How awesome is that? Digging has begun on a 4-mile segment from the existing Wilshire/Western station to Wilshire and La Cienega boulevards in Beverly Hills — to be completed by 2023. The subway will travel under one of L.A.'s most densely populated and highly trafficked corridors. Writes the LA Times editorial board: "Los Angeles County now has 5 rail lines under construction, including one that will connect to LAX by 2022, and two — the Expo Line to Santa Monica and the Gold Line to Azusa — slated to open in 2016. It's easy to forget that when Villaraigosa pitched the subway to the sea while campaigning for mayor, major transit projects were moving at a snail's pace, if at all."

This was the pullquote: "This is what can happen when politicians deliver on their boldest promises." Thank you Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa!

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