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City Council Returns MOA To Metro For More Mitigation

The Beverly Hills City Council was not satisfied with the draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that has been negotiated over several months with Metro for Section 2 of the Purple Line Subway Extension.  The MOA was peer-reviewed by DLA Piper. 6:02 pm Read More

City Council Tasked To Decide How Long To Close Wilshire Lanes As Subway Rolls Along

Something rather atypical happened at the end of Wednesday evening’s L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) community meeting in Beverly Hills: there were no questions.  “They usually have an hour or so of questions,” confirmed Beverly Hills Unified attorney Terry Tao, who said he had attended all of the previous nine such monthly Metro-led community meetings at Beverly Hills City Hall. 6:11 pm Read More

Beverly Hills Residents Seek Presidential Intervention To Re-Route Purple Line Extension

On Wednesday a consortium calling themselves the “Friends of Beverly Hills High School” unveiled a change.org petition asking U.S. President Donald Trump and Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao to force the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to re-route the planned Purple Line extension from under BHHS into Century City by withholding federal funds. 5:40 pm Read More

BHUSD Files Federal Lawsuit Against FTA, Metro

After failing to find sympathy last August in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on Jan. 26 attorneys for the Beverly Hills Unified School District filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) challenging the legal sufficiency of the FTA’s and Metro’s latest environmental analysis related to running a subway tunnel under Beverly Hills High School. 6:58 pm Read More

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