President Obama’s FY16 Budget Includes $100 Million for Section Two of Purple Line Subway Extension
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Good news for Los Angeles — President Obama’s proposed FY16 budget includes $100 million for the second section of the Metro Purple Line Extension Project, which includes a subway in Century City! The President’s budget also recommends that Section 2 of the subway receive a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) which, if granted, would serve as the commitment to provide federal matching funds for this portion of the subway. Section 1 of the project received an FFGA this past spring. $230 million in funding was also allocated for for two existing New Starts projects – the Regional Connector and the first section of the Purple Line Extension.
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Metro Purple Line Extension Project Breaks Ground on Wilshire Boulevard
Friday, November 7th, 2014
LOS ANGELES (November 7, 2014) - A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday morning for the Metro Purple Line Extension Project with leaders of the L.A. Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) joining federal, state, and local elected leaders for the major milestone.
“Today we’re off to La Cienega, then to Century City,” Mayor Garcetti said of the 9-mile extension to Westwood that is scheduled for completion in 2035. “And we won’t stop until we get to UCLA.”
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KCRW Traffic Reporter and co-host for All Things Considered, Kajon Cermak, was the Master of Ceremonies at the Purple Line Extension Groundbreaking today. Dignitaries (seated from left) included Metro Board of Directors and Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor; United States House of Representatives Henry Waxman; Metro Board of Directors and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky; United States Senator Dianne Feinstein; Metro Board of Directors and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.
Century City Chamber Member and Government Affairs Council Member Ron Stone, center, and his client chat with Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Westside Subway Extension Survives Legal Challenge by Beverly Hills
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Judge rules Metro’s review of the route, which would require tunneling under Beverly Hills High School, was thorough and fair. To read more, click here.
CENTURY CITY CHAMBER METRO UPDATES
Monday, March 26th, 2012
Please see below for ongoing information and updates about the proposed Metro stop in Century City:
3/2012: Los Angeles Business Journal: Subway Report Seeks New Location of Century City Station
3/2012: Westwood-Century City Patch: Metro Officials Support Constellation Avenue Stop for Century City
1/2012: The Source: California Geogolical Survey issues letter about LA Weekly Story
10/2011: Experts Recommend Constellation Station for Subway Project for Safety Reasons
10/2011: Zev Yaroslavsky- Fault Findings Break New Ground
8/2011: Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Subway’s Tunnel Vision
8/2011: Westside Neighborhood Council Backs Constellation Subway Station
7/2011: City Watch’s Beverly Hills Rejection of Century City Station: Embarrassing and Tiresome
6/2011: Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Keeping the Subway on Track” article
6/2011: City Watch’s “Constellation Blvd: The Subway Stops Here”
6/2011: Huffington Post’s “Rejecting Century City Subway Station Adjacent”
10/2011: Metro Board of Directors Planning & Programming Committee, Part 1: Oral report/presentation
10/2011: Metro Board of Directors Planning & Programming Committee, Part 2: Committee discussion/questions & public comment
10/2011: Metro Board of Directors Planning & Programming Committee, Part 3: News briefing
Westside Subway Extension Century City Area Station Options
Westside Subway Extension: Subway Planning in the Century City Area
Online Constellation Blvd. Subway Stop Petition
Century City Chamber Press Conference:
Post-Event Press Release
Press Conference Photos
And, on Thursday, June 9th, the Century City Chamber along with Councilmember Paul Koretz, the Century City Homeowners Alliance and the Comstock Hills Homeowners Association held its first ever Press Conference regarding the proposed metro station stop in Century City, which made the KCAL 9 Channel news: