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Old January 8th, 2017, 07:07 AM   #2501
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With the recent Federal funds coming our way, it'll go to the VA.

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Old January 11th, 2017, 12:42 AM   #2502
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Update on efforts to connect the Green Line with Metrolink in Norwalk.

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Old January 11th, 2017, 11:50 AM   #2503
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they should close the I-105 - I-5 at the same time IMO
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Old January 11th, 2017, 04:58 PM   #2504
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Umm, this isn't quite the thread for that.

And you are going to have a LOT more opposition to a freeway, which takes up much more room in a residential neighborhood. Besides, drivers can already use I-605 as a possible path.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 06:02 PM   #2505
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well both would be in a tunnel. And the road tunnel would only be about 1 Mile long
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Old January 11th, 2017, 06:53 PM   #2506
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The current LRT proposal is examining an elevated or surface alignment as well.

Its a lot more complex than simply saying "bore an extra tunnel". A highway tunnel would require a much greater diameter tube and would be much more expensive. It would also be much more disruptive, since it would require enormous ventilation plants along the route that LRT wouldn't. Put this together, and you have something that looks very unattractive to planners when there is an alternate route available.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 07:06 PM   #2507
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It's a real enough need that I'd be surprised not to see a multi-modal tunnel included in the EIR alternatives. Such a plan is apparently favored in the Sepulveda corridor (LRT or HRT with a toll road bypass for the 405). But I agree with the above that for numerous reasons it will/would be ruled out in the end.
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Old January 17th, 2017, 05:44 PM   #2508
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From Metro Report

http://www.metro-report.com/news/new...-selected.html

Los Angeles Purple Line Extension Section 2 contractor selected
17 Jan 2017



USA: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is to recommend to the board the award of a contract to build the Section 2 of the Purple Line extension. A joint venture of Tutor Perini and O&G has been selected to build the second phase of the metro extension to Century City/Constellation.

This follows the Department of Transportation’s announcement at the start of January that it will provide $1·6bn in federal grants and loans towards the $2·5bn project

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In L.A. march, Grand Park performs well with huge crowds; Metro and Pershing Square, not so much

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By Christopher Hawthorne
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January 21, 2017, 7:50 PM



Any big political march is both a test of a city’s spatial limitations and an exercise in seeing and using that city in a new way. This is especially true in Los Angeles, a city still trying to shake off an outdated reputation as a place without a significant pedestrian culture or vibrant public realm.

The Los Angeles edition of Saturday’s women’s march was in that sense another sign of the city’s continuing effort to redefine, or at least recalibrate, its public-ness. The Los Angeles Police Department called it the largest gathering downtown since the giant immigration rights protest of 2006.
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Jan. 21, 2017, 10:23 a.m.

Jubilant protesters crowd into downtown L.A.-bound Metro trains

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-...htmlstory.html
Jan. 21, 2017, 10:23 a.m.

Metro trains were jammed to capacity Saturday morning as tens of thousands descended on Pershing Square in downtown L.A. for the women’s march.

Erica Zeitlin said she caught the Expo Line in Santa Monica but it took nearly an hour before there was a train available with enough space to accommodate passengers.

“Metro could have put on 10 times as many trains and they’d be busy,” she said. “The platforms are packed.”

They were so packed that some Culver City passengers said they had to travel west to Santa Monica before they were able to board a downtown-bound train.

Passenger Angela Duffy said the Culver City station was so packed she decided to walk to the Palms Station. But that station was also crowded, so her group headed to the Santa Monica station.

“It is worth doing it to stand with my fellow women in solidarity,” Duffy said. “Change needs to happen … if I just sat at home because I didn’t want to get into the crowds, I would not be standing up for what I believe in.”

“Ready, happy, thrilled!” yelled the jubilant crowd.

Huge crowds swarm Metro trains and buses for Women’s March

Trains were jam-packed for most of the day

http://la.curbed.com/2017/1/22/14351...riders-numbers

Much of Metro’s transit network was pushed to its absolute limit Saturday as marchers descended upon Downtown LA yesterday to take part in a Women’s March corresponding with Donald Trump’s first full day in office. The transit agency has not released ridership numbers yet, but trains and buses heading in and out of Downtown were packed full for much of the day.

It’s also not clear exactly how many people turned up to the event itself. March organizers estimate the number to be around 750,000. LAPD stopped counting.

Lines for TAP Cards were dozens of people deep at many subway stations, while trains were full enough that some riders began boarding on the opposite side of the track—simply to ensure a spot when the train turned around at its last stop.

Crowds were large enough that it may be hard for the agency to get an accurate count. Complicating things: a rumor began circulating on social media in the morning that Metro was offering free rides. The Agency quickly dispelled that notion, but this Curbed writer noticed bus and train operators waiving fares as vehicles became more crowded and lines of people waiting to board grew longer.



After boosting normal weekend service in advance of the event, Metro began adding cars along the Red, Blue, and Gold Lines as the day went on. Blue Line riders heading out of Downtown after the march were then asked to board on the opposite side of the platform—presumably to space out the enormous crowds at the 7th Street/Metro Center station.

It seems likely that Metro, local law enforcement, and even the organizers of the march were caught off guard by the attendance numbers. The march was, in fact, so large, that the planned route could not contain all of the participants. Throngs of people began pouring onto streets around Pershing Square and City Hall, turning the march into something of an impromptu open streets event.



We’ll have to wait for Metro’s official ridership numbers, but the event certainly drew some of the largest crowds any of the system’s Downtown-serving trains and buses have likely seen. In Washington DC, where a crowd of at least 500,000 gathered on the National Mall, the city’s train system had its second-busiest day ever, serving more than 1 million riders.



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