SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRANSIT FEASIBILITY STUDY
The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) – in partnership with Los Angeles Metro (Metro) – is conducting a feasibility study to evaluate how we improve mobility in the San Gabriel Valley. The study will evaluate a mix of short-and long-term transit options designed to enhance communities and lives of residents, commuters and visitors—with a focus on our most vulnerable publics: transit-dependent populations and equity-focus communities that are constrained by existing transportation systems. This planning effort will be conducted with an eye on future growth—balancing the needs of existing and future transit users along with the region’s goods movement infrastructure and important land use considerations.
By creating more choices for reliable, convenient and accessible transit, the San Gabriel Valley will benefit from many quality-of-life improvements including reduced travel times, ability to more easily travel to work and school, improved air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our valuable open space.
The purpose of this Study will be to identify feasible transit solutions that enhance communities and lives through providing a high-quality mobility project to the San Gabriel Valley—meeting the Metro Strategic Plan goals of developing and providing equitable and accessible transit services, reducing travel times, managing roadway congestion, and enhancing connections to the regional/local transit networks.
This Study will evaluate a combination of transit solutions in areas not served by Metro and Metrolink systems, including:
New infrastructure, like new bus, rail, or other fixed-guideway lines
New connections to existing infrastructure such as the Metro L Line (Gold), Foothill Silver Streak, Metrolink, including north-south options
Improvements to existing transit service, such as expanded transit schedules to provide convenient service all day long
This Study is an important first step in achieving these goals. Over the course of the Study, the team will analyze data and gather input from stakeholders – with a focus on underserved communities – to learn about the area’s transportation needs and elicit meaningful feedback on the alternatives.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION (DEI)
Metro believes that access to opportunity should be at the center of decision-making around public investments and services.
This is especially true for transportation, which is an essential lever to enabling that access. Vast disparities among neighborhoods and individuals in LA County limit this access, making opportunities harder to reach for some, whether it’s jobs, housing, education, health care, safe environments or other essential tenets of thriving, vibrant communities. Transportation infrastructure, programs, and service investments must be targeted toward those with the greatest mobility needs first, in order to improve access to opportunity for all.