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SUBWAY TO THE SEA

SUBWAY EXTENTIONS ANNOUNCED

Westside Subway Extension

Upcoming Meeting Announcement

Public Scoping Meetings April 13 – 23, 2009
You are invited to a public scoping meeting to
initiate the Westside Subway extension project,
the next phase of Metro’s study evaluating ways
to improve mobility on the Westside of Los Angeles.

These meetings start the Draft Environmental
Impact Study/Environmental Impact Report (Draft
EIS/EIR) process. Moving forward for analysis in
the Draft EIS/EIR are two Build Alternatives – a
Wilshire Subway (Alternative 1) and a
Wilshire/West Hollywood Subway (Alternative 11) –
as well as a No Build alternative and a
Transportation Systems Management alternative.

The Draft Environmental Impact
Study/Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIS/EIR)
for the Westside Subway Extension follows the
18-month Alternatives Analysis Study (AA) of the
Westside Extension Transit Corridor which
considered whether a transit improvement was
needed in the area, and evaluated various types
of transit improvements and alignments. The AA
included extensive public input and recommended
the two Build Alternatives for further evaluation
in the Draft EIS/EIR. In January 2009, the Metro
Board approved the AA and authorized the Draft EIS/EIR.

The public scoping meetings provide the public an
opportunity to comment on the project purpose,
alternatives, and the potential effects of
construction and operation that should be
considered in the Draft EIS/EIR. Metro and the
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be
preparing a joint document that meets the
requirements of both the National Environmental
Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Agenda

Open House: 6 – 6:30pm
Project Update Presentation: 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Question & Answer Session: 7:00 – 8pm
Please Join Us
We want to hear your thoughts on this next phase
of the study. Please join us at a public scoping
meeting to provide your suggestions about what
you would like Metro to study in the Draft
EIS/EIR. Content presented at these meetings
will be identical, so make sure to attend at the
time and location most convenient for you.

City of Beverly Hills: Thursday, April 16, 6 – 8pm
Beverly Hills Public Library – Auditorium, 2nd Floor
444 N Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills
Served by Metro Lines 4, 14, 16, 704. Free 2-hour
parking available in the adjacent structure.

Westwood area: Monday, April 20, 6 – 8 p.m.
Westwood Presbyterian Church
10822 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Served by Metro Lines 20, 720, 920. Free parking available at the
location.

City of Santa Monica: Thursday, April 23, 6 – 8pm
Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica
Served by Metro Lines 4, 20, 33, 333, and 720.
Validated vehicle and bike parking is available.

For additional information or questions, please
visit the Westside Subway Extension project
website at

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