LA Metro suggests underground route for Whittier extension

A new extension of the Gold Line light rail line from East Los Angeles to Whittier, Calif., could tunnel beneath Atlantic Boulevard, according to a plan released by Metro. The cost of the extension is estimated to be $5 billion, with some of the funding coming from ballot measures approved by voters in 2008 and 2016. Alternative proposals include building alongside the 60 Freeway, and using a combination of surface and subway routes. According to a report in the Whittier Daily News, further public comment meetings will be held in the coming months before Metro releases its final decision.

—Passenger Train Journal

This article was posted on: February 13, 2017