Thursday, March 16, 2017

Metro Recommends Underground Atlantic Blvd Route for new Gold Line Extension

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The long-term expansion of the Los Angeles Metro rapid transit system is taking shape, and the Metro is now recommending building an underground route under Atlantic Boulevard to extend the East LA Gold line toward Whittier.  The new proposed route will include a stop at the popular Citadel Outlets shopping center when it turns East at Washington Boulevard. LAist snarkily reports the route's construction phase may be finished before the sun runs out of hydrogen and burns out...

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LAist

Link to Article:
Metro Gold Line Extension May Have Found Its New Route Through East L.A.

Excerpt:  "Metro's proposed extension of the Gold Line southeast to Whittier has may have found its new route. Metro staff proposed extending the line from its current terminus at Atlantic Station in East Los Angeles, via an underground subway beneath Atlantic Boulevard, reports Urbanize LA.
"This alignment would run through the City of Commerce, with a stop at the Citadel Outlets," adds Urbanize.
According to Metro, the proposed $6 billion extension will roll out in two phases, and will be funded primarily by Measure M, which county voters approved back in November. The Gold Line is expected to reach Lambert Road in Whittier sometime before the core hydrogen exhaustion of the Sun 2060, though, as with the Orange Line conversion, a private-public partnership may speed that up."

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