Virtual meeting today and Saturday for Rail to Rail/River Segment B

Metro has a plan to make it easier to get around L.A. County, including streets that are safer for everyone.

Metro wants your input on the proposed alternatives for Rail to Rail/River Active Transportation Corridor, Segment B. The project aims to extend the future active transportation corridor (Segment A) from the Metro A Line (Blue) Slauson Station to the Los Angeles River path.

Please join us for one of the two virtual meetings* for:

•An update on the project status
•A presentation on the proposed alternatives
•A discussion to provide comments and ask questions

*Both meetings will provide the same information. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

The meetings are:

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
6-8pm

Meeting Link: bit.ly/2O6K9ml
Meeting ID: 987 7644 5702
Passcode: 5851
Call-in: 213.338.8477

Saturday, May 15, 2021
10am-12pm

Meeting Link: bit.ly/3fxRUgF
Meeting ID: 972 6130 0042
Passcode: 5851
Call-in: 213.338.8477

Instructions on how to participate online:

·     Visit the Zoom link or Zoom.us and select “Join a Meeting”

·     Enter the 11-digit Meeting ID and click “Enter”

·     Enter the Passcode and click “Enter”

·     Enter First Name, Last Name, and Email and click “Enter”

·     Meeting will be live

Instructions on how to participate by phone:

·     Call 213.338.8477

·     Enter the 11-digit Meeting ID and click “#”

·     Enter the Passcode and click “#”

·     Meeting will be live
Spanish translation provided. Other ADA accommodations and translation available by calling 213.922.9228 at least 72 hours in advance.

The Rail to Rail/River Active Transportation Corridor project will be built in two segments. Segment A of the project is referred to as “Rail to Rail” because it will run between the future Crenshaw/LAX Line and the A Line. This segment began pre-construction activities on February 1 to clear the right-of-way and soil treatment work.

The “Rail to Rail” portion of the project is approximately 5.6 miles in length, following the old freight right-of-way that goes along parts of Slauson Avenue.

6 replies

  1. Total waste of a perfect east-west corridor that would have connected with 4 north south lines.
    I pray they design the ROW to fit rail in the future.

  2. mean, you could just scrap this and save the few dollars, while finding other funding sources to build a legitimate rail line AND bike path from Brea to LAX/South Bay/Santa Monica instead, while connecting to all the north/south transit connections and giving birth to a REAL direct Downtown to LAX Line instead.

    But yeah sure, over beautify the bike path that will be filled with graffiti after a few months while at the same time not leaving space for a Rail ROW for when the funding for a rail line on this corridor finally arrives, making more expensive to destroy and rebuild the ROW.

    *sigh*

  3. I believe they did studies to see if they could put passenger rail on Slauson but came to the conclusion that the ridership was too low to move forward with that?

  4. If the ridership along that corridor was expected to be low then rail technology design for low passenger numbers could have been used in that corridor or have trains run on the quarter as Express until it meets the next line. But I get it. These projects are all about the MTA saying how they also beautify neighborhoods with projects on a human scale. After all the MTA funded the old freight rail corridor in Whittier that is now used as a walking and bike trail. This new project smells just like the same thing.

  5. RAIL-TO-RIVER OUTDOORS MOVEMENT ON PEDICABS FOR SENIORS, DISABLED, AND OTHERS (a proposal):

    How about a Metro-organized fleet of pedicabs that would provide seniors, disabled persons, and others who are unable to practice and enjoy fully active transportation such as bicycling and walking with the opportunity to experience freedom of movement out-of-doors outside of a damn car or a bus! — with local pedicab drivers paid by Metro/City/County/pedicab makers/state-and-or-federal decarbonization funds/senior organizations and other possible sources, including modest fares/tips by the passengers.
    Non-motorized active transportation corridors are the only feasible environment for substantial long-distance mobility and wheeled movement on pedicabs and for citizens who cannot bike, walk, or use scooters.
    A new Pedicabs for Almost-Active Transportation program would add real and unique value to the Rail-to-Rail/River Active Transportation Corridor and its amenities.