Write or email Metro Board members before the meeting and let them know that EXPO needs to go "ALL THE WAY" to Santa Monica!

Send your emails to Pam O'Connor at oconnorp@
metro.net
and request that all Board members be cc'd.  

Pam O’Connor
LACMTA, Chair
City Council Member, Santa Monica

Antonio R. Villaraigosa
First Vice Chair
Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Don Knabe
Second Vice Chair
Los Angeles County Supervisor
Fourth Supervisorial District
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Michael D. Antonovich
Los Angeles County Supervisor, Fifth Supervisorial District

Yvonne B. Burke
Los Angeles County Supervisor, Second Supervisorial District

John Fasana
City Council Member, Duarte

David W. Fleming
City of Los Angeles Mayor Appointee

Richard Katz
City of Los Angeles Mayor Appointee

Bonnie Lowenthal
City Council 1st District, Vice Mayor, Long Beach

Gloria Molina
Los Angeles County Supervisor, First Supervisorial District

Ara Najarian
Mayor, City of Glendale

Bernard Parks
City Council 8th District, City of Los Angeles Mayor Appointee

Zev Yaroslavsky
Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third Supervisorial District

Doug Failing
Non-voting member appointed by Governor

 

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Show your support for Phase 2 of the Expo Line, which completes the line from Culver City “ALL THE WAY” to Santa Monica, at the June 26, 2008 Metro Board Meeting!
Write, email or come in person and let the Metro Board know that you strongly support Metro staff’s recommendation that Expo Light Rail Phase 2 from Culver City to Santa Monica remain Metro’s next priority in the funded portion of the 2008 Long Range Transportation Plan. The benefits of Expo Light Rail are broad:

The Expo Light Rail project will provide relief for the tremendous and growing congestion on the I-10/Santa Monica Freeway, one of the busiest travel corridors in the country.

It will be a significant transit alternative in a corridor where there are no other freeway or rail projects that offer relief. Santa Monica, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Century City, Westwood and UCLA have more than have 300,000 people commute to the area each day. The Westside is the second largest employment center in Los Angeles County.
 

The projected ridership of 62,000 boardings per day will only be realized when the line is complete to Santa Monica.  It promises to be one of the heaviest utilized light rail lines nationwide.  Service on Phase 2 is anticipated to begin by 2015.

• If we look at the transit maps of the region there is a glaring hole on the Westside for high capacity service.  Expo Light Rail promises high transit usage in a corridor begging for congestion relief and will perform as an extremely cost effective project.

• The Expo Line will connect with the Blue & Red Lines providing regional access to the Westside.

• Projects currently in the unfunded component of the Long Range Transportation Plan do not have operating funds allocated and, if moved into the baseline, would impact the funds to operate Expo.


METRO BOARD MEETING
Thursday, June 26, 9:30 a.m., Metro Board Room

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952


Project Links:

Metro Project Web Page

EXPO Construction Authority Website

EXPO E-newsletter, Spring 2008

EXPO Phase 2 Fact vs. Fiction

EXPO Phase 2 E-news, Spring 2008

 

Recent Construction Bulletins:

Mid-Corridor, Various Activities

 

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