Subway extension moving closer to rea...

Subway extension moving closer to reality

There are 30 comments on the LA Daily News story from Oct 28, 2010, titled Subway extension moving closer to reality. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's proposed $4.2 billion subway extension expected to whisk commuters from downtown to Westwood in 25 minutes received a boost Thursday when the Metro board approved a draft environmental impact report on the project.

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Maryann

Sunland, CA

#1 Oct 28, 2010
Taking all measures for safety via planning and consistent geological stress reporting and analysis weill be key. That said, bravo to our city officials for forwarding thinking progress that helps to alleviate major concerns regarding transportation, physical/human infrastructures that lay further foundations for clean air provisions and productive human resoiurces.
Noel D

Anaheim, CA

#2 Oct 28, 2010
All of a sudden it's not the Subway to the Sea but the Subway to the West side at a cost of 4.2Billion dollars for 9 miles and to save 20 minutes,those morons at City Hall and that Bozo we have for a Mayor our out of their mines and it will not be operational till 2022 (if we are lucky) and we wonder why this city is in a financial mess. And the voter keep right on re-electing these morons,makes me wonder which is worst the morons or the voters that keep re-electing them.
lomavista1

Moorpark, CA

#3 Oct 28, 2010
Too long and to scary with all the predictions of "The big one" I will not be on it. WHy don't they use a monorail system?
u crazy

Beverly Hills, CA

#4 Oct 28, 2010
What a waste of money 4 billion for s simple 9 miles. not worth it

“America & LEGAL Americans 1st”

Since: Aug 08

Chatsworth

#5 Oct 28, 2010
With the way the city of Lost Angeles works this project will take twice as long and cost overruns will be three to four times the original estimate.

Meanwhile, the Wilshire corridor will be torn up for years. The Alcalde, Greasy Tony, El Mayor La Raza y Unionista has really screwed the pooch on this one. And everyone who voted for the sales tax increase to fund this fiasco is to blame.
Strait Butta

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Oct 28, 2010
Tony might go down as the best Mayor this city has ever seen. Well done Mayor!
Valley Cynic

Kailua Kona, HI

#7 Oct 29, 2010
They might as well call it "the subway to nowhere."

The only thing that's going anywhere is our money...into a bottomless pit.
publicpolicy

Claremont, CA

#8 Oct 29, 2010
They claim not to be NIMBYs, but the Beverly Hills folks quoted in this article sure behave otherwise, trotting out a blatant falsehood as a scare tactic when arguing against the subway running under their high school and homes.

The fact is that the 1985 Ross Dress-for-Less methane explosion near Third and Fairfax had nothing whatsoever to do with MTA tunneling, contrary to what Ronit Stone of the high school PTA claim. The MTA has never tunneled along Third Street for any reason, ever! That location is a few blocks from the proposed subway extension route, but clearly nothing was going on there in 1985 that could or should be laid at the feet of the MTA. The Daily News should have pointed that out.

The fact that the unfortunate explosion led to a 20-year federal ban on tunneling in the area was bad enough, but for Beverly Hills NIMBYs - yes, I'm calling them out for what they are - to now just fabricate a history that never happened in order to try to thwart a much-needed project is unconscionable.

If you want to fight a project in the public arena, at least use the truth to do it, not lies.
publicpolicy

Claremont, CA

#9 Oct 29, 2010
All this "subway to nowhere" jibber-jabber is tiresome hype. Self-styled Valley know-it alls (who are actually closer to being "know-nothings") have used it for years to describe the Red Line to North Hollywood. They should be ashamed of calling North Hollywood - and indeed the entire Valley which makes the Red Line the success it is - "nowhere." The self-loathing is palpable and not a fit basis for making important political and policy decisions.

Nowhere is where you are when you're stuck in traffic on the way to wherever it is you're trying to go. The County Art Museum, Beverly Hills, Westwood Village and the Veterans Administration site are definiely somewhere to the throngs of people who visit them daily.

