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Metro Looking to Expand Gold Line Further than East LA

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When the Gold Line Eastside extension opens this summer whisking commuters from downtown to East LA, that won't be the end of the line if Metro gets their way. Metro staff has four light rail routes they are studying and proposing that would go from unincorporated East LA to the possibility of other cities such as Monterey Park, Whittier, Montebello, El Monte and others.

"Route selection for the extension has been somewhat controversial, and had been a point of debate during the battle over Measure R," explains Damien Newton at Streetsblog LA. "However, with the Draft Environmental Impact Statement now completed, we are one step closer to seeing the Gold Line penetrate deeper into the Eastside than its current alignment." The project is set to be heard at two meetings--a committee and the full board--later this month where its fate currently lays.