Issues and Proposals
We are involved in explaining the advantages of, and potential issues surrounding, current proposals:
- Full integration of regional rail services under a single southern California rail authority. One timetable, one fare structure with local transit connections.
- Preserving and unlocking the potential of the LOSSAN Corridor between San Diego – Los Angeles – San Luis Obispo by completing current state of good repair and double track projects as well as moving forward with line relocation projects and tunnels to avoid threats from sea level rise, beach erosion and wave action.
- Funding for Phase II of LinkUS – the addition of run-through tracks at Los Angeles Union Station, the hub of the Southern California system.
- Expanding regional rail service in Southern California by making Metrolink and Coaster a coordinated seven-days-a-week, all-day operation. This accommodates more frequencies, linking routes to enable one-seat service on routes through Los Angeles and reduce trip times.
- Extending Southern California regional express service to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley – all laying the foundation for eventual service to Calexico and Arizona such as Phoenix and Tucson.
- Daily operation of the Sunset Limited between Los Angeles and New Orleans.
- Incremental electrification of Metrolink utilizing a combination of segments of catenary and battery/electric trainsets.
- Extension of Perris Valley Line to San Jacinto and Temecula