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Gold Line Extension Snafu

We learn from the California Transit Corridor message board of a potential delay in the construction of the Gold Line extension through East LA.

There is a potential hold-up now between LAUSD and MTA regarding the Indiana portion of the route. It was supposed to run down the East side of the street on an easement that's part of LAUSD property, but now their reconstruction of the school is outside of MTA's budget per the initial agreement.

The quick and dirty: apparently, the cost to construct new buildings for the Ramona Opportunity High School, as agreed to by the MTA for the right to use LAUSD property, was too much for the transit agency to handle, ergo they're kissing off the school and moving the line to the other side of the street, but this will lead to increased project costs and may delay some trackwork and systems work. Go Metro!