• Business Insider
The project is meant to improve traffic in a part of the city where it can take hours to go just a few miles, with train stations to be built at major cultural attractions, including museums and the glitzy shopping areas of Beverly Hills.
Backers hope at some point to expand the subway all the way to a station near the beach in Santa Monica.
"Where the car used to be king, we say, 'Look out, you don't have to get in your car,'" Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Wednesday at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. to announce the funding.
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