Community meetings on Thursday, Jan. 26, for Segment A of Rail to Rail/River project

The next meetings for the Rail to Rail/River project will be Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Hubert Humphrey Comprehensive Center at 5850 S. Main Street. There are two meetings with the same content: from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. t0 8 p.m.

The project will make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to reach the Crenshaw/LAX Line, Silver Line, Blue Line, many busy north-south bus lines and neighborhoods and jobs in South Los Angeles.

The meetings will include an overview of the project, proposed design elements and the opportunity to meet project team members, who will be available to answer questions.

The second meeting will also be offered as a live webcast beginning at 6:30 p.m. at tinyurl.com/metror2r with the actual meeting and presentations; a meet-and-greet will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

The Rail to Rail/River ATC Project consists of one corridor that will be built in two phases. Segment A is the Rail to Rail component and Segment B is the Rail to River component. Together they form one route, stretching from South Los Angeles to the Los Angeles River.

Segment A

  • The “Rail to Rail” segment extends 6.4 miles between the future Crenshaw/LAX Line’s Fairview Heights Station to Santa Fe Avenue.

Segment B

  • The “Rail to River” segment extends 2.8 to 4.3 miles between Santa Fe Avenue to a future connection with the Los Angeles River.

It is anticipated that the environmental clearance work on segment A will be completed in June 2017 while the AA work on segment B will be completed in March 2017.

Here’s a previous Source post on the project. And here’s the project map:

2 replies

  1. isn’t this the route that LA Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to turn into a rail line for a direct train ride from LAX to Union Station?

    What is the status of Garcetti’s proposal?

  2. […] Thursday 1/26 – Metro hosts a community meeting on Segment A of the Rail-to-River project. The “Rail-to-River” project is a dedicated pedestrian and cycling path that will connect residents from Metro’s public transit lines to the Los Angeles River. Segment A of the path connects the Metro Blue Line and the future Crenshaw/LAX Line via the Slauson corridor. Attend either of two sessions – 3 to 5 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. – at the Hubert H. Humphrey Comprehensive Health Center at 5850 S. Main Street in South Los Angeles. Join the meeting via a webcast beginning at 6:30pm. Meeting details at Facebook event or The Source. […]