The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission voted this month to build an elevated rail line rather than a subway through much of the San Fernando Valley, capping a three-year battle over which option to choose.

Valley residents and commercial interests debated intensely over which option made the most sense for their neighborhoods. In the end, the less expensive proposal won out in the commissioners' 6-to-3 decision.

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