Westside Subway DEIR Meeting

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority invites
the public to the last round of community update meetings on the
Westside Subway Extension Project prior to the agency’s official
release of the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report
(EIS/EIR).

Meetings will present additional data on the performance of the five
alternatives now under study in the EIS/EIR. They will also provide
another opportunity for the public to learn more about the project and
receive updates before the agency releases the Draft EIS/EIR and holds
formal public hearings anticipated for later this summer.

Material presented at each of these meetings will be identical, so
members of the public should choose the time and location most
convenient for them. Metro also will offer a live web-cast of the June
28 meeting. Meeting dates are as follows:

  • Monday, June 14, 2010; 6 – 8 p.m., LACMA West –
    Terrace Room, 5th Floor, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
    90036.Served by Metro Lines 20, 720, 920, 217 & 780. Validated
    vehicle parking is available in the Museum’s 6th Street underground
    garage.  Enter from 6th and Ogden. Spanish & Korean translation
    will be provided.
  • Thursday, June 17, 2010; 6 – 8 p.m., Plummer Park
    – Great Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA
    90046.Served by Metro Line 4. Free vehicle and bike parking is
    available. Russian translation will be provided.
  • Monday, June 28, 2010; 6 – 8 p.m., Westwood United
    Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall, 3rd Floor, 10497 Wilshire
    Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024.Served by Metro Line 20.  Spanish
    translation will be provided. For added convenience, we will offer a
    live webcast of this meeting that you can view from any computer simply
    by going to metro.net/Westside
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2010; 6 – 8 p.m., Beverly Hills
    Library Auditorium – 2nd Floor, 444 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
    90210.Served by Metro Lines 4, 14, 16 & 704. Free 2-hour parking is
    available in the adjacent structure. Spanish translation will be
    provided.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2010; 6 – 8 p.m., Santa Monica
    Public Library – Multi-Purpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa
    Monica, CA 90401.Served by Metro Lines 4, 20, 333 & 720 and Santa
    Monica Big Blue Bus Lines 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10.Validated vehicle
    and free bike parking is available. Spanish translation will be
    provided.      

Special ADA accommodations are available to the public. All requests
for reasonable accommodations must be made at least three working days
(72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Please telephone
the project information line at 213.922.6934. The TDD line is
800-252-9040

The Westside Subway Extension Project team is currently evaluating
five different alternatives for extending transit service to West Los
Angeles. All of the alternatives currently have a common subway segment
on Wilshire Boulevard extending to Westwood/UCLA. One alternative also
extends to Westwood/VA Hospital, one alternative extends to Santa
Monica, one alternative includes the extension to Westwood/VA Hospital
and adds a possible branch through West Hollywood, and one alternative
includes both the extension into Santa Monica and the possible branch
through West Hollywood. As part of the environmental review process,
the project team must also evaluate a No-Build Alternative and a
Transportation Systems Management (TSM) Alternative. The agency’s Board
will consider staff recommendations in the fall.

For additional information, visit the Westside Subway Extension
project web site at metro.net/westside. Project information also can be
found at Facebook.com/WestsideSubwayExtension. The project information
line is 213-922-6934.

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