Downey hosting public meeting on proposed Metro light rail line
DOWNEY — Residents of Downey and surrounding Gateway Cities have an opportunity Tuesday to voice their opinion on a proposed Metro light rail line to Union Station.
The West Santa Ana Branch, the official name for the upcoming light rail project, plans to connect 13 Gateway Cities, including the Fourth District cities of Downey, Paramount, Bellflower, Cerritos, and Artesia, to Downtown LA.
Metro is currently considering multiple routes through Downtown Los Angeles, including a “one-seat-ride” to Union Station—known as Alternative E. Other route options will stop before Union Station, or take riders instead to the 7th and Metro station.
“Residents have waited long enough for a Metro Rail Line to be built and they want it built right,” said LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn, who has advocated for Alternative E. “Commuters heading to Downtown LA shouldn’t have to waste time and energy with extra transfers. We need a line that stops at Union Station and residents need to make their voices heard now.”
Residents are invited to join Hahn at Metro’s upcoming community meeting in Downey City Hall on May 15 at 7 pm or Metro’s Board of Directors meeting May 24 at 9 am.
If residents cannot attend either of these upcoming meetings, they are encouraged to send their comments on the West Santa Ana Light Rail Project to Hahn’s office via her website at http://hahn.lacounty.gov/contact-us/.