A light rail boondoggle is heading to Fullerton
By Sean Paden | In my very first blog post for FACT, I discussed something called the “College Connector Study” committee, which was commissioned to study the feasibility of building a light rail or trolley system in the City of Fullerton. Now, after a year, the report is complete and its recommendations come before the City Council on Tuesday.
The study – commissioned by the City of Fullerton and the OCTA – didn’t come cheap. Fullerton taxpayers paid $30,000 and County taxpayers an additional $270,000 for the near-100 page report. The report is now online and can be accessed here. I would encourage you to review it, if for no other reason than you paid for it — to the tune of just over $3,000 per page.
So after a year of review the study concluded (brace yourselves) that, YES! A light rail line in the City of Fullerton (a bedroom community with less than half the population of Anaheim) is totally doable. Who saw that one coming, huh?
The mystery was never whether the College Connector Study would endorse a rail line, but rather how they would do …read more