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Westside Purple Line Extension, Section 2

Westside Section 2 Map
Project Type: 
Public Transit
Sponsor / Borrower: 
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)
Credit Agreement Status: 
Active
TIFIA Assistance: 
$307 million
Primary Revenue Pledge: 
Sales Tax Revenues
Project Cost Details: 

$2.411 billion

Duration / Status: 

Revenue service operation is expected in 2025.

Fiscal Year Closed: 
FY2017
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.  

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: 

Design-Build

Project Advisors / Consultants: 

To LACMTA:

  • 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(s): 
USDOT TIFIA
TIFIA 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.
Project Contacts: 

Metro Purple Line Extension

(213) 922-6934

purplelineext@metro.net

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