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Route chosen for Santa Monica portion of Expo Line

April 3, 2009 |  2:00 pm

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