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“Beverly Hills School District Sues Purple Line Subway Project”

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, by Neal Broverman

Less than a week after Metro gave the go ahead on the full nine-mile extension of the Purple Line subway, the Beverly Hills school district has filed suit to stop their plans–the suit was filed the same day the LA Times editorial board excoriated BH for the second time for attempting to stymie the decades-in-the-making project (the LAT basically said Beverly Hills is fighting a losing battle and should be ashamed for wasting education dollars on it). The school board–and many Beverly Hills city officials–don’t like that the subway will travel under Beverly Hills High School to reach a Century City station at Constellation and Avenue of the Stars (they say they want a station at Santa Monica Boulevard, though numerous studies show that’s not feasible because of earthquake faults).

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