Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley. The Regional Gap. West LA / Santa Monica. East LA / Whittier. “Make the Right Decisions to Connect the LA County’s Light Rail Network”. Long Beach. Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley. Downtown Regional CONNECTOR. West LA / Santa Monica. “Filling the Gap ”.
The connector is more than a rail line serving Downtown
Los Angeles, it is a regional transit link that will stretch
from the Inland Empire to the Pacific Ocean!
The connector will allow residents and visitors access to
cultural, commercial and civic attractions such as:
Thus changing the perception that Los Angeles is 88 towns
in search of a city.
The connector will also allow existing regional residents and
growing Downtown residents access to an urban lifestyle.
There is a rapidly growing population living Downtown in areas near future station locations such asStaples Center, Bunker Hill, Historic Core, Little Tokyo and Artist District.Now is the time to sustain this momentum and prepare for future growth with the tools of rail.
The connector will maximize future Transit Oriented Development (T.O.D.s) potential along the light rail corridors.
The connector will simplify Rail operations
Memorial Park Gold Line Station
We strongly support building the Expo Line to Santa Monica, Crenshaw Corridor Light Rail, Gold Lines east to Azusa/Citrus College and Whittier and Green Line to LAX as regional priorities.
To advance The Connector, we would like to:
* Fast track the Major Investment Study (MIS), since per Metro’s LRTP draft analysis this was the most cost-effective project.
* Lobby for local support from the L.A. City Council L.A. County Board of Supervisors and Metro Board to begin funding the required Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) for this vital project.
* Look at creative financing and funding methods in order to build and operate the connector.
Pasadena/ San Gabriel Valley
West LA/ Santa Monica
“Filling the Gap”
Post Office Box 567 * San Fernando, California 91341-0567
V: (818) 367-1661 * F: (818) 367-1633 * [email protected] * www.transitcoaltion.org
Designed and Prepared by Jerard Wright
DTRC-01-2005-09-09-Downtown Regional Connector 14 page (Updated: 17 March 2007)