Despite the devastating news that Metro ridership continues to decline, a board member suggested that expanding the rail is the best way to increase ridership. Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts’ suggestion, at today’s regular scheduled LACMTA board meeting, was met with support from Supervisor Don Knabe and another four board members.
The feasibility study would look at building a light rail station that would connect Torrance with the NFL stadium being built in Inglewood.
This proposal also has the support of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG). SBCCOG is a joint power authority that has the authority to act on behalf of the cities who pay annual dues to their organization. All 16 cities in the South Bay ante up thousands of dollars a year based on city size. SBCCOG also houses the experts on environmental issues facing the South Bay. Partnering with all the major utilities, allows for the mass dissemination of information, to the public, in conjunction with the South Bay cities they represent. Metro is one of their partners.
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