Subway to sea gains footing

There are 5 comments on the LA Daily News story from Aug 20, 2009, titled Subway to sea gains footing. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Los Angeles' "subway to the sea" concept is getting closer to reality with the completion of test drilling on the Westside, where underground methane deposits have derailed expansion of the service for many years.

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Alek F

Bell Gardens, CA

#21 Aug 21, 2009
@ Anamouse:
Whereas I understand your concern (who would want earthquakes!), I think bringing up "earthquakes" as an excuse is pretty lame.
Earthquakes can damage Anything, not just subway!
(it's same as saying: "Los Angeles is a seismic city, so let's not build any highways and bridges!")
BUT...
the good news keep on coming. ;-)
Remember the 1994 Northridge quake? Well, the damage to the 10 Fwy (at Fairfax) was devastating,
WHILE
the 4-station Red line (yes, we did have a small subway mini-line running then) had BARELY had damage, and was reopened for use shortly!
So... a subway in a seismic zone is safer than we may think.
In any case, NOT building the subway will bring us back to square one: continuing to be stuck in gridlocks, wasting hours & hours of time, tons of lost nerves, and impaired mobility. And no solution.
Let's build the long-overdue subway, and let's build it now!
Spokker

Culver City, CA

#22 Aug 21, 2009
The Red Line through downtown was open during the Northridge Earthquake. No damage. The 10, however, fell apart.
Brigham Yen

Pasadena, CA

#23 Aug 22, 2009
That's because if some of you anti-transit folks do some thinking pertaining to earthquakes and subways, you may realize that earthquake energy waves have a different effect underground than what happens at or above ground. Think about it. The concept it similar to a storm at sea. If you're in a boat and the waves are violent, the boat (like buildings/freeway overpasses) will be shook asunder. But if you were beneath the waves, it would actually be relatively calm, much like the subway is underground.
jay

United States

#24 Aug 22, 2009
a santa monica blvd route hitting the west hollywood stops also should hit santa monica /vine, SM/western, western/melrose, western/beverly, western/3rd, normandie/3rd, vermont/3rd.
Jerome Howard

Aurora, IL

#25 Aug 24, 2009
Why the bias against a cheaper elevated structure. BART is on stilts all over the suburbs.

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