Source: California 

California High-Speed Rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation, which will connect the mega-regions of the state. Here in Southern California, the Authority is working to environmentally clear the Bakersfield to Palmdale, Palmdale to Burbank, Burbank to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Sections by 2018.


Metro, in cooperation with Caltrans, is developing the Project Approval and Environmental Document (PA/ED) for proposed improvements to I-605 from I-10 to I-105. The project also evaluates improvements to 5.5 miles of SR-60 near the interchange with I-605, and three miles of I-5 at I-605.

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OC Bridges Grade Separation Program

OCTA is constructing a series of seven bridges to separate vehicles from train along the BNSF Railway corridor in the cities of Anaheim, Fullerton and Placentia. The bridges will move cars safely and smoothly under and over the railroad tracks, enhancing safety and boosting mobility. 

OC Streetcar

OC Streetcar is the first modern streetcar project to be built in Orange County and will serve Santa Ana’s historic and thriving downtown.  Expected to begin carrying passengers in late 2020, it will operate along a 4.15-mile route that connects the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center and a new transit hub at Harbor Boulevard and Westminster Avenue in Garden Grove.


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As part of a broad outreach effort, AA is working with the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) to target schools, neighborhoods and community organizations to educate them about the dangers of illegally crossing railroad tracks.


Metro is evaluating a potential new light rail transit system connecting southeast Los Angeles County to downtown Los Angeles via the abandoned Pacific Electric Right-of-Way/West Santa Ana Branch Corridor and a combination of local streets and private and Metro-owned rail right of way.