UPDATE: Here is a video from the tour:
Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa and Metro officials provided a media tour of the Orange Line Extension this morning. The news release below has many details on the four-mile line between the existing Canoga station and the Chatsworth train station.
Mayor Villaraigosa added a few comments worth noting. Among them:
•Although the Orange Line Extension is a Measure R project, Metro was able to secure state funds to help pay for the busway. That, said the Mayor, will free up the Orange Line’s Measure R funds — about $182 million — to help pay for other Measure R projects in the San Fernando Valley.
•The Mayor said that the Orange Line is another project that creates linkages as part of Metro’s growing network of transit — in this case linking Metrolink and Amtrak to job-rich Warner Center and to the rest of the Orange Line that connects with the Red Line. “If we build these projects, people will use them and realize there is an alternative to the single-passenger automobile,” the Mayor said.
There are a couple more photos after the jump along with a map of the project.