Light Rail or a Streetcar for Warner Center? L.A. to Apply for Transit Grant
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Today, the L.A. City Council approved a grant application for $180,000 to "study the feasibility of an internal transit circulator, including the potential for light rail in the Warner Center" (we'd wager that a street car might be a better fit). Caltrans has a total of $3 million available to local entities for community based transportation.
The center is one of the few accomplishments of L.A.'s "Centers Concept," which was a 1974-adopted plan to build dense areas around city connected by transit. It never fully came to fruition, but the Warner Center today is home to a handful of skyscrapers, malls and the Orange Line and 750 Metro Rapid bus route.
In downtown Los Angeles, a streetcar is planned for 2014.
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