Tonight on Purple Line Expansion

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Tonight marks the next step in Metro's plans for a subway to the sea, as they hold public meetings to inform stakeholders and the general public about progress on the purple line extension. In the works is a proposed expansion of the line from its current stopping point at Wilshire and Western, to the Veteran's Hospital in West LA, reports KPCC. The extension marks phase one of what developers hope will eventually take the subway all the way to the ocean.

Tonight's meeting, which will be at LACMA from 6-8 p.m., comes as the project enters the final stages of its environmental assessment.

So far, the project has had its detractors in the form of people in more upscale neighborhoods who would be affected by construction noise and a changing landscape, like Beverly Hills and Windsor Square, the former having successfully blocked a proposed stop at Wilshire and Crenshaw.