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Expo Line construction authority to update public on design of Phase II

At meetings Monday and Tuesday, the agency that’s building the Expo Line plans to update people on the second phase of the light rail line.

Phase One is almost done. The tracks are in place; the stations are built. At an event last week, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said engineers and officials are still in the painstaking process of testing the light rail line that links downtown L.A. to Culver City.

"We check the system out," said the mayor. "And we check it out and check it out and check it out until we believe there are no issues and problems with the system. We’re gonna make sure it’s safe completely before we open it up for service But I’ve already been out there, and it’s going to be great."

Villaraigosa chairs the Los Angeles County Metro Board of Directors.

Phase Two will extend the line another 6.6 miles to Santa Monica. While crews broke ground on it a couple of months ago, it’s not scheduled to run until 2015.

Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission approved the 27 crossings the construction authority must build for Phase 2. This week, the authority plans to offer a progress report on the design of the line and ask for feedback.

Details on the public meetings:

Monday, November 14, 2011
6:30 p.m.
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services – Gymnasium
3200 Motor Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Parking available on campus

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
6:30 p.m.
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium – East Wing Meeting Room
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Special Event free parking