Subway To The Sea: Westside Subway Route Approved, Initial Work to Start Next Year

12/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

And it's on its way: This morning, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro Board approved the route for the Westside subway, picking the 9-mile Wilshire Boulevard to Westwood/VA hospital path option. "This is a historic day, this is the first time in our lifetime...that we have gotten this close to extending and building a subway through the Wilshire Corridor," said Zev Yaroslavsky, a county supervisor and board member at today's meeting, held at Metro's downtown headquarters.