Extension to Whittier study corridor Nov 30, 2007 19:03:53 GMT -8
Post by roadtrainer on Nov 30, 2007 19:03:53 GMT -8
unico said:an east side extension should run down Atlantic from Pomona and all to all the way past bell. it can eventually connect with a blue line extension that should run down Randolph from the slauson junction. and possible connect to the green line. this makes most sens. not just because i live in the area but because it is the most densely populated area of the county outside of the MacArthur park, pico union area. light rail is needed south of east LA and east of south LA. south east LA. rail line existed in the past, and an actual line that ended in Whittier ran from the slauson junction thru HP, MWD and Bell all the way to Whittier. it existed in the 1920's the 1950's (last train was in 1938) and it should be the next big "eastside" project. this area is more densely populated than east la proper, Pasadena, Whittier, Monticello, and it is very park poor. i imagine and orange line type of route, but with light rail. the space and tracks exist to have rail and bike paths connecting to the river bike paths and other areas. makes sense to me. am i alone?
;D You know that the late LACTC nixed the idea of an extension from the Blue Line to La Harbra back in the Early 1990"s. But anyone could see and those who lived in the area know that the ROW would have been excellent. But alas it was not in that funny looking map that was on the ballot when Los Angeles County voted for a mass transit system. The earlier attempts (for Mass Transit) were defeated by The anti-crowd- who enjoyed gasoline at prices running from $.18 cents a gallon to $.65 cents a gallon. It was only after the gas rationing of 1974 and the climbing gas prices of the 1980's that the need for mass transit prevailed, and Los Angeles County voted for Prop. "Ä" and Prop. B.
Now when I drove for the Metro I was on the 260 line and it is a busy traveled line. It might be a very good idea for a rail line between the E.L.A. Gold Line and the Metro Green Line. Best yet if it can't follow the Atlantic Ave. it could follow the 710. It is because there is alot of wide open space that runs along side of the 710. Therefore the less business and homeowner land lost the better. (The less NIMBY'S the better!!!). But to run down Atlantic is a pretty good idea---Have you seen the people the 260 picks up from South Gate to Whittier Blvd.? And vise versa?
Sincerely The Road trainer GO USC BOO UCLA!