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Old October 10th, 2015, 08:27 AM   #1901
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Just noticed the LA Times article says that the Crenshaw Line (or some other service) would connect to the Purple Line.

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The route would start at a Metro Red Line station in Hollywood and run south, connecting with the Wilshire Boulevard subway and the Exposition and Crenshaw lines in Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw.
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Old October 10th, 2015, 08:37 AM   #1902
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Metro dedicates Expo/La Brea Station in honor of Ethel Bradley
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Metro joined elected officials in a station dedication ceremony today for Ethel Bradley, the wife of Los Angeles’ first African American Mayor Tom Bradley. Ethel Bradley was the longest-reigning first lady of Los Angeles, from 1973 to 1993. A memorial plaque has been installed at the Metro Expo Line Expo/La Brea Station, which will be officially renamed Expo/La Brea/Ethel Bradley Station per a motion by L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Chair Mark Ridley-Thomas, city of Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Member Eric Garcetti and Metro Board Member Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker.

Ethel Mae Arnold was born in Texas on Feb. 2, 1919 and moved to Los Angeles in 1930. At age 15, she graduated from Jefferson High School and attended Los Angeles City College for two years. In 1941, she married Tom Bradley, and the couple had two daughters: Lorraine and Phyllis. In 1973, Ethel Bradley became the first lady of Los Angeles, a position she held for the next twenty years

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Old October 11th, 2015, 08:03 AM   #1903
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and so the name game begins (again).
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Old October 11th, 2015, 08:22 AM   #1904
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Quite a mouthful, too.
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Old October 11th, 2015, 04:18 PM   #1905
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Is a tramsystem in LA like in Atlanta planned?
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Old October 11th, 2015, 04:34 PM   #1906
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jep, and it is also going to be a loop in the CBD
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Old October 11th, 2015, 04:35 PM   #1907
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How many new undergroundstations will LA build in the future?
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Old October 11th, 2015, 04:52 PM   #1908
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depends on your definition of the future, but the purple line will be extended in the coming years

Talking about LAs Subway, I read about a planned Little Tokyo/Arts District Station near the Maintenance Facility between 1st and 4th Street, which should be kind of easy to do since there is a ton of space and it is not underground.
Does anyone know if there are any specific plans?
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Old October 12th, 2015, 07:38 PM   #1909
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Sepulveda, subway and The Vermont Avenue Subway.
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Old October 12th, 2015, 08:41 PM   #1910
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Sepulveda, subway and The Vermont Avenue Subway.
The Regional Connector is adding three u/g stations (Bunker Hill, Civic Center, and a new Little Tokyo/AD station to replace the existing at-grade one), Crenshaw will have 3 more (Expo, MLK and Liemert Park), Purple will have several (La Brea, Fairfax and La Cienega in Phase 1, with Rodeo, Century City, Westwood and the VA Hospital to follow).

The next obvious one will be the Sepulveda subway, and a northward extension of the Crenshaw Line, which should all be underground (with the possible exception of San Vicente, which has a wide median from the Pacific Electric route that used to run there.)

Unfortunately, Vermont is way down the list of proposed projects on the Metro Long Range Plan, although I think it should be much higher. If they make moves on it, I also hope they consider a routing that would run up Vermont from the Green Line, and then up Alvarado (connecting to the Red/Purple at Macarthur Park) to Silver Lake and potentially even the Atwater station, Glendale and Burbank.

But that's a long ways away.
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Old October 12th, 2015, 08:44 PM   #1911
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Do you have a Measure R2 map of all the separate projects?
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Old October 12th, 2015, 08:57 PM   #1912
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I don't think there is any kind of official one (at least for public consumption), since it would probably look like a total mess with all the different alternatives. But MoveLA has a pretty good "fantasy" map that assembles many of the top R2 projects:



Here you can see a version of the Sepulveda Subway, both Gold Line East Side Extension alts, a version of the Green Line South Bay Extension, a version of the West Santa Ana Branch, and a few others.
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Old October 12th, 2015, 09:01 PM   #1913
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The Purple Line extension would add about 10 underground stations when it reaches Santa Monica (7 alone by the time it reaches Westwood).

The Regional Connector (downtown connector) will add another 3 underground stations (Bunker Hill, City Hall, and Little Tokyo). Originally there were to be 4, one of these stations, at 4th & Flower was eliminated to cut costs.

And the Crenshaw Line will have at least 3 underground stations, possibly more as it is extended north toward Hollywood.

So LA actually has concrete plans for 16 new underground stations, possibly more.
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Old October 12th, 2015, 09:10 PM   #1914
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Have they considered ever creating a Metrolinks Airport express line?
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Old October 12th, 2015, 09:55 PM   #1915
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I think there was a proposed airport express rout of some sort but that is in question because a green way or something is being built in the right of way.
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Old October 13th, 2015, 12:12 AM   #1916
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Sepulveda, subway and The Vermont Avenue Subway.
I always thought Vermont would get a BRT transitway instead of an actual subway. iirc, Metro was doing a study on just that a couple years ago. http://la.streetsblog.org/2014/11/21...uld-look-like/ ?
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Old October 13th, 2015, 12:47 AM   #1917
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I always thought Vermont would get a BRT transitway instead of an actual subway. iirc, Metro was doing a study on just that a couple years ago. http://la.streetsblog.org/2014/11/21...uld-look-like/ ?
that would be highly unlikely. Its the second busiest corridor after Wilshire if im not mistaken
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Old October 13th, 2015, 01:04 AM   #1918
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The Silver line busway is rather to much of the Vermont corridor: would upgrading that to rail help draw traffic off Vermont?
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Old October 13th, 2015, 01:49 AM   #1919
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That seems the prevailing logic at LA MTA.
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Old October 13th, 2015, 07:20 AM   #1920
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Well, isn't Wilshire getting both BRT and subway? Could Vermont do the same?
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