Four virtual meetings this month to provide updates on Eastside Transit Corridor project

Metro invites the public to attend four virtual community meetings November 15, 16 and 17 to receive updates on the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project that will extend the L Line (Gold) to the east. Meetings will include updates on station options and alignments, among other project details.

Metro is hosting the meetings via Zoom due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual meetings will include a presentation on the project followed by a chance for the public to ask Metro questions.

Video recordings of the meetings will be available on the project website. All meetings will be broadcast simultaneously in Spanish.

Community meetings are as follows:

Monday, November 15
Metro will hold two virtual community meetings to focus on the East Los Angeles station locations.

Virtual meeting 1:  Noon to 1:30 p.m., Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/ywbnr5ej; call-in number: (213) 338-8477. Meeting ID: 842 2245 4024.

Español: reunión virtual 1: de 12 a 1:30 p.m., enlace Zoom: tinyurl.com/ywbnr5ej; ID de reunión: 842 2245 4024; teléfono: (646) 749-3335. Código: 967-966-541, habrá intérprete disponible.

Virtual meeting 2: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/3y2dz8j6; call-in number: (213) 338-8477; meeting ID: 825 8006 6891.

Español: reunión virtual 2: de 6 a 7:30 p.m.; enlace Zoom: tinyurl.com/3y2dz8j6; ID de la reunión: 825 8006 6891; teléfono: (646) 749-3335. Código: 993-206-845, habrá intérprete disponible.

Tuesday, November 16

This meeting will focus on the Montebello station and alignment.

Virtual Meeting 3: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/4p59ksvf; call-in number: (213) 338-8477. Meeting ID: 845 8765 0008

Español: reunión virtual 3: de 6 a 7 p.m.; enlace Zoom: tinyurl.com/4p59ksvf; ID de reunión:  845 8765 0008; teléfono: (646) 749-3335; código: 598-417-997. Habrá interprete disponible.

Wednesday, November 17

Metro will share the latest project information and answer questions.

Virtual Meeting 4: 6-7 p.m.; Zoom Link: tinyurl.com/ptyhj3u7; call-in number: (213) 338-8477. Meeting ID: 819 3119 9686

Español: reunion virtual 4: de 6 a 7 p.m.; enlace de Zoom: tinyurl.com/ptyhj3u7; ID de reunión: 819 3119 9686; teléfono: (646) 749-3335. Código: 974-408-445.

All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities. Other ADA accommodations and translations are available by calling (323) 466-3876 or California Relay Service at 711 at least 72 hours in advance.

In addition to the virtual meetings, Metro will provide an on-site outdoor “Tech Booth” where residents and the general public can participate in the meeting if they don’t have access to the virtual meeting through a computer, smartphone or an iPad.

Bilingual staff will be available at all tech booth locations to assist attending participants during the live meetings. All COVID-19 health safety protocols will be implemented at booth locations.

East L.A. Tech Booth: Atlantic Avenue Park, 570 S. Atlantic Blvd. at East Los Angeles, CA 90022.

Montebello Tech Booth: Montebello Senior Center, 115 S Taylor Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640.

Pico Rivera Metro Tech Booth: Pico Rivera Senior Center, 9200 Mines Avenue, Pico Rivera, CA 90660.

Project Background

Metro is evaluating the extension of the Metro L Line (Gold) approximately nine miles further east from its current terminus at Pomona and Atlantic boulevards to the city of Whittier via Washington Boulevard. The project would serve the cities of Commerce, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier, and the unincorporated communities of East Los Angeles and West Whittier-Los Nietos.

Measure M, the transportation sales tax measure approved by voters in 2016, allocates $6 billion for this project in two funding cycles. Cycle 1 allocates $3 billion beginning in 2029 and Cycle 2 allocates $3 billion beginning in 2053.

For more information on the project, please call Metro at (213) 922-3012 or send an email to eastsidephase2@metro.net. Information about the project is also available on Metro’s website at www.metro.net/eastsidephase2

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5 replies

  1. From Lambert, a new line should parallel the 605 freeway and meet up with the Norwalk Green Line and the future Santa Ana Branch.

    • I concur whole-heartedly. That tie-in really makes a bunch of lines a true system. If there is a problem along one route, the riders can switch to another line. And it makes Downey, SFS, Whittier, etc. accessible by transit from the south end of the SAB. Also, it will allow the East-West bus lines to tie in to the system.

  2. Too bad this is still the wrong route. Should have gone down Whittier Blvd as underground light rail subway and built in several segments like the Wilshire Subway. Stations would not need to have been as complex as Wilshire also. Too bad these cities were so negative against this project.

    For sake of budgets, I would only build as far as the Citadel and really also the Montebello Metrolink station to access its parking and bus facility as the first segment and see how ridership goes. The other option is to move the Metrolink station to behind the Citadel, but make sure the transfer is pedestrian friendly.