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Old Posted Oct 17, 2017, 5:34 AM
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Originally Posted by 202_Cyclist View Post
Could light rail through South Bay be built in time for 2028 Olympics? Stay tuned

Daily Breeze
Oct. 15, 2017
By Nick Green

"Proponents of a long-dormant 4.6-mile light rail extension that would slice through the South Bay to Torrance are attempting to find the money and commitment to finish the project by 2028, when Southern California will host the Summer Olympics.

Metro has resurrected plans for the line, which would connect with the Green Line extension that already comes into the South Bay and cut through Lawndale and Redondo Beach to its terminus in Torrance. The current time table, however, calls for a groundbreaking in 2026 and completion sometime in 2030 through 2033, however.

“Would it be prudent to accelerate it just for the Olympics?” asked Jacki Bacharach, executive director of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments. “That’s the discussion we’re going to have probably for the next six months...”
^^^ This is really the reason I supported the Olympics. In another city such things might be a boondoggle or white elephant but not in LA where there’s the population but a dearth of public transport. I hope they bump up the time line.
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