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City of Los Angeles Downtown LA Streetcar

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Metro is assisting the City of Los Angeles on the Restoration of the Historic Streetcar Service in Downtown Los Angeles (Downtown LA Streetcar). Metro began work in 2011 in partnership with the former Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA), the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering.

The Downtown LA Streetcar aims to connect and support the revitalization of Downtown LA districts and its historic core, and will function as an access point allowing patrons to make easier connections to the existing regional network. This includes numerous local and regional bus lines, Metro Rail stations and the planned Regional Connector.

In partnership with CRA/LA and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Metro assisted in the preparation of the Alternatives Analysis (AA). The AA was completed in early 2012 and a locally preferred alternative (LPA) was designated by then CRA Board of Directors and Los Angeles City Council in January 2012.

In January 2013, a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) was issued and Metro is currently assisting the City with the preparation of the environmental document and application for a federal grant.


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Transportation headlines, Wednesday, December 17
Posted by Steve Hymon on December 18, 2013 9:53 am
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Transportation headlines, Thursday, November 7
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 7, 2013 1:30 pm
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Downtown L.A. streetcar presentation now online
Posted by Carter Rubin on November 10, 2011 9:18 am
The Source reported recently that the Metro team in charge of planning the proposed downtown L.A. streetcar had selected seven “alternatives” to study in greater detail as the process ...
Reminder: Streetcar public meeting is tonight
Posted by Steve Hymon on November 3, 2011 9:44 am
A community update meeting for the L.A. Streetcar project is tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Caltrans building (100 S. Main Street) in downtown Los Angeles. In case you missed it, ...
Downtown L.A. Streetcar alternatives released; community meeting coming next Thursday
Posted by Carter Rubin on October 25, 2011 6:02 pm
The Metro team studying the possible resurrection of streetcar service in downtown Los Angeles has released a briefing package [PDF] that details the seven routes now under consideration and ...
Fun with maps: Los Angeles transit in 1928
Posted by Carter Rubin on August 30, 2011 9:59 am
Since last week’s “fun with maps” seemed to spur a robust discussion among readers, I wanted to post another of my favorites: this Los Angeles transit map from 1928. Click the image ...
Reminder: downtown streetcar meeting this afternoon
Posted by Steve Hymon on August 2, 2011 10:19 am
Metro is holding a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the 1st floor conference room at the Caltrans building (1st and Main streets) to discuss the planning process and possible routes for the ...
Public meeting for downtown L.A. streetcar project on Aug. 2 to discuss study of routes
Posted by Steve Hymon on July 22, 2011 10:00 am
Click above to see a larger version of the map. Metro has announced an Aug. 2 meeting in downtown L.A. (details below) to discuss the study process for a project to return streetcar service to ...
Public hearing kicks off environmental planning process for downtown streetcar project
Posted by Carter Rubin on May 18, 2011 9:09 am
A Metro staff member discusses the various phases and timeline for the project. In the lobby of the historic Los Angeles Theater, nearly 100 Angelenos participated in a workshop last night to learn ...
Scoping meeting for L.A. Streetcar project to be held May 17
Posted by Steve Hymon on April 29, 2011 9:43 am
A rendering of the downtown L.A. streetcar. By L.A. Streetcar, Inc. The formal environmental review of the proposed downtown Los Angeles streetcar project is underway. The scoping meeting on May is a ...

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