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.

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