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Project Benefits

Anticipated Project benefits include:

  • Improved intrastate, intercity, and local transit connectivity with HSR; Metrolink, Amtrak, and Metro rail; Metro and municipal bus systems; and ridesharing platforms
  • Improved regional connectivity with one seat rides to key destinations in Southern California
  • Increased rail service capacity to accommodate future demand
  • Reduced train idling times resulting in shorter wait times and fuel savings and emissions reductions per train
  • Creation of future retail and transit-serving amenities and other transit-oriented development
  • Generation of an estimated 4,500 temporary jobs per year over a 5-year construction period and 200+ permanent jobs
  • Enhanced passenger experience with proposed concourse improvements including retail and other amenities and new expanded platforms
  • Improved pedestrian access with enhanced mobility options and safety features
  • Improved US-101 and local roadways