I hope it is a design/build project to Santa Ana (like how they built the GL) !
Is the plan still to build to the LA county line until OC pays for their county portion ?
There was some kind of "problem" (money?) with the Cypress college station a few years back. I think I read that Metro said they were skipping it and it would be added later in the future?
These things seem to change every other day and it is difficult to keep up!
Below is from: www.metro.net/projects/west-santa-ana
The project is on schedule for environmental clearance and the Draft EIS/EIR is expected to be released for public comment by early Summer 2021.
Next, the Metro Board is anticipated to select a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) in Fall 2021.
Funding Per Measure M and Metro’s Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) financial forecast, as amended, the project has a $4 billion (B) (2015$) allocation of funding (comprised of Measure M and other local, state, and federal sources).
Measure M funding becomes available in two cycles:
• FY 2028 - $1B
• FY 2041 - $3B
The current project cost is being updated and refined and will be included in the Draft EIS/EIR.
Metro is currently evaluating alternative funding strategies and an accelerated schedule for the project. Metro is evaluating the feasibility and potential benefits of delivering WSAB through a Public-Private Partnership (P3) program.
P3s do not provide additional funding but may enhance financial capacity to advance construction in certain cases, along with other potential benefits to the project.