The West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSAB) project is a 19-mile corridor that Metro is evaluating for a new light rail transit line that would connect southeast LA County to downtown Los Angeles.
Location: Central Los Angeles, Gateway Cities
Phase: Environmental Review
Type: Better Transit
Forecasted Opening: 2041
Metro’s plan for better transit includes a new rail line to southeast LA County. This project would connect downtown Los Angeles, Huntington Park, Bell, Cudahy, South Gate, Downey, Bellflower and Artesia. Connecting this area to Metro’s rail network will provide alternatives to driving and create more access to opportunity.
The Draft EIS/EIR is now available for public review and comment through Tuesday, September 28, 2021. The Draft EIS/EIR will evaluate the WSAB project alternatives, including any environmental consequences, and avoidance, minimization, and/or mitigation measures.
This project is slated to open for service in 2041; however, it is included in a list of projects with the potential to be accelerated.