Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed.
Thus far, the challenges aren’t impacting work. But the post is a good round-up of the three ongoing lawsuits and one legal appeal against, respectively, the Expo Line’s second phase, the Crenshaw/LAX Line, the Westside Subway Extension and the Regional Connector.
Putting aside the verbiage in the headline, some environmentalists and other residents have criticized the draft environmental report by AEG, saying it doesn’t offer enough specifics on reducing car trips to the new stadium (if it’s built). My two cents: as long as there’s a glut of downtown parking, some people will insist on driving to games. I’m not sure why that’s the responsibility of AEG or any other downtown developer.
The Council says it wants to preserve the single-family home nature of the community and, besides, that Boyle Heights doesn’t have the infrastructure needed to support more developments. I humbly suggest the opposite: new development would likely improve the community, help local businesspeople and lead to infrastructure being improved. Thus far, development along the Eastside Gold Line has been lacking and that’s really a shame.