In April, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John A. Torribio denied the two entities' challenges to Metro's decision on the subway route. Their cases will now go to the California Court of Appeal.
The route Metro chose includes a station near Constellation Boulevard in Century City, west of the high school, that will require tunneling under parts of the campus. Metro had considered an alternative route along Santa Monica Boulevard but discarded it after agency studies found a complex earthquake fault zone in that area.
Metro said in a statement that it was confident the court's ruling would be upheld.
Since the ruling, Metro added, "we've received another vote of confidence from the federal government with the recent award of $2.1 billion in grants and loans for the first section of subway." Metro said it would soon award the contract for that work.