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Old December 14th, 2017, 04:56 PM   #2761
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Unless something has seriously changed in 25 years, I never had aircon in the 2 house I grew up in as a teen in Inglewood. Box fan and open windows was all we needed even when we got a Santa Ana come in that far by LAX.

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Old December 14th, 2017, 07:45 PM   #2762
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Cut down on time sitting still on the freeway? Again, a car that makes a trip in 10 minutes instead of an hour takes up roughly 15% of the space. If this works a single lane tunnel will be able to take the same traffic as several car lanes on the ground.
What cuttdown? If the traffic jam is not on the highway it is on the connector roads. Or are you going to put those underground as well?

Your line of argument is just the very same of "build more highways to resolve traffic jams". It has a half century long history of not working, at all. The only difference is that it comes minus the noise and emissions from traditional highways. That is a plus but not a solution to the mobility challenges of future cities.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 12:41 AM   #2763
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Plenty of the older housing stock in from the beach and inwards about 5 miles doesnt have AC. You really dont need it when its 74 degrees with a breeze every single day. Newer developments all have AC of course. Lots of people forget that LA has so many different topographies and micro-climates within 30 miles. Beach, basin, Valleys, Mountains, deserts, hilly, flat, mountainous...
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Old January 13th, 2018, 01:09 AM   #2765
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Purple Line Subway Extension Construction Update

Update on construction progress for the Purple Line Extension

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Work excavating the Wilshire/La Brea Station under Wilshire Boulevard. The photo was taken in August. Steve Hymon/Metro.

With the turning of the calendar, we thought it would be a good time to provide an update on one of our key transit projects: the nine-mile extension of the Purple Line subway from the Wilshire/Western Station to Westwood.

There are also upcoming community meetings — see the schedule at the bottom of the post.

The project is being built in three sections. Construction is underway on the first section to Wilshire/La Cienega and will soon begin on the second section to downtown Beverly Hills and Century City. Below is the updated scheduled recently posted to the project’s home page on metro.net.

The plan is to have all three sections in operations before the LA 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Metro is working on the $1.3-billion grant necessary for section three (the federal money will be paired with money from Measures R and M).

On the first section, substantial progress has been made across the project on the stations at Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire/La Cienega.

In November, Metro’s contractor Skanska-Traylor-Shea began laying the ground floor for the Wilshire/La Brea station, where the project’s tunnel boring machines will begin their journey in mid-2018.

Excavation of the Wilshire/Fairfax Station is expected to wrap up this fall. At Wilshire/La Cienega, the final part of the concrete decking was installed earlier this month. The decking allows traffic to continue to flow on Wilshire and La Cienega while excavation of the station continues below ground.

The work — with help from the cities of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles — was expected to take 15 weeks but finished five weeks early.

This photo and the ones below show street decking work at Wilshire/La Cienega.

In total, more than 1,500 concrete panels now separate vehicular and pedestrian traffic from the excavation and construction on section one.

Section two of the project will run from Wilshire/La Cienega to Century City with a station in downtown Beverly Hills near Wilshire and Rodeo Drive.

On this section, the public can expect utility relocation from Southern California Edison, AT&T and LADWP and geotechnical boring work from Metro’s contractor Tutor Perini/O&G throughout January at the Wilshire/Rodeo and Century City/Constellation stations. Turn restrictions and lane reductions will be necessary to complete the work.

On Section 3, advance utility relocation is expected to begin in February for the future Wilshire/Westwood station and will continue for two years.
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