January Updates from Metro

Workshop on Metro’s Draft Parking Master Plan

On Tuesday, January 9th, Metro will be hosting a workshop for agency stakeholders — including cities, transit agencies, and Transportation Management Associations in Los Angeles County — to discuss the draft Supportive Transit Parking Program (“STPP Master Plan”) Master Plan, introduced to the Board in November 2017.  The workshop will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Metro Headquarters, Gateway Plaza Conference Room, 3rd Floor, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  To RSVP, please e-mail parking@metro.net.

Blue Line Maintenance Work from January 12-15

Beginning on Friday, January 12th at 9:00 p.m. until Monday, January 15th at the start of regular service, maintenance work will be conducted for the Blue Line in the area between Slauson and Willowbrook Stations.  During this period, a bus shuttle will be offered to compensate for the lack of regular weekend train service.  For more information, please contact Carlos Valdez at (213) 922-7123 or via e-mail at valdezc@metro.net.

Temporary Closure of Five Green Line Stations

On Friday, January 26th, Metro will begin work on connecting the junction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line and the Green Line.  This work will require a 71-day closure of five Green Line Stations: Redondo Beach, Douglas, El Segundo, Mariposa and Aviation/LAX Station.

Service will be maintained through free bus shuttles in place of Green Line service between Hawthorne/Lennox and Redondo Beach Station during the closure. Bus shuttles will stop at all stations and run as frequently as the Green Line. For those planning to travel to LAX Airport during this period, the LAX Shuttle G bus will be temporarily relocated to operate from Hawthorne/Lennox Station.

Upcoming Public Meetings

Metro and Caltrans District 7 have some updates to share on the Westbound SR-91 Project and the I-605 Corridor Project.  Community Update Meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • WB SR-91 Project: January 30th (Cerritos) and January 31st (Artesia) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • I-605 Corridor Project: February 6th (Pico Rivera), February 7th (Norwalk) and February 8th (Whittier) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please visit the I-605 Corridor Project and WB SR-91 Project websites for more information.

Additional Blue Line Maintenance Work

 Effective Saturday, December 9th, starting at 4:30 a.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m., tree trimming and track maintenance will take place for the Blue Line along Long Beach Blvd in the City of Long Beach.  This means no train service will be available from Willow Station and all stops south into the Long Beach area.  In place of train service, bus shuttles will be used for continued commuter service.  For more information, please contact Carlos Valdez at (213) 922-7123 or via e-mail at valdezc@metro.net.

 Upcoming Closures on the Green Line

 Beginning on Friday, January 26th, Metro will begin work to connect the junction of the new Crenshaw/LAX line and the Green Line.  This work will require a 71-day closure of the following five Green Line stations: Redondo Beach, Douglas, El Segundo, Mariposa and Aviation/LAX.  Service will continue via free bus shuttles in place of Green Line service between the Hawthorne/Lennox and Redondo Beach stations.  For more information, please check out this recent article in The Source.

Lynwood is Awarded a $2.85 Million Urban Greening Grant for the Lynwood Urban Bicycle Trail

LYNWOOD (November 20, 2017) – California Natural Resources Agency announced that the City of Lynwood was awarded a $2.85 million Urban Greening Grant for the Lynwood Bicycle Trail on Tuesday.

The Urban Greening Grant aims to distribute $76 million statewide to projects that transform the pockets of the community into places that create healthy and vibrant communities.

The California Natural Resources Agency evaluated 143 applications and recommended funding for 13 projects in the County of Los Angeles. These projects aim to ensure the State will reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

The $2.85 million grant will pay for the development of the Bicycle Trail which strives to improve our City’s cycling connections. The trail will be built on undeveloped and underused Caltrans’ excess land adjacent to the I-105 Freeway. The proposed Bicycle Trail will not only expand an existing developed park, the Ricardo Lara Liner Park, but will also provide safe routes for cyclists to access Lynwood Park and City Hall complex on Bullis Rd; Yvonne Burke-John D Ham Park on Atlantic Ave; and the Metro Green Line and Plaza Mexico on Long Beach Blvd. The trail will feature native drought-tolerant plants, lighting for safety and visibility, permeable pavers and bio-swale for expansion of natural systems to reduce storm runoff water.

“Lynwood winning this Urban Greening Grant shows that the State understands the value of targeted investments in the City. These investments will pay off by creating jobs and boosting the regional economy,” said Mayor Santillan-Beas. “Lynwood residents know that our City has great potential to build a sustainable, vibrant local economy. Leveraging these grant funds will help us take steps in that direction.”

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