The public is invited two a couple of upcoming meetings on the planned Expo Line, a light rail train that will give commuters an alternative for traveling between Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica.
The meetings, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15, will give guests a chance to hear about the progress of the nearly $2 billion project. The line will bring light rail to the Exposition Corridor, with 19 station stops to popular destinations such as USC, Exposition Park, the Mid-City communities, the Crenshaw District, Culver City, and West Los Angeles, according to buildexpo.org.
Construction on the $930 million phase 1, slated to go from Downtown Los Angeles to Culver City, is expected to begin at the end of the year or early 2012, according to the website. The estimated $1.5 billion phase 2, will take the line further out to Santa Monica and expected to be completed by 2015. The project proponents estimate that by 2030, around 64,000 passengers will ride the Expo Line each day.
When: 6:30 to 7 p.m. formal presentation; 7 to 8 p.m. open house, Nov. 14, 2011
Where: Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services Gymnasium 3200 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90034
Parking: available on campus
When: 6:30 to 7 p.m. formal presentation; 7 to 8 p.m. open house, Nov. 15
Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium East Wing Meeting Room 1855 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
Parking: special event free parking
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