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Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project Update

Metro invites you to view their website highlighting the proposed Eastside Extension Transit Corridor Phase 2 study at http://www.metro.net/projects/eastside_phase2/.

Project Update

Metro Staff and Consultants continue to work on the draft Environmental Impact Report which includes the Washington Boulevard alignment and the SR-60 alignment.

Ms. Tham Nguyen is the new Project Manager for Metro and replaces Kimberly Yu.

In September of 2011, two public meetings were held by Metro in the cities of Whittier and Montebello to learn the latest on study developments, including environmental and engineering status, urban design and station planning, environmental process milestone dates and schedules. The meeting also provided the public with an opportunity to ask the project team questions regarding the project.

Click here for the updated Power Point presentation discussed at these meetings.

Metro has completed the Alternatives Analysis (AA) study that evaluates potential alternatives for the second phase of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension. The goal of the proposed study is to improve mobility in the corridor by connecting the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension (under construction) to the cities further east of Los Angeles which may include Whittier. Please visit the Metro website to receive a status report on the study. Based on feedback from community meetings held in November 2007 and April 2008 and further technical analysis, the project team continues to refine alternatives as part of the Alternatives Analysis (AA). 

Next Steps

Metro staff will prepare detailed analysis of the refined build alternatives (SR-60 and Washington Boulevard), the No Build and the TSM alternative in environmental technical memoranda, which will be summarized in the Draft EIS/EIR.  Community outreach will continue once these draft environmental reports are completed.  Metro staff hopes to have a draft for review ready by January 2013 and will take a report to the Metro Board of Directors in April 2013.  If you have any comments and concerns for these alignments, you are welcome to contact Tham Nguyen at Metro at (213) 922 2606.

You may also send your comments to goldline@cityofwhittier.org  or call Joan Mithers, Transit Manager, at 562-567-9480.