LA Metro Regional Connector

View from the front of the train of the new light rail tunnel under downtown L.A. (Metro photo)

LA Metro Sets Opening Date for Regional Connector

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) on May 22 announced that the $1.8 billion Regional Connector transit project, which will take riders from Azusa to Long Beach and from East L.A. to Santa Monica on one train, will officially open to the public on June 16.

Train testing on LA Metro’s Regional Connector project has begun.

Transit Briefs: LA Metro, BART, Sound Transit, TransLink, NYMTA

Train testing on LA Metro’s Regional Connector project begins. Also, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) seek approval to bolster BART Inspector General funding; the University of Washington partners with Sound Transit to study fentanyl smoke movement in public transportation; TransLink commits to first real estate development project; and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announces another 13 stations to be refurbished as part of New York City Transit’s (NYCT) Re-NEW-vation Program.

LA Metro Regional Connector makes progress

The $1.55 billion Metro Regional Connector Transit Project, a 1.9-mile long twin-bore rail tunnel linking the Gold, Blue and Expo lines in Los Angeles, has punched through the site of the future 2nd/Hope Station in Bunker Hill.