The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has scheduled a community meeting near Los Angeles International Airport to update the public on the proposed South Bay Metro Green Line extension project.

The meeting is intended to seek public comments and input as the environmental process continues for extending rail service farther into the South Bay to improve mobility in southwest Los Angeles County.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 at the LAX Flight Path Learning Center, 6661 W. Imperial Highway.

Metro is currently preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (DEIS/DEIR) to identify transit improvements that would provide an alternative to the Interstate 405 corridor by accessing the regional rail network through connections to the proposed Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor, currently under environmental review.

As part of the Draft EIS/EIR, Metro will assess existing conditions in the study area, further refine the project alternatives, assess their potential impacts and identify possible mitigation measures.

Two “build” alternatives are being considered in the DEIS/DEIR. The light rail alternative will evaluate extending the Green Line from its current terminus at the Redondo Beach Station to the proposed Torrance Regional Transit Center (RTC). The freight track alternative will evaluate operating self propelled rail transit vehicles on the Harbor Subdivision right-of-way using upgraded rail tracks from the El Segundo/LAX area to the proposed Torrance RTC.

The community meeting will address a project overview and update, a recap of the scoping meetings that took place earlier this year and a progress report on the project alternatives and proposed station locations.