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Subway to the Sea project meetings continue

September 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The second of five meetings took place Tuesday on the Subway to the Sea project, a plan to alleviate heavy traffic congestion.Transit officials are scheduled to decide in October on the routing and station placement.

The subway line is projected to carry an estimated 46,000 to 90,000 people a day.

Los Angeles County's Metropolitan Transit Authority has narrowed down five proposed routes.

Among the proposals are extending the Purple Line nine miles into Westwood, extending it 12 miles into Santa Monica, or extending it 17 miles to Santa Monica and West Hollywood.

There are concerns over tunneling under homes and faultlines.

The projected cost of the subway extension ranges from about $4 billion to $9 billion.

Metro is holding meetings through the end of the week.

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