Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority – Westside Subway Extension
Metro’s Westside Subway Extension will extend the Purple Line nine miles west, from downtown Los Angeles to the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Hospital, traveling along the busy Wilshire corridor. The $7.8 billion project will provide a fast, reliable, high-capacity, and environmentally-sound transportation solution, serving as a primary connector between residential communities throughout Los Angeles County and the very dense regional job centers in the Westside. The Project will result in significant environmental benefits such as air quality improvements, congestion relief, economic development, and increased mobility. The project has drawn 10 lawsuits in state and federal court, alleging violations of CEQA, NEPA, the Public Records Act, the Public Utilities Code, and Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act. RMM has successfully defended Metro in those lawsuits, leading to the published opinion in Beverly Hills Unified School Dist. v. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (2015) 241 Cal.App.4th 627. Tiffany Wright is RMM’s lead attorney for Metro.