An online petition asking President Donald Trump to prevent the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) from running a subway tunnel under Beverly Hills High School (BHHS) continues to gain support after being posted earlier this month on change.org.
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.
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.
An online petition asking U.S. President Donald Trump to prevent the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) from running a subway tunnel under Beverly Hills High School (BHHS) has gathered 122 signatures after being posted six days ago on change.org.
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.
Last week, the City of Beverly Hills released the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that will govern the construction of Section Two of the Purple Line Extension, commonly referred to as the Wilshire/Rodeo Station, highlighting key elements in a press release.
The stark reality of challenges afoot in constructing the Purple Line subway extension came crashing down on Beverly Hills High School last week when a chunk of the concrete partition wall separating the subway staging area from classrooms fell onto the campus, according to school district officials.
With billions of dollars set to flow into its coffers over the coming decades, leaders of Metro painted a rosy and optimistic future for the agency and for transportation in Los Angeles County Wednesday at an annual State of the Agency Report event at Union Station in downtown.
Ashley M. Leger, Ph.D. is the Paleontological Field Director at Metro’s excavation sites during the building of the Purple Line Extension, and in her words, the La Cienega station is “raining fossils.”
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.