Work continues on the draft environmental study of extending the Green Line from Redondo Beach to a new transit center in Torrance, as well as other possible options for improving transportation in the South Bay area.
Here’s the news release on the next round of community meetings, which begin April 6:
Metro will hold three community meetings beginning Wednesday, April 6, to update the public on the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension project. The purpose of these meetings is to seek public comments and input as the environmental process continues for extending transit service farther into the South Bay to improve mobility in southwest Los Angeles County.
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 I-405 corridor by accessing the regional transit 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 and reasonable mitigation measures as necessary.
The Light Rail ‘Build’ Alterative being considered in the Draft EIS/EIR evaluates extending the Metro Green Line from its current terminus at the Redondo Beach Station to the proposed Torrance Regional Transit Center (RTC). In addition, the Draft EIS/EIR will evaluate the No Build and Transportation Systems Management alternatives.
The public is encouraged to attend the community meetings and provide their input. The meetings will provide a project overview and update on the draft environmental process.
The following is a list of upcoming meetings:
- Wednesday, April 6, 2011 (6-8 p.m.) Nakano Theater, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance. (Served by Torrance Transit Lines 1 and 8)
- Monday, April 11, 2011 (6-8 p.m.) North Redondo Senior Center, Perry Park, 2308 Rockefeller Lane, Redondo Beach.(Served by Metro Line 130 and Torrance Transit Line 8)
- Thursday, April 14, 2011 (6-8 p.m.) William Green Elementary School, 4520 W. 168th Street, Lawndale (Served by metro Line 40 and Lawndale BEAT Residential Route)
The study area encompasses approximately 30 square miles and includes the cities of El Segundo, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance as well as the Del Aire and Lennox areas of unincorporated LA County.
The project is partially funded under Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by the voters in November 2008. Under Measure R, the project is provided $272 million in funding for the Metro Green Line Extension to the South Bay Corridor. This project is contained in the constrained element of the 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).
For information on the project and the Draft EIS/EIR process the public can call
1-800-266-6883 or visit www.metro.net/southbayextension for additional information.