The Perris Valley Line is currently waiting for final federal environmental clearance with construction anticipated to begin in 2013.
Safety is a priority for RCTC and Metrolink. The PVL will employ safety measures such as upgrading 15 at-grade crossings with features that could include flashing warning devices, gates, raised center medians, striping, signing, and pavement markings. Other safety measures include the implementation of Positive Train Control. Metrolink plans to have full implementation of this new technology on the PVL by opening day.
Most of the PVL parallels the I-215, which is expected to carry as many as 200,000 vehicles per day by 2020. The PVL will provide commuters with a safe and traffic free alternative to I-215, one of the fastest growing corridors in the county.
Better Public Transit Service:
Metrolink, combined with regional and local bus services, provides an environmentally-friendly and energy efficient alternative to driving alone. It is estimated that the PVL will attract 4,350 riders daily serving commuters from the cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Perris, Moreno Valley, Hemet and San Jacinto.
By extending Metrolink to more of the region, local residents can take the train to jobs within Riverside County. The success of Metrolink will make the area more attractive to potential employers who will want to locate near vibrant rail stations.
A total of four new stations will be constructed to serve the PVL. They will be located in Downtown Perris, South Perris, Moreno Valley/March Field and the Hunter Park business area.