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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Westside Purple Line Extension, Section 2

Westside Section 2 Map
Alternate Project Name
Purple Line Extension
Project Type
Public Transit
Financing Type
Credit Agreement Executed
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)
Project Description

The Project entails the construction of the second section of a three-section, 9-mile underground heavy rail line that will extend the existing Metro Purple line along Wilshire Boulevard to a new western terminus in West Los Angeles near the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Westwood.  Section 2 extends the line another 2.6 miles through the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and includes two new stations and the procurement of 20 heavy rail cars.  

Project Details
TIFIA Assistance
Primary Revenue Pledge
Sales Tax Revenues
Project Cost
Fiscal Year Closed
Revenue service operation is expected in 2025.
Funding Sources
Federal Sources
TIFIA Loan: $307 million
FTA New Starts Grant: $1.187 billion
CMAQ: $169 million
Local Sources: 
Measure R: $692.7 million
Repayment of Capital Projects Fund: $54.8 million
Project Delivery/Contract Method
Project Advisers/Consultants

Financial Advisor – Montague DeRose and Associates
Legal Advisor – Norton Rose Fulbright
To USDOT Build America Bureau:

TIFIA Financial Advisor – Deloitte Financial Advisory Services
TIFIA Legal Advisor – Squire Patton Boggs US LLP
Project Lender
Credit Assistance Detail
Direct loan: $307.0 million.  The TIFIA loan will be repaid with Measure R local retail sales tax.
Financial Status
The TIFIA loan agreement was signed on December 20, 2016. Principal repayment of the TIFIA loan will begin in 2020, and will amortize through final maturity anticipated in 2037.
Application Details
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)
LOI Fiscal Year Received
LOI Received Date
Initial Eligibility Review
Review complete
Creditworthiness Review
Documentation requested
Estimated Project Cost
TIFIA Request
Instrument Type
Direct Loan