Regional Connector final environmental study to be considered by Metro Board in March

The item was originally scheduled to be considered by the Metro Board of Directors at tomorrow’s meeting. But Metro CEO Art Leahy has decided to push the item back one month in order to have more time to discuss construction techniques and impacts with the business community along Flower Street in downtown Los Angeles.

Here’s the news from the Regional Connector planning team:

The Board of Directors will meet tomorrow, but they will not hear the Regional Connector Final EIS/EIR.  The item has been carried over to March at the request of Metro staff and with the approval of the Metro Board of Director Chair.

More updates to follow.

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Thank you for your continued support,

The Regional Connector Team

3 replies

  1. I really hope that the Metro board will be able to approve the Regional Connector at the March meeting.

    If the last remaining hurdle to clear is the financial district and Flower, then by all means, gather the executives and discuss modern tunneling techniques and construction costs with them.

    If the problem is, as Streetsblog has reported, Supervisor Zev and his regional political rivalries, then at some point you have to say enough is enough. This project has gone through much discussion and many changes, all of which has led to a better project.

    The finished product will be as useful to Zev’s constituents as it will be to Little Tokyo and the rest of downtown.