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Now that the LA City Council approved pilot late night Metro Red Line subway service for Fridays and Saturdays, it's up to Metro to take up the issue. It's on their board agenda for tomorrow, but the plan is even more slim than before. Instead of beginning November 1st and going through January 3rd, Metro's written motion has it starting on November 14th (that cut is 25% of the project's length). Likewise, the original idea was to have Thursdays included, but that was cut down during the city's proposal process because Metro wanted maintenance time. On the good side of things, Metro says that "it appears that a majority of the necessary $85,500 has been identified.”