06Dec

Metro Board of Directors Vote to Preserve South Bay Green Line

Los Angeles, CA—Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn and her colleagues on Metro’s Board of Directors voted for a plan to connect the upcoming Crenshaw Line to the Green Line in a way that would keep the existing Green Line intact and preserve South Bay riders’ commutes.

Green Line commuters and South Bay employers had worried that the Board of Directors would pass a different plan recommended by Metro staff which would force all Green Line riders to transfer at a new Aviation/Century station, even if they wanted to continue on the Green Line. Supervisor Hahn advocated for a compromise under which the Green Line’s normal South Bay operations would be preserved for at least one year after the Crenshaw Line’s opening to better study its impact on ridership.

“The Metro staff plan that was on the table would have cut off the South Bay section of the Green Line and turned it into little more than a five station shuttle,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “The compromise that won today is a victory for Green Line riders and it was the many Metro riders, community leaders, and elected officials who wrote letters and came to our Board meeting today who helped convince the Metro Board of Directors to vote for this plan.”

Read the motion that passed here.