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Orange Line Extension Saved by Measure R

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Our broke-ass state has pulled $14.7 million in Proposition 1B bond funds set aside for the Orange Line busway extension from Warner Center to Chatsworth, reports The Daily News. The good news is that Metro unanimously voted yesterday to use Measure R money to continue construction of the project (a parking lot was the only thing built before funding was yanked) with the hope that the state will eventually pay the transit agency back. Now, construction can begin in March and wrap by 2012—aside from connecting the Orange Line with an Amtrak and Metrolink station, the extension "will include four station stops at Sherman Way, Roscoe Boulevard, Nordhoff Street and Chatsworth, a new 207-space park-and-ride facility at the Sherman Way Station, landscaping and parallel bicycle and pedestrian paths."
· Busway Extension Gets Boost from MTA [Daily News]