BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — School officials have filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles County’s transportation agency, the latest move in a long fight over sending a subway under Beverly Hills High School.
The lawsuit filed under state environmental laws Wednesday contends that county transit officials rushed to judgment in choosing to tunnel under the school, a project parents and district officials say could be dangerous to students.
School board president Brian Goldberg says transportation officials refused to seriously consider other route options that the city preferred.
After hearing a final round of objections from Beverly Hills residents, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted for the tunnel last week.
MTA did not immediately reply to requests for comment, but has consistently maintained that tunneling can be carried out safely and without disruption to the campus.
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