Over the summer, we launched an 8-week contest to find a new name for the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor project, a proposed 14.5-mile light rail line that will pass through southeast LA County and the Gateway Cities. We were amazed by the results! Nearly 1,000 of you participated, submitting over 1,200 project name recommendations. Clearly, the excitement for this project is palpable. People of all backgrounds and ages participated, ranging from teenagers to older folks who remember riding the Red Cars back in the 1940s and 1950s.
Our panel of five judges carefully reviewed all your submissions, looking for names that spoke to the cultures and histories of the corridor cities that the new rail line hopes to unify. After much deliberation, they chose 12 finalists, listed below:
- Gateway Cities
- Los Angeles Gateway
- Los Rios
- Ruta Segura
- Southeast Gateway
- The Heartland Connection
Have a favorite? Let us know! To cast your vote –– you’ll get to select your three top names –– please visit RenameWSAB.com. The deadline is Sunday, December 17, 2023. As a token of appreciation, one lucky participant will be randomly selected to win a $100 gift card.
The name with the most votes will be selected as the official project name, which we’ll announce in January 2024. The name will remain in place through construction until the start of revenue service, at which point, it will receive a new line letter and color.
So what are you waiting for? Cast your vote … and help shape the identity of a project that is poised to transform the region.
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