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Santa Clarita To Break Ground For McBean Park-And-Ride

The Santa Clarita City Council and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites community members to attend a groundbreaking event on Thursday January 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. for the new McBean Park-and-Ride Project.

The $4 million project includes local and federal funding partners, including the Metro Call for Projects program, which provided $2.97 million, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the Congestion Mitigation and the Air Quality Improvement Program from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The new park-and-ride facility at the McBean Regional Transfer Station will include 282 new parking spaces and an additional five bus bay platform to accommodate more buses.

The expanded station will also include landscape beautification, the addition of 171 trees with 51 oak trees, a monument wall, public art exhibits, low impact site lighting using L.E.D. technology, a security system and sustainable design elements.  

“The new McBean Park-and-Ride project will serve to better address the growing transit needs for both local and commuter transit passengers as well as rideshare participants,” said Mayor Bob Kellar.  “The existing station, which was built in early 2002, will also greatly benefit nearby residents, employment and retail centers, and students from CalArts, Masters College and the College of the Canyons.”


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The 4.9 acre project, which will open in fall 2013, will increase access to local and regional transit routes, address parking capacity issues at existing park-and-ride areas, reduce traffic and improve air quality. 

 “With $2.97 million MTA Call for Projects funding, the new McBean Park and Ride will be another vital link in our county-wide transportation system,” said L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, Chairman of the Metro Board. “Santa Clarita Valley commuters will be able to carpool or vanpool from here, as well as connect with local Santa Clarita transit buses, Metrolink and express buses into the Los Angeles region.”

To RSVP, please contact the City of Santa Clarita at (661) 255-4939 or by email at cknudson@santa-clarita.com.  The McBean Regional Transit Station is located at 24375 Valencia Boulevard.

For more information about the McBean Regional Transit Station Park-and-Ride Project, please contact City Project Manager James Tong at (661) 255-4366 or visit SantaClaritaTransit.com  

                                                                                                                        

Santa Clarita To Break Ground For McBean Park-And-Ride

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About Kyle Jellings

Kyle Jellings grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley and graduated from Canyon High School in 2004. Following his high school career he spent three years at College of the Canyons where he graduated with his Associate's Degree. Kyle then traveled to Utah where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Communication: Journalism emphasis from Utah Valley University. While in Utah, Kyle had the opportunity to do many different internships which included a Production Assistant at ESPN 700 and a Media Relations Assistant with the 2009 MLS Cup Champions Real Salt Lake. Kyle was married to his wife Paola in 2008 and they had their first child, Calvin, in August of 2010. When Kyle is not at KHTS he enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in sports in any way.