Orange County Transportation Authority officials directed staff yesterday to begin reviewing proposed Go Local projects to Metrolink stations to major destinations. So far, 28 cities have received $100,000 grants to study potential improvements. These cities are vying for some of the $25.4 million OCTA has allocated for rail and bus shuttle-related projects and $1 million for Metrolink station and parking improvement.
So what are some of these projects vying for OCTA funds? Here, take a look:
* A Tri-City Trolley that could link residents and visitors to the major attractions in San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point and San Clemente.
* A shuttle to take patrons from Aliso Viejo Town Center to Metrolink stations in Laguna Niguel and Irvine.
* A dedicated right-of-way to link rail to business centers and later, the Great Park.
So what do you think about OCTA’s Go Local program? Are you glad to finally see more efforts to make carless commuting easier? Would you like to see a Go Local project in your community? And if so, would this encourage you to take Metrolink to work instead of contribute to the usual daily freeway nightmare?
And what do you think about the projects being considered? Would you like a “Tri City Trolley” taking you from the San Juan train station to Dana Point’s beautiful beaches? Or how about a light rail line from the Irvine station to the Great Park and the business district? What sounds appealing to you?
Go ahead. Make my day. Have your say!