A $104-million proposal to add a second track to a key railroad line through Northridge has been stalled since summer because of opposition from nearby residents who fear the new rails will pass dangerously close to homes.
Reacting to concerns from a coalition of neighborhood groups called Citizens Against the Double Track, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority stopped work on the project in late August to reevaluate the proposal and address the public's criticism. The process is still underway, and further meetings are set for December and January.
"We're very pleased they halted the project," said Michael Rissi, co-chair of the coalition's...
The L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it will face a $36-million operating budget shortfall in 2016 that will grow if fares are not raised. Above, a Metro bus near Culver City in 2012.