// Rail Projects
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 the end of 2017.
CALIFORNIA STATE RAIL PLAN
Caltrans is developing its 2018 Rail Plan, which will provide an exciting new framework for California’s rail network and set the stage for new and better rail and community connections in the State for the next 20 years and beyond.
Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is preparing the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project Draft Environmental Impact Study/Environmental Impact Report. The study evaluates two proposed build alternatives that would use the same light rail technology as the Metro Blue, Green, Expo and Gold Lines, allowing a seamless extension.
Gold line foothill extension
The Foothill Gold Line from Azusa to Montclair is a 12.3 mile extension of the Metro Gold Line light rail system. The Azusa to Montclair extension includes six stations; one in each of the following cities: Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair.
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.
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.
metrolink 91/Perris valley line
Construction of the 91/Perris Valley Line (PVL) began in October 2013. Led by the Riverside County Transportation Commission, the 91/PVL is the first extension of Metrolink service since the Antelope Valley Line was built in 1994. Service became operational in June 2016.
WEST SANTA ANA BRANCH TRANSIT CORRIDOR
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.