*Subways we'll never see

The MTA board signed off on its long-range transportation plan that includes a Westside subway that everyone knows will never, ever, possibly happen. But the mayor wants it known that he got the ball rolling on his watch (think ping pong ball). Oy. From the LAT:

The board took the action despite calls from some in Southern California's congressional delegation that the MTA add other projects to its priority list for New Starts federal money, including light-rail extensions in the San Gabriel Valley, the Southside and the Eastside. But backers of those projects did get a consolation prize as the MTA approved its long-range transportation plan, which outlines how it will spend an estimated $300 billion over the next 30 years.

Curbed LA also covered the nonsense. Just think if more than a few hundred people actually paid attention to this stuff. OK, a thousand.

*Just to be clear, I am referring to the subway-to-the-sea portion of the transit program that will never, ever, possibly happen. Obviously, Phase 1 of the Expo Line is well underway. That'll take you to Culver City. One day.

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