Written by Veronica Roca for The Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Metro Purple Line extension project, which will expand the heavy rail line, will receive $2.1 billion in federal funding, officials said Tuesday.
Mayor Eric Garcetti and Sens. Dianne Feintsein and Barbara Boxer on Wednesday plan to announce a $1.25-million federal grant package for the first phase of the nine-mile subway extension.
Funding will also come from a $856-million loan from the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program.
The transit project plans to add seven stops between the Wilshire/Western and Westwood/Veterans Administration Hospital stations.
The Purple Line will allow passengers traveling from downtown Los Angeles to visit the Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Century City and Westwood.
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