21st Century Transportation for America



December 9, 12 Noon, Downtown Los Angeles

USHSR is proud to offer a selection of transportation tours as part of our California conference in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Tours take place Wednesday afternoon December 9th.

All tours are included in your conference registration fee (no extra charge), but require pre-registration.

Tours are part of the USHSR California High Speed Rail Conference program, and are only open to confirmed conference attendees. Tours are available on a first-come basis, and space is limited.

All tours begin at 12 noon December 9 in the lobby of the MTA Headquarters building, next to Union Station, in downtown Los Angeles. MTA is located at the corner of Cesar E. Chavez Ave. and Vignes St. - One Gateway Plaza Los Angeles, CA  90012-2952.

TOUR 1 - LA Metro Red Line Tour

Tour the busiest metro line of the Los Angeles heavy rail subway system with 14 stations connecting Downtown Los Angeles with the districts of Hollywood and Mid-Wilshire to North Hollywood, and Universal City, home to Universal Studios. Several key stations will be explored.

The red and purple lines opened in stages between 1993 and 2000, and currently have over 150,000 daily weekday boardings combined.

TOUR 2 - LA Metro Rail Operations Center

Tour the command center of the Los Angeles metro rail system where Rail Operations personnel control the six Metro heavy and light rail lines. Over 70 weekday peak period trains service 80 stations, carrying over 350,000 daily boardings.

The facility, constructed in 1990 is currently being remodeled to accommodate the new Gold and Expo line extensions.

TOUR 3 - LA Metro Line Construction

Tour one of Metro's newest construction projects. The Crenshaw Line is a light-rail line that will run between the Expo and Green Lines along Crenshaw and Aviation Blvds.

The line will also have a station constructed in the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to connect with a new automated people mover system. The line will have underground, street run, aerial and private right-of-way segments.

The tour will visit one of the new underground stations

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