Public Meetings Announced for Downtown Train Tracks Connecting Metro Blue, Gold & Expo Lines
Conceptual Regional Connector Map (Download full PDF here)
Another set of meetings for the Regional Connector, a project that could make a ride from Pasadena to Long Beach, or East LA to Culver City (and eventually Santa Monica) a reality without transferring, has been announced. "By providing continuous through service between these (light rail) lines, the regional connector will improve regional mobility, minimize transfers, reduce station crowding and improve access to both local and regional destinations,'' reads a Metro statement.
A two-mile transit link, either above or below ground (the most popular idea) located in downtown, would allow trains from the Gold, Blue and currently under construction Expo Line share tracks instead of dead-ending at Union Station or the 7th/Metro station. The public is encouraged to opine at the following meetings:
- March 30 at 4:30 p.m. at the University of Southern California's Davidson Conference Center, 3415 S. Figueroa St., Alumni Room;
- March 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena;
- April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. First St., Los Angeles; and
- April 2 at noon at the Los Angeles Central Library, 630 W. Fifth St., Board Room.
You can also let them know your thoughts via phone and writing.