Eastside Gold Line Light Rail

The Eastside Gold Line Phase II light rail project seeks to extend the Gold Line east from its current terminus at Pomona Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard.

The Washington Boulevard Coalition supports the Atlantic Underground variation for the Washington Boulevard route to travel north-south from the Gold Line terminus to Washington Boulevard before service continues east along Washington Boulevard into Whittier. This alignment avoids objections from Montebello to the use of north-south routes in their community, better satisfies the concerns of East Los Angeles residents, and serves both the Citadel shopping area and Casino in Commerce. 

Community input to Metro about the benefits of the Washington Boulevard light rail alignment is vitally important.

Metro will discuss the Gold Line eastward extension again this month! The two alternatives will be discussed at upcoming Metro Board and Board Committee meetings. Please attend one or both meetings and speak to support the Washington Boulevard route.

Metro Planning and Programming Committee
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Metro Board Meeting
Thursday, April 27, 2017
9:00 a.m.

Both meetings will be at Metro’s Headquarters (map & directions at link below).
One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, 90012, 3rd floor Metro Board Room

For further information, call Martin Browne, City of Whittier at (562) 567-9480 or email Goldline@cityofwhittier.org.

Map/Directions to Metro Downtown Offices

Metro discutirá la línea de oro hacia el este de extensión de nuevo pronto! Las dos alternativas serán discutidas en las próximas reuniones del Comité de Metro y Junta Directiva. Por favor asista a una o ambas reuniones y hable para apoyar la ruta de Washington Boulevard.

Comité de Planificación y Programación del Metro
Miércoles, 19 de abril de 2017
2:00 pm.

Reunión de la Junta Metro
Jueves 27 de abril de 2017
9:00 a.m.

Ambas reuniones serán en la Sede de Metro (mapa y direcciones adjuntas).
One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, 90012, 3er piso Sala de juntas de metro

Para más información, llame a Martin Browne, Ciudad de Whittier al (562) 567-9480 o envíe un correo electrónico a Goldline@cityofwhittier.org.

Mapa/como llegar a Metro Downtown Offices

Benefits of the Washington Boulevard alignment

  • Helps people get to jobs
  • Connects communities to each other and to housing, education, healthcare, shopping, and entertainment
  • Provides transit to more disadvantaged residents, many with limited or no access to private vehicles
  • Improves traffic congestion
  • Reduces air pollution
  • Best supports regional land use objectives
  • Provides significant opportunities for economic growth and positive community transformation
  • Nine light rail stations can help the communities nearby to redevelop
  • Serves more riders at a lower cost per rider than the SR-60 Freeway route
  • Carries a million more passengers every year than the SR-60 Freeway route
  • Highest number of new riders

The work of interested residents and businesses has been instrumental in moving forward the Washington Boulevard alternative. Together we can bring the Gold Line to Whittier – a gift for the community and generations to come.

Related Documents:

Council Agenda Report-  March, 2017

Washington Route Brochure/Map

Metro Eastside Gold Line Phase 2 Update-  August, 2011