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Wilshire Subway Watch: U.S. Senate Undoes Ban

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After yesterday, when the House included language in the fiscal year 2008 transportation bill to undue a 22-year-old ban on subway digging along the Wilshire Corridor for the Purple Line extension to Santa Monica, the Senate followed suit today.

"Repeal of this language represents a huge step for transit service in Los Angeles County as we begin planning for the future to improve the mobility of the region," Metro Chair Pam O'Connor said today in a statement.

This was one of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's campaign platforms. Let's see if he still chases this one.

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