One week earlier than expected, Metro today released the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (FEIS/R) for the Regional Connector project. A 30-day public review period begins next Friday, Jan. 20, and lasts for 30 days.
The document is available for viewing and download on the Regional Connector section of Metro.net. The first part of the Executive Summary is posted above. Parts two and three of the summary are posted after the jump.
The Metro Board of Directors are scheduled to vote on approving the document at their meeting on Feb. 23 on Metro headquarters adjacent to Union Station. The Board’s Planning Committee will also discuss the document at their Feb. 15 meeting.
The Regional Connector will connect the Blue Line, Expo Line and Gold Line in downtown Los Angeles so that light rail passengers can reach downtown destinations without having to transfer to the Red/Purple Line subway at the 7th/Metro Center station or Union Station. Studies for the project began in 2007.
Open houses for the public are scheduled for early February — Metro staff will be available to answer questions from the public about the document. The meetings are:
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Colburn School of Music
200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Japanese American National Museum
369 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
After the jump: Parts two and three of the Exec Summary of the FEIS/R and a FAQ from Metro staff on the document.