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More Public Meetings about Public Transit: A Train from Downtown to LAX to the Southbay to Long Beach?

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Just a portion of the potential route, marked in Yellow | Map via Metro


Just a portion of the potential route, marked in Yellow | Map via Metro
Are you worn out on public transportation meetings this month? Let's recap before we get to the latest. Current and upcoming meetings soliciting public feedback include the city's draft bicyle plan, the Crenshaw Line to LAX, bus lanes on Wilshire and major improvements to the Rosa Parks Station where the Blue and Green lines cross.

And now this.

Metro today announced a series of meetings about the Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor Project, which covers a 26-mile freight rail corridor between Vernon and Wilmington in Los Angeles that b-lines through the Southbay (see a PDF map here). Possible connections could extend the line into downtown and Long Beach.

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A dedicated busway, light rail and commuter rail are among the modes being studied in addition to the possibility of making no improvements or tweaking traffic patterns. Input gathered at a series of public meetings last Spring along with further study and analysis will be presented at five meetings later this month:

October 19, 2009 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Metropolitan Water District, Room 2-145, 700 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles

October 19, 2009 (6-8 p.m.) Lawndale Community Center Annex, 14616-1/2 Grevillea Ave., Lawndale

October 20, 2009 (6-8 p.m.) Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson St., Carson

October 21, 2009 (6-8 p.m.) Jackie Robinson Academy Auditorium, 2750 Pine Ave., Long Beach

October 22, 2009 (6-8 p.m.) Hyde Park-Miriam Matthews Library, 2205 Florence Ave., Los Angeles