It’s official. The draft environmental documents for the Westside Subway Extension and Regional Connector Projects — two major Measure R projects — will officially be available for public review and comment starting this Friday, Sept. 3.
At that time, the draft documents should be available on the agency’s web site and local libraries. The public will have a 45-day review period before the drafts go up for Metro Board consideration. Several public hearings are now planned to receive public comment on both projects.
Click here to see public hearing dates for Regional Connector.
Click here to see public hearing dates for Westside Subway Extension.
Last Friday afternoon, Metro CEO Art Leahy reported to the Metro Board of Directors that the Federal Transit Administration approved the documents for public review. His brief is below:
Westside Subway Extension and Regional Connector Draft Environmental Documents
I am pleased to inform you that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has approved both the Westside Subway Extension and Regional Connector draft environmental documents for public circulation. This is a major milestone for these Measure R 30/10 Transit projects which could not have been completed without the cooperative efforts of FTA and our staff. For both projects, the 45-day public comment period will start on September 3rd through October 18th. The Board will consider adopting a Locally Preferred Alternative for each project at the October 28, 2010 meeting.
Public hearings for the Westside Subway Extension will take place on September 20th at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 21st at the Westwood United Methodist Church, September 22nd at Plummer Park in West Hollywood, September 27th at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills and on September 29th at the Santa Monica Library. All meetings will start at 6:00 p.m.
Public hearings for the Regional Connector Transit Corridor project will take place on September 28th, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum, and on October 4th, 11:30 -1:00 at the new Los Angeles Police Department Deaton Auditorium.