Choice matters for Torrance transportation

L.A. Metro (the County’s Transportation Authority) has plans to connect more of the South Bay by extending the C-Line (Green) from Redondo Beach (Marine) Station to the new Mary K. Giordano Regional Transit Center in the City of Torrance. According to L.A. Metro, this project would bring light rail to the South Bay offering alternatives to traffic along the I-405 Freeway corridor, with connections to the A (Blue) and E (Expo) Lines. Trains from both the C-Line (Green) and the future Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project would run on this new extension and connect riders to the two new Metro stations (one in Redondo Beach and one in Torrance).

L.A. Metro is considering two rail alignments (see map above).  The first is the Metro Railroad Right-of-Way (ROW) Alignment where the train would utilize existing railroad right of way to connect with the Mary K. Giordano Transit Center. This alignment is fully funded and is part of L.A. Metro’s top priority for projects to be completed by 2028 Olympics. The second alignment is an elevated train along Hawthorne Boulevard from 405 Freeway to the railroad right of way at 190th Street.  This alignment will create significant impacts to businesses and residents in Torrance near Hawthorne Boulevard. This alignment is not fully funded and would further delay the project past year 2030.

L.A. Metro is seeking public input on this project. Torrance residents can join a Virtual Community Meeting Monday, August 15, 11am–1pm
Zoom link: 
Phone: 877 853 5247 (toll free) Meeting ID: 884 3340 6820

Additionally, L.A. Metro will host an in-person community meeting on Tuesday, August 16 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Toyota Meeting Hall. The Hall is located at 3330 Civic Center Drive.

Click here for more details.

And even more details here.

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