Route chosen for Santa Monica portion of Expo Line
After two decades of hearings and studies, the board of the Exposition Line has voted to use the existing right-of-way to extend the light rail line to Santa Monica.
The board rejected a proposal to have the Culver City-to-Santa Monica line go along Venice and Sepulveda boulevards.
The existing right-of-way runs along the southern edge of Cheviot Hills. Some residents in that upscale community have been fighting to use a different route, expressing concern that the line would bring pollution, noise and other problems.
-- Martha Groves