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Talk Connector Rail with Metro; Tomorrow and Wednesday

By Eric Richardson
Published: Monday, November 05, 2007, at 01:07PM

Metro Connector This week Metro is hosting two community meetings to gauge interest and opinion in the light rail Downtown / Regional Connector, a project intended to bridge the gap between the Gold Line and Blue / Expo lines. As you can see from the project map to the right, they don't exactly have a plan together yet.

The Connector is a highly important project for three reasons. First, it allows the chance to add a couple more stations Downtown and improve general transit. Second, it offers loads of flexibility, allowing trains to run long routes like Long Beach to Pasadena or East LA to the Westside. And finally, it gives Metro a connection to get Gold Line cars to the Blue Line maintenance yard, their main light rail facility. Right now cars have to be trucked over when they need big-time maintenance.

So come check out the discussion and add your two cents. Meetings are Tuesday, 11:30am - 1:30pm at the Central Library and Wednesday, 6pm - 8pm at the Japanese American National Museum (369 E. First).


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