Arts District/6th Street
B Line  D Line 
LocationLos Angeles, California
Coordinates34°02′12″N 118°13′43″W / 34.036746°N 118.228637°W / 34.036746; -118.228637Coordinates: 34°02′12″N 118°13′43″W / 34.036746°N 118.228637°W / 34.036746; -118.228637
Owned byMetro
Other information
StatusDraft EIR in progress
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Union Station B Line Terminus
Union Station D Line
Location

Arts District/6th Street station is a proposed Los Angeles Metro Rail station in the Arts District of Los Angeles, California. It is planned to serve as the new eastern terminus of the system's rapid transit lines.

Background

While not included in 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan, the project was initiated by Metro due to public comments.[citation needed] An extension to passenger service on the B Line and D Line from Union Station and south along the L.A. River would add a new terminus along the river in the Arts District.[1] Metro's Division 20 rail yard, already in the area,[2] was expanded and upgraded to accommodate increased headways once the D Line extension west is completed. Funds for the Draft Environmetal study were appropriated in the 2018 Metro budget,[3] and the process began in 2021.[4] The station was not included in Measure M or Measure R, and funds from those ballot measures are not programmed for construction of the project.

On August 11, 2021, the Los Angeles City Transportation Committee approved the usage of a portion of the $235,000,000 allocated to the Central Cities region in Measure M's Subregional Equity Program to fully fund the Arts District/6th Street station, with the remainder to be split evenly between the Crenshaw Northern Extension Rail Project and the Vermont Transit Corridor.[5] Funds for the project could be available as soon as 2022–23. Environmental review for the station is set to be completed in 2022.

References

  1. ^ "Los Angeles Downtown News and Information". Ladowntownnews.com. May 27, 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2010.
  2. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (March 18, 2015). "Metro could expand subway service to the downtown L.A. Arts District". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Metro Board considers item for formal study of Arts District Station - The Source". Thesource.metro.net. June 20, 2018. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  4. ^ Hymon, Steve (30 March 2021). "Scoping meetings in April for upcoming Arts District Station environmental report". The Source. LACMTA. Retrieved 30 March 2021.
  5. ^ "MEASURE M CENTRAL CITY SUBREGION MULTI-YEAR SUBREGIONAL PROGRAM FUNDS AND SUBREGIONAL EQUITY PROGRAM (CF 19-1098)" (PDF).