The City of Whittier actively supports bringing light rail to Whittier and joins the cities of Santa Fe Springs, Pico Rivera, and Commerce in the Washington Blvd. Light Rail Transit Coalition. The Coalition wants to see light rail extended along Washington Blvd. to PIH Health hospital, Whittier’s largest employer, a goal that is supported by hundreds of residents and businesses along the route. The Gold Line light rail that now ends in East Los Angeles is planned to extend eastward and Metro is studying two alternative routes. The Washington Blvd. alternative would travel south from the current East Los Angeles terminus and then east along Washington Blvd. ending at PIH Health in Whittier. The SR-60 alternative would run parallel to the 60 freeway and end in South El Monte. Click here for Washington Route Brochure. In March 2016, Metro held a series of public meetings to discuss the two possible routes. The Metro website discusses the eastward extension and has the presentation from the public meetings at the link below:
You are invited to send comments to Goldline@cityofwhittier.org or call Martin Browne, Community Services Manager, at (562) 567-9480. We’ll use your comments to urge Metro to extend the light rail into our community. Your support will show Metro that Whittier wants a light rail station in our community!