Upcoming meetings for Community Leadership Council for Regional Connector project

Metro’s Regional Connector project will connect Metro’s Blue, Expo, and Gold lines via a 1.9-mile extension of light rail tracks beneath downtown Los Angeles. Early pre-construction activities, such as utility relocations, are already underway and construction of the three new stations and track is expected to begin in late 2013/early 2014.

As part of the ongoing community engagement process, Metro has established the Regional Connector Community Leadership Council (RCCLC). The mission of the RCCLC is to foster, advance and promote community-based dialogue and information-sharing regarding the needs and preferences of stakeholders in the neighborhoods where the Regional Connector will be constructed and operated.

The RCCLC is comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders from along the alignment, with all meetings open to the public. In addition to monthly meetings of the full RCCLC, smaller Station and Area Committees meet on a regular basis to discuss issues specific to their geographical neighborhood.

To sign up to be notified of upcoming committee meetings and to receive the meeting agendas, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/rcclclist

The current upcoming RCCLC and Station/Area Committee Meetings are as follows:

Regional Connector Community Leadership Council: 
April 2 @ 1:30 p.m. (No March Meeting)
Metro Headquarters, One Gateway Plz, Los Angeles

Station/Area Committees:

2nd Street/Hope Place: March 12 @ 1 p.m.
Metro Headquarters, One Gateway Plz, Los Angeles

1st Street/Central Avenue: March 13 @ 4 p.m.
244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles

Financial District: March 19 @ 9 a.m.
626 Wilshire Blvd Ste 200, Los Angeles

2nd Street/Broadway: April 10 @ 2 p.m.
To Be Determined

Please RSVP for the meetings you plan to attend as this assists the stakeholder-led committees in making logistical arrangements. These meetings do not typically consist of public presentations, but rather are working group-style committee meetings consisting mainly of stakeholder-led group discussions.

9 replies

  1. Transit Rider: the idea is that one line is north-south and the other east-west.
    My question is if the Little Tokyo subway station will be an “Over-Under” station because I can see delays and conflicts if trains have to crossover at the same level presuming frequent head-ways during rush hours. Without and “Over-Under” station, it would be re-creating the Expo/Blue line sharing inefficiency at 7th Metro Center, and we aren’t dealing with Expo at 5-6 minute head-ways, YET, but certain to be once it goes all the way to Santa Monica. I hope we didn’t cheapskate the RC too much.
    Steve, will the Little Tokyo station be and “Over-Under” station, like Wilshire/Vermont Red & Purple station?

    • I’m headed out of town and will check next week but as far as I know, Little Tokyo will be a one-level station.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. not connecting the Pasadena/Foothill Gold Line to Santa Monica with a one seat ride would be a huge mistake and discourage many potential riders.

  3. Could we maybe get it proper, or am I missing something? Kinda like the Red/Purple line at Union. If I am in Azusa, I should be able to take a train from that station to say, Long Beach (I’ll use numerics, ie. GL1) on GL1, East LA on GL2, and Santa Monica on GL3. Or from Santa Monica, to LBC, Pasadena, or East Los. Etc. Or is it too late to consider these logistics?

  4. So, as of right now, the future plans for the current Gold Line train from Atlantic Station, will no longer go to Union Station once the RCP is finished?

    • Hi David;

      Last I heard is that trains will travel from Santa Monica to East L.A. and from Long Beach to Azusa. I’ll ask around and see if there’s any plans for direct East LA to Pasadena service. Keep in mind, of course, that we’re discussing this in 2013 and the Connector is currently scheduled to be completed in 2019.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  5. I hope SOMEONE can bring up the question of why this BOONDOGGLE will take over 6 years to build! Are they gonna dig the tunnel with gardening tools or what?

  6. When the Regional Connector is finished; if I start at the current Gold Line Atlantic station and I want to get to Long Beach, where am I going to catch the Blue Line to Long Beach? I know if I started in Pasadena I would not have to switch trains to get to Long Beach.

    • Hi David;

      Under the plan for future operations, you could transfer to a Long Beach-bound train at any of the downtown light rail stations — Little Tokyo, 2nd/Broadway, 2nd/Hope, 7th/Metro or Pico. Just step off your train and wait for the next one going to Long Beach arriving at the same platform.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source