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PRELIMINARY STUDY APPROVED FOR LIGHT RAIL LINE THROUGH SAN GABRIEL VALLEY

 PRELIMINARY STUDY APPROVED FOR
 LIGHT RAIL LINE THROUGH SAN GABRIEL VALLEY
 LOS ANGELES, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A preliminary planning study for a potential light rail line connecting the West San Gabriel Valley to downtown Los Angeles was approved today by the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC) today.
 The LACTC budgeted $300,000 for the preliminary study and recommended staff to seek a contribution from cities interested in the study.
 "Funding of the study is an important step to determine the potential of this rail line, which could serve thousands of east-west commuters who are forced to fight traffic on the San Bernardino and the Pomona freeways," said Gerry Hertzberg, Supervisor Gloria Molina's alternate on the LACTC.
 The line identified as the Route 10/60 Corridor is considered a fundable candidate in the LACTC's 30-Year Integrated Transportation Plan. Seven other candidate projects are in the plan, and the commission will prioritize them for funding according to their potential to solve commuting needs and local support. LACTC staff has held informational meetings with the cities of Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, El Monte, Rosemead, Temple City, Pico Rivera, Montebello, Whittier and South El Monte. "Most of these cities have submitted letters of interest in pursuing the study," Hertzberg said.
 Route alternatives to be considered included Huntington Boulevard and Las Tunas Drive; Valley Boulevard; Garvey Avenue; Beverly Boulevard; Whittier Boulevard; and Olympic Boulevard.
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 /CONTACT: Clara Potes-Fellow or Stephanie Brady of LACTC, 213-244-6566, or 213-244-6792/ CO: Los Angeles County Transportation Commission ST: California IN: SU:


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