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Appellate Court Sends BHUSD’s Metro, FTA Fight Back To Federal Court

Beverly Hills Unified School District’s legal battle against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) running a subway tunnel under the high school will return to Federal Court following this week’s opinion by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals not to currently make a ruling on the case of BHUSD vs. the Federal Transit Administration. 6:46 pm Read More

Beverly Hills School District Continues Fight Against Metro Today

Nearly a year after U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu made his final ruling on Beverly Hills Unified School District v. Federal Transit Administration., et. al., representatives from both sides are expected to return to court this morning before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena. 6:39 pm Read More

Metro, Beverly Hills Reach Agreement On Edison Utility Relocation

Metro is prepared to take the next big step in its Purple Line Extension tunneling through Beverly Hills after a 4-0 approval from the City Council last Thursday to relocate existing Southern California Edison (SCE) utility lines during construction of the Wilshire Boulevard/Rodeo Drive Metro station. 6:54 pm Read More

City, School District Unite Against Metro SEIS At Community Meeting

Last Thursday's meeting on the Westside Purple Line Extension Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) left many frustrated with the draconian two-minute per person public comment periods, the prohibition on asking questions and the intentional use of bureaucracy to render public comment ineffectual. 6:50 pm Read More

Metro Proposes Detours, Long-Term Closures For Rodeo Station Work

Her delivery was sharp and well-rehearsed, seasoned through the long, miserable years of the 405 freeway widening Project. Kasey Shuda, wearing cobalt blue pumps paid for with your tax dollars, ground her heel into the floor at the new Roxbury Park Community Center, and raced through Metro’s traffic plans for utility relocation of Section 2 of the Purple Line Extension Wednesday. 6:20 pm Read More

Judge: More Information Needed Before Deciding On Metro Measure M Lawsuit

A judge said today she needs more information before ruling on a request by a coalition of seven Los Angeles County cities for an accelerated hearing on a lawsuit filed on behalf of taxpayers concerning the ballot language for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's proposed half- cent county sales tax measure.   11:13 am Read More

Beverly Hills News – Metro Must Answer $200 Million Question After Judge Wu Maintains Federal Approval

Whether or not voters give Metro a blank check in November should the Measure R half-cent sales tax go through, the fact remains that the L.A. transportation authority is on the hook to explain to residents why it decided to spend $200 million more on a subway tunnel that runs under Beverly Hills High School rather than explore over a dozen alternatives previously identified. 1:27 pm Read More

Metro Launches First Bike-Share Program in DTLA

lead_large Metro officials kicked-off the agency's bike-share program today with nearly 300 bicyclists -- including Mayor Eric Garcetti -- riding out of Grand Park to several bike stations sprinkled throughout downtown Los Angeles. 4:18 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – Ruling On Westside Subway Extension Under Beverly Hills High Expected Today

U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu  is poised to make his ruling at 4 p.m. today on just what must be done given that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) acted in, what he called, an “arbitrary and capricious manner,” when it allowed the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to run a tunnel under Beverly Hills High School  as part of the Westside subway extension project. 6:55 pm Read More

Metro Seeks Half-Cent Sales Tax Hike

The Metro board of directors voted 11-2 today to move forward with a November ballot measure calling for a half-cent sales-tax hike to raise money for public transit projects and maintenance in Los Angeles County. 2:47 pm Read More