The following excerpt appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on September 19, 2022. To read the full article (may require subscription), click here.
Group gets $1 million to build public shuttle from Pasadena into Angeles National Forest – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
By Steve Scauzillo
September 19, 2022
For the first time in 130 years, forest lovers might once again ride public transit into the Angeles National Forest, a vast area of mountains, hiking trails, creeks and pine-shaded picnic grounds that make up almost three-quarters of Los Angeles County’s open space.
Because the only way to reach the 700,176-acre green space towering above Los Angeles is by car. Access is denied to underserved county residents who don’t own a car or have no access to a private vehicle.
To change that, U.S. Rep. Judy Chu, D-Pasadena, presented the nonprofit Nature For All a check for $995,000 on Aug. 28 to begin planning and building the Mount Wilson Express Shuttle, a van or bus service starting from the Metro L Line (Gold) Memorial Park Station in Old Pasadena and connecting to western forest locations.
Early plans call for a regular, weekend shuttle that will take passengers on the 210 Freeway to Angeles Crest Highway (Highway 2), with forest stops at the Mt. Wilson Observatory, the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center at Red Box, Clear Creek Information Center, and trailheads at Eaton Saddle, Colby Canyon and Gould Mesa, explained Bryan Matsumoto, program manager for Nature For All.
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