SCAG is holding the second of two open houses Wednesday night for an early study on possible routes to extend the Green Line from its current terminus in Norwalk to the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Station that serves Metrolink’s Orange County Line. There is currently a 2.8-mile gap between the two with many residential neighborhoods in between.
The meeting is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sproul Reception Center, 12239 Sproul Street, Norwalk, 90650.
The project is set to receive $200 million from Measure M and $570 million from other local and state sources, according to Metro’s Measure M spending plan. That said, it should be noted that this is a project currently slated to break ground in 2046 and be completed in the 2052-54 timeframe. So it’s early in the game, so to speak.
SCAG is the regional planning agency for the Los Angeles metro area and the agency is doing the original study because of the regional nature of this project. Extending the Green Line to the Norwalk Metrolink station would make it very easy for passengers coming from Orange County to access the Green Line, which in turn offers transfers to the Blue Line, Silver Line and in the future the Crenshaw/LAX Line and the LAX people mover to the airport terminals.
SCAG also did the early studies for the West Santa Ana Branch Corridor project, which aims to connect Artesia and Union Station via a new light rail line and will also receive Measure M funding. It is a project, too, that could conceivably be extended to Santa Ana in Orange County — thus the reason SCAG did the early work. Metro is resuming the environmental work on the Artesia-to-Union Station project, which is planned to be built in two phases. More here.
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