Metro has announced an Aug. 2 meeting in downtown L.A. (details below) to discuss the study process for a project to return streetcar service to downtown Los Angeles. It’s a city of Los Angeles project, but Metro planners are doing the studies.
Planners will discuss the initial screening of routes for the streetcar and the ones that they have selected for further study — shown above. Here’s a seven-page briefing that details issues with all the many routes that have been reviewed thus far.
Planners have divided downtown into three different areas – north of 5th, between 5th and 9th and south of 9th — to review the different route options within each of those areas. The one thing to keep in mind with the above map is that the southbound segment on Broadway between 1st and 9th is common to all the routes.
What do you think about the different routes? Comment please!
Another thing to keep in mind: the city still must secure funding for the project. The longer the route, the more money it will likely cost.
Metro will host a community update meeting for the Restoration of Historic Streetcar Service in Downtown Los Angeles Project to discuss the results of the initial screening of alternatives. Metro will make a brief presentation outlining the screening process and describe the project alternatives that will be further evaluated and considered for the locally preferred alternative.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend:
Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Caltrans, 1st Floor Conference Room
100 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The project website has been updated to include information regarding the results of the initial screening evaluation. For more information on the Project, please visit www.metro.net/streetcar.
Comments may be submitted at the meeting; sent via e-mail to email@example.com; provided via voicemail at (213) 922-3000; or mailed to Metro c/o Historic Streetcar Service, One Gateway Plaza, 99-22-2, Los Angeles, CA, 90012.
Thank you for your continued interest in this project!