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In the spring of 2010, Metro began preparing the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project Draft EIS/EIR. The study evaluates two build alternatives, both Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects, along with the required No Build and Transportation System Management (TSM) alternatives (which may include enhancements to existing services and/or additional bus services). One proposed route would travel along State Route 60 to Peck Rd in the City of South El Monte; the other proposed route would travel along Washington Bl to Lambert Rd in the City of Whittier.

The goal of the proposed study is to improve mobility in the corridor by connecting to communities farther east of Los Angeles to Metro's regional transit system. Communities in the project area include Commerce, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pico Rivera, Rosemead, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, Whittier and unincorporated portions of Los Angeles County.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIS/EIR) for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 was released on August 22, 2014 and available for a public comment period of 60 days. The public comment period ended on October 21, 2014 and is now closed.


What is Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2?

What is LRT?

What is an environmental study and when will it be available for public review?

Where will funding for the project come from?

Why is this study being conducted now when the majority of Measure R funding will not be available until 2028?

What alignments are under consideration?

What do you consider when selecting the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA)?

Who will select the LPA? When is this decision anticipated?

Can Metro build both alternatives?

Why can’t we have a project that goes along SR-60 and also connects with cities like Pico Rivera and Whittier?

Where will the stations be located?

What factors determine whether a rail project is built at street level or elevated?

How will pedestrian safety be addressed?

Will the project require property acquisitions?

When will this project be constructed?

Is community support needed for project approval?

How do my comments get incorporated into the Draft EIS/EIR?

How can I stay involved throughout the entire process?

From the remaining two build alternatives, which is the most feasible?


The SR-60 and Washington Bl proposed alternatives use the same light rail technology (LRT) as the Metro Blue, Green, Expo and Gold Lines, allowing a seamless extension to cities east of the existing terminus at Atlantic. A detailed description of the two alternatives under consideration is provided below.

SR-60 LRT

This proposed alignment generally follows the southern edge of the SR-60 Freeway within the freeway right-of-way, on an elevated track crossing over freeway ramps, and terminates at Peck Rd in the City of South El Monte. Proposed station locations and for the SR-60 alignment are

  • Garfield Av Station
  • The Shops at Montebello station
  • Santa Anita Av Station
  • Peck Rd Station

SR-60 LRT, North Side Design Variation

The North side variation is under study to avoid potential impacts to the former OII landfill superfund site in Monterey Park. The variation transitions to the north side of the SR-60 freeway west of the Greenwood Av bridge and returns south just west of Paramount Bl.

Washington Bl LRT

This proposed alignment follows the SR-60 Freeway to Garfield Av, and then travels south to Washington Bl. From there, the alignment continues east along Washington Bl and terminates at Lambert Rd in the City of Whittier. This alternative includes both at-grade (street level) and elevated sections of track. Proposed station locations and for the Washington Bl alignment are:

  • Garfield Av Station
  • Whittier Bl Station
  • Greenwood Av Station
  • Rosemead Bl Station
  • Norwalk Av Station
  • Lambert Rd Station

Washington LRT, Design Variations

Two design variations are being considered for the Washington Bl LRT Alternative. The first aerial crossing would include a grade separation at Rosemead Bl, the second aerial crossing at San Gabriel River/I-605 would include a grade separation at Pioneer Bl.



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