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City Council to Discuss Subway Route Review Today

The city hired geotechnical consultants Shannon & Wilson, Inc. to review Metro's studies of the route. The firm will present their review at a 2:30 p.m. study session.

The City Council will hold a public study session Tuesday afternoon to discuss an independent review of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Century City Area fault investigation and tunneling safety reports. Metro announced last month that it is , a decision .

Geotechnical consultants Shannon & Wilson, Inc. will present their review at the 2:30 pm study session, which will take place at City Hall. The city commissioned Shannon & Wilson to provide a peer review of Metro’s fault and tunnel reports to “address the selection of the Century City area station location.”

Members of the public are invited to attend the study session, which will be broadcast live on Beverly Hills TV 10. Residents are also invited to speak during the public comment period at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting at 7 p.m. For more information about the council agendas click here.

Also, the city of Beverly Hills has announced further details about plans to offer transportation to two Metro meetings being later this month at its downtown headquarters. Metro’s Board of Directors will discuss the Westside Subway Extension route at both meetings.

On April 18, Metro’s Planning and Programming Committee Meeting is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m. to review the subway’s Final Environmental Impact Report/Statement and make recommendations. A 20-seat shuttle will depart from Kelly’s Coffee and Fudge on Rexford Drive at 11:30 a.m.

On April 26, the full Metro board will meet at 9 a.m. to review and discuss the FEIS/R and consider recommendations for the Westside Subway Extension. A final vote is possible at this meeting. A 47-seat bus will depart from Kelly’s Coffee and Fudge at 7:30 a.m.

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George Vreeland Hill April 03, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Metro needs to rethink their plans for a tunnel under BHHS. How dare they tell Beverly Hills what to do. George Vreeland Hill
Simon April 04, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Mr. Hill, This shouldn't be about ego and whether Metro is "telling Beverly Hills what to do." You can't build a station in a seismic zone and Santa Monica Blvd. sits on one. A Constellation station will bring thousands more riders. The tunnel will have no effect on BHHS, and expansion plans at the school can still happen. Tunnels already run under schools in Koreatown and East Hollywood, including Los Angeles Community College. This has to be about rationality, not emotion. Best, Simon
Robert Ortego April 13, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Will not ANY route not be opposed? Will it ever be built? The entire Los Angeles area is a seismic zone. The Valley subway was never built because of opposition and delays until it got too expensive. Now we are stuck with a cross Valley bus line that no one wants to ride. And it is so STUPID not to take it into LAX, not just near. Most major cities have train/subway service into their airports. There are too many special interests in parking garages and taxi service and vans into the airport.
Joe April 13, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Welcome to LA - the transportation laughingstock of the world (thanks NIMBYS!)

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