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Westward Go... Metro

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Metro's Westside Extension Transit Corridor Study Area covers approximately 38 square miles. Download a larger PDF of this map.

Last October, Metro held early scoping meetings for a study to help guide the development of alternatives addressing the growing traffic and congestion in a 38 square mile study area (see lighter colored area above). Nearly 500 individuals attended these meetings and over 450 formal comments were submitted by the close of the comment period (LAist got theirs in, did you?).

Now that Metro has reviewed all public comments, they have developed a number of alternatives for further analysis including various modes, alignments and station locations. These upcoming meetings will update the public about the results of the scoping process, the emerging alternatives, and next steps in the study’s progress. How it will include bicycles, is the monorail idea trashed and more developments on the possibility of a West Hollywood extension instead of a full Wilshire Blvd. one may be all talked about. Or maybe not. What does our traffic future hold?

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Wilshire/Fairfax area:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art-West (LACMA), formerly the May Company store
Thursday, January 31; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
LACMA-West Terrace Room, 5th Floor
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

Metro Service provided on Lines 20, 720, 920, 217 & 780
Validated parking is available in the lot on the southeast corner of Wilshire and Spaulding

Westwood area:

Westwood Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, February 5; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
10822 Wilshire Boulevard (at Malcolm Avenue), Los Angeles

Metro Service provided on Line 20, 720 & 920
Free parking available at the location

City of West Hollywood
Plummer Park
Wednesday, February 6; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
7377 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Plummer Place), West Hollywood

Metro service provided on Line 4
Free parking available at the location

Content presented at these meetings will be identical, so make sure to attend at the time and location most convenient for you. The format for these Public Update Meetings is:

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6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Open House
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Presentation
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Question and Answer Session

For additional information or questions, please visit the Westside Extension Transit Corridor Study website at or contact the project information line at 213.922.6934.