It’s Green for the Purple line

05/20/2014 3:31 pm0 commentsViews: 9

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti will join U.S. Transportation
Secretary Anthony Foxx in Washington, D.C., tomorrow to announce a $1.25
billion federal grant that will be used to help build a westward extension of
the Metro Purple Line subway.
The funds will go toward extending the line 3.9 miles along Wilshire
Boulevard, from its current terminus at Western Avenue and ending at La Cienega
Boulevard.
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration is
committing the $1.25 billion through a funding grant agreement with the Los
Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Another Metro project, the Regional Connector — which will link the
Blue, Gold and Expo lines for smoother travel across the county — recently
secured $670 million as the result of a similar agreement with the FTA.
Garcetti is scheduled to leave Los Angeles tonight to take part in the
news conference, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday.
Garcetti will also be joined by Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara
Boxer, both D-Calif. Other elected officials are also expected to attend, along
with Metro Board Chair Diane Dubois and CEO Art Leahy.
The mayor plans to meet with some other members of Congress before
flying back to Los Angeles Wednesday night.

 The Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration is committing the $1.25 billion through a funding grant agreement with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Photo by Gary McCarthy

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration is
committing the $1.25 billion through a funding grant agreement with the Los
Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Photo by Gary McCarthy

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