Stop calling it the 'Subway to the Sea'

The proposed Westside subway extension doesn't quite have the same ring, but it's a lot more accurate. For the record, there currently are no active plans to build a subway to the sea - only to Westwood (and even those plans have not been finalized). Yet, I've noticed several news stories on Mayor Villaraigosa's visit with President Obama that contain the words "subway to the sea." This is more than a nitpick, considering that public awareness of the subway plan remains limited. Using the phrase as some sort of catchall only serves to confuse folks on where the line would actually go.

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