So is the Valley, only you wouldn't know it from the comments of people who don't respect their city enough to support investing in its future even if it's expensive. The dedicated transit money to be used for the subway isn't taking anything away from any other needs, so give the hyperbole a rest and come to terms with the difference between "nowhere" and "somewhere."

“bamboo forest and an iced tea”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#10 Oct 29, 2010
with 9 billion dollars They can bus the poor around in L.A. city for trirty years for free...
mewo nix

Pinecrest, CA

#11 Oct 29, 2010
u crazy wrote:
What a waste of money 4 billion for s simple 9 miles. not worth it
Because a mono-rail is 10 times more dangerous. Not to mention stupid to do. Subway is the ONLY way to go. Don't believe me? Ask Japan. They're 10 times the earthquake heaven than California has EVER been, and the only trains that get damaged when they have BIG ones are the ones ABOVE ground. For some reason, I don't know why because I'm no engineer, the subways are usually left with barely minimal damage.

“bamboo forest and an iced tea”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#12 Oct 29, 2010
Here what 9 billion looks like if you had one million people that live in valley you can give them $9000.00 each...
Martin

Anaheim, CA

#13 Oct 29, 2010
There is no such thing as a risk free project. The economic and social benefits of this extension far outweigh the risk potential involved.
jer

Ontario, CA

#14 Oct 29, 2010
I just remember when the cracks in the sidewalks in that area caught fire when some one threw a cigarette down.

Good Idea- let drill in methane!
BigSee

Denver, CO

#15 Oct 29, 2010
I agree, this is all scaremongering by the elitest citizens of Beverly Hills. I was delighted to see a station at Rodeo and Wilshire. I could care less about the petty worries of people who can live in (and choose to live in) Beverly Hills.
Mark

Indio, CA

#16 Oct 29, 2010
Although Villaraigosa has long described it as the "Subway to the Sea," he re-dubbed it the "Westside Subway" on Thursday, noting the Measure R sales tax doesn't include funds to extend the subway to the Santa Monica coastline.

That's not how the Mayor sold Measure R to the voters. So the Mayor, once again, lied to the voters of Los Angeles. I see another measure on the horizon.

“America & LEGAL Americans 1st”

Since: Aug 08

Chatsworth

#17 Oct 29, 2010
Strait Butta wrote:
Tony might go down as the best Mayor this city has ever seen. Well done Mayor!
Best mayor? Compared to what? Cuidad Juarez?
Driver

Pasadena, CA

#18 Oct 29, 2010
Noel D wrote:
All of a sudden it's not the Subway to the Sea but the Subway to the West side at a cost of 4.2Billion dollars for 9 miles and to save 20 minutes,those morons at City Hall and that Bozo we have for a Mayor our out of their mines and it will not be operational till 2022 (if we are lucky) and we wonder why this city is in a financial mess. And the voter keep right on re-electing these morons,makes me wonder which is worst the morons or the voters that keep re-electing them.
Yep, total waste of taxpayer's money. That cash should be going to double decker freeways and electric cars and buses!
KrissyinLA

Rialto, CA

#19 Oct 29, 2010
Noel D wrote:
All of a sudden it's not the Subway to the Sea but the Subway to the West side at a cost of 4.2Billion dollars for 9 miles and to save 20 minutes,those morons at City Hall and that Bozo we have for a Mayor our out of their mines and it will not be operational till 2022 (if we are lucky) and we wonder why this city is in a financial mess. And the voter keep right on re-electing these morons,makes me wonder which is worst the morons or the voters that keep re-electing them.
Then again it gives some of us the opportunity to take mass transit to work while live in the outlying communities... You see Noel, some folks can't afford fancy houses and expensive Westside rent, yet they work on the westside. Will this constructin of the Subway not provide jobs??? Yet another NIMY
KrissyinLA

Rialto, CA

#20 Oct 29, 2010
Driver wrote:
<quoted text> Yep, total waste of taxpayer's money. That cash should be going to double decker freeways and electric cars and buses!
Excuse me NIMBY

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