FROM Neal Broverman
Metro Board Approves Rail Stop at Leimert Park The vote today at Metro to build a Leimert Park subway stop on the Crenshaw Line is being described as a miracle. It was a hard-fought vote because there are already plans for a station just a half-mile away. But community leaders and businesses rallied for an underground station at Leimert Park, saying it will bring much-needed foot traffic to the area.
Metro Board Moves Ahead with Purple Line under Beverly Hills HS On a vote of seven to two, LA County transportation officials decided today that the Subway to the Sea will require a tunnel 70 feet below the Beverly Hills High School. The MTA board made the decision despite the pleas of city officials and parents. The Beverly Hills PTA even produced a video opposing the action. A satirical musical video in favor of the MTA route was produced by a group called LA on the Move, although nobody knows who that is. Neal Broverman, editor of CurbedLA.org , picks up the story.
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