Upcoming meetings for Regional Connector to discuss conceptual engineering

Here’s the good word from Metro staff working on the Regional Connector project, which will tie the Blue Line, Expo Line and Gold Line together in downtown Los Angeles, making for an easier commute for many riders.

Metro is currently completing advanced conceptual engineering for the Regional Connector, a 1.9-mile underground alignment that will connect the Metro Blue, Expo, and Gold Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines in Downtown Los Angeles. The Regional Connector will improve transit access for the anticipated 88,000+ riders who would use the system daily. The project includes underground tracks linking three new stations, located at 2nd/Hope, 2nd/Broadway, and 1st/Central.

You are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming community updates; content at each meeting will be identical. Metro will present the status of the project, including next steps as well as station design for each new station.

Spanish, Korean, and Japanese translation services will be provided at all meetings.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Los Angeles Times Community Room
145 S Spring St, Los Angeles

Thursday, August 23, 2012
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Los Angeles Central Public Library
630 W 5thSt, Los Angeles

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Colburn School of Music
200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Japanese American National Museum
369 E 1st St, Los Angeles

2 replies

  1. Is it true that if a tunnel boring machine is used the whole length of Flower as opposed to cut and cover, it would make it harder to put a fill in station around 4th/5th ? Seems the property owners want everything underground – and of course- they wanted a station. Now that there is no station, they are making things harder. If you built a station box, your distance on either side of the box would be very short to bother putting the tunnel machine in, so cut and cover really becomes your only choice until you reach 2nd street. Any clarification on this ?