Covina : Rail Station Plan Opposed
Some residents are opposed to proposed construction of a commuter rail station on Citrus Avenue, because they fear it will decrease property values and increase traffic and noise.
The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission is planning to begin operating a commuter rail line from downtown Los Angeles to San Bernardino in October, 1992.
Sixteen residents from a crowd of about 100 spoke during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. They urged city officials to scrap a proposal to let the transportation commission build the station because they said it will not benefit the city.
Later, on a 4-0 vote, the council instructed the Planning Commission to evaluate a traffic and noise study to determine what impact a rail station will have on the city. Councilman Gary Coffey was absent.
The council will vote on the commission’s recommendations Oct. 1.