The Department of Transportation has declared Interstate 5 as the busiest interstate in the nation. An article in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune (http://www.whittierdailynews.com/general-news/20130820/california-freeways-busiest-in-nation), reported that the second and third busiest interstates are the 10 and 110 freeways. Officials have called for additional road and transit funding to meet the growing transportation demands of the area.
The article spotlights the astronomical number of miles traveled on local freeways by commuters and commercial vehicles, as well as the great need for additional funding for maintenance and improvement of existing infrastructure.
Eco Rapid’s proposed route closely parallels the busy Interstate 5. The line will connect Cerritos to Downtown Los Angeles and will then link travelers to Santa Clarita. The project is one example of much needed improvement to our local transportation infrastructure that will alleviate traffic on the freeways and provide a viable, safe and practical alternative for commuters in the Interstate 5 corridor